Having my Sopranissimo loaned to my daughter for months has left me missing that wooden sound as my other uke is a brass body resonator. Combined with all the talk of Low G, some Low G tabs, and the Low G songs on the new Melodic Meditations book, I decided to head to USpace to look at their Romero Creations. I called first and found out that they had a large selection of Spalted Mango Romeros in stock. After trying out a Grand Tenor, ST Concert, Replica and Tiny Tenor, checking out the sound differences and how my hands could handle stretches on the various models, I ralized the Grand tenor is really hard for me to stretch, but the ST Concert was easier than my Concert, despite being the same scale length, because of the depth of the instrument, and the Tiny Tenor was identical in ease of stretch as my Concert. The Replica was slightly harder. Attempting to compare the different sounds, with my limited abilities, was hard. I have to say the service at USpace is unbelievable. After informing him of the type of music I hoped to play, Jason Arimoto played that style for me on 2 different Tiny Tenor Mangoes, which sounded different despite being the same model, and a Replica, repeatedly alternating between them, playing different bars repeatedly so that I could hear the differences, for about 20 minutes. I chose the Replica, despite it being harder to stretch, because it matched the sound I hope to create one day. I love that place. I am so lucky I live close enough, despite the heavy traffic. And if anyone is interested in a Spalted Mango TT, he has 5 beautiful ones in stock. The pics taken with my cell phone don't come close to doing the pattern justice as it didn't capture the gradations of color at all.