Luna Guitars Expands Nashville Presence: Live on WSM 650am

Luna Guitars Talks Acoustic Guitars, Ukuleles, St. Jude and Collaboration with the Warren Brothers Live on 650 AM WSM, Nashville Today

Tampa, FL — April 21, 2018 On Wednesday, April 10th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time the light on the On-Air sign illuminated Nashville Today host Devon O’Day welcomed Luna Artist Jessica Rose and Adam Gomes, Director of Marketing & Artist Relations at Luna Guitars, back to WSM and behind the mic. Topics of discussion included Luna’s expanded Nashville presence, a recent video shoot with legendary songwriters The Warren Brothers, iHeartMedia’s Charity event for St. Jude, and the power of brand ambassadors. Read the overview of the segment below.

On April 9th, Luna stepped into the world of award-winning and pro-songwriting duo most commonly known as The Warren Brothers, to record guitar demonstration videos at Big Loud. The guitars featured are  from the Artist Series, which includes the Vintage Series and the all-solid wood Recorder Series. Each series will be added to the Luna website on their corresponding product page. Brad Warren, known for his lead-guitar playing skills, demonstrated the playability of the Recorder Series, while Brett Warren enjoyed the smooth strumming and rustic feel of the Vintage Series.

Demonstration videos with The Warren Brothers are expected to be released early Summer 2018. More information coming soon.  

“It’s no surprise two highly-talented people like The Warren Brothers recently won a CMA Triple Play Award for writing 3 hit singles in a year – they are great guys and deserve it,” said Gomes to host Devon O’Day, who is also a friend of The Warren Brothers. “We are thankful they were generous to make time to shoot demo videos for Luna and even more thankful they approve of the Vintage & Recorder Series’ guitars.”

On Sunday, April 8th Luna Guitars partnered with The Big 98 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the annual Songs & Stories at Wildhorse Saloon. The annual event hosted by iHeartMedia featured performances from prominent songwriters such as Chris Destefano, JT Harding, Lauren Alaina, as well as Luna special guests Jessica Rose and Payton Taylor. Luna Guitars donated acoustic guitars to be autographed and auctioned for charity with all proceeds donated to St. Jude.

“Songs & Stories was an intricate storytelling evening and we hope the guitar donations help make a big monetary impact for St Jude’s,” said Gomes, speaking with Devon O’Day on air. “The event was also an opportunity for aspiring musicians in attendance to test drive a new guitar or ukulele from a brand making waves in the Nashville scene.”

Transitioning the discussion from Artists and Songwriters to the modern technological world, O’Day asked Luna Artist Jessica Rose, “What role does social media play when it comes to Artist development and reach?” Rose replied, “It is so cool to be able to communicate with my fans on a daily basis! I love hearing their feedback and bringing them behind the scenes on projects that people wouldn’t necessarily be able to see!”  

Gomes added, “Jessica is correct and does a great job. Artists should continuously stay-on-top of social media accounts that keep the target audience dialed-in and keeps their message fresh for fans. From a manufacturer stand-point, you can find some of the best brand ambassadors such as Luna Artist Chase Stephen, who will be instrumental in promoting brand awareness across social media.”

While wrapping up their time on the air, Devon O’Day asked  Adam Gomes questions about niche-specific instruments:

Topics discussed included:

  • Children’s guitars
  • 6-String Ukulele
  • Most Popular Ukulele Body Shape
  • Cajon

“Creative innovation begins with choosing the right instrument for you.”

For more information regarding Luna Instruments contact, Adam Gomes, Director of Marketing & Artist Relations at Luna Guitars at adam@lunaguitars.com or visit www.lunaguitars.com.

Luna Annual Memo 2017-2018

Time has shown that music serves a greater purpose to society than just bringing happiness to both musicians and listeners. From artists to organizations big and small, last year we saw people come together to attend benefit concerts and donate to various causes after, especially during some of the worst natural disasters the world has seen.

Many were left without shelter and supplies after several unfortunate natural disasters struck Texas, Florida, California, and Puerto Rico. During the aftermath we saw the world come together for grievance via social media, console one another and lift each other up through various acts of kindness.

In October 2017, Luna spearheaded benefit concert alongside the Sergeant Shredder Band to assist those that fell victim to natural disasters. All proceeds went to the American Red Cross. However, charity work for Luna did not stop there.

During the summer of 2017 Luna Guitars partnered with iHeartMedia for Guitar-B-Que in Nashville and donated several guitars that were signed by artists and raffled off, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Similarly, in November of 2017 we partnered with Beasley Broadcast Group for Guitar Pull and donated guitars that were also signed and raffled off with proceeds going to a variety of charities including St Jude’s, Shriner’s Hospital and Spark the Way.

Just recently Luna partnered with Musician’s On Call to help raise money for the organization to continue bringing live music to folks that are bedridden in hospitals. And for the past few years, Luna has donated ukuleles to Habilitat, a non-profit in Hawaii that helps victims of substance abuse, which were raffled at an annual event. Those are just a few charities.

As 2018 begins, we wish nothing more than peace and prosperity in the world but we know there will always be folks in need of help. The Luna Tribe embodies the definition of community and the concept of people helping people. As an instrument manufacturer, we are going to do what we can to help make people be the best they can be. Follow Luna on the journey through 2018 as we already have a few charity-partnerships lined up and more to come!

Yours truly,

Adam Gomes
Director of Marketing & Artist Relations
Luna Guitars

Luna Guitars Introduces Art Inspired Luna Percussion

Luna Adds Signature Touch to the Cajon; Takes Percussion to a Whole New Level

Tampa, FL – November 1st, 2017 – Luna Guitars, most commonly known for its creativity, introduces the all new Luna Cajon for 2018. The new Cajon focuses on enhancing 3 key elements of the performance from visual aesthetics to functionality and comfort. To ensure a sturdy structure, one can expect deep and punchy bass tones off the ash wood front piece while the body is supported by birch and eucalyptus woods. With a built in snare, drummers can control the flow and alter the rhythm of the music at any pace with the easily accessible quick switch of a lever for on and off control.

Luna puts the finishing touch on the Cajon by applying the signature Luna Tattoo design on the front. Cajons are available in three colors; Black, Teal & Green. Each comes with a branded travel bag and a foam pad for comfort when sitting on the Cajon.

“The Luna Tribe embodies ukulele enthusiasts, guitarists, bluegrass players and now we are excited to add the percussion element which we feel completes the Luna Tribe [Luna owners],” said Adam Gomes, Director of Marketing & Artist Relations at Luna Guitars. “We married quality & practicality with Luna’s creative vision – adding the signature Tattoo design that has become a staple to the Luna brand.”

A demo video is scheduled to be released later this year as well as additional photography. For more information regarding the Luna Cajon visit www.lunaguitars.com/cajon.

Features include:

• Birch & Eucalyptus Body

• Ash Wood Front Piece

• Luna Tattoo Design

• 3 Color Options; Black, Teal, Green 

• Includes Foam Pad & Branded Travel Bag

• 12 x 12 x 19 Inches

Luna Links

Website – lunaguitars.com

Newsletter – lunaguitars.com/subscribe

Facebook – facebook.com/lunaguitars

Twitter – twitter.com/lunaguitars

Instagram – instagram.com/lunaguitar

Luna Guitars Partners with iHeartMedia Nashville for Annual ACCU-CHEK Guide Guitar-B-Que Hosted By The BIG 98

Luna Guitars To Donate Acoustic Guitars To Raise Money For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Tampa, FL —August 18, 2017 — Luna Guitars, most commonly known for its art inspired acoustic guitars and a leader in the ukulele movement, has recently partnered with The Big 98, Nashville’s No.1 for new country music, to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the annual Guitar-B-Que on Wednesday, August 23 at Ascend Amphitheater.

The annual concert event hosted by iHeartMedia Nashville’s The BIG 98 will feature performances from artists such as Brett Eldridge, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, Devin Dawson, Ben Rue and DJ Sinister. Luna Guitars will donate several acoustic guitars to be signed by the performing artists including Brett Eldridge. The signed Vista Eagle guitar will be auctioned for charity and all proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“ACCU-CHEK Guide Guitar-B-Que is a staple event in the Nashville scene. The locals love it and we wanted to be a part of the fun but more importantly we hope the guitar donations help make a big impact in terms of donations for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Adam Gomes, Director of Marketing & Artist Relations for Luna Guitars. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with iHeartMedia.”

Additionally, Luna Guitars will be operating a photo booth where attendees can take a picture with Luna instruments. VIP attendees will be able to try an instrument of their choice, ranging from guitars to banjos to ukuleles. Instruments include but not limited to:  ART Vintage Dread, ART Recorder, Vista Deer, Vista Eagle, Tattoo Mahogany Ukulele and a Luna Banjo.

The ART Vintage Dread Solid Top Distressed is a New for 2017 guitar that features a vintage rustic look that is received well by country artists, songwriters and anyone that loves creativity.

For more information regarding The Big 98 Guitar-B-Que contact Mark Petty at markpetty@iheartmedia.com. For questions regarding Luna Guitars contact Adam Gomes at adam@lunaguitars.com

About iHeartMedia Nashville:

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Luna Guitars Introduces the Art Inspired Starry Night Concert Ukulele

Inspired by van Gogh’s Creative Vision and the Art of the Ukulele

Tampa, FL – Luna Guitars, most commonly known for its art inspired instruments, announced the latest addition to the Concert Series: the uke Starry Night. Iconic in its own regard and inspired by the historic van Gogh painting, the Starry Night ukulele has been widely popular since its release at the NAMM Show 2017. One can expect a stunning design with the warm sound and full tone from a concert series ukulele, matched with Luna’s creative vision and the Starry Night design.

“This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big.” These words were written by van Gogh, to his brother Theo, describing his inspiration for one of his best-known paintings. 

Features Include:

• Mahogany Body & Top

• Walnut Fretboard

• Mother of Pearl Moon Phase Inlays

• Scale Length – 15”

• Pearloid Open Gear Tuners

+ Watch the demo & learn more about the Uke Starry Night.

LUNA LINKS

Website – lunaguitars.com

Newsletter – lunaguitars.com/subscribe

Social Media

Facebook – facebook.com/lunaguitars

Twitter – twitter.com/lunaguitars

Instagram – instagram.com/lunaguitar

YouTube – youtube.com/user/lunaguitars

Watch a Video

LUNA GUITARS INTRODUCES THE VISTA DEER

vista-deer

Tampa, FL (December 07, 2016)Luna Guitars announced the latest addition to the Vista Series, the Vista Deer Tropical Wood Acoustic / Electric. This new offering from Luna offers an artistic glimpse of a deer in its natural habitat, surrounded by the fruits of nature. Consumers are not only drawn to the aesthetically pleasing aspect of a Vista Series guitar but also the variety of wood combination used to craft the instrument together. See specs for more information on wood selections: https://goo.gl/S84bQU 

The Vista collection evokes majestic landscapes, with open spaces to all sides and above, allowing creativity room to roam. Like the other Vista models, the Vista Deer comes with a tooled leather hard shell case.

To schedule an interview or showing at the NAMM Show, please contact adam@lunaguitars.com.

Features Include:

• Cocobolo Body

• Mahogany Neck & Ebony Fretboard

• Pearl Moon Phase Inlays

• Fishman® Presys+ Preamp System

• Grover Tuners

• Natural Gloss finish with Black and Gold Hardware

To watch Demo video, visit https://goo.gl/S84bQU.

LUNA LINKS

Website – lunaguitars.com
Newsletter – lunaguitars.com/subscribe

Social Media

Facebook – facebook.com/lunaguitars
Twitter – twitter.com/lunaguitars
Instagram – instagram.com/lunaguitar
YouTube – youtube.com/user/lunaguitars

LUNA GUITARS INTRODUCES THE FLORA ORCHID


flora-orchid
LUNA’S NEW Flora Orchid – Classic White Model to be Introduced at NAMM

Tampa, FL (December 07, 2016) – Expanding on the popular Flora Series, Luna Guitars announces the Flora Orchid in Classic White. The Flora Orchid is a symbol of the Orchidea flower, offering a variety of colorful sounds and a unique look. Guitarists will find this to be an exceptionally comfortable instrument as both a result of its parlor size, and also the onboard pre-amp, which delivers flexibility for amplification. The Flora Orchid features a comfortable, parlor body that suits a variety of players. To schedule an interview or showing, please contact adam@deanguitars.com.

Features Include:

• Maple Body / Spruce Top

• Mahogany Neck & Rosewood Fretboard

• Pearl Moon Phase Inlays

• Luna SL3 Preamp w/Tuner

• Comfortable C Shape Neck Profile

• Classic White finish with Brushed Nickel Hardware

To learn more about Luna Guitars, visit lunaguitars.com.

LUNA LINKS

Main

Website – lunaguitars.com
Newsletter – lunaguitars.com/subscribe

Social Media

Facebook – facebook.com/lunaguitars
Twitter – twitter.com/lunaguitars
Instagram – instagram.com/lunaguitar
YouTube – youtube.com/user/lunaguitars