“So proud!” Olivia Rodrigo is gigging a custom purple St. Vincent Goldie signature guitar – and the one-off Music Man has a story behind it

Olivia Rodrigo
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Though a handful of music fans might not associate the name Olivia Rodrigo with the guitar world, the chart-smashing singer-songwriter is positioned closer to the realms of acoustic guitar and electric guitar than one might expect.

After all, the guitar-toting artist won over legions of fans with the angsty, pop-punk anthem good 4 u – which became the fourth most-listened to song in 2021 on Spotify – and helped bring the rubber bridge guitar hype to new heights with tracks such as Hope Ur Ok.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.