The artist has put a lot of creative work into the design an build of the guitar. According to the Ernie Ball Music Man site: “The unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style. The St. Vincent signature is available in black or custom Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by Annie. Featuring an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, gunstock oil and hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard, St. Vincent inlays, Schaller locking tuners, 5-way pick up selector with custom configuration and 3-mini humbuckers, the guitar also comes complete with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings.”
Talking to GuitarWorld.com, St. Vincent explained: “For me a guitar that is not too heavy is really important because I’m not a very big person. I can’t even play a Sixties Strat or Seventies Les Paul. I would need to travel with a chiropractor on tour in order to play those guitars. It’s not that those aren’t great guitars, but they render themselves impractical and unfunctional for a person like me because of their weight.”
On her Instagram profile she also explained the importance of the guitar for women. “I wanted to design a tool that would be ergonomic. There is room for a breast, Or two”.