NS Design founder Ned Steinberger’s early instrument design innovations manifested with his headless Steinberger guitar, and his work is continuing to bring exciting innovations to the market. His latest is the NS Mini Headstock Tuner, manufactured and sold by D’Addario’s Planet Waves division. Small, lightweight, and visually unobtrusive, it received “Best in Show” recognition at the Summer NAMM international trade show in Nashville, TN. The Mini Tuner clips discretely to the headstock of a guitar or bass and senses the instrument’s tone through an ultra-responsive piezo pickup. Ned is currently working on a clamp that will attach it to the body of a violin, ending the struggle many violinists face in attaching guitar tuners to their instruments.
For more information about the NS Mini Headstock Tuner, read D’Addario’s press release.
UPDATE: Check out D’Addario’s great new video demonstration of the NS Mini Headstock Tuner:
Christopher Vitas says
Ned, this is a great idea. When you get a violin model perfected, I’ll be first in line to get it!
Jackson Jones says
Great idea everyone now has headstock tuners of different styles and types they ruin the presentation of otherwise beautiful instruments. This design is brilliantly simple and discrete. Can you tell let me have details of your UK dealers, Thanks!
NS Design says
Thanks for the kind words! The tuner is actually made and sold by D’Addario’s Planet Waves division, so you’ll be able to get it wherever their products are sold. Try heading over to http://planetwaves.com for more info.
Hello I just love this idea, but I play portuguese guitar and the clip is too SHORT to hang on my guitar, can you make a litle long the arm of the clip.