St. Vincent designed her own guitar and it’s sleek as hell

Signature axe will available for shredding come 2016


Photo by Autumn Andel

St. Vincent, one of the best live performers around, is an absolute master of the guitar. It’s no surprise, then, that she’s finally gone ahead and designed one of her own.

Dubbed simply “St. Vincent”, it will be available in “Vincent Blue” (hand-picked by Annie Clark herself) or a simple yet sleek black starting next year thanks to Ernie Ball Music Man. No guarantees that customers will be able to shred like the “Digital Witness”, but it’s the next best thing.

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“I’m extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to design a guitar this personal with this company, this family, in whom I believe so completely,” Clark said in an official statement. “The entirety of my experience as a guitarist is invested in this instrument. I sought to create a tool that would help and inspire those who share my priorities in a guitar, namely that it be comfortable and lightweight and that it exhibit clean lines, all without sacrificing tone flexibility.”

Below, check out a description of the guitar from Ernie Ball’s website as well as some photos of the stylish piece:

“Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to announce an imaginative new signature guitar with GRAMMY® award-winning musician and guitarist St. Vincent. 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. 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.”

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Also, see St. Vincent rock the “St. Vincent” by revisiting her recent performance with Taylor Swift and Beck: