Introducing Goldie, the brand new, reimagined St. Vincent signature guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. Goldie features a lightweight okoume body, roasted figured maple neck with reversed headstock, and rosewood or ebony fretboard (depending on color option). A trio of newly-designed Ernie Ball Music Man gold foil mini humbucking pickups and an intuitive 5-way switching arrangement combine to provide a bright and bold clarity with moderate output. The redesigned 3-ply parchment pickguard has been relocated underneath the pickups for a more traditional aesthetic. The St. Vincent Goldie also includes stainless steel frets, chrome hardware, and a smooth-action St. Vincent Music Man tremolo with solid brass saddles. Goldie retains many of the familiar elements of previous St. Vincent models, such as custom parchment control knobs, pearl tuning keys, Schaller locking tuners, and custom St. Vincent signature inlays.
PREMIUM ROASTED MAPLE NECKS
The St. Vincent “Goldie” collection features premium flame roasted maple necks with either a rosewood fretboard(Velveteen) or Ebony (Silk Charmeuse, Cashmere)
The STV Goldie comes in three distinct colors options: Cashmere, Silk Charmeuse, and Velveteen featuring a reverse color matching painted headstock.
GOLD FOIL PICKUPS
All gold foils have Alnico 5 magnets with a unique construction that is inspired by early firebird mini humbucking pickups and vintage gold foil single-coil pickups. The result is a vintage-sounding set of pickups with plenty of chime without being harsh. The bridge pickup has a little more output and a rounded top end for a nice bite with an extra push that isn’t overly bright. The pickups are also wax potted to avoid unwanted microphonics.
Anne Erin “Annie” Clark known professionally as St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. St. Vincent began her music career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree. She was also a member of Sufjan Stevens’s touring band, before forming her own band in 2006. Her debut album was Marry Me (2007), followed by Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), St. Vincent (2014) and Masseduction (2017). She released a collaborative album with David Byrne in 2012 titled Love This Giant.
ABOUT MUSIC MAN
Originally founded in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the 70’s, Sterling Ball played an important role on the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. Officially purchasing the company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals who collectively share a common goal: building the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. www.music-man.com