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The Vintage Soprano's body is crafted entirely from mahogany, which provides more treble tones and an incredibly rich-warmth. The mahogany body offers more volume, a strong balance between high-end and bass, which enables this uke to retain classic ukulele tone that is sought after. The Vintage Soprano holds distinct character of soft warmth, but is well balanced with a bite of its own. The mahogany body also delivers a focused, punchy mid-range, thick well-defined tone, and sings sweet sparkling highs with plenty of characterised warmth. Mahogany is used a lot in the acoustic world, because it is relatively economical, durable, attractive, easy to work with, and resonant.
Mahogany Neck Topped With Walnut Fingerboard
The mahogany neck is topped with a walnut fingerboard that delivers a warm, bright, and sparkly tone that really shines through when using finger picking techniques. The reason why many ukulele necks are made from mahogany is because the wood responds greatly to picking, strumming, and various finger techniques with equal ease.
The Luna Vintage Soprano features the standard soprano size, which is ideal for achieving a bright, warm sound with emphasised high harmonics. The Soprano offers a classic ukulele tone, blended with Luna quality craftsmanship. The Vintage Soprano's small body provides a comfortable playing experience, and is ideal for smaller players.
Vintage Soprano Styling
The Vintage Soprano embodies Luna's love for nature through its laser etched shark tooth rosette which provides a simply-stunning aesthetic feature to the sound-hole. The all-mahogany body projects an authentic vintage-inspired look of traditional ukuleles. In addition to its shark-tooth rosette, the neck features shark-tooth fingerboard markers, inlaid in mother-of-pearl which complements its black satin finish and chrome hardware. The headstock has Luna's signature crescent moon logo which stands out beautifully against the black head-plate. The headstock also features contrasting chrome hardware, and black open gear machine heads to match its finish.
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.
- Mahogany body produces distinct warmth
- Walnut fingerboard provides smooth and energetic playing experience
- Black satin finish complements mother of pearl inlays beautifully
- Soprano size provides classic ukulele tone and comfortable playing experience
- Laser etched shark teeth rosette embodies Luna's vision perfectly
- Satin finish offers modern appearance
Body & Bridge
- Series: Uke Vintage
- Top Material: Mahogany
- Back/Sides Material: Mahogany
- Bridge: Walnut
- Finish: Black Satin
- Colour: Black
- Design Feature: Laser Etched Shark Tooth Rosette
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Walnut
- Neck Finish: Black Satin
- Number of Frets: 12
- Nut: Urea (OEM)
- Nut Width: 35 mm
- Fingerboard Inlays: MOP Shark Tooth
- Scale Length: 13"
- Neck Shape: Set Neck C
Hardware & Strings
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Machine Heads: Black Open Gear
- Strings: Aquila Strings