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Rocker Mom and Daughter Who Wanted to Create a Better Guitar

Luna Guitars’ Mission of Sharing Fits Into Major Theme of Mother’s Day

Through the years men and women have honored their mothers with songs, flowers, gifts and jewelry.

     Yvonne de Villiers had a different idea. She founded a company, Luna Guitars.

     Yvonne’s mother, Cuban-born Hilda Williers, a professional electric bass player, performed regularly in the 1960s during a time when female bass players were rare. Yvonne watched with pride as her pioneering mom performed with a popular rock group.

     Yvonne loved music, but her true gift was in the visual arts realm as an accomplished stained-glass artist. She embarked on a mission to use guitars (and later other instruments) as a canvas to design instruments that would look as beautiful as they sound. Now Luna instruments are a favorite of men, women and children of various sizes and abilities.

     Is Hilda proud of her daughter? You bet. The feisty octogenarian is 88 years old and still going strong with 17 music students in her studio. No doubt she is also pleased that Yvonne has incorporated a key value that not only she taught her daughter, but nearly all mothers try to emphasize to their children as well, to share.

     This includes the company’s community involvement encouraging Luna players to share their music as a force for inspiration and healing in their communities, as well as providing musicians the opportunity to offer their thoughts and music on the company’s website. Please check out a sample or two at http://www.lunaguitars.com/artists.php

     Also in the spirit of sharing, Luna offers numerous contests throughout the year for individuals to win a free instrument. You can check out the current contest by going to the company’s website http://www.lunaguitars.com/moonflowercontest/about.php. The entry deadline is May 13.

     More information about Luna Guitars instruments, the company’s unique story, as well as the family of individuals who play Luna instruments is available at www.lunaguitars.com or call 1-866-857-1647.
mother and daughter, Hilda and Yvonne

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