Luna’s newest entry in its Vintage Series, the Art Vintage Parlor takes modern playability and puts it in a rustic package.
The guitar’s solid spruce top on mahogany back and sides is a classic combination, and an attractive distressed satin sunburst finish, cream binding, and open-back aged-nickel tuning machines help make a great first impression. Fishman Presys II electronics round out the spec sheet, turning this parlor guitar into a gig-ready box.
Acoustically, the Art Vintage Parlor is remarkably loud and resonant. One sneaky reason is the 4″ soundhole – atypically large for a small-bodied acoustic. The tone is well-balanced and has a representative amount of bass for its class. Overall, the mids come forward, making this guitar a great strummer and serviceable picker.
The 25.5″-scale laurel fretboard has a flat 15″ radius – our tester played well all the way up the neck with a comfortable medium action. With a 111/16″ nut and C shape, the feel of this neck is pretty standard among modern acoustics. Fretwork was clean, with no edges, and the saddle might have benefitted from a little more TLC, but overall fit and finish were great, making for a very attractive instrument.
Boasting all-solid construction, robust electronics, and a rustic aesthetic, the Art Vintage Parlor Acoustic-Electric offers great value for players of any level.
This article originally appeared in VG’s August 2022 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.