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Ned Steinberger began making electric basses, followed by guitars, in Brooklyn in 1979. Founding the company Steinberger Sound, production was moved to a manufacturing facility in Newburg, New York, until the company was sold to Gibson in 1987. Ned Steinberger introduced multiple innovations in electric guitar design that addressed ergonomics, materials and tonal response. With a body of carbon-graphite resin he reduced the weight of solid-body guitars. He dispensed with the headstock entirely and mounted a tailpiece that incorporated fine tuners for each string. This allowed for accurate and precise tuning for the player as well as shedding weight. Through materials and setup, Steinberger guitars are renowned for their clarity of tone and a sonic articulation that is clean and immediate. These instruments gained a loyal following among professional guitarists in the 1980s. David Gilmour along with Lou Reed, Johnny Winter, David Bowie, and Mark Knopfler are all known to have performed on Steinberger guitars.