As previously reported, to tie-into the recent release of her latest album, Ernie Ball Music Man signature artist Annie Clark released a very limited (12 pieces worldwide) MASSEDUCTION edition of her STV guitar. The guitars’ aesthetic is an extension of the unique visual world of ‘MASSEDUCTION.’ Although now sold out worldwide, the guitar was available in four neon colors: blue, lime, pink and orange (with leopard print pickguard). The guitar also came with a deluxe vinyl copy of ‘MASSEDUCTION’ and a signed back plate. Annie continues to tour with her own originals of the guitars, and has made a number of appearances and performances, including on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and on The Graham Norton Show in the UK. In the Graham Norton clip, Annie performs “Los Ageless” and then joins Norton, Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Josh Gad on the couch, to discuss her new album and the creation of her signature model. Norton asks if the guitar is available to buy, and jokes that he’s buying one for Dench for Christmas. Watch the clip below.
“I designed a guitar that is gender-inclusive. It is incredibly ergonomic for any gender…I’m a smallish person…so I designed a guitar with a smaller frame in mind, and a rock monster tone”. – St. Vincent
Although the MASSEDUCTION version of the STV nearly sold out worldwide, the production version is still available in several colors, including Stealth Black, Tobacco Burst, Heritage Red, Polaris White, and St. Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by Annie. This month, we also have a Ball Family Reserve edition of the guitar in light translucent gold that features an African mahogany body stained with a light translucent gold finish for a classic, vintage look, a roasted flame-figured neck complemented with a rosewood fretboard and custom St. Vincent inlays and a beautifully accented, hand-shaped white binding. The Ball Family Reserve edition is limited to only 23 pieces…so if you want one you’d better act fast.
The Making of the St. Vincent