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Luna Guitar Review: Background
Luna is one of those guitar brands that you don’t see that often. However, it seems that it’s slowly growing. While not completely mainstream, the instrument prices sure attract some attention. Most notably, they’re fairly popular among beginners and intermediate-level players.
The company started its work in 2005. So they’re relatively new. Nonetheless, they’re seeing their growth. All of their instruments are designed in the US and the UK. However, the manufacturing is outsourced to Korea and China.
This is a pretty common deal. However, the company claims that they’ve stuck with the same manufacturers in Korea and China for all this time. This certainly boosts their consistency.
Acoustic guitars are their main products. However, they also make ukuleles, acoustic and electric basses, cajons, and even banjos and mandolins. There’s even a model of acoustic guitar amps and a bunch of various accessories.
They’re also very focused on their community. Luna refers to people owning at least one of their instruments as the Luna Tribe. Sure, it’s a cute practice. However, it’s actually proof of their dedication to their buyers.
What Are These Guitars Like?
No matter the product, the main goal is to have something high-quality while maintaining simplicity and affordability. At the same time, they aim to keep the quality as high as possible.
And this is, overall, what we can say about almost all of their instrument models. Many of those who have tried them seem satisfied with the combination of price and qualities.
Additionally, the consistency seems pretty great as well. Various examples of one model will feel and sound the same.
On the other hand, you can’t really expect anything pro-level. Sure, they do have some mid-priced guitars. Although pretty great for their price, they’re not exactly like high-end instruments. Nonetheless, the quality is surprisingly good. And, at the same time, they retain the overall simple design.
What Are Some of Their Models?
As mentioned, Luna Guitars has more than just guitars. The full line of products also includes:
- Acoustic guitar amps
- Ukulele amps
- Various accessories
But as far as acoustic guitars go, there’s a total of 11 series. These are:
- High Tide
- Wabi Sabi
And, of course, each of the series has multiple models. There’s something for everyone’s taste. And these instruments differ according to body shape, tonewoods, finishes, and other features. What’s more, they also have some interesting nylon-string models.
With this in mind, I’ll cover a few models that I think are the best representatives of the brand.
The Flora Moonflower single-cutaway model is one of Luna’s most expensive guitars. This one gets the closest to pro-level instruments.
It is a large-bodied instrument with a pretty-looking quilt maple top. What’s more, the back and sides are also made out of maple.
But it’s the guitar’s visual aspect that attracts the most attention. As the name also suggests, the guitar has noticeable floral inlays on the fretboard. This guitar has many interesting aesthetic features including binding.
Its nyatoh neck comes with a C-shaped profile. The scale length is 25.5 inches and the fretboard radius is 12 inches making it really useful for lead players.
Safari Henna Paradise
Safari Henna Paradise is another awesome-looking guitar by Luna. However, this dreadnaught body shape guitar is relatively cheaper compared to other models.
It comes with a common combination of tonewoods, namely a spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck. Overall, the guitar is ¾ sized, bearing a scale length of 22.5 inches, making it a great travel instrument.
But this isn’t just your standard guitar in terms of aesthetics. It comes with an interesting pattern on the top wood which is apparently inspired by Spanish, medieval art and accompanied by ornate binding on the neck. In short, this guitar has unique aesthetics, a travel size, and a decent sound for its size and price.
Gypsy Parlor Mahogany
These days, you don’t often find parlor acoustic guitars. And Luna’s Parlor model from their Gypsy series is a pretty interesting one. Plus, it’s not that expensive.
This dark-looking guitar is an all-mahogany instrument. It’s only accompanied by a black walnut fretboard with moon phase inlays. The guitar’s dark vibes are contrasted by its binding on the body. It all works really well with the Celtic-style rosette around the soundhole.
Although smaller, this guitar cuts through the mix. You can notice its growl in the midrange. On top of all this, it’s a pretty comfortable instrument to play. And it’s a pretty great deal for a parlor-style guitar.
Luna Guitar Review Conclusion: Great Deal for the Price, but Not Pro Tier
I have to be honest and say that I’m not part of the so-called Luna Tribe. However, I’ve tried their guitars several times. And I was surprised when I checked the prices online. These acoustic guitars are pretty good for the price.
But while they may be competitively priced, I need to also point out that they aren’t pro-tier instruments.
Sure, they look and sound good.
But don’t get carried away thinking that you’ll have a pro guitar at such a modest price.
So I’d say they’re a great choice for intermediate players or beginners. And some frequently gigging guitar players may find a use for them as backup instruments.
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Humm I thought all that is important is that it looks and sounds Good. So if it meets those points what are the other points that make an instrument pro tier ??
Good question! Something that looks and sounds good can be different for beginners vs pro players. Pro players tend to pick up on the subtleties of both looks and sound. So what sounds good to a beginner may not to a pro. Also, plenty of instruments sound good unplugged and not so good plugged in. Finally, I’d say that pro instruments tend to look and sound great while mid-level instruments look and sound good.
Not happy!!!! Should have bought a Takamine. I bought the purple gypsy. The one in the picture is a really cool purple and nice wavy grain. The one I got looks like a sheet of plywood and in not even close in color. The E and A string both have a horrible buzz. So very disappointed and mad. Ruined my surprise. Sending it back. A $100 Konami sounds better!!!
I’m sorry that was your experience! But I’m glad you shared it here. We always want to know people’s experience with the brands we mention, good or bad!