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What Is Daisy Rock?
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is a musical instruments company dedicated to building the best guitars, basses, and other gear to inspire girls to get involved in music. Beginners will find smaller instruments with comfortable necks and appealing designs.
Daisy Rock specializes in acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electrics, bass guitars, and accessories perfect for very young girls who are picking up the guitar for the first time and for teens who may be frustrated trying to learn on a full-size guitar.
However, this guitar company is about more than cute guitars shapes and sparkly finishes, though they definitely have a whole lot of both. This is company on a mission to bring more girls to the guitar by making instruments that are both aesthetically appealing to them and fun to play.
Unfortunately, it can be a guy’s world when it comes to guitars. Daisy Rock levels the playing field.
Why Girls Need Something Different
The toughest thing for any young guitar player is finding the inspiration to pick up the instrument and practice every day. Sure, everyone starts out with images of rock stardom in their heads, or maybe just images of impressing their friends, but many young would-be musicians pack it in when they realize the work that’s involved. Playing guitar in video games is just so much easier!
It’s especially frustrating for parents who want to see their children succeed on guitar, and who may be guitar players themselves. How do you light a fire in a child and show them how to love the instrument?
Starting out with a guitar that they love is a good beginning. Daisy Rock makes guitars that appeal to little girls, middle-school girls and teens, and if they love their guitar they’re much more likely to want to play. Boring colors and designs have no place in the Daisy Rock lineup. They build guitars that inspire girls, and give them what they love.
For many young guitarists, girls and boys, fretting notes and chords can be frustrating. It’s a physical issue that is only solved when dexterity and hand strength improves, but that takes time and practice. The frustration of a guitar that is hard to play often leads to giving up.
That’s why Daisy Rock makes guitars with slim necks that are super-easy for girls with small hands to get around. Less frustration means more practice, and that’s a good thing!
Finally, Daisy Rock builds guitars with lighter and sometimes slightly smaller bodies. That means they are easier for smaller people to play. A big, bulky, uncomfortable guitar is hard to learn on, so it’s smart for a girl to start off with something manageable.
About Daisy Rock
Electric Guitars for Young Girls Ages 6-10
Little girls may need a little more encouragement when it comes to learning guitar, and if the electric guitar is their thing Daisy Rock has some special models they’ll probably love, shaped like butterflies, lady bugs, stars and hearts.
Inspiration is the biggest thing for any young player. Aside from these Daisy Rock models, there aren’t many guitars out there that realistically appeal to little girls. These short-scale electrics aren’t just the perfect fit style-wise, but they also have slim necks and lightweight bodies that won’t be uncomfortable to play.
Of course it’s up to the parent whether she starts off on acoustic or electric. Electric guitars can sometimes be easier to play for young guitarists who don’t yet have the strength or stamina in their fretting hand. The other side of the coin is that electric guitars carry the added expense of purchasing an amplifier, cords and other accessories that go along with them.
The best option is the one that inspires her to play the most.
Acoustic Guitars for Girls Ages 6-10
Little girls who are trying to learn the guitar have their own set of challenges and problems. The size of the guitar and ease of play are very important here. Some girls are so tiny there is simply no way they are going to find their way around a full-size acoustic or electric guitar.
Parents end up either waiting until they get older, or handing them a guitar that is too big for them. This is exactly the type of situation Daisy Rock guitars are made to remedy.
Daisy Rock makes a beginner’s guitar called the Debutante Junior Miss Short Scale Acoustic. It a short-scale guitar, meaning it’s not as long as a regular guitar. It has a very small body, which is made for very small people, and its super light and comfortable for little girls to play.
The Junior Miss is available in three colors: Bubble Gum Pink, Cotton Candy Blue and Popsicle Purple, and can the purchased by itself or as part of a starter pack that includes a strap, picks and a tuner. She’ll grow out of this guitar eventually, but it’s a great starter
Acoustic Guitars for Ages 10 and Up
Girls in middle school and up may be ready for more challenging instruments, and Daisy Rock makes plenty that bridge the gap between beginner and professional. Some girls may still be too small for full-size dreadnought-style acoustics, so Daisy Rock has a few models that will fit better for smaller hands and bodies.
The Wildwood is a short-scale acoustic guitar with a more serious look. It still has the slim neck and lightweight body. The sound will be more impressive than with a children’s guitar, but it still comes in some cool colors!
The Pixie is a full-scale acoustic for girls who are ready for the jump to the big leagues. Even though it is full-sized it still incorporates Daisy Rock’s Slim and Narrow neck, made especially for girls’ smaller hands.
Both the Wildwood and the Pixie are available in acoustic-electric versions, just in case she wants to plug in!
Electric Guitars for Teens
For some teenage girls there is no substitute for an electric guitar. They have a clear vision of what they want to do, and they’re ready to put in the work. The problem is that many full-sized electrics have necks that may be tough for them to play, or are just plain too heavy. Of course, once again Daisy Rock solves this problem with high-quality gear made especially for girls.
The Rock Candy series offers pro-style appointments like Duncan-designed humbuckers, a tune-o-matic bridge and cool star inlays on a rosewood fingerboard. This guitar will bridge the gap between intermediate and advanced, and will likely stay in her collection for years to come.
The Stardust series are guitars even the guys will be jealous of. The Stardust Elite Venus is an amazing axe with pro-grade specs like a mahogany body and set mahogany neck plus some high-output humbuckers.
These aren’t just good guitars for girls, they’re good guitars period.
If you are a parent trying to figure out what you need to purchase to get your child started on guitar, starter packs are a lifesaver. These handy kits contain everything she’ll need to get playing, and they’ll keep her going for a while.
Acoustic packs generally contain extra picks, a string winder (handy for changing strings), gig bag (to carry and protect the guitar), a polishing cloth and maybe a lesson book. A good pack saves you the hassle of having to hunt around for these things separately.
Electric packs contain similar items as acoustic packs, but will also come with a small amp and a cable. Even though the guitar is eventually outgrown, small practice amps are always useful even for veteran players, so that’s one item she ought to get some mileage out of.
As She Gets Better
There are no limitations to what a girl can accomplish on the guitar. As she improves as a player, and learns more about what she likes in an instrument, she may decide to move on to other brands of guitars.
Fender, Gibson, Ibanez and Jackson are some of the best brand names out there, and there is no reason she shouldn’t feel comfortable playing with the same toys the boys use. The trick is getting her started, and Daisy Rock is accomplishing that with flying colors.
Then again, there is nothing wrong with sticking with Daisy Rock. Even though they make some of the best beginner’s instruments for girls to start out on, they also have models for intermediate and advanced professional players.
As Daisy Rock grows as a company, more and more women may be letting their Gibsons collect dust and playing their Daisy Rock for professional gigs. In just over a decade the company has broken away from its parent company Schecter, and forged its own path in the guitar world.
It’s a long road for anyone when it comes to learning guitar. Girls need the right tools to get them started, and Daisy Rock Girl Guitars has them covered.
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Guitar Gopher (author) on October 25, 2013:
Maybe a Daisy Rock Guitar is exactly what you need, oldiesmusic! :-)
oldiesmusic from United States on October 25, 2013:
This is a different business concept, a guitar company aimed for girls. That's good news! I tried doing a few frets once on an acoustic guitar, and though I learned a few chords. I was otherwise really frustrated by that -- I was slow in moving to the next chord. My fingers hurt, besides! I'd like to check their shops out. I want to try out and play one of their cute guitars. :)
Guitar Gopher (author) on October 24, 2013:
That's wild, Act 3! Cool gesture on his part though.
chet thomas from Athens, GA on October 24, 2013:
Once after a Pat Metheny concert I attended, about 30 people were hanging around after the show to see if they could get an autograph or pic with Pat. He came out and said he was sorry, but did not have time that night. Then he saw a young girl with her pink Daisy Rock guitar. He said, "Wait, I've got to sign that for her." He did and left. Somewhere there is a Daisy Rock with Metheny's autograph!