What You Need To Know
1 C’mon, it’s not the April issue…
Haha… Headless guitars aren’t new (even Les Paul had one, we believe), but they are associated with their heyday in the 80s thanks to Ned Steinberger. And for many of us classicists, they just look wrong.
2 So, why the review?
To let you know that – divisive looks aside – this is one of the most inspiring electric guitars we’ve ever played. As you’ll read, it has a very unusual neck shape with a very flat fingerboard radius, but ergonomically it’s superb with a super-light weight.
3 Fanned frets, though. Why?
Again, this is far from new, even old-school luthiers such as George Lowden are a fan (pardon the pun). Compared to some seven- or eight-string guitars, the multi-scale difference is slight here: 635mm (25 inches) on the top E moving to 648mm (25.5 inches) on the low E. In theory, the basses are slightly more ‘piano-like’, the trebles slightly softer. Our advice is don’t knock it till you’ve tried it – a bit like the overall guitar.