Baku, February 17, AZERTAC
St. Vincent, otherwise known as Annie Clark, has created a guitar designed specifically for women, according to Independent.
She now joins Albert Lee, John Petrucci, and Steve Morse in the release of a signature guitar with brand Ernie Ball Music Man. Given free rein on the piece's design, Clark set out to create something that would tackle her own past issues with the standard design of the instrument.
"For me a guitar that is not too heavy is really important because I’m not a very big person," she told Guitar World. "I can’t even play a Sixties Strat or Seventies Les Paul. I would need to travel with a chiropractor on tour in order to play those guitars. It’s not that those aren’t great guitars, but they render themselves impractical and unfunctional for a person like me because of their weight."
It was an intensive process for Clark, who admits her design shifted between 10-12 different prototypes before coming to a final design. An effort which has resulted in an important artefact for women in the music industry, in which very few female stars have been able to develop their own signature instruments.
The guitar will be available in two colours: black or Vincent Blue, a shade hand-mixed by Clark herself.