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Harlem Headless Guitar in Trans Black - £183.98 delivered at Gear4Music

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looks remarkably like a strandberg but at a fraction of the price

Loud, wild and distinctive. From the ground up the Harlem Headless Guitar by Gear4music has been designed to break free from the ordinary. Featuring an ultra-lightweight body, valley-like cutaways, and a pair of high-output ceramic humbuckers, the Harlem Headless is available to all players wanting something versatile, diverse, and a little bit outrageous. Escort your playing to exhilarating places and find inspiration in a guitar that is screaming to be played.
added by louiselouise:

  • Headless guitar without double-ball strings
  • Ultra-lightweight 2kg design
  • Zero fret ensures even tone across open and fretted notes
  • Magnetic wrench in the bridge for rapid tuning and restringing

Lose your head

No heads are better than one. Losing the headstock altogether promotes even tension across the strings, reduces guitar maintenance, and your valuable playing routine is consequently increased. Time is limited. Now you can play for longer. Bonus.

Your strings, your thing
Strings are personal. So is your tone. Headless guitars often require special "double-ball" strings to operate – with the Harlem Headless, you can use your regular guitar strings. We've designed this guitar so you can carry on playing the branded strings you love, or experiment with others. The choice is all yours. Your tone is a gift and we want you to keep it.

Take it to the bridge
Do things differently and tune at the bridge. With the headstock out of the equation, the bridge doubles up its duties and masters both – not only is it easy to use, the bridge also gives you assured tuning stability, too. A magnetic wrench securely slots inside; the only tool you’ll need for fine-tuning adjustments and rapid string changes. It couldn’t be easier.

Access all areas
Be no stranger to higher notes. If you’ve wanted to reach the topmost frets with confidence, now you can. With stunningly sculpted cutaways, drift along the mahogany neck and let your fingers dance over all 24 frets effortlessly. There's also a zero-fret, which improves sustain and ensures open notes sound the same as fretted notes. Have that edge and level-up as a player with ease.

Rock out like Beethoven
Be a cut above the rest. Ergonomically designed, the Harlem Headless is ultra-lightweight. We've deliberately removed the bottom-right corner of the guitar, creating its distinctive shape and significantly reducing the weight. At just 2kg and 81cm long, the bulk is considerably less compared to traditional guitars, making longer playing periods much more pleasurable. There's an added bonus, too. The unique body shape also gives you access to more comfortable seating positions. Inspired by the 'classical' playing position, this promotes a much better posture and encourages better technique, while assisting players who have inhibited mobility and want to play more than their current instrument allows. It gives far less strain on the fretting arm, making chords and technical exercises easier than before.

Turn heads
Topped with Ash Burl and finished in a beautiful black burst, each guitar is unique with its individual wood pattern, making this a distinctively attractive guitar to own. With its radical appearance and unusual design, the Harlem Headless will be sure to captivate anyone who looks in your direction.

Body & Bridge
  • Model: Harlem headless guitar by Gear4music
  • Body: Basswood with Ash Burl top
  • Construction: Bolt-on, with ultra access carve
  • Finish: Black Burst
Neck & Fingerboard
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Neck Thickness at the First Fret: within 21 mm plus/minus 0.5mm
  • Neck Thickness at the 12th Fret: within 24 mm plus/minus 0.5mm
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Fingerboard: Oiled ebonized Poplar laminate
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75''/400mm
  • Scale: Full size 648mm / 25.5"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo with zero fret
Pickups & Hardware
  • Bridge: Headless bridge system with magnetic tuning wrench
  • Tuners: Headless strings, ball-end anchor
  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Pickups: 2 x high output, ceramic humbucking pickups
  • Controls: 1 x volume, 3-way pickup selector switch
Included Accessories
  • 1/4" jack cable
  • Gig bag
  • Strap
  • Plectrums
  • Length: 810mm
  • Width: 312mm
  • Depth: 44mm
  • Weight: 2kg

Note: We source our woods sustainably. The Harlem Headless electric guitar does not contain woods from any exhausted or endangered sources. It is fully CITES compliant.

£229.99 gear4music (ebay store) ebay.co.uk/itm…709
£229.99 Amazon / gear4music amazon.co.uk/Har…QN8

Discussion about this on VGuitarForums: vguitarforums.com/smf…6.0 (they don't really reach a verdict, though)

Reviews from Gear4Music customers:4067240_1.jpg4067240_1.jpgReview from Aled Roberts - (The review starts properly at 1:49):
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    Not bad for half a guitar!
    It just looks odd, it's like those balance bikes you get for kids where it's a bike without the pedals. Would like to try one to say I've played a headless.
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    Clever idea with cutaway to sit on knee when sitting down - at first- but then noticed the jack socket position! Bit of a design flaw.
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    This looks like a cool beer bottle opener
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    I... Don't dislike it?
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    Seeing reports of the bridge coming loose with use.