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Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele

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  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele
  • Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele

Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele

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$5,995.00$9,995.00

Pepe Romero CUSTOM Tenor Ukulele George Steck #04 aka The Baby Grand Piano Project Ukulele - This is #04 of 11 Total Instruments Made and only 6 Total Tenors were made.

There were ONLY 11 TOTAL instruments made from the The Baby Grand Project (2 Mini-Guitars, 6 Tenors, and 3 Tiny Tenors).

* NOTE - You will get the TENOR that is in the PHOTOS with the WHITE BACKGROUND. The other photos are the project photos taken by Pepe Romero Jr.

** NOTE - Pepe stayed true and left all original characteristics of the wood taken the original early 1900's George Sheck piano. The wood is not flawless, nor is it meant to be, but know that Pepe has build this instrument to be played and be around for another 100 years.

The Baby Grand Project has come to completion! I have upcycled an early 1900’s George Steck Baby Grand Piano which needed extensive repair work, and converted it into 11 new instruments. This Piano was made in New York by the Aeolian Co. I believe that the soundboard used was Adarondak Spruce. These instruments are both brand new and antiques at the same time. The 9 ukuleles and 2 mini guitars have the sound of instruments which have been singing for many years. This is because the soundboards come from the piano soundboard which has been making music since the early 1900’s. This makes for new instruments which are not new at all! The tone is old world, mystical and deep with amazing power, sustain and overtones. Giving new life to this piano has been a wonderful experience.

Aesthetically I wanted to honor the previous life of the George Steck piano, so I kept as much original varnish as possible along with all the wear and tear that occurred over the last century. The bodies of the ukuleles are Honduran mahogany and are stained and lightly distressed to look like the old piano. The George Steck logos were re-created by hand on 10 of the instruments using liquid gold leaf and decals. Each of the instruments has a number designated to it ranging from #1 of 11 to #11 of 11. Mini Guitar #1 of 11 has the original piano decal and the following 10 of 11 instruments have replicated logos. There is an oil finish applied over the original piano varnish and on the new neck and body as well. The vintage, worn look honors the beauty of the century old patina that the piano had.

SPECS:

  • Handmade by Pepe Romero Jr. in Oceanside, California
  • Solid Adarondak Spruce from the early 1900's
  • Solid Honduran Mahogany
  • 17 Inch Tenor Scale Length
  • 1-1/2 Inch Nut Width
  • 18 Total Frets and 12 Frets To The Body
  • Fits in a Tenor Ukulele Case (INCLUDED)
  • Easy Access To All Frets
  • Powerful, Crisp Tone
  • Gotoh Premium Geared Tuners
  • Mahogany Armrest
  • Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Headplates are either Brazilian, Madagascar or Indian Rosewood
  • Hand Oiled Satin Finish
  • Pepe Romero Strings: UT2 Tenor Ukulele Set (Low G)
  • Tuned G-C-E-A with WOUND LOW G

UKE LIKE THE PROS ADVANTAGE:

  1. Free Month Premium Membership at ukelikethepros.com ($29.95 Value)
  2. 10 Point Inspection On Each Instrument Before Shipping.
  3. Free Black Fiberglass Hardshell Case - $250 value
  4. Free Fully Insured US Shipping to Lower 48
  5. Custom Setup RECOMMENDED (See Below)
  6. Free World Famous Candy Pack
  7. Free Uke Like The Pros Chord Chart
  8. Free Uke Like The Pros Microfiber Cloth
  9. Free Uke Like The Pros Sticker
  10. Usually Ships in 1-2 Days - Unless Custom Work Added
  11. Worldwide Fully Insured Shipping Available.
  12. 2 Year Warranty Backed by Pepe Romero Jr.

CUSTOM SETUP - Each Pepe Romero Jr. Custom comes with a setup done by Pepe Romero Jr. Depending on the exact specs you like on your instrument I would recommend getting an Advanced Setup and letting us know exactly how you like your instrument setup. Click the "ADD Custom Setup" on this page.

* A humidifier is HIGHLY encouraged with all orders. No matter where you live humidifiers not only protect your investment but also help the warranty process go smoother because you have taken the steps to ensure the safety and protection of your ukulele. If you ever have to file a claim with Pepe Romero Jr. the first question they will ask if you have a humidifier.

* Either the Oasis OH-18 (OH-32 for extra dry areas) or the Boveda Humidifier are recommended and available here at store.ukelikethepros.com. Click "ADD Humidifier"

* You can simply click the add to order box to add the humidifier.

*A PICKUP (several brands available) - click ADD Pickup . Normal install times are 2-3 weeks. If you want your instrument sooner please use the RUSH pickup option.

* NOTE - You will get the TENOR that is in the PHOTOS with the WHITE BACKGROUND. The other photos are the project photos taken by Pepe Romero Jr.

  • * International Orders - Customers are responsible for all Custom Duties and Fees for your country. These duties and fees vary in each country and are calculated once your instrument arrives to your country. Duties and Fees are not eligible for refund on any kind of international returns. 

    ** For all International returns the customer is responsible for purchasing the RETURN shipping label. It is NOT possible for us to purchase these International return labels from our headquarters in the United States.

    *** UPS may charge an additional "handling' fee" upon delivery.

    IMPORTANT:

    Delivery times in destination countries are currently slow, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their own postal services. Route suspensions in a number of countries have also heavily affected the ability of postal workers to deliver shipments like normal. Please expect delays when choosing USPS as your delivery carrier at checkout. We are not responsible for any shipping delays due to the following reasons stated above. Please contact USPS directly for any shipping updates.

    The easiest way to get help is to call the USPS service hotline at 1-800-275-8777 for answers and information on any tracking update questions. You can also call technical support at 1-800-344-7779 or delivery tracking at 1-800-222-1811 

  • At Uke Like The Pros our mission is to provide you with the very best customer service, the very best instruments, and the very best quality. We understand it can be hard to choose the instrument that is absolutely perfect for you. We understand it is even harder to do so online. Our expert staff with over 30 years experience will do our best to help you pick the instrument that is right for you. Sometimes, though, it’s just not the right fit. We will take care of you!

    Return Policy

    All instruments have a five-day approval period. If you would like to return an instrument you must contact us within five days of receiving it, and must ship it back to Uke Like The Pros within seven days. *See below for Instruments damaged during shipping.

    If the instrument or product is damaged, defective, or blemished* when you receive it, please let us know immediately and we will file a claim and help arrange return shipping. Upon receiving the instrument and confirming the damage or defect we will repair it, replace it, or issue a refund.

    If an instrument or product is damaged during shipping, we will need to file a claim with our insurance company. Please keep the original box, packing material, and instrument, as photos will be needed to file a claim. We ask you to hold on to the damaged instrument or product until the insurance claim is settled. If the damaged instrument or product is shipped back to us before the claim is settled it will void the insurance claim. Don’t worry our team will guide you through this entire process.  

    If returning an instrument or product that is NOT damaged, defective, or blemished*, the customer is responsible for the full cost of the original shipping, return shipping, insurance, and a 15% restocking fee**. Any custom work, such as setups, strap buttons, or pickup installations are non-refundable. 

    We ask that you pay for shipping back, and as long as the instrument or product is in mint condition, you will get a full refund (minus the return shipping and original shipping costs).

    You will receive your refund as soon as we receive and inspect the instrument, a 15% re-stocking fee will be added (alternating the original instrument in anyway limits the people that might consider purchasing the product).

    Any instrument with custom work which includes a neck strap button, pickup install, or tuner upgrade will incur a 30% restocking fee in addition to our return shipping policy

    If the instrument or product is damaged or broken when you get it, please let us know right away and we will file a claim. If anything is missing from your order, tell us, and we will send it. 

    We do hope nothing goes wrong with your order, but being human sometimes mistakes happen. We do our best to respond to these issues as quick as we can, so the faster you let us know the faster we can help you! 

    When shipping an instrument or product back to Uke Like The Pros, the customer is responsible for repacking the instrument or product. The instrument or product must be returned in the condition and packaging it arrived in including packaging materials and tags. (For information on how to pack instruments, see here) For domestic orders, we will arrange a return shipping label to be emailed to you. For international orders the customer must obtain their own label.

    We can exchange or refund your purchase as soon as we receive and inspect the instrument. 

    * For instruments or products a blemish must be visible to the naked eye from at least 24 inches away or roughly an arms length in distance.

    Instruments are handmade and wood comes from nature, neither one is perfect. We inspect and play each instrument before shipment, but every instrument, no matter the price will have variations in the wood grain and if inspected close enough will have some small imperfections.

    Instruments under $500 will have some visible imperfections in the finish and wood. These imperfections are normal and does not mean the instrument is "B" stock, blemished, flawed, eligible for a discount, or free return. We want you to love your instrument and we hope you can enjoy playing it and sharing your music on your new instrument. Please email any concerns to support@ukelikethepros.com.

    **Restocking fee is based on the full, non-discounted price of the instrument or product excluding add-ons or custom work (strap buttons, pickup installs, setups, tuner upgrade, etc.). 

    We work hard to ensure nothing goes wrong with your order, but being human sometimes mistakes happen. We do our best to respond to these issues as quickly as we can, so the faster you let us know the faster we can help you which is why we are available for you via phone (858)-256-0570 and email: support@ukelikethepros.com

    * Warranty Claims: Any warranty claim with your purchase  (broken bridge, cracks in the wood, broken EQ/tuners, broken tuning pegs, manufacturing defects, etc.) will be the responsibility of the manufacturer. We'll be more than happy to facilitate the claims process between you and the manufacturer. For assistance please contact us at support@ukelikethepros.com or (858)-256-0570.

    ** For discounted or used instruments: [DISCOUNTED] and [PRE-OWNED] items are sold as-is and not returnable.

    *** GIFT CARDS: All Gift Cards Sales are finals! We don't do any returns or refunds on Gift Cards.  

    *** International Orders - Customers are responsible for all Custom Duties and Fees for your country. These duties and fees vary in each country and are calculated once your instrument arrives to your country. Duties and Fees are not eligible for refund on any kind of international returns. 

    **** For all International returns the customer is responsible for purchasing the RETURN shipping label. It is NOT possible for us to purchase these International return labels from our headquarters in the United States.

    ***** Policy for Cancellations Before Shipping:
    If you decide to cancel your purchase and your order is already been pulled from the shelves and packed there will be a 15% restocking fee taken out of the refund. In addition you will not receive a refund on any work (strap buttons, setup, pickup install, etc.) that is done on your instrument prior to your cancellation.

    Any instrument with custom work which includes a neck strap button, pickup install, or tuner upgrade will incur a 30% restocking fee in addition to our return shipping policy

    You can reach out to us at support@ukelikethepros.com or 858-256-0570