Best headless guitars: 8 top picks for all budgets and player styles

Harley Benton headless guitar on grey background
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If you’ve always dreamed of wielding one of the best headless guitars, then we urge you to read on – we’ve got some real treats in store for you. If, however, you’re a tad wary of the admittedly unconventional-looking headless axe species then we strongly urge you to read on. Trust us, in no time at all you’ll wonder why all guitars aren’t made this way.

Why buy a headless guitar? Because you’d be mad not to. They’re better balanced, more compact, lighter to wear, they stay in tune for longer and they’re easier to string. Oh, and they look cool – well, we think so anyway.

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Simon Fellows

When Simon's childhood classical guitar teacher boasted he 'enjoyed a challenge', the poor man had no idea how much he'd underestimated the scale of the task ahead. Despite Simon's lack of talent, the experience did spark a lifelong passion for music. His classical guitar was discarded for an electric, then a room full of electrics before Simon discovered the joys of keys. Against all odds, Simon somehow managed to blag a career as a fashion journalist, but he's now more suitably employed writing for Guitar World and MusicRadar. When not writing or playing, he can be found terrifying himself on his mountain bike.