Luna's Henna Guitars

State-of-the-art laser etching technology faithfully recreates the intricate design that renowned henna artist Alex Morgan envisioned especially for Luna in this breathtaking guitar. The instrument's folk styling provides a perfect background that evokes the sensuous lines and curves that make henna body art such a beguiling form of expression. Rich woods and complex tones offer players a guitar that is as unforgettable in its craft as it is in its artistry.



The Ancient Art of Henna

Ornamenting the skin with henna is among the world's oldest known art forms. A paste is made from the henna plant (Lawsonia Inermis) and applied to the skin in a wide array of intricate designs. The ancient cosmetic and healing practice - known as Mehndi - is still widespread among cultures in North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In today's Western world, there has been a great resurgence in the use of henna, and Luna's Henna guitars, the first in a series, are our tribute to this ancient feminine art form.

UK artist Alex Morgan created the artwork especially for Luna's henna guitars.

The pattern I chose for Luna's Henna guitar is based on the art of Medieval Spain. This culturally rich and diverse period is the only one in which henna was grown and used as a cosmetic in Europe. Coincidentally, the era also was historically important in the development and growing popularity of the guitar. ...Alex Morgan





   


Henna Paradise C

Construction

  • Folk style cutaway body
  • 25½" scale length with 1 5/8" nut width
  • Solid cedar top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mahogany headstock plate
  • Maple/rosewood/maple binding

Design Features

  • Petite neck profile
  • Clear matte finish
  • Matte nickel die cast tuners with mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Original henna artwork for Luna by renowned UK artist Alex Morgan
  • State-of-the-art laser etched henna design on front, back and headstock
  • Luna's 4-band preamp with built-in tuner and low z output

Luna Guitars Signature Accents

  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl crescent moon logo on the headstock
  • Exclusive moon phase fretboard markers inlaid in mother-of-pearl
  • Luna rosewood bridge

    Paradise C
    HEN PAR CDR

Suggested retail only $837.50

 







Paradise S

Construction

  • Folk style cutaway body
  • 25½" scale length with 1 5/8" nut width
  • Solid spruce top
  • Quilted maple back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Quilted maple headstock plate
  • Maple/rosewood/maple binding

Design Features

  • Petite neck profile
  • Clear matte finish
  • Matte nickel die cast tuners with mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Original henna artwork for Luna by renowned UK artist Alex Morgan
  • State-of-the-art laser etched henna design on front, back and headstock
  • Luna's 4-band preamp with built-in tuner and low z output

Luna Guitars Signature Accents

  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl crescent moon logo on the headstock
  • Exclusive moon phase fretboard markers inlaid in mother-of-pearl
  • Luna rosewood bridge
Paradise S
HEN PAR SPR

Suggested retail only $837.50

 







Henna Oasis C

About the Oasis C
UK henna artist Alex Morgan has worked her magic again, taking inspiration for her second Henna series design from the artwork of the Ottoman world. The aptly named Oasis transports players to a magical world of visual and auditory delights. Luna's state-of-the-art laser etching technology has precisely "tattooed" Alex's intricate design into guitars crafted in players' choice of cedar or spruce. The Oasis is engineered on the same downsize jumbo cutaway body that made the Henna Paradise models two of Luna's most talked-about guitars. Featuring the Orion 4-band preamp with electronic tuner, the Oasis delivers great sound and show-stopping looks, all in one remarkable instrument.

Alex Morgan on the Henna Oasis model:

"The design of the Henna Oasis draws its inspiration from the strange flowers and enchanted forests of Ottoman art. A wild rose, with additional blooms of tulips and violets, tumbles across the front of the instrument. The back of the Oasis model is adorned with a cypress tree. As befits a Luna guitar the cypress is a metaphor for woman."


Construction

  • Folk style cutaway body
  • 25½" scale length with 1 5/8" nut width
  • Solid cedar top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mahogany headstock plate
  • Maple/rosewood/maple binding

Design Features

  • Petite neck profile
  • Clear matte finish
  • Matte nickel die cast tuners with mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Original henna artwork for Luna by renowned UK artist Alex Morgan
  • State-of-the-art laser etched henna design on front, back and headstock
  • "Orion" 4-band preamp with built-in tuner and low z output

Luna Guitars Signature Accents

  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl crescent moon logo on the headstock
  • Exclusive moon phase fretboard markers inlaid in mother-of-pearl
  • Luna rosewood bridge
Oasis C
HEN OAS CDR

Suggested retail only $837.50

 







Henna Oasis S

About the Oasis S
UK henna artist Alex Morgan has worked her magic again, taking inspiration for her second Henna series design from the artwork of the Ottoman world. The aptly named Oasis transports players to a magical world of visual and auditory delights. Luna's state-of-the-art laser etching technology has precisely "tattooed" Alex's intricate design into guitars crafted in players' choice of cedar or spruce. The Oasis is engineered on the same downsize jumbo cutaway body that made the Henna Paradise models two of Luna's most talked-about guitars. Featuring the Orion 4-band preamp with electronic tuner, the Oasis delivers great sound and show-stopping looks, all in one remarkable instrument.

Alex Morgan on the Henna Oasis model:

"The design of the Henna Oasis draws its inspiration from the strange flowers and enchanted forests of Ottoman art. A wild rose, with additional blooms of tulips and violets, tumbles across the front of the instrument. The back of the Oasis model is adorned with a cypress tree. As befits a Luna guitar the cypress is a metaphor for woman."


Construction

  • Folk style cutaway body
  • 25½" scale length with 1 5/8" nut width
  • Solid spruce top
  • Quilted maple back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Quilted maple headstock plate
  • Maple/rosewood/maple binding

Design Features

  • Petite neck profile
  • Clear matte finish
  • Matte nickel die cast tuners with mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Original henna artwork for Luna by renowned UK artist Alex Morgan
  • State-of-the-art laser etched henna design on front, back and headstock
  • "Orion" 4-band preamp with built-in tuner and low z output

Luna Guitars Signature Accents

  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl crescent moon logo on the headstock
  • Exclusive moon phase fretboard markers inlaid in mother-of-pearl
  • Luna rosewood bridge
Oasis S
HEN OAS SPR

Suggested retail only $837.50

 



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