Wabi-sabi embraces imperfection and appreciates asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity and the organic nature of natural objects . Luna’s new “Wabi-Sabi” guitars are constructed with B grade tops….usually rejected for being aesthetically imperfect but sounding the same as A grade tops. This is a brilliant combination as each guitar is different and we are able to offer a solid top guitar at a laminate guitar price, all while making more complete use of our natural resources. The instruments feature a Zen brushstroke rosette, full dreadnought and GC cutaway bodies, B-grade spruce solid top, Mahogany back and sides and a rosewood fretboard. The GC profile also features an onboard preamp.
Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not Pergo; rice paper, not glass. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent..
“Wabi-sabi is not found in nature at moments of bloom and lushness, but at moments of inception or subsiding. Wabi-sabi is not about gorgeous flowers, majestic trees, or bold landscapes. Wabi-sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral things so subtle and evanescent they are invisible to the eyes unless you are really looking….”
From Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren
A picture is worth a thousand words. Please enjoy these following examples of Wabi Sabi and remember to embrace the imperfection of beauty.