Product Ref: 119828
The Vintage Soprano Red Satin features the standard soprano body shape, which is ideal for achieving a bright, warm sound with emphasised high harmonics. The Soprano offers classic ukulele tone, blended with Luna quality craftsmanship and construction. The Vintage Soprano's small body provides a comfortable playing experience, and is ideal for smaller players.
The Vintage Soprano's body is crafted entirely from mahogany, which provides more treble tones and an incredibly rich-warmth. The mahogany body offers a big ukulele voice, a strong balance between high-end and bass, which enables this uke to retain classic ukulele tone that is so 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.
Crafted from mahogany, the Vintage Soprano's neck offers a strong and durable play whilst providing players with plenty of resonance. Many ukulele necks are made from mahogany because the wood responds greatly to picking, strumming, and various finger techniques with equal ease. The neck is topped with a walnut fingerboard that delivers a bright, warm tone, and sparkly sound that really shines through when using finger picking techniques. Its walnut fingerboard also offers a smooth and energetic playing experience and is sprinkled with shark teeth-inspired inlays to project Luna's love for nature.
The Vintage Soprano embodies Luna's love for nature through its laser etched shark tooth rosette which provides a simply-stunning aesthetic. 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 for added elegance. The headstock has Luna's signature crescent moon logo which stands out beautifully against the red 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.