Guitars for girls, is this just a marketing ploy or a great idea?
Trish Ciravolo thinks so and is putting her name on the line with Daisy Rock guitars. She founded the company based on an idea her two year old daughter.
Trish had been a longtime guitarist and player in several L.A. scene all-girl bands. But in 2000 she was a stay at home Mom. Her daughter drew a picture of a daisy. Trish put a guitar neck on the picture and voila, an idea blossomed.
It probably helped that Trish’s husband was Michael Ciravolo, president of Schecter Guitars, which not only makes guitars under its own brand, but makes upgrade parts for guitars. He encouraged Trish on her concept and as of 2005 Daisy Rock has revenue of $2.4 million.
The companies guitars weigh less compared to some other guitars.
And the finishes are designed to appeal to the ladies, come in shades of pinks, blues, purple, red and green. Some of the guitars are sparkly and come in heart, butterfly, star and flower shapes.
Agile guitars which is an importer of Far Eastern made electric guitars, basses, some acoustic instrument and guitar related products makes some of their guitars with pink finishes.
I might add there are some very manly men that I have met that are not averse to playing a pink guitar. Specifically I point to Robin Lacy that used to play a pink Fender Telecaster before he became a Cajun man and took up the ‘cordion.
Additionally my old friend Pinetree plays a wonderful pink Stratocaster with pickups custom wound by Abigail Ybarra of Fender. I might say that Pinetree is about 6’5” and 300 lbs and rides Harleys, so don't be dissing him about his pink guitar.
It is my opinion that guitars designed for girls is definitely an excellent idea.
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