Meet Yvonne de Villiers, the accomplished stained-glass artist who envisioned Luna Guitars. Yvonne's inspiration for a line of guitars designed to maximize playing comfort came from her mother, Cuban-born Hilda Williers, an electric bass player for more than 40 years. Female bassists were particularly rare in the 60's, so for years Yvonne watched with pride as her pioneering mom perform with a popular rock group. As her mom's #1 fan, Yvonne couldn't help but notice the physical struggle that petite Hilda went through each time she'd strap on a heavy electric bass and take the stage to play the music she loves.
There must be other musicians like her mother, Yvonne reasoned. Players of all genders who'd welcome instruments uniquely tailored to fit their bodies, hands, musical styles and personal tastes. It was with them in mind that Yvonne created Luna Guitars - a line of comfortable instruments made for musicians of all ages and beautifully crafted to engage minds and spirits along with talent.
To really understand why Luna instruments are considered as "art" to many, you have to understand that Luna's lead designer is an artist. Yvonne's 25-year career in creating and producing award-winning architectural stained glass (she calls it "sculpting light") allowed her to hone the skills needed to envision and bring to life the delicate inlaid designs and unique ornamentation that make Luna Guitars so visually stunning. With the eye of a consummate artist, Yvonne applied the same passionate color palette and intricate eye for detail that graced her glass work to her groundbreaking line of guitars, and Luna Guitars was birthed.
Great looking instruments which sound good, appeal to both men and women and that are also affordable represent a big part of who and what Luna is..but that's not all. Our personal communication with the guitar community, sense of family, emphasis on social responsibility and the causes we support all speak to our passion to inspire the best in all of us. Hilda - now in her 8th decade - still teaches music, practices her bass and plays the occasional gig - inspiring us all to this day. Welcome to the Tribe!