Sleek, curvaceous, light, and comfortable are all adjectives to describe the Music Man St. Vincent Signature model…and what better way to celebrate National Womens Day than with the first guitar designed by a woman from the ground up! Developed by St. Vincent herself, the guitar was inspired by her own needs as a female guitar player. She needed something small to accommodate her body size, and shaped in a way that would be comfortable for a woman. St. Vincent stated in an interview with Guitar World that “there’s room for a breast or two”, largely due to it’s large comfort cuts and narrow body.
The inspiration? Well, according to St. Vincent “Memphis design, 1960s–70s Japanese guitars, German art-pop pioneer Klaus Nomi and classic car colors,” fueled the final result of the model. And with it’s slender appearance, it’s undeniably attractive regardless of your gender. When it comes down to features, the St. Vincent Signature model sports 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. All-in-all, it’s a great guitar that sounds the part as well, and with all of the emerging female talent in the guitar-stratosphere, we look forward to many more guitar-designs from the female perspective. Scroll below to get a closer look at this guitar!
Photos by Walter Bryant