After designing a guitar specifically for women, musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent is gearing up to join the pantheon that includes the Swiss-American who co-founded the guitar company Adoph Rickenbacker, Les Paul (one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar) and Leo Fender.
According to the Daily Mail, 33-year-old singer Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, has created the St Vincent Signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar which is lighter and leaves “room for breasts.”
Guitar World reports that St. Vincent, who is said to be the partner of the English fashion model and actress Cara Delevingne, created a guitar with a body of African mahogany and a rosewood neck. The St. Vincent signature guitar comes in two colors, black or Vincent Blue. The guitar has a shade that was hand-mixed by St. Vincent herself, and the instrument comes fully equipped with three mini-humbuckers and a custom Music Man tremolo system.
St. Vincent stated that if a person has a great instrument, he or she is going to play better, playing up to the level of the instrument.
The Independent reports that it was an intensive process for Annie Clark, who acknowledges that her guitar design was developed between 10-12 different prototypes before coming to a final design. St Vincent took on her Instagram and wrote, “I wanted to design a tool that would be ergonomic, lightweight, and sleek. There is room for a breast – or two.”
St Vincent wanted to create a guitar that would look flattering to the female form, and the musician made the unusual angular design. The singer-songwriter said she is glad that another guitar exists sympathetic to the female form.