Recently I got a hunk of guitar from one of my fave builders... Daisy Rocks!!!
No big deal in itself of course but I have long considered Daisy Rocks Girls Guitars as an extremely clever marketing concept. The founders decided it was the girls turn to have guitars tailored to their needs and physique and they were spot on! Since inception they have been going from strength to strength which is not easy in a highly competitive market primarily targeting wanna be males. Brilliant!
But, Daisy Rocks Guitars have a secret! They are built by the famous Schecter Guitar Research company in the USA! If you know your guitars you'll be aware they are a highly respected brand. I urge you to explore them and you'll see "Daisies" are superb quality and beautifully made with a bargain pricepoint. Another well kept secret.
Anyway, I got my Debutante body for $US20 from Riceage Music in the States which is about the price of one and a bit packs of ciggies these days. Not that I smoke but... unfortunately shipping to Oz cost an arm and a leg which took a lot of the shine off the deal! Them's the breaks but the body was almost flawless so I'm happy.
There wasn't a matching neck available in repairable condition so I'll have to make one. I just found a set of original pickups so there's some authenticity being retained. But if they aren't punchy enough I might slap in some DiMarzios or ToneRiders... hmmm. Then the build will be a hybrid Deadly Daisy Guitar or DDG which is short for Destroyer in my old Navy parlance. Kewl!
I really like the body shape of the Debutante, contemporary with a 20th century traditional look. It's like a cross between a Tele and a Les Paul style and very comfortable. Love the deep sparkle finish on this - Atomic Pink! A bit of a buff up and this babe will go off like a bomb!!!
Oh yeah! ...for the guys... Daisy Rocks is a great place to browse for solids, semis and acoustics for your special someone but there are also some "manly" builds there with plenty of meat. At their prices it's a great start for newbies and the modder builder. Like I said, these are well built and superbly finished guitars plus they are played by many famous musos around the globe (if you need any coaxing keep reading). And would you believe they have a lifetime warranty? Unreal!
Let me quote from the Daisy Rocks site:
Girls, however, aren’t the only ones having fun with Daisy Rock guitars. The Cure’s Robert Smith, The Psychedelic Furs’ Tim Butler, Chris Stein from Blondie, and Sylvain Sylvain from The New York Dolls play them, too, as do Adam Levy (Norah Jones) and Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers).
The brainchild of Founder and President of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Tish Ciravolo, has done a done massive amount to foster female empowerment in the music industry. I'm very impressed.
Sorry if this has turned into an advert of sorts but I think a bit of praise is in order. 10/10
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