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    Default New and unusual Guilele models from Romero Creations

    Lately, Pepe Romero has been building a couple of different Guilele models, one being based on his Tiny Tenor model and the other one of Baritone size with a 20" scale. These were made by himself in his custom line, but they will be released in his more affordable import line from Vietnam ("Romero Creations").

    Here is a picture that Pepe posted of the two prototypes:

    https://www.facebook.com/17074514969...type=3&theater

    And here is a demo of the Baritone Guilele, sampled by the folks from HMS:

    https://vimeo.com/287243884

    In comparison, here are some samples from Pepe's custom instruments.

    Baritone Guilele:

    https://vimeo.com/244471661

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5r6-0lHzjw

    Tiny Tenor Guilele:

    https://vimeo.com/276077094

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ILqsmKsLg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcu8rI-TvqI

    Is anyone else as excited about these as I am?

    I hope that Romero Creations will be offering different wood options, such as a Spruce top with a Spalted Mango body, or how about a Walnut or Ebony body…?

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    I am definitely as excited as you are!

    I would especially like a baritone guilele!
    Kathryn

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvehe View Post
    I am definitely as excited as you are!

    I would especially like a baritone guilele!

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    Nice pictures, especially of the builds. I found it interesting how he uses a board screwed to the work table to hold the bracing down for gluing.

    It must be tough keeping up with so many different models. I guess that's why some become unavailable for so long.
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    I'd be interested in the TT version if it is has a narrower neck than the Koaloha. 46mm would be perfect if you're listening Pepe.

    I agree with the different woods thoughts too - all mango would be yummy.
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    I wonder if one could find strings to tune them in fifths? They do sound very lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratsche View Post
    I wonder if one could find strings to tune them in fifths?
    Six strings in fifths? It's hard enough getting four strings in fifths. Let's see: F2 C3 G3 D4 A4 E5
    E5 is tough to get on tenor but seems like we recently had a thread on GDAE tenor that claimed it was possible. F2 isn't going to work real well either but might not be impossible.
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    Just wondered aloud, since I've seen/heard some videos on YouTube of regular-sized guitars tuned in fifths. BTW, tuning four strings in fifths isn't hard, it's easy! In my opinion, it's the most natural thing to do. LOL ;-)

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    Good to see that there is quite some interest for this type of instruments.

    Jim, my own comfort zone for the nut width would be around 48mm, but since Pepe is coming from the world of classical guitars, I'd expect it to be 50-52mm. Also I'd wish for a radius fretboard which makes barre chords a lot easier for me with six strings, but again, with Pepe coming from the classical guitar, I'm pretty sure his fretboards will be flat.

    Still, I'm very excited to try one - or maybe both…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakelele View Post
    my own comfort zone for the nut width would be around 48mm, but since Pepe is coming from the world of classical guitars, I'd expect it to be 50-52mm. Also I'd wish for a radius fretboard which makes barre chords a lot easier for me with six strings, but again, with Pepe coming from the classical guitar, I'm pretty sure his fretboards will be flat.
    What he should do is wide neck on the baritone and narrow on the TT. I could deal with 48mm. After spending time with the extremes of the Mini (50mm) and C1M (44.5mm), I asked for something in the middle for my custom Jupiter.

    Radius would be nice. It does help on the Jupiter. But flat, narrow, tenor scale I could deal with.
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    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
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    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
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    Cordoba Mini M, SC F# EFS
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G

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