The Luna High Tide Tenor features an all-ovangkol body construction, this provides players with a warm and resonant ukulele sound that can handle numerous styles of play. Ovangkol produces a unique tonal character, and an overall well-rounded tone with a sonically pleasing warmth. Being an African relative of rosewood, ovangkol shares many of the same tonal properties. With the warm, bright sizzling-sparkle of rosewood and the stunning trebles and highs of maple, ovangkol produces an ideal sound for ukulele genres.
Mahogany Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard
Crafted from mahogany, the High Tide's neck provides players with plenty of resonance and great durability. Mahogany is used to construct the neck because it responds greatly to many different styles of play, making it ideal for the ukulele player. The Hide Tide Tenor also features a C shaped neck profile, providing a smooth and comfortable play. Its comfortable neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard which produces a warm, bright, sizzling-sparkle that really shines through when using fingerpicking techniques. Its rosewood fingerboard also provides a smooth and energetic playing experience and is imprinted with stunning abalone wave inlays to project Luna's love for nature and enchanting vibes.
Tenor Cutaway Body
The Luna Hide Tide features a tenor body shaped with the added convenience of a venetian cutaway. Larger and more curved than the standard soprano size uke, the High Tide's tenor profile provides a rich, balanced tone suitable for a range of styles and genres. The blend of a tenor shape and ovangkol body adds warmth and definition to the instruments overall sound. Its tenor shape also provides a comfortable playing experience and its larger body has become favoured among ukulele players for its resonant tone and deeper, louder sound. The Luna Hide Tide also has a venetian cutaway, enabling players to reach more challenging chords with ease. Venetian cutaways are renowned for their smooth lines and sleek curves, as well as promoting the access to upper frets.
Luna Guitars Preamp
The Luna Hide Tide comes equipped with Luna's own preamp system which provides players with basic sound tweaking for live and rehearsal environments. The Luna Guitars preamp features slider switches for volume, bass, and treble, as well as a low battery checker. The basic tone controls enable players to shape their sound to personal preference and achieve a pure and clear representation of their natural acoustic ukulele sound.
The Luna Look
Luna instruments are designed and constructed with nature's enchanting essence and beauty in mind, to provide players with a spiritually engaging instrument. The Luna Hide Tide carries on this tradition by taking its inspiration from the full moon, the sea, and the waves. The glistening moon inlay sits at the first fret, which then causes the abalone wave inlays below it to rise as they make their way up the fingerboard towards the moon's pull. The eye-catching wave inlays are swelling beneath a shimmering mother-of-pearl full moon, which ensure that this ukulele looks every bit as impressive as it sounds. With a satin natural finish, the Luna Hide Tide offers a sleek, smooth, and natural appearance which is complemented by its maple binding. In addition the Hide Tide also features Luna's signature crescent moon logo, chrome hardware, and open gear tuners with black buttons to provide players with an extremely aesthetically pleasing ukulele.
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: 26'' Tenor Cutaway
- Top: Select Ovangkol
- Back & Sides: Select Ovangkol
- Finish: Satin
- Bridge: Rosewood
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Scale: 17''
Hardware & Electronics
- Preamp: Luna Guitars On-Board Preamp