AceShowbiz - Pale Waves' Heather Baron-Gracie refuses to replace her coffin-shaped guitars because she a "sentimental attachment" to them. Besides being gifted a Vox Phantom by Dirty Hit label mate The 1975's Matty Healy for her birthday, the pop punk star had a custom made for her by a man who travelled all the way to Italy.
The musician won't part ways with them even though the instrument sounds "s***." Speaking to Total Guitar magazine, she said, "I feel like there are two classic guitars in my life that I have a sentimental attachment to them that I struggle to replace them."
She continued, "A guy went to Italy and made that black Vox Phantom just for me so it's hard for me to pick up a generic guitar that anyone could have because I feel like this is a special guitar of mine and it is one of my most prized possessions."
"I mean, it doesn't sound great. It sounds a bit like s***. "But when you put it through the pedals it sounds decent and looks amazing."
The instrument is part of the band's Gothic aesthetic. The "Reasons to Live" star added, "I am about aesthetic too. I actually got into the Vox Phantom because Matty [Healy] from The 1975 gave me a 12-string Vox Phantom for my birthday, and that theme of just having the Vox Phantom carried on because it is the shape of a coffin and I kind of like the gothicness of that."