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St. Vincent and Ernie Ball Music Man Announce 2017 Line of Signature Guitars

By: Staff –

The new St. Vincent Signature Collection will be available for pre-order on March 3rd.

The new St. Vincent Signature Collection will be available for pre-order on March 3rd.

Grammy award-winning artist St. Vincent, and Ernie Ball Music Man, have announced additions to their critically acclaimed line of St. Vincent Signature Guitars.

Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent (Annie Clark) with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique electric guitar pushes the boundaries of design with singular voice to match. The new St. Vincent Signature Collection will be available for pre-order on March 3rd in four bold new colors: Stealth Black, Tobacco Bust, Heritage Red and Polaris White.

St. Vincent unveiled the guitar in summer of 2015 at a Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles, during which she performed alongside Swift and Beck. “I’ve been playing it every single day, putting it through its paces and writing song after song on it,” she says. “It’s been the gift that keeps on giving.”

“First off, the Ball family and I get along like a house on fire,” says St. Vincent.  “I have played and respected their infallible craftsmanship for years. With the Ball family’s generosity, support, and expertise, I was able to put all of my years of playing, touring, and recording into a truly one-of-kind guitar. I could not be prouder of the guitar or the company.” 

Adds Ernie Ball CEO Sterling Ball, “You never know what will develop when you meet someone for the very first time and that first time involves diving into the design process.  Simple, ‘Annie meet Sterling, Sterling Meet Annie, now make her guitar vision a reality.’ This happens on TV but never in real life.  It did this time. I was very aware of Annie Clark’s talent and artistry. I was not prepared for the instant synergy and ease in which we all worked together. I’ve been doing this for a long time and the Annie Clark/St Vincent collaboration/relationship is a career highlight.”

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. January 25th sees the release of the Sterling By Music Man model, which is available in Classic Blue (Vincent Blue) for $599.

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