Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Headless Axemen

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Learn something new every day, Enthusiasts: this existed (and probably still does, and probably now belongs to everyone’s favorite waitress-banging laudanum fiend NFL owner). Check out the site it’s from: there’s great pics and really detailed info on all of Garcia’s gear; the Amp page is bordering on monomaniacal, and therefore wonderful.

Headless guitars were a fad in the 80’s, kicked off by the Steinberger. Garcia had the guitar version:


John Kahn had the bass:

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It’s a shame Garcia never played his onstage, and had an all-Steinberger show. Damned shame.

I will not burnish my aesthetic credentials, Enthusiasts: I did not always realize how goofy these things were. When I was a sophomore in high school, a guitarist from one of the senior bands at the Battle of the Bands had this beauty:


I could not have been more impressed. (That guitarist–whose name I can’t recall–also had a hot sister in my grade. Great family.)


  1. Damn, you weren’t kidding about the amp page. TC Electronics had a Grateful Dead operating system???!!!

  2. Luther Von Baconson

    May 28, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Groucho Steinberger

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