Product Ref: 107366
The Luna Gypsy 12-String comes equipped with a mahogany top that offers a natural compression, creating strong fundamentals with a clear, direct focus. The warm-sounding top is attached to rich-sounding mahogany back and sides which produce a resonant distinct warmth. Additionally, used as back and side panels, the mahogany delivers a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles. This sonically-pleasing mixture of tonewoods produces a rich, full-bodied acoustic sound, offering warmth, and resonance with a powerful response, perfect for providing a richly-ringing 12-string tone.
Constructed from mahogany, the Gypsy's neck provides added warmth and resonance while also providing a quick and dynamic response. Additionally, mahogany's nature allows it to respond greatly to numerous genres and techniques with equal ease, perfect for projecting the subtle nuances of this 12-string build. To provide a comfortable playing experience, the Luna Gypsy also features a C shaped neck profile, offering a comfortable grip up and down the neck whilst preventing the likeliness of a cramping hand. The smooth playing neck is topped with a blackwood fingerboard that enhances the guitar's overall tone with sweet highs and added resonance. Its blackwood fingerboard is also graced with Luna's distinct pearl moon phase inlays, offering added elegance and a hint of Luna's passion for nature.
The Luna Gypsy's dreadnought body offers great volume and projection whilst maintaining overall tonal balance, perfect for a wide range of genres and a loud acoustic performance. The tone produced is able to accommodate numerous genres and playing styles with ease, from rock, pop, indie, folk, roots music, and country, as well as flatpicking, western, and slide techniques. Furthermore, the big, bold dreadnought body offers a comfortable playing experience, although it is better-suited to the player more comfortable with bigger-bodied guitars, and those with a longer reach.
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.