2010s Luna Trinity A-Style Archtop Mandolin

I'm so used to being underwhelmed when playing newer, student-level instruments. This Luna Trinity surprised me, though. Despite its Celtic looks, it has a poppy, bluegrass-like tone. It played decently when it arrived, too, but after a quick setup it plays fast as heck with modern, A-5-style joint and fret access.

So: consider me impressed at $400 new. They're a good competitor for Eastman's lower-end instruments to run up against.

Repairs included: setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid maple

Bracing type: tonebar

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: walnut

Neck wood: maple

Action height at 12th fret:
hair-under 1/16" (fast)
String gauges: 34w-10 lights

Neck shape: medium soft V

Board radius: flat

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-narrow

Scale length: 13 7/8"

Nut width: 1 1/16"

Body width: 10 3/8"

Body depth: 2" + arching

Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz

Condition notes: it's pretty clean and new-ish save minor scratching and scuffing here and there on the body and headstock only apparent because of the satin finish. The frets are in good order (not much used) and it's ready to go.

It comes with: a "flight"-style case.


McComber said…
We’ve purchased a few Luna instruments in the last several years because we like their willingness to be odd and creative, but also because they are reachable costwise, gig hardy and sound pretty decent. We own two now that we’ve grown fond of and just can’t let go of. I remember back in the seventies taking some of our old Fenders and Gibsons for granted. Now I wish I could have some of them back but they are now out of range. I wonder if some of the Luna instruments will grow in favor and appreciation as they age, kind of like the Kay made catalog instruments. That’s a sweet and unique little mandolin!
Jake Wildwood said…
Yeah I've been impressed by a lot of them. They're cute and functional and don't get toooo wonky when in use for long periods. :)

Agreed about fancy gear -- I work on expensive stuff but can't own it! Kids!!!