After his sister Willow received her own signature guitar last year – an out-of-this-world Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent model custom-painted by Covet leader Yvette Young – Jaden Smith, driven perhaps by sibling envy, debuted an equally eye-popping new electric guitar upon the release of his 2021 outing, CTV3: Day Tripper's Edition.
The guitar – an illusory black-and white Fender Stratocaster similar in vibe to Kramer's “Illusionist” The 84 model – first made an appearance on artwork for the album back in August (opens in new tab).
But in a new performance video of one of the record's tracks, Your Voice, Smith offers the first glimpse of the psychedelic six-string in action, serving up a series of tranquil clean chords under his smooth and sultry vocal lines.
And the guitar's not the only piece of instrumental eye-candy, either; Smith runs it through a striking rainbow-finished Orange Crush Pro 120 guitar amp and a pair of color-matched cabs.
It's unclear at this stage whether either the black-and-white Strat or rainbow-finished Orange Crush Pro 120 will receive a Jaden Smith-branded production run, but as Machine Gun Kelly – who also has hip-hop roots – received his own signature Schecter last year, and due to Smith's immense popularity, we'd say it's not out of the question.
It should be noted, though, that Smith – unlike MGK – shows no signs yet of foraying into more guitar-centric music, but with the close influence of his sister Willow – and her 2021 pop-punk outing lately I feel EVERYTHING – could he be swayed? Only time will tell…