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Old 07-08-2024, 01:06 PM
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I too am an owner of a Romero Creations 6 string. But I chose the more traditionally shaped version. Mine is a RC-B6-MG (mango). I am new to guitar but have played uke (finger style) for years and am trying my best to get used to the two additional strings. It's only been 2 months - but I'll get there eventually.

I purchased mine from Starlight Ukes in Portland OR. I was able to play both the DH-6 and B6 versions and compare them. Both versions are very nice. I choose the B6 because they had a special one available that used to be Pepe's personal one. It is autographed by him. I've never played an instrument with better overall tone. I found the DH-6 to be a little louder but the B6 has amazing overtones and resonance.

One other thing to note - it seems the original design of the B6 included a 20 inch scale. But the newer ones have a 21 inch scale just like the DH6.

My ukes are getting lonely as the B6 has captured my heart and time.
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Old 07-08-2024, 02:47 PM
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About 2;

Thank you for joining this conversation. I thought about the traditional-shaped 6 string, but curiosity got the best of me, and I went for the unknown.

Congratulations on the autographed instrument--that adds value to what is already a sweet instrument.

And yes, the tonal qualities are stunning. And good luck with the extra two strings--they come in handy.
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Old 07-11-2024, 10:27 AM
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The knee rest doesn't work for me and neither does the strap. However, I find myself adapting to the instrument without accessories. It makes great music..
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Old 07-12-2024, 06:17 AM
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Default Romero creations parlor

For what it's worth, I have a Romero creations parlor (spalted mango back and sides) which I find hard to put down.
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Old 07-12-2024, 07:46 AM
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Your comment is worthwhile to me in that it adds one more bit of praise for an instrument I had no idea existed until several weeks ago--how could I have not known about Romeros?
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Old 07-12-2024, 10:35 AM
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Trouble. When I plug in the Romero I'm getting an amp buzz, in both my amps. I'm not getting that buzz from any of my other guitars. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2024, 10:55 AM
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How does Romero compare to Pono? Iím seriously considering getting a good Guitalele/6 string.
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Old 07-12-2024, 11:49 AM
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Others might better answer this question. What I know is that the Pono is more expensive, but I've not seen any comparisons regarding tone or volume.
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Old 07-12-2024, 07:14 PM
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Dilver,
I bought a Pono guitarlele and returned it. I like the Romero Creations instruments better.
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Old 07-13-2024, 08:36 AM
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Dilver,
I bought a Pono guitarlele and returned it. I like the Romero Creations instruments better.
Barb
Appreciate the insight, Barb1. Can you tell me what you like about the Romero Creations instrument better. Looking at specs alone, I like that they use ebony for the bridge and fretboard.
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Old 07-13-2024, 12:47 PM
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Hi dilver,
It has been some time since I returned the Pono. I have guitarleles made by Kanileam Romero Creations and one made by Pepe Romero himself. I felt the Pono didn't sound or feel as good as the ones I already owned. I bought it online so I hadn't played it or heard it in person before purchasing it.

If you buy a Pono you may love it. Everyone's ears are different. Give it a try and if you don't like it return it.
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Old 07-13-2024, 12:55 PM
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Default 14 frets

The Romero parlor also has 14 frets to the body which makes playing up high a little easier.
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