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Product Review: Luna Safari Koa Supreme

In 2020, Luna Guitars announced the release of their Luna Safari Koa Supreme, an acoustic-electric travel guitar. Being three-quarter size, it’s one of the smallest of their lineup of acoustic guitars.

The size gives you the easy portability, but the girth is close to a parlor sized acoustic’s. The solid Koa top and laminate Koa sides make for a resonant sonic chamber, producing an organic, clear, and full tone. A solid mahogany nineteen fret, C-shaped neck (15” radius), and Pau Ferro wood fingerboard create a well-balanced and smooth playing experience.

The abalone soundhole rosette and Pearloid moon phase inlays are typical of the Luna aesthetic. The bone 1.6875” nut and bridge hold D’Addario .012-.053 strings, and the open-gear tuning machines turn easily, yet hold firm. A satin finish and single-ply black binding add the finishing touches.

The Safari Koa Supreme has distinct tonal traits when using a microphone on it versus plugging into the Fishman Sonitone preamp, which is great. The volume and tone controls are located inside the soundhole.

Easy to fret and eager to please, I found this instrument a joy to play. A challenge for travel guitars is that they’re forever compared to their larger siblings, but the Safari Koa Supreme sounded full, resonant, and clear. As an added extra bonus, for those “fly gigs,” it fits nicely in an airplane overhead bin, and a durable gig bag is included.

For full specifications and more information, visit lunaguitars.com.
Price: $329.00

Steve McKinley

Steve McKinley is the bass player for Joel Kosche (of Collective Soul) in his solo band and for the Led Zeppelin tribute Led Zeppelified. He’s been part of the Atlanta music scene for years playing in bands (i.e. Julius Pleaser, Sid Vicious Experience, Pretty Vacant et al) and has recorded and toured throughout the Southeast. His songs have been played on the radio, he has appeared on television and is an ASCAP member. With his electronics skills and experience, he runs Atlanta Tube Amp and Steve McKinley Electronics and is an Instructor on JamPlay.com. He roots for Atlanta United, works on cars and drinks his coffee strong, hot and black. He can be found on his sites, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. www.atlantatubeamp www.tubescreamermods.com

Steve McKinley
Steve McKinley is the bass player for Joel Kosche (of Collective Soul) in his solo band and for the Led Zeppelin tribute Led Zeppelified. He’s been part of the Atlanta music scene for years playing in bands (i.e. Julius Pleaser, Sid Vicious Experience, Pretty Vacant et al) and has recorded and toured throughout the Southeast. His songs have been played on the radio, he has appeared on television and is an ASCAP member. With his electronics skills and experience, he runs Atlanta Tube Amp and Steve McKinley Electronics and is an Instructor on JamPlay.com. He roots for Atlanta United, works on cars and drinks his coffee strong, hot and black. He can be found on his sites, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. www.atlantatubeamp www.tubescreamermods.com
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