Why Aren't There More Guitars Like This?


It seems like a no-brainer to me:
St. Vincent, otherwise known as Annie Clark, has created a guitar designed specifically for women.

She now joins Albert Lee, John Petrucci, and Steve Morse in the release of a signature guitar with brand Ernie Ball Music Man. Given free rein on the piece's design, Clark set out to create something that would tackle her own past issues with the standard design of the instrument.

"For me a guitar that is not too heavy is really important because I’m not a very big person," she told Guitar World. "I can’t even play a Sixties Strat or Seventies Les Paul. I would need to travel with a chiropractor on tour in order to play those guitars. It’s not that those aren’t great guitars, but they render themselves impractical and unfunctional for a person like me because of their weight."
Clark's model, therefore, is light in its construction with a slim, tapered waist. "I was always finding when I was playing onstage and wearing various stage outfits the guitar would cut across one of the best features of the female body, which is your waist," she continued. "I wanted to make something that looked good and not just on a woman, but any person."
Follow the link and watch the whole video. It's interesting, at least to me, to see someone own their art and try to expand it and share it with others by giving them a tool designed to eliminate a lot of the issues created by the fact that the guitar was originally designed and marketed to men.