VINCENT & ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN INTRODUCE NEW 2018 SIGNATURE GUITAR MODELS
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ELECTRIC GUITAR ENVISIONED AND DESIGNED BY GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST ST. VINCENT AND ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN
NEW 2018 VERSION INCLUDES DOUBLE HUMBUCKER MODEL, ROASTED MAPLE NECKS AND STUNNING ARRAY OF NEW FINISHES, INCLUDING CHARCOAL SPARKLE, BLUE DAWN AND SEA BREEZE
ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN SPOTLIGHTS NEW MODELS IN SHORT FILM, “DISRUPTION BY DESIGN,” FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE OF ST. VINCENT’S RECENT COACHELLA REHEARSALS, INTERVIEWS, MORE
Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2018) – Grammy award-winning artist ST. VINCENT and ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN, premier manufacturer of musical instruments, have announced additions to their critically acclaimed line of St. Vincent Signature Guitars. The guitar was envisioned and designed by St. Vincent (Annie Clark) in collaboration with Ernie Ball CEO Sterling Ball and the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man.
New for 2018, the St. Vincent Signature Guitars now feature premium roasted maple necks with rosewood, ebony or maple fretboards and two pick up configurations, including three Dimarzio mini-humbuckers or the all-new custom-designed Ernie Ball Music Man dual humbucking pickups. Both feature a 5-way pickup selector for a unique offering of tonal options. Available in St. Vincent Blue (a color hand-mixed by Clark), Tobacco Burst, Polaris White and Stealth Black. New colors for 2018 include Charcoal Sparkle, Blue Dawn and Sea Breeze. American-made Ernie Ball Music Man models start at $2,199.00. Additionally, the Sterling By Music Man export model is available in St. Vincent Blue or Stealth Black from $599.99. For more info, click HERE.
Ernie Ball Music Man is celebrating the 2018 St. Vincent Signature Guitar with the release of “Disruption By Design,” a special short film that features never-before-seen footage from St. Vincent’s recent Coachella rehearsal sessions, scenes shot at her private home studio, and sees her sharing the process behind the creation of the world of St Vincent, her new tour visuals, as well as the guitar she created to craft her latest album, Masseduction. Click HERE to watch.
Since its initial release, the innovatively designed guitar continues to draw rave reviews from critics and fans worldwide.
Guitar World honored the St. Vincent Signature Guitar with their coveted platinum award, praising it for “boldly evoking the glorious space age designs of the Sixties.” They added, “And though it may look outrageously unorthodox, it’s an intelligently designed guitar that is wonderfully comfortable to play and tonally versatile.”
In a recent Rolling Stone cover story, fellow Grammy winner Jack White revealed that he added a St. Vincent Signature Model to his arsenal of guitars and used that guitar during his appearance on Saturday Night Live this past April.
In an interview with Vice News Tonight on HBO, Clark discussed the design process. “After the initial drawings and a lot of talk about pickups and wood and color and ergonomics, pretty much every week there would be a new prototype for me to check out,” she said. “So we kept making adjustments and making sure that the balance felt right and that it was as comfortable to play sitting as it was standing up. It’s a great player guitar. It’s the only thing I play now.”
ABOUT ERNIE BALL
The Southern California-based Ernie Ball is a third generation, family-run business. They employ a “techie artisan” approach that combines cutting-edge technology with handcrafted techniques and as pointed out by Adweek and Inc., they’ve also become a high-quality content creator securing brand loyalty on the level of a major media organization. Ernie Ball was the first to offer rock strings with the creation of Slinkys®, the iconic light-gauge electric guitar strings that are widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. Ernie Ball further revolutionized the market by offering guitarists custom-gauge single strings. With its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, the family-run company has been on a continued pursuit of innovation. Throughout the last decade, Ernie Ball has built on this foundation to develop strings that are uniquely superior and different, and as a result created Cobalt and M-Steel Strings. Last year Ernie Ball changed the game once again by creating the world’s strongest, most durable and technologically advanced guitar strings. They’re called PARADIGM and they’re the first-ever strings to come with a fully-backed guarantee: if PARADIGM strings break or rust within 90 days of purchase, Ernie Ball will replace them free of charge (which is unheard of in the industry).