st vincent redesigned an electric guitar to make room for boobs

It's a guitar that's sympathetic to the female form.

by Isabelle Hellyer
17 February 2016, 12:13am

St. Vincent is a woman after our own hearts. She's a killer musician, a constant source of hair inspiration and—let's be honest—one half of a couple we routinely Google-image. She even helped wait tables at her family's restaurant last year. Could she get any better? Apparently, yes. 

Early last year, Ernie Ball asked the the everyday heroine to design her own signature guitar, and she immediately obliged. Soon after, St Vincent shared a sneak peak at the model on Instagram—back when it was only available to preorder. In fact, nobody actually had their hands on it except St Vincent herself. She debuted it live at a Taylor Swift concert, of all places, so we knew it sounded great and looked beautiful. But we had no insight into the design process itself, until now. 

Speaking with Guitar World, St Vincent explained why this is very much a model for women: it turns out iconic vintage models weigh a ton, and are hard for smaller girls to carry around. "I can't even play a Sixties Strat or Seventies Les Paul," she confessed, "I would need to travel with a chiropractor on tour in order to play those guitars." She also explained that the model is deliberately compact, so it doesn't block the view of her costumes while she performs. "I'm glad that another guitar exists that is sympathetic to the female form," she concluded in the interview. On the 'gram, she made it clear her signature model also leaves "room for a breast. Or two."

READ our interview with St Vincent

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