Product Ref: 119201
The Luna Baritone Ukulele features a stunning spruce top that offers bright attack, broad dynamic range, and crisp articulation. Spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it brings a dynamic tonal palette and accommodates numerous playing techniques. The wood itself is quite elastic in nature, which resonates well whilst remaining strong, and provides a focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm mid-range, and bright singing highs. The spruce top complements the mahogany body, as mahogany is denser and produces a richer tone. Mahogany is used a lot in the acoustic world as it is durable, attractive, easy to work with, and incredibly resonant.
The neck features a set-neck construction in a C shape to provide a comfortable playing experience. The mahogany neck is topped with a walnut fingerboard that offers a unique, warm and earthy tone that really shines through when playing picking styles. The Baritone Ukulele's neck is made from mahogany which responds well to picking, strumming, and various finger techniques with ease.
Equipped with Luna's own preamp, this Baritone Ukulele is ideal for the gigging musicians, and offers basic sound tweaking for live and rehearsal environments. Luna's own preamp features slider controls for bass, presence, and volume which enables basic tone shaping for players to achieve their desired amplified sound. Simply plug-in to a P.A system or amp and listen to the acoustic's natural tone come alive.
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.