2013 Pepe Romero "Series 5 Ukulele" SP/KO
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Made by the son of the great guitarist of the same name. Known for his phenomenal guitars, Pepe Jr.
now builds some very exciting ukulele's - but using traditional guitar methods and structural details, including a modified guitar bracing system internally as well as a "guitar-esque" plantilla, rosette and head design. They all have 17" scale and are tenor size, with 18 frets, African rosewood fingerboard and bridge, CSA rosewood head veneers. They have arched tops and backs and have Spanish heel neck to body joints. This "Series 5" uke is his most deluxe with spruce top, koa back and sides, and abalone inlays. The neck joins the body at the 12th and has a low "drop G" string which will feel more comfortable to guitarists transitioning into ukulele. Like his guitars, the ukes have huge volume and extremely quick response. Pepe Jr. lives in San Diego, surfs and loves Hawaii, so he has successfully combined this passion with his guitar making expertise to produce an exceptionally made ukulele.
Luthier Bio: Pepe Romero Jr.
Orfeo Magazine No. 10 - West Coast Luthiers