Actually I may buy one and put the neck on a K7 for sure. Would look killer with blue or grey. Im actually thinking they made the headstock black because they knew we wouldnt like Basswood and that some of us may put the neck on something else, therefore leaving it the neutral color of black. Could Ibanez actually be smarter than any of us are aware of by purposefully leaving the headstock a neutral color? I do think that for every 1 person not buying it cause its Basswood there will be 5 buying it only for the neck or because it has a pretty galaxy white body. Since its Basswood and I wont need the body, I want a neutral black headstock. If the body was Mahogany, then I would want the headstock to be matching because it would remain attached.