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Jack White played St. Vincent’s signature Ernie Ball guitar on SNL

on April 16, 2018, 1:04am

Anyone who’s caught one of Jack White’s early shows behind Boarding House Reach may have noticed some new additions to his rig. Chief among them: St. Vincent’s Signature Ernie Ball guitar.

In a recent Rolling Stone cover story, White said he added Annie Clark’s sleek and angular guitar to his arsenal after abandoning his usual pawnshop instruments. He made the choice after hearing Eddie Van Halen designed his own custom model because he “wanted something that doesn’t fight me,” White explained. “If people only knew how hard it was on these shitty guitars… because I didn’t know!” White also appreciated the fact that Clark designed the guitar with the female body in mind. “I love that she was making a guitar for women,” he remarked.

After seeing White use the guitar on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Clark appropriately tweaked out. “JACK WHITE PLAYED MY GUITAR ON SNL LAST NIGHT!!” she said/yelled in an Instagram post. “WHA?!!! F— YES!!”

As a point of fact, St. Vincent’s Ernie Ball wasn’t the only artist-backed guitar White played on SNL. For his performance of “Over and Over and Over”, he slung on his (frankly gorgeous) black-and-blue Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang Special.

You can replay both SNL performances here.