It may seem a bit egotistical for someone to brand themselves as a saint, but for Annie Clark--stage name St. Vincent--such a lordly moniker is totally justified. Though Clark actually took her name from a Nick Cage song and has no desire to canonize herself (that's a job for music writers!), her name is fitting because she really is a patron saint of modern pop music.
Clark has a rep as a guitar hero, and though the may have honed her chops during three years of study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she's much more than a mere virtuoso. Certainly, her otherworldly guitar playing is impressive, but few virtuosos ever write songs as good as hers. Her art-damaged brand of indie rock draws from many artistic wells, her lyrics are poetic and thoughtfully composed, her melodies are catchy, and her riffs are awesome.
When you consider Clark's brilliance in all aspects of her songwriting, it's clear that she is a true pop auteur in the vein of David Bowie or Prince. So, our friends at Ernie Ball jumped at the chance to work with her on a new signature model guitar. Wildwoodians, we are proud to present the fruits of their labors: the Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent Signature.
Serial Number: G88855
Brand Ernie Ball Music Man
Model St. Vincent Signature
Finish Color Charcoal Sparkle
Finish Type High Gloss Polyester
Weight 6.90 lbs.
Body Wood African Mahogany
Neck Wood Roasted Figured Maple
Neck Finish Gloss Gunstock Oil and Hand-Rubbed Special Wax Blend
Neck Dimensions .800 1st-.900 12th
Fingerboard Radius 10"
Fingerboard Inlays Custom St. Vincent
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at Nut 1.650"
Frets 22 High Profile Medium Width
Pickups 2 Custom Music Man Humbuckers
Electronic Shielding Graphite Acrylic Resin Coated Body Cavity and Aluminum-Lined Pickguard
Controls 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-Way Switch
Hardware Matte Black
Bridge Custom St. Vincent Music Man Modern Tremolo with Vintage Bent Steel Saddles
Tuners Schaller M6-IND Locking
Pickguard 1-Ply Matte Black
Case Molded Plastic Hardshell