- What is the difference between select and solid wood tops?
Select is generally used to indicate laminate.
Some manufacturers drop the select and just say spruce.
The main issue is how it sounds.
Not all solid top guitars are better than all laminate guitars.
There is wide variation in quality of solid woods, laminates, and
guitar construction. Particularly at the entry level,
these other differences probably overpower the bare difference between laminate and solid.
Our best advice is to get your hands on some Lunas and judge for yourself. A "select"
top with matte finish will generally have better tonal quality than one with a painted surface.
All of our natural finish guitars except for the Muse 12 and Parlor are solid top, yet folks love
the sound of these two instruments. You can hear
Vicki Genfan playing a "select" top 12 string here
It sounds simply amazing!
- How can I compare size & weights of different Luna instruments?
A table of comparative weights and measures can be found here. Each detailed
instrument description includes crucial measurements and weights.
- What kind of strings should I use on my Luna Guitar?
Today, there are many options in guitar strings. Often, the best choice is a matter of personal taste.
Gauge refers to the weight of
the string and you can select medium, light or extra light gauge. Lighter gauges tend to be easier for
new players who don't have well-developed callouses yet.
The metal the strings are made of will affect the sound they produce (gauge does too, though not as radically).
Stainless steel, nickel, bronze, phosphor-bronze, silk and steel are just a few of the options.
You might ask your music store to let you play guitars with different kinds of strings to see what they sound like.
Or try strings made from a different material each time you change your strings. This is a good
way to live with each kind for a while and can help you get a pretty good idea of which material
produces the kind of sound you like best. Don't be afraid to experiment and see what you like and
what feels best to your fingers.
The type of guitar you play also will limit your string options. Electric or acoustic; 6-string,
12-string or bass - each calls for different types of strings. Your authorized Luna Guitars dealer
can help you make an informed choice to meet your playing needs.
- Can I get an acoustic 12-string or left-handed model?
We are happy to announce the
12 string Muse new in the 2008 catalog.
The Henna Oasis Spruce and Muse Lacewood are now available in left handed models.
We will be adding other left handed models in the near future.
To nominate a model, email Yvonne at email@example.com.
- How much do Luna Guitars cost?
Regardless of your musical budget,
Luna Guitars are priced to be affordable.
From our student models to the top-of-the-line entries,
we're committed to offering real value to cost-conscious buyers.
Go to the Electric Guitars,
or Bass Guitars page
and select your favorite model to view detailed photos and features. From each of these pages, a Buy Now
link takes you to a list of dealers with pricing for the specific instrument you've chosen.
- Where can I buy my Luna Guitar?
For a list of authorized Luna Guitar dealers,
visit our US dealer page or look at the international list.
If you don't see a listing near you, ask your local music store to contact us. Or write to us at
Luna Guitars' network includes fine instrument stores nationwide and we welcome dealer inquiries.
Check back often, too: we add new dealers regularly.
- Can I order a Luna Guitar online?
Yes! Don't have a dealer nearby? Look for the Buy Now button next to every Luna instrument.
This will take you to a list of authorized Luna dealers that you may select from
to conveniently complete your transaction.
- I don't live near a dealer. How can I hear a Luna guitar before buying it?
Luna wants to give you the best online experience possible - including videos of artists playing our instruments.
Please check us out at www.youtube.com/lunaguitars.
We will be adding new videos all the time!
- Are Luna Guitars available internationally?
The Dealers menu offers a choice between domestic and international authorized Luna Guitars dealers.
Please check back often - new dealers are joining the Luna network almost every day.
- Will my Luna Guitar come with a case?
Luna Guitars' Aurora, Neo, Andromeda and Athena guitar models come with their own Luna gig bags.
The Gypsy Muse comes with a hardshell case.
For players who want the lightweight and flexible protection that a gig bag offers,
bags are available for most other Luna models as well.
For more protection, Luna guitar cases are available in styles to fit our acoustic,
acoustic/electric and electric guitars. Gig bags and cases feature the Luna Guitars logo.
You may view what model gig bag and case fits each guitar and bass on this
page of the 2008
- Where are Luna Guitars made?
Luna Guitars are designed by our designer, Yvonne de Villiers here in the U.S. and the
Henna Series are designed by Alex Morgan in the U.K. They are then manufactured to
our strict specifications by instrument specialists in China, Korea and Japan. In fact,
most guitar companies have some or all of their instruments built in Asia. The Luna Trinity and Phoenix,
for example, are crafted at the historic Terada Factory that has manufactured guitars for Alvarez, Gibson,
Gretsch and Martin - combines uncompromising structural integrity and superb playability,
tone and projection worthy of any professional artist or discriminating player.
Throughout the design and construction process, Yvonne maintains close communication with our manufacturers.
Each instrument that arrives in our
Tampa, Florida headquarters is then inspected by a
technician who performs a detailed set-up process on each guitar before it is sent to a Luna
We are dedicated to providing you with quality
instruments and we stand behind every model with our
Luna Guitars limited lifetime warranty.
- What Makes Luna different?
Luna Guitars are designed to be different.
Check out all the ways this is true.
- Why are Luna Guitars perfect for both beginners and serious players?
Luna Guitars are built for comfort so hands can reach notes and chords with greater
ease on our guitars' slimmer necks. An instrument that's easy to play from the moment
you pick it up is one you'll want to keep playing. Whether you're strumming for the
first time or an experienced guitarist, an instrument that fits you like a glove makes
playing a joy and keeps players of all ages and skill levels motivated.
The Aurora and Neo Mini line of student guitars offers models scaled for younger players -
no wrestling with full-sized, heavy or deep-bodied instruments. Lightweight and easy on the
pocket, these acoustics and electrics boast the distinctive Luna "look" and provide the perfect
introduction to a lifetime of music-making.
Serious musicians - and those who will be - love the uncompromising quality and surprising
affordability of Luna Guitars. Bass notes are robust and solid. Chords ring with the full
brilliance you expect from a well-crafted instrument.
Our new Luna Artist Series, hand-crafted at the historic Terada factory, offers structural
integrity and superb tone and projection worthy of the most professional artist or
- How can I become an authorized Luna Guitars dealer?
If you are located in the US and wish to offer your customers our line of fine guitars,
email Derek Badala at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Luna toll-free at 1-866-854-5045 for details on becoming an authorized Luna Guitars dealer.
If you are abroad, please contact Patrick Schuleit at