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The Luna High Tide features an all-koa construction, offering a visually striking concert ukulele with a rich, full sound. Its koa body produces a well-balanced, and focused sound with great projection and volume. Overall, the High Tide Concert delivers a traditional and authentic ukulele sound, perfect for Hawaiian music.
On-Board Luna Preamp
The Luna High Tide Concert comes equipped with Luna's own preamp, which features basic sound tweaking for volume bass, and treble, enabling players to add a little more treble as well as bass to their natural sound if preferred. With this, the High Tide is certainly ideal for the gigging ukulele player.
Constructed from mahogany, the High Tide's neck offers durability and superb resonance. Mahogany is commonly used to craft ukulele necks as the wood responds greatly to many different playing styles and techniques. To provide comfort, the High Tide features a C shaped neck profile, which offers players a comfortable and secure grip, reducing the likeliness of a cramping hand. In addition, the neck is topped with a walnut fingerboard that adds sustain and clarity to the overall tone. Its walnut fingerboard is graced with Luna's glistening high tide inlays that rise as they make their way up the fingerboard towards the moon's pull.
Concert Cutaway Body
The High Tide features a concert cutaway body shape, which produces a rich and clear sound suitable for numerous techniques and styles of play. The High Tide has 20 frets and has become the choice of preference for ukulele soloists due to its extended range. The concert shape enables players to perform more technical skills, whilst maintaining classic ukulele tone. In addition, the concert shape is slightly larger than standard soprano size and provides more volume due to more room for sound to vibrate around the body. Its concert body also features a cutaway design, which enables players to reach more challenging chords with ease and provides more freedom for technical skills to be performed.
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: Concert
- Top Material: Koa
- Body Material: Koa
- Bridge: Walnut
- Finish: Satin Natural
- Colour: Natural
- Design Feature: abalone Rosette & High Tide Inlays
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Walnut
- Neck Finish: Satin Natural
- Number of Frets: 20
- Nut: Polymer (Plastic) (OEM)
- Nut Width: 33 mm
- Fingerboard Inlays: Abalone Rising Tide
- Scale Length: 38l mm
- Neck Shape: Set Neck C
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome/Black
- Tuning Machines: Open Gear
- Preamp: Luna Preamp
- Preamp Controls: Volume/Bass/Treble
- Strings: Concerts Aquila 7U New Nylgut