Let's talk about the St. Vincent Signature Music Man

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  1. rockskate4x

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    st. vincent is the ..... She writes provocatively and emotively with unconventional blends of familiar sonic mediums. Admittedly, this guitar does not look like the "guitar player's" guitar, since we are used to teles, strats, and pauls. I am not surprised that it is off-putting to most, but that said, I think it looks brilliant for what she does.
     
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    I couldn't afford it haha but would buy.
     
  3. JohnIce

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    I'm not so sure, I think that in the grand scheme of things (i.e. outside of metal) the guitar is becoming more of a retro instrument like a Rhodes or Hammond organ at this point, and so people will want retro looking guitars because it just fits the concept. In this world of super-advanced midi controllers and soft synths and kontakt players and whatnot, it takes a special kind of stubborn to try to be cutting edge with a guitar in 2016. But EBMM, with guitars like the Majesty or Gamechanger or whatever, are kind of known to cater to that very small group of stubborn guitar players. Now with the St. Vincent and the Maroon 5 sig and a few others I think EBMM are expanding to a much bigger audience of guitarists who just want an old-school look and sound, just with the quality that EBMM is known for and that a mid-level Epiphone can't give them.
     
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    The price I've seen is $1,299.99. That's from a few online retailers.

    Also, she's like Frank Zappa on guitar, her chops are absurd.
     
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    I would play the hell out of that guitar, it looks like a riff machine.
    I like it.
     
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    I dont disagree, but it seems that most of the touring musicians I've worked with who go for a more vintage type vibe with their instruments and songwriting usually actually just go for vintage instruments :shrug:

    Either way, I'm pretty interested to see how these end up selling.
     
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    Yeah.
     
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    If this $1,299.99 figure is accurate, I may have a chance of affording one :cool:
     
  9. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Seems pretty low for an EBMM.
     
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    And all the Nu-metal bands were into Black Sabbath, what exactly is your point here?

    She could be into the Gov't Mule, The Grateful Dead or Slipknot for all I care, if I don't like her music then I don't like her music. I don't really care what her influences are.
     
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    Seriously, what does her loving Pantera have to do with her sig? :spock:

    And to everyone saying $1299, I'm still seeing $1899 Here

    :shrug:


    On a semi related note, this thread made me give her some more time on youtube than I have in the past, and this came up:


    It's pretty cool, but the other dude is kind of cringe-worthy
     
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    Great Scott, Marty!
     
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    so much salt in this thread
     
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    I've decided I really want one of these. Love her music. EBMM Modern Trem, and compensated nut? Yes please. If this had a recessed trem and 24 frets it'd kill all GAS I have for a JPX/12 6. It should be enough, anyway.

    Anyone know what the neck carve is? Though, I haven't played an EBMM neck I didn't like.
     
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    http://www.music-man.com/instruments/guitars/st-vincent there's the website for the guitar. Actually looks even better there. The solid rosewood neck is also a really nice touch. It's nice to see an artist go the extra mile for a truly unique guitar rather than just a basic model with a unique paint job.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I dig the blue, but I just can't get into guitars that look like bowties. :ugh:
     
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    My bad on the price, I could swear that Sweetwater had it listed as $1299 initially.
     
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    Have you seen the new Stringray guitar? There is so much space between tne neck pickup and the end of the fretboard you could fit an extra 2 frets in there. It taunts me.
     
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    His credits are very cool though, he plays with Iggy Pop and Josh Homme currently. I'm sure there's more to him than what shows when he's spotlighting another guitar player.
     
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