St. VINCENT – Signature Collection Guitar

Posted: January 12, 2017 in Guitars
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StVincent has designed a new line of signature guitars, one of which she’s lovingly named after the late, great David Bowie .

Done in collaboration with Ernie Ball Music Man, the new model of guitar made its live debut back in 2015, when Annie Clark made an appearance at a Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles. It will finally be available for purchase on March 3rd and will come in four bold colors: Stealth Black, Tobacco Burst, Heritage Red, and Polaris White, which Clark has specifically dubbed the “Thin White Duke”.

“It’s a classic, elegant-looking guitar,” she recently told Guitar World, later adding, “I’ve been playing it every single day, putting it through its paces and writing song after song on it.” Clark can be seen holding the Bowie-named axe on the cover of the magazine’s January 2017 issue. A press release further details the sleek instrument:

“Featuring an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, gunstock oil and hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard, St. Vincent inlays, Schaller locking tuners, 5-way pick up selector with custom configuration and 3-mini humbuckers, the guitar also comes complete with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings and will retail for $1899.” Check out a short clip on the signature collection,

Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style. Crafted in Ernie Ball Music Man’s San Luis Obispo, California factory, the St. Vincent signature is available in black or custom Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by Annie. New colors for 2017 include Polaris White, Heritage Red, Tobacco Burst, and Stealth Black.

 

St. Vincent Logo

Aside from showcasing a new guitar, Clark taking a stance against run-of-the-mill, sexist music publications that tend to only feature women if they’re scantily clad.

“I did a quick Google search of women on the covers, and all I really saw was girls in bikinis holding guitars like they’ve never held a guitar before,” Clark explained to the magazine. “I started thinking about that and just wanted to make my own absurdist comment on it. I couldn’t really let it slide without poking a bit of fun and taking the piss a little!”

Clark previously designed a line of Ernie Ball guitars in 2015. Her forthcoming album is one of our most anticipated of the year. January marks the one-year anniversary of Bowie’s passing.

Introducing the 2017 Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent Signature Collection. Four bold new finishes including Stealth Black with black hardware, matte finished maple neck and ebony fretboard, Tobacco Burst, Polaris White and Heritage Red with gold hardware. Pre-sales begin March 3rd, 2017.

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