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Quilt Maple & Maple Construction
The Luna Fauna Dolphin features a striking quilt maple top, which not only offers a stunning aesthetic, but delivers great tonal properties that are ideal for a wide range of genres. With a quilt maple top and maple back and sides, the Fauna Dolphin produces bright singing highs, a strong upper mid-range, with good sustain and plenty of bite.
The Fauna Dolphin comes equipped with a Fishman Isys+ preamp, which provides amplified acoustic sound for live and rehearsal environments. Simply plug-in to an amp or P.A system and listen to your acoustic's natural tonal character come alive through this sophisticated and compact system. The preamp features rotary controls for bass, treble, and volume, as well as a phase button, and the added convenience of a built-in tuner for precise and easy tuning. The built-in tuner also features a bright easy-read LED screen for tuning in the darkest of venues and rehearsal environments.
Mahogany Neck & Pau Ferro Fingerboard
Constructed from mahogany, the Fauna Dolphin's neck provides players with a sonic warmth, as well as superb resonance and great durability. Mahogany is used commonly to craft guitar necks, this is because the wood responds greatly to numerous playing styles and techniques with ease. Luna have also provided players with a C shaped neck profile, which not only offers comfort but enables players to get a firm grip without cramping hands. Its smooth playing neck is topped with a pau ferro fingerboard that delivers a warm, bright, sizzling-sparkle which really shines through when playing fingerpicking techniques. Pau ferro when used as a fingerboard also offers a smooth and energetic play. For added beauty, the fingerboard is sprinkled with Luna's signature moon phase inlays.
Folk Cutaway Body
With a folk cutaway body, players receive the reward of a lightweight, comfortable instrument that can hack long gigs, studio sessions, and rehearsals without becoming uncomfortable or heavy on the knees or shoulders. The folk cutaway offers good projection and volume, but not quite as mighty as the bigger bodied guitars. Its sweet, bright, and full tone is especially well suited to folk genres and fingerpicking styles, however it still accommodates numerous techniques and styles of play greatly. The Fauna Dolphin's cutaway design is called a venetian style cutaway, which is renowned for its soft, smooth, and sleek lines that promote the access to upper fingerboard shredding.
The Luna Look
Luna Guitars are well known for their beautifully enchanting and nature themed designs, and the instruments have been created to engage a players mind along with their talent and spirit. Luna draws inspiration from the natural world to create their stunning designs, the guitars in the Luna's Fauna series are sure to stand out from the crowd, and this is no exception. The Fauna Dolphin represents the ocean's beauty, the creatures within the ocean, mammals, and nature's ability to create an enchanting and spiritual vibe. Its quilt maple top offers the appearance of the ocean's calm waves and with its trans blue finish complemented by abalone inlays, the Fauna Dolphin is sure to shine bright in any venue. The Fauna Dolphin stays true to its name via the trinity of dolphins circling the soundhole, which are inlaid in a mixture of abalone and mother-of-pearl to represent the glistening-sparkle that the ocean has when caught by the sunlight.
Yvonne Villiers is an accomplished stained-glass artist who envisioned Luna guitars. Her inspiration for a line of guitars designed to maximise playing comfort came from her mother, Hilda Villiers, a bassist for over 40 years. Whilst watching her mum on stage, Yvonne couldn't help but notice the massive struggle her mum had whilst playing. With her mum being petite and using such a heavy instrument, she used to complain of how hard it was to be a woman and try to play these big bass guitars.
Yvonne then questioned if there were others like her mum that struggled with the same problems and pains. She came up with the idea of a woman specific guitar, uniquely tailored to fit their bodies, their hands, and their musical styles. Yvonne moved on to created Luna guitars, a line of guitars made for female musicians of all ages and crafted with luminous visual beauty to engage women's minds and spirits along with their talent.
Yvonne already had brilliant artistic skills and use of colour, she then applied the same techniques as she did with her award winning stained glass work to her new line of guitars. She is known for using rich colours that shimmer and shine with every movement providing an eye-catching design along with the great musical tones Luna guitars deliver. Yvonne's design expertise has led so many men to respond to Luna's well-crafted, spirit-engaging instruments that the company now creates guitars for both female and male musicians of all ages.
Body & Bridge
- Body Shape: Folk Cutaway
- Top Material: Quilt Maple
- Body Material: Maple
- Scale Length: 648 mm
- Binding: Abalone
- Bridge: Pau Ferro
- Finish: Trans Azure
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: C
- Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Moon Phase
- Neck Construction: Set Neck
- Number of Frets: 19
- Nut: Daeil Chemical (Plastic)
- Nut Width: 43 mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Preamp: Fishman Isys+
- Preamp Controls: Volume/Bass/Treble/Phase/Volume/Tuner
- Hardware Colour: Brushed Nickel
- Tuners: Sealed Die Cast
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16 (.12-.053) Coated