Your monthly e-zine from Luna Guitars - April 2007

 

In this issue

The Diverse World of Luna Guitars

On My Drawing Board

Staff Notes

We Have a Winner!

 


 

Above are Kelly and Emilio Miller-Lopez from the Celtic band Woodland.


Country music artists 
Megan Mullins and John Bohlinger, 
seen on Nashville Star, are pictured below.



The Diverse World of Luna Guitars

Luna Guitars supports the imaginative application of music to benefit girls and boys, women and men, and society as a whole. We joyfully embrace our role as a responsible citizen of our world. We will help advance that world by participating in and supporting causes that empower and affirm guitar players of all ages, thus enabling them to realize their full potential as integral individuals who elevate and contribute to the well being of our world.

The paragraph above concludes Luna Guitars' mission statement. Our company was founded on a philosophy of inclusion and we delight in reaching out to guitar players everywhere. As you may know, we initially set out to design guitars specifically for women and girls. But when the guys found out how great Luna's instruments looked, how comfortably they play and how well they're made, we began seeing a lot of Luna guitars going home with male owners. We welcomed the guys and expanded our mission to include not just female players, but all guitar players.

Something else that's great is that Luna instruments have been enthusiastically embraced by musicians from a wide variety of genres. We have folk rockers, alternative rockers, garage rockers, Celtic musicians, world music players, Latin fusion guitarists, blues musicians, country players and metal bands. You need look no further than the amazing lineup of Luna Artists to see the diverse group of musicians who love their Lunas. We couldn't be happier! What better reflection could there be of Luna's philosophy than the smiling faces of our artists and owners?

Although we don't include addresses in the bios you'll read on the Luna Web site, it's readily apparent from their bios that our artists and players come from the four corners of the globe. Below, you'll see just a few of the super musicians who've joined our exclusive group of Luna artists. You can learn more about them and see the faces of Luna owners, visitors to our displays at the NAMM shows, our company team members and all the other wonderful people who greet Luna Guitars wherever we go - online or in person.

So when you pick up your Luna guitar, don't be surprised if you begin to feel boundaries fall away. Boundaries that limit creativity and that separate us as human beings. At Luna, we love to welcome new members to our family - to our amazing world of diverse and beautiful instruments, diverse and beautiful people. Come and share Luna's unique vision of a world linked by the joy and power of creativity and music! 

     
Pictured above are just a few of the great artists who represent Luna Guitars across a variety of musical genres. Top left: Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian of the world music group Niyaz. Top middle is Jill Souble who had a hit with "I Kissed a Girl." Top right, is garage rocker Ellie Vee of The Charms.

Bottom left is Jackie Chambers of the British metal band Girlschool. Bottom right is Latin fusion artist Gio Murillo of Santa Mamba. 


Yvonne and friend enjoy the ambience 
of her magic backyard garden.

On My Drawing Board                       

A message from Yvonne de Villiers
Luna Guitars Executive Director & Artistic Designer   
   
Music is the Link that Binds us Together

Where there is cultural diversity, music is the binding factor. We at Luna are committed to designing instruments that will appeal to a variety of players and we celebrate the cultural and musical diversity of our Luna artists. 
From metal to mythic, music is the constant backdrop to our lives that allows our souls and bodies to respond, reboot and rejuvenate. Music is called the universal language because it is made up of seven main notes. No matter what instrument you are playing, from what musical tradition, there is an underlying architecture to music ... a framework, and something deep within us that responds. Enjoy these musical quotations, and check out our new artists!

Shine On!
Yvonne

"I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. 
Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality."
... H.A. Overstreet

"Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; 
it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words."
... Robert G. Ingersoll


"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. 
It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, 
everyone loves music." 
... Billy Joel

"I'd like to get something together - like a Handel, Bach, Muddy Waters, 
flamenco type of thing. If I could get that sound, I'd be happy." 
... Jimi Hendrix

"... Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams 
... all of them are different styles, but those are the songs that make the times
 .. they're the songs that last through time." 
... Dolly Parton
 

 

 

 

"Diversity 
is the one true thing 
we all have 
in common. 
Celebrate it every day."

...Source Unknown





Staff Notes        
From your Luna Guitars team 

Are You an F.O.L? 

 

That's Friend of Luna, and we certainly hope that you'll join us as an official friend when you check out Luna on Myspace.com. The popular online community where friends get together to share photos, music, thoughts and more with family, friends and friends-to-be recently welcomed Luna Guitars to its ranks. 

 

"Luna believes in the power of grassroots," explains Luna executive director Yvonne de Villiers. "Myspace is a great way to do some grassroots networking, to see some Luna family faces on our "friends" section and to get good feedback in the "comments" section. We want to invite everyone to visit us there and encourage all of our friends to fly one of the  Luna banners they'll find there."

 

Check us out at Myspace -- meet some of our Luna artists and hear their music. While you're there, grab yourself a Luna banner! 

 

 www.myspace.com/officiallunaguitars

 We Have a Winner!
of the 
Venus Meets Andromeda Contest

Presented by Luna Guitars and Venus Magazine

Congratulations to Jeanine O'Toole of Chicago who's the proud new owner of an Andromeda Phoenix electric guitar, compliments of Luna Guitars and Venus Magazine the publication about women in music, art, film, fashion and culture.

The Andromeda Phoenix is a breathtaking beauty that packs awesome sound power into a super lightweight body that features Luna's trademark play-all-night-in-comfort engineering. The sleek Phoenix unfolds her legendary wings in iridescent abalone on a background of glossy ebony. A symbol of rebirth in ancient societies, the image of the phoenix represents beauty, power, vision and inspiration. Rock on, Jeanine!

Keep your eyes on Luna Guitars! 
We have more contests coming up this year. 
You could be our next winner! 

www.lunaguitars.com

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