Product Ref: 53092
The Luna Tattoo Soprano is crafted entirely from mahogany, which produces plenty of treble tones and an incredibly rich warmth. The mahogany body offers more volume, and a strong balance between high-end and bass, which enables this uke to retain classic ukulele tone. Its 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.
Constructed from mahogany, the Pineapple'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 rosewood fingerboard that delivers a bright, warm, sparkly sound that really shines through when using finger picking techniques. Its rosewood fingerboard also offers a smooth and energetic playing experience and is sprinkled with mother of pearl shark teeth inlays to enhance its natural island word design.
The Luna Tattoo features a soprano sized body, but with the pineapple shape instead of the standard figure of 8 shape. Its size provides a comfortable playing experience, even for beginners and younger players. The pineapple body shape delivers a extremely pleasing warmth and a rich sound quality that provides players with a traditional Hawaiian sound. Being light weight and easy to carry, the Tattoo Soprano is ideal for practicing anywhere, whether travelling or jamming with friends.
The Luna Tattoo Pineapple takes its inspiration from traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation, these patterns consist of strong geometric shapes that represent the natural island world. Luna's Tattoo series are all based on the natural island world, the life within, spiritual meanings, and the geometric shapes that are inspired by stones, fish, waves, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, and birds. Finished in satin natural, with mother of pearl shark teeth inlays, and beautiful pearloid tuners, the Tattoo Soprano Pineapple has a stunning appearance to match its tonal character.
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.