"Luna" was built as a tribute to the rare vintage examples that had mahogany bodies, and were only made for a short period in '63. Using mahogany instead of the regular ash or alder resulted in a fantastically lively, warm and responsive acoustic tone. I had originally planned to use a H/S/H pickup layout but the acoustic tone cried out for the clarity of three single coils, so using a tried and tested configuration, I went with twin mid-scooped “Ozones” in the neck and middle with some added wallop from our “S90” single coil at the bridge. The neck is a decent sized C-shape profile with a slab rosewood ‘board with jumbo 6000 size frets across the 9.5” radius for improved choke-free bends and low action. The all nitro finish is heavily aged Shell Pink with a matching headstock face, and worn tinted nitro on the rear of the neck for a wonderful, broken in playing feel. Hardware is Kluson and Gotoh with our usual top-notch, highest quality CTS, Switchcraft and CRL electronic components on a full-sized aluminium shielding plate beneath a mint green aged pickguard.
Listen to "Luna" over on our Demo Page.
Model: “Luna” S-Type
Body: Solid two-piece mahogany
Neck: Maple with dark rosewood fingerboard and clay dot markers
Neck profile: C-shape
Neck dimensions: 22.6mm deep at 1st fret to 24.6mm deep at 12th
Fret size: 6000
Number of frets: 21
Nut width: 41.5mm
Finish: All nitrocellulose, aged Shell Pink on body with matching headstock and worn tinted lacquer on neck
Plastics: Three ply aged mint pickguard
Bridge: Gotoh vintage repro with steel block and bent steel saddles
Tuners: Kluson vintage repro
Pickups: Eternal hand wound “Ozones” in neck and middle, with an “S90” at the bridge.
Electronics: CTS Brass collar 250k volume and tone pots with an Orange Drop capacitor, a CRL five-way selector switch, cloth covered hook-up wire and a Switchcraft output jack socket. Aluminium shielding plate.
Nut: Handcut bone
Strings: Ernie Ball Slinky 10-46
Case: Vintage style tweed hardcase included