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St. Vincent and Ernie Ball Music Man Announce Release of Limited Edition ‘MASSEDUCTION’ Signature Guitar

St. Vincent is releasing a strictly limited edition ‘MASSEDUCTION’ neon version of her Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitar to coincide with the release of her new album of the same name.  The aesthetic is an extension of the unique visual world of ‘MASSEDUCTION.’  The guitar is available in four neon colors: blue, lime, pink and orange (with leopard print pick guard).  The guitar also comes with a deluxe vinyl copy of ‘MASSEDUCTION’ and a signed back plate.

Only twelve of the guitars will be sold globally through select music instrument retailers.  Five more guitars will be given away to lucky winners.  Contesting details will follow in the coming weeks.

Starting at $2499. More information here:

St Vincent-MASSEDUCTIONSt. Vincent’s new album ‘MASSEDUCTION’ will be released October 13 on Loma Vista Recordings and an international tour begins October 7 in Los Angeles.

Envisioned and designed by Grammy Award-winning guitarist St. Vincent (“Annie” Clark) with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style. Crafted in Ernie Ball Music Man’s San Luis Obispo, California factory, the production model St. Vincent Signature is available in stealth black, tobacco burst, heritage red, polaris white, or custom Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by Annie.

Featuring an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, satin finished maple neck that matches the body, ebony fretboard, St. Vincent inlays, Schaller locking tuners, 5-way pick up selector with custom configuration and 3-mini humbuckers, and a signed back plate. The guitar also comes complete with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings and hardshell case.

St. Vincent’s 2014 self-titled album was her best-reviewed and best-selling to date, topping many year-end lists and culminating in her first GRAMMY® nomination and win for Best Alternative Music Album in 2015. Shortly after the album’s release Clark performed with a re-formed Nirvana at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and on the 2014 season finale of Saturday Night Live. In 2015 Clark won the ASCAP Vanguard Award and she was 2017’s Record Store Day Ambassador.

In 1962, Ernie Ball revolutionized rock music with the introduction of Slinkys®, the iconic light-gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by some of the most important artists in rock history, including  Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Slash and of course, St. Vincent, to name but a few. Ernie Ball strings have been used to write, record and perform some of the most important music in rock history. With its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, the company continued its pursuit of innovation.” Fifty-five years after giving us Slinkys, Ernie Ball is changing the landscape once again by creating PARADIGM, the world’s strongest, most durable and technologically advanced guitar strings. Unlike their competitors, who are all corporate-owned, the Southern California-based company remains a 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 become a high-quality content creator securing brand loyalty on the level of a major media organization. As Blink 182/Angels & Airwaves’ Tom DeLonge recently said at the premiere of his “Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone” television special, “Who would’ve thought that a company that makes guitar strings would be so influential? It’s crazy.” As covered by the Huffington Post, the company recently announced a new line of guitars, which they designed with Grammy winner St. Vincent.

GGM Staff



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