The Con­nois­seur

How An­nie Clark’s gear choices in­formed her breath­tak­ing new gui­tar

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It should come as no sur­prise that an An­nie Clark sig­na­ture model would be su­per-cool, a lit­tle weird and a trove of great old-school tone. She has been sketch­ing gui­tars since she grew ob­sessed from watch­ing LaBamba on TV as a kid. She has used Fen­der Jazzmas­ters and Jaguars, Guild Aris­to­crats and a va­ri­ety of Gib­son SGs. Then there are the likes of the Sil­ver­tone 1488, a 1980 Hagström Swede and the Har­mony Bobkat – a 60s model favoured by Clark for its light­weight con­struc­tion and tone. For her sig­na­ture model, Clark wanted a more sta­ble vi­brato, bet­ter up­per-fret ac­cess, and the sort of playa­bil­ity that she got from her Mu­sic Man Al­bert Lee. Hav­ing seen Clark play the Al­bert Lee, Ernie Ball in­vited her to the fac­tory, let her sketch her ideal gui­tar, and bingo!

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