St. Vincent’s Annie Clark is one of our greatest working guitar heroes, and so it’s only right that she’s now getting her own signature guitar. The guitar manufacturer Ernie Ball has just unveiled the St. Vincent Signature Guitar, which Clark designed with help from the company’s team of engineers. Clark actually debuted the guitar earlier this week, when she and Beck joined Taylor Swift onstage in Los Angeles. Here’s what Clark has to say about the guitar in a press release:
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. 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. It is with pride that I present the St. Vincent Signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar.
That same press release has some specs on the guitar:
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.
The guitar retails for a cool $1,899, and it’s up for pre-order here.