Product Ref: 119221
The Luna Sahara Concert 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 generates a dynamic tonal pallet 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 midi-range, and bright singing highs. The spruce top is balanced out well by the mahogany back and sides, as mahogany is denser and produces a richer tone, with emphasised warmth in the mid and low ranges. Mahogany is used a lot in the acoustic world because, it is relatively economical, durable, attractive, easy to work with, and resonant.
The neck features a set neck construction in a C shape to provide a comfortable playing experience. The Sahara Concert neck is made from mahogany because the wood responds greatly to picking, strumming, and various finger techniques with equal ease. The mahogany neck is topped with a walnut fingerboard that offers a bright, warm, sparkly tone that really shines through when playing picking styles. The walnut fingerboard also features Luna's exclusive moon phase markers, inlaid in mother-of-pearl to provide beauty to an already stunning appearance.
The Sahara Ukulele features a concert body shape, which produces rich and clear sound. The concert 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. 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. The Sahara Concert is very comfortable to play and is ideal for both intermediate and advanced players.
The new 2017 Sahara Spruce model features a Sahara desert theme, which embodies Luna's philosophy beautifully. The Sahara Spruce has a laser etched geometric patterned top, in a desert-like colouring. Luna's aim with this design is to invoke the colours and the mood of the Sahara desert, providing you with a unique, yet stunning look. The headstock has Luna's signature crescent moon brand logo which mightily stands out against its mahogany backdrop. Finally the Sahara is finished in natural satin, and topped with pearloid open gear machine heads, which not only provide a classy look but offer added sustain and clarity to your tone.
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.