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Ernie Ball Music Man releases reimagined St. Vincent signature Goldie guitar

St. Vincent plays her new Ernie Ball Music Man Goldie signature guitar
(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

If you caught St. Vincent on Saturday Night Live in April performing her awesome single, The Melting of the Sun, you may have noticed that she was playing a similarly awesome new version of her Ernie Ball Music Man signature electric guitar to go along with it.

Now EBMM has formally released that guitar, dubbed the Goldie. The reimagined model retains the radical body shape of St. Vincent’s original signature guitar, but adds in a trio of newly-designed Ernie Ball Music Man gold foil mini humbuckers, a three-ply parchment pickguard that has been relocated underneath the pickups for a more traditional look, brass saddles and a reverse headstock.

Additional features include stainless steel frets and chrome hardware.

Otherwise, the St. Vincent Goldie boasts an okoume body, figured roasted maple neck – finished in gunstock oil and hand-rubbed wax – and 22-fret ebony fingerboard with custom St. Vincent inlays.

There’s also custom parchment control knobs, pearl tuning keys, Schaller locking tuners with pearl buttons and a five-way pickup selector.

The St. Vincent Goldie comes in three new finishes: Cashmere, which St. Vincent used on SNL, Silk Charmeuse and Velveteen (which also adds in a rosewood fingerboard). The new model has a price tag of $2,999 and is available now.

For more information, head to Music-Man (opens in new tab).

St. Vincent with her new signature Ernie Ball Music Man Goldie guitar

(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.