It’s often said that the guitar was designed to evoke a woman’s body, but it has taken until recently for women to get guitars that were actually made for us. This week, Annie Clark—also known as St. Vincent—debuted her latest collaboration with Ernie Ball Music Man on Instagram: more colors of the electric guitar she designed specifically to fit the female form. At just over seven pounds, it’s sleek and lightweight, and the mahogany body is cut away to highlight a woman’s waist. It won’t hide your other curves, though: In an Instagram post, Clark wrote, “There is room for a breast. Or two.”
A feminine guitar that isn’t pink or glittery, won’t knock into your breasts, and could make you a better musician? What a concept! Of course, the guitar doesn’t look girly at all; the colors are quite unisex, so guys with a smaller build would do well to try it, too. Clark hand-mixed a special “St. Vincent Blue,” and you can also choose from newly announced shades of tobacco, white, burgundy, and black available for pre-order in March. The masculine-feminine mix reflects Clark’s personal style, which ranges from sharp suits to glittery vintage dresses.
Armed with her new guitar, Clark should be able to experiment even more with her fashion choices. In an interview with Guitar World, she explained that standard, bulky guitars affected what she could or couldn’t wear. “I was always finding when I was playing onstage . . . the guitar would cut across one of the best features of the female body, which is your waist. I carry my guitar pretty high, so I had to make all of these costumes based on the fact that you wouldn’t be able to see if I had a waist or not.” We’re looking forward to seeing what she wears on her next tour—until then, order the guitar through the Ernie Ball Music Man site here.
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