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Romero  10 inch Banjo Uke Banjo Reviews

Submitted by unclekurty (see all reviews from this person) on 11/15/2006

Where Purchased: Jason Romero

Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: $1100.00 historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Loud or soft it has a huge tonal range.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

I haven't changed a thing. It was set up perfectly.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

It's a beautiful instrument. It's made out of chechen as my other 2 banjos from Jason and has the 'Morning Glory" motif. The workmanship is impeccable.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Gotoh tuners and Jason's own tension hoop along with his ring tailpiece.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Lifetime warranty. This is great. And Jason is great to deal with.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Everything thing is top of the line.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

This is a banjo uke made by Jason Romero. I had tried out some vintage banjo ukes but usually the scale length was too short and the pots too small for my tastes. This instrument works great for strumming along to Old Time tunes. I can get a great chunky sound perfect for the desired rhythmic accompaniment of these tunes. I use a very thin pick and nylgut strings. This uke has a 10 inch pot made out of chechen with an integral bubinga tone ring along with a skin head. It has Jason’s unusual tension hoop which is very comfortable along with his unique tailpiece. It has a concert scale neck. It has a ‘morning glory bud’ inlayed on the peghead. This is a loud ukulele. I’ve compared it to a resonator uke and found this uke to have just as much volume. Of course it’s a uke so you can use it for more traditional uke playing. It excels however in classical fingerstyle playing. In this style the tone is almost harp like. It’s a very pleasing sound. I joined the Santa Cruz Ukelele Club soon after getting this instrument. It generated a lot of interest and everyone was quite impressed with the sound. They had seen many a banjo uke but none like this. The neck feels great and the banjo looks great. I think chechen is a beautiful wood and also an excellent tone wood. If you are interested in an instrument for playing old time music consider a banjo uke. And this instrument is a great value. A higher end uke can easily cost much more then this and I think this instrument sounds great doing fingerstyle uke as well as strumming. It is very versatile. You can view pictures of this banjo at
http://www.romerobanjos.com/concert_uke.html

Overall Rating: 10

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