Luna Guitars Tribal bass review

If only more acoustic-electric bass guitars combined this much quality with a price this low...

Luna Tribal Bass
(Image: © Luna Guitars)

Guitar World Verdict

Versatile, playable, with an onboard pickup and preamp – and a reliable tuner – the Luna Guitars Tribal bass is a superb acoustic-electric option at a price that's hard to beat.


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    Playable and accessible acoustic bass.

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    Excellent value.

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    Onboard preamp and tuner.


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    No thumb rest might require a change of technique.

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Bass guitars with an acoustic element can sometimes be difficult to love, with their perennial issues of unwieldy balance and limited tones hard to resolve unless you pay a hefty chunk of cash, which means you’re then reluctant to gig the instrument. 

What we need from any acoustic bass guitar – and its electro-acoustic and acoustic-electric variants – is for it to be playable, with a decent tone range, and for it to be able to take a few knocks without breaking the bank. 

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.