Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled the St Vincent Goldie. The last signature electric guitar for St Vincent, alias Annie Clark, the Goldie offers a very stylish version of the number one instrument of the pop-rock iconoclast.
When Ernie Ball Music Man launched his signature St Vincent model, it sounded like one of those moments for designing guitars. Here is a new shape with a slim, angular, retro-futuristic waist and almost in profile in a bow tie.
Since then we’ve seen EBMM come up with a more affordable Sterling By Music Man version, a plethora of new finishes, a dual humbucker option, and a few super limited edition Masseduction binding models, but the latest update to the St Vincent series. could be the coolest yet.
The Goldie arrives resplendent in Cashmere, Velveteen and Silk Charmeuse finishes and features three Music Man Custom mini-humbuckers in gold leaf. There’s also an inverted headstock with signature inlay, an updated modern St Vincent tremolo with brass saddles, and a parchment pickguard.
Elsewhere, the Goldie has the familiar okoume body, figured roast maple neck, and a 25.5 “scale. Cashmere and Silk Charmeuse models come with ebony fingerboards while rosewood is used for the Velveteen model. stainless steel frets.
On the headstock you’ll find Schaller M6-IND locking tuners with mother of pearl knobs, and throughout EBMM’s premium finish, with little touches such as butt oil and rubbed wax. hand on the neck to make the Goldie a play treat. There are volume and tone controls and a five-position pickup selector.
Those who have seen St Vincent’s performance from The Melting Of The Sun on Saturday Night Live will have seen the Cashmere Goldie in action. The rest of us will have to wait until June to get our hands on one. Although it is available for pre-order, priced at $ 2,999. See Ernie Ball Music Man for more details.
St Vincent’s new album, Daddy’s Home, is released on May 14, 2021 via Loma Vista Recordings.