Product Ref: 53207
The Luna Safari Muse features a select spruce top that yields crisp articulation and delivers a broad dynamic range. Spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it generates a versatile sound and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive to fingerpicking. The wood itself is quite elastic in nature, which resonates well whilst remaining strong, and provides a focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm midi-range, and bright sparkling highs. The brightly toned spruce top is paired with mahogany back and sides which deliver a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth that will accommodate numerous playing styles.
Constructed from mahogany, the Muse's neck provides players with plenty of resonance and great durability. Its mahogany neck responds greatly to numerous playing styles and techniques with ease, and has become a favourite among guitar players for its rich and versatile playability. To provide a comfortable playing experience, the neck features a C shaped profile to offer a better grip. The neck is topped with rosewood fingerboard which produces a warm, bright, sparkling-sizzle that really shines through when using fingerpicking techniques. Its rosewood fingerboard also provides a smooth and energetic play and is sprinkled with mother-of-pearl moon phase inlays to project Luna's beautiful eye for detail and nature-themed designs.
Despite its small size, the Muse's dreadnought body shape and combination of tonewoods provide a strong and versatile tone suitable for a range of genres and playing styles. Its small size is ideal for travelling, as players don't have the burden of a heavy and large instrument that may cause inconvenience when on the road. However it still maintains great projection and volume as well as a well-balanced overall sound. The Safari Muse is an ideal travel companion, student guitar, or beginners guitar that will sit unobtrusively in the home or within student accommodation.
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.