St. Vincent appeared onstage with Taylor Swift and Beck earlier this week at Staples Center in Los Angeles. For the performance, which you can see in the video below, she played a guitar with an uniquely angled body shape.
Now comes word that the instrument is St. Vincent’s new signature guitar, created by the Grammy Award–winning guitarist in association with Ernie Ball Music Man.
The St. Vincent Signature guitar is crafted in Ernie Ball Music Man’s San Luis Obispo, California factory. It will be available in black or custom Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by St. Vincent. The guitar features an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, gunstock oil and hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard, St. Vincent inlays, Schaller locking tuners, five-way pick up selector with custom configuration and three mini humbuckers, the guitar also comes complete with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings.
The guitar will ship in early 2016 and retail for $1,899. It’s available for pre-order at MusicMan.com.
Born Annie Clark, St. Vincent performed as a member of the Polyphonic Spree and with Sufjan Stevens’ touring band before forming her own group in 2006. She has collaborated with David Byrne on 2012’s Love This Giant, and she received a Grammy for her 2014 album, St. Vincent.
“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,” Vincent says. “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.”