View Full Version : Educate me on "Luna" Acoustics
02-03-2009, 01:36 PM
I know it means moon, and I know it's also the name of the Moon, on Bear and the Big Blue house.
However, I played one last night at the Huntington Pawn and Guitar Center. (no, but seriously.)
And it was teh WIN.....Super smooth, alot of jangle. Reminded me alot of the tightness of a 600 series Taylor, but kind of that ragged harshness of a new'ish Model Martin DX.
They had it priced at $440 and it has Abalone Crescent moon fret markets, an Abalone rosette and matte finish.
Anyone ever seen or heard of these ?
02-03-2009, 11:13 PM
I've never heard of them.
I drove by the Huntington Pawn and Guitar Center Sunday on my way to the 5k..its the fanciest looking used guitar store I've ever seen...
02-03-2009, 11:22 PM
I have and played a few ( in the stores but that was their fantasy series that look like a postage stamp - blown up and stamped on the front of the guitar).
They have a few different series out and most of them have.....looking for the right word..... untypical designed. For example they do funky stuff with their sound holes like cutting diamond holes around it - or stenciling articulate designed or dragon flies and stuff like that.
Do you know what model you were playing? They have about 10 different series, and then models withing those series for probably 30 to 40 different acoustic guitars.
If you had inlays around the sound hole you probably were looking at Luna, Flora, Fauna or Oracle series
Most of their tops are Sitka or Spruce and their pre amps are typically Orion or B-band. Their backs and sides differ from models as far as wood content.
Based on the ones I've seen - they are either really really ugly or really really beautiful from an appearance. Most of their designs com from an ex stained glass maker I think.
02-04-2009, 12:38 AM
This was the Luna L Quilted.
I can get it for right at half what GC sells them for if that makes an impact on the "review"
02-04-2009, 11:54 AM
Nice looking guitar - some of theirs look hideous - that one doesn't. :-)
And the preamp is good if you ever plug in. The tuner will bypass the sound out so you can tune quietly if your playing live.
If it sounds a little high end - you can always change the bridge pins with ebony pins. The one I played had the standard stock plastic pins holding the strings, but that was a different guitar altogether. I had to do the same with my Ibanez Montague.
If you like it - and it feels right for you - then go for it.
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