David King D Bass

‘Use your head!’ grownups may have chided you as a rascally youth. But what if, in some strange, Rod-Serling-esque twist of irony, you suddenly didn’t have one? Having your no head would be only a bit more jarring in appearance and feel as headless basses and guitars were when luthier Ned Steinberger introduced them in the late ’70s. But Steinberger’s radical rectangular instruments and the more traditional-looking headless designs that followed in the ’80s had distinct size, weight, and balance advantages you might not gain from losing your own noggin.