Steinberger reissues Spirit Collection of headless guitars and basses

Love them or loathe them, Steinberger’s headless designs sure are portable, and for 2018, they’re making a comeback under the tagline “the ultimate travel guitar”.

The reissued Spirit Collection delivers the familiar headless designs, all-wood construction, precision tuners and high-performance pickups, but adds new finishes and quilt tops.

New models include the GT-Pro Deluxe, GT-Pro Quilt Top Deluxe, XT-2 Standard Bass, Standard Bass XT-25 five-string and XT-25 Quilt Top Deluxe five-string, as well as the XT-2B Bass, which features the DB Drop system for instant drop D tuning.

All instruments feature standard-scale fingerboards that are tuned at the bridge using the 40:1 ratio Double-Ball tuning system, as well as Steinberger pickups.

Now under the Gibson Brands umbrella, Steinberger assures players the 30” (guitar) and 39” (bass) lengths will fit in airline overhead compartments for easy transportation.

For more info, head over to the new Steinberger website.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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