Annie Clark, who goes by the stage name St. Vincent, is one of the few guitar virtuosos we still have in these modern times and now she has a guitar designed by her and made by Ernie Ball Music Man matching her figure and playing style. In 2016, you can own one too.
Pre-orders aren't available yet, but you can sign up for an email notification when the pre-orders go live. Units will ship in early 2016 according to the Ernie Ball website.
The sleek guitar with stark penetrating lines is designed to be lightweight and comfortable without compromising tone flexibility, Clark said in an official statement according to Consequence of Sound. Fans of the design can get the guitar simply titled St. Vincent in "Vincent Blue," which was hand mixed by Clark herself, or a simple black. Based on the pictures below, you definitely want to go for the custom blue.
The neck and fret board are made of hand-rubbed rosewood and the body is carved from an African mahogany. Schaller locking tuners, a 5-way pick up selector with custom configuration and 3-mini humbuckers are all a part of the package as is the Music Man tremolo.
St. Vincent is by far one of the best performers out there (and has been since the GRAMMY winning artist hit the road after her critically acclaimed self-titled album). Her robotic-like playing and performance style has attracted the attentions of new-found fans all over the world.
While she's an old school rock guitarist at heart, getting her start playing in more traditional groups playing rock and punk covers, her 2014 release combines those classic sounds with an electronic ethos, creating a sort of modernist guitar style. Everything from her dress, her live performances of synchronized robotic dance moves and now even her custom guitar, reflect the world of St. Vincent.
So far she has only two more shows announced for the year, one at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Aug. 30 and the other at the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 6.
Watch her shred below.