Ernie Ball Music Man announce four new additions to their critically acclaimed line of St. Vincent signature guitars including new Stealth Black finish. Annie Clark, AKA St. Vincent introduced her award-winning signature guitar in 2016 and now she’s teaming up with Ernie Ball Music Man again for the 2017 St. Vincent Signature Collection…

The Stealth Black is different to the other St. Vincent models not just because of the all-black matte finish. It comes with an Ebony fretboard instead of Rosewood, the neck is crafted from Maple instead of Rosewood and the back of the neck is finished with an ultra-light satin polyurethane finish instead of gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend.

The Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent was envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man. The unique body shape 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 St. Vincent signature is available in black or custom Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by Annie. New colors for 2017 include Polaris White, Heritage Red, Tobacco Burst, and Stealth Black. Featuring an African Mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, gunstock oil and hand-rubbed Rosewood neck and fingerboard, St. Vincent custom inlays, Schaller locking tuners, 5-way pickup selector with custom configuration and three DiMarzio mini humbuckers, searies parallel wiring scheme, the guitar also comes complete with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings.

“It’s been a year since I introduced my signature model and it’s been exciting to watch some of my guitar heroes call in and say “hey can I get the model in this colour or that colour”. The response has been awesome. I wanted to introduce a few more colours this year. The white-on-white I call the ‘Thin White Duke’ it’s a classic, elegant looking guitar. I’m introducing the Sunburst which is a real vintage classic kind of feel. The Cherryburst is more like an Angus Young acid trip and… the Stealth – all black! I feel even better about this guitar than i did a year ago because I’ve been playing it every single day and really putting it through the paces, writing song after song on it. It’s just been like the gift that keeps on giving…”Annie Clark / St. Vincent

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Ernie Ball Music Man St Vincent 2017 signature collection
  • Body Wood: African Mahogany
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester (Stealth Black is a matte finish)
  • Pickguard: White (Vincent Blue & Polaris White); Matte Black (Stealth); Parchment (Heritage Red & Tobacco Burst);
  • Size: 12-9/16″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 39-9/16″ long (31.9 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 100.5 cm long)
  • Weight: 7lb 5oz (3.31kg) – varies slightly
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolts – perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Neck Wood: Select Rosewood neck (Maple for Stealth Black)
  • Fingerboard: Select Rosewood (Ebony for Stealth Black)
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 10″ (25.4 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Only 5-7/8″ (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 – High profile, medium width
  • Neck Width: 1-5/8″ (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4″ (56.9 mm) at last fret
  • Fret Markers: Custom St. Vincent Inlays
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend (Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish for Stealth Black)
  • Neck Colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
  • Pickups: HHH – 3 DiMarzio custom mini-humbucking with chrome covers (Black covers for Stealth Black)
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
  • Controls: 250kohm volume and tone – .047µF tone capacitor
  • Switching: 5-way lever pickup selector with custom configuration
  • Bridge: Custom St. Vincent Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons (Black buttons for Stealth Black)
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable – no component or string removal
  • Body Colors: St. Vincent Blue, Stealth Black, Tobacco Burst, Polaris White, Heritage Red
  • Left Handed: No
  • Strings: 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
  • Country manufactured: USA

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