Daisy Rock Guitars - are they just for Girls?
Daisy Rock Pink Guitars for Girls - and Boys...
Daisy Rock made their name marketing pink guitars for girls. I have to say it is not just the colour that makes these Daisy Rock guitars good for girls, nor are they just for girls in reality. The fretboard is simply better for smaller hands but are they all too pink and feminine? Actually there are some boys who love the colour pink and I think it is a little sad that those colours have become so gender specific. Equally well, if a girl wants a black guitar with a ferocious dragon on it, why not? I have taught tough little boys who loved the idea of pink guitars and would borrow them. Maybe some of the Daisy Rock range would be just as suitable for boys.
The narrower neck design of these Daisy Rock guitars will suit boys, ladies and men with a smaller build - so Daisy Rock pink guitars are not JUST for girls!
Daisy Rock Elite Purpleburst Guitar. Courtesy of Amazon
Daisy Rock Bubble Gum Pink Starter Guitar Pack - Pink Steel Strung Acoustic Guitar
Daisy Rock Debutante Junior Miss Acoustic Bubble Gum Pink Guitar Starter Pack
Smaller size acoustic guitar in vibrant pink with a slimmer, narrower neck for smaller hands. Caution though - steel strings can be hard on tiny fingers, so consider the age and experience of a child before buying a steel strung acoustic. It may be much better to consider a short scale electric guitar which has an easier action, or possibly go for a half size classical guitar in a colour or design your child will like.
The guitar package includes tuner, strap and picks.
Daisy Rock Pixie Acoustic-Electric Pink Sparkle Guitar - Pink Pixie Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Daisy Rock Pixie Acoustic-Electric Pink Sparkle Guitar
This guitar comes set up and ready to play, but does not include accessories or gig bag.
Comes with butterfly decals and stickers to personalise it.
The Issue of Playability applies to Daisy Rocks Guitars too
The younger the child, the more easily he or she will be discouraged by pain. As a guitar teacher I can promise you girls are no worse than boys in this respect. Little fingers are soft fingers, they lack joint strength and the soft pads at the end of tiny fingers can be easily cut. Add to this the fact that young children are not always well coordinated and able to find the "sweet spot" just behind the fret and it doesn't matter how attractive the guitar is if it hurts. Here are a few tips:
- Daisy Rocks acoustic guitars do not easily convert to nylon strings. The machine head and end pin construction is design for steel so make sure that you use extra light or ultra light strings. These have less string mass and so are easier to press down.
- A short scale neck is a good thing for young children because an arm at full extension is not comfortable playing chords.
- If your child is determined to play a steel strung acoustic then it is worth down tuning the guitar a third (or getting the teacher to) for the first few weeks or so. This makes it much easier and the teacher can gradually bring the guitar up to pitch as the fingers toughen up.
- It may be better to invest in a short scale electric guitar and practice amplifier because on the whole electric guitars are easier to play and progress can be faster.
Pink Punk Electric Guitar with P90 pickup - A great pink electric guitar for punk rock!
Daisy Rock Rebel Rockit Supernova (Cosmic Pink)
The Duncan designed P-90 pickup gives this guitar a great punk tone.
The pick guard design is edgy too and gives the guitar a unique appearance.
Slim neck for smaller hands and lightweight construction.
The spikey headstock and pick guard design on the Rebel Rockit makes it a guitar that has more street cred. Boys who like pink guitars will find this acceptable because of its edgy design.
Daisy Rocks Girl Guitar Demo
Professional Quality Pink Guitars from Daisy Rock - Daisy Rock WildWood Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Pink Burst
Daisy Rock WildWood Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Pink Burst
Daisy Rock Guitars are not just for beginners, the Wildwood Artist range are great for pros too.
Daisy Rock WildWood Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with onboard pre-amp and tuner.
This guitar is set up and comes with a gig bag and a warrantee.
Like all Daisy Rocks, it is designed for smaller hands and is lightweight.
Daisy Rock WildWood Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Pink Burst
This professional quality guitar also comes in a range of colours which makes it acceptable to anyone with smaller hands who appreciates the advantages a narrower neck has to offer.
Do Girls really want Pink Guitars?
I am not at all sure of this pink for girls and blue for boys thing. It is due to parental and peer pressure in my view. It could just have easily been green for girls and yellow for boys. Having said that, it is such a universal more that many girls will ask for a pink instrument. Going against gender stereotypes is never easy. Nevertheless, the very real advantage of Daisy Rock guitars is that they are designed for those with a smaller physique and are easier for children and also for men and women who have small hands. They also come in a variety of less "Princessy" colours! However, if you buy your little girl a pink guitar, why not add a few pink and girly plectrums too!
Daisy Rocks Guitars in Other Colors
If the concept of Daisy Rocks for smaller hands interests you, but the pink does not, the range includes lots of other colours including purple, red, blue and dragons green, and genre specific styles which might well be more suitable. Here are a few 5* rated Daisy Rocks I found for you to look at.
I don't really fancy a pink guitar myself, but I do love the style and purple color of this guitar.
Retro-H Guitar is really unique.
The retro design of the next guitar is a big plus! Sea-foam green lends itself well to the very 1960s style design with F holes and a Bigsby trem. These elements give it a real jazz vibe.
A very retro design with f holes and Bigsby trem.
Daisy Rock Guitars for Girls... Purple Guitar! - Daisy Rock Debutante Jr. Miss Acoustic Short Scale Popsicle Purple Guitar Pack
Daisy Rock Debutante Jr. Miss Acoustic Short Scale Popsicle Purple Guitar Pack
Not pink, but vibrant purple!
This guitar comes with strap, tuner and picks, but you will need to buy a gig bag!
Fantasy guitars from Daisy Rock are also very popular. There is a heart shaped custom guitar and a butterfly guitar too. Could this be the real future of glam rock?
Daisy Rock Fantasy Short Scale Guitars
- Amazon.com: Daisy Rock Debutante Heartbreaker Short Scale Electric Guitar Starter Pack, Red Hot Red:
Amazon.com: Daisy Rock Debutante Heartbreaker Short Scale Electric Guitar Starter Pack, Red Hot Red: Musical Instruments
- Amazon.com: Daisy Rock Debutante Butterfly Short Scale Fantasy Electric Guitar Pack: Musical Instrum
Amazon.com: Daisy Rock Debutante Butterfly Short Scale Fantasy Electric Guitar Pack: Musical Instruments
And finally - a BLUE Daisy Rock electric guitar - For boys or girls who prefer blue!
Daisy Rock Rock Candy Electric Guitar, Supersonic Blue
Here is a guitar for smaller hands, like all Daisy Rock guitars - but it is a lovely shade of blue. My Hamer is this colour and for me this is really nice.
If you are a fan of Daisy Rocks, but your son (or daughter for that matter) isn't into pink, a blue Daisy Rock could be the answer!
What a Girl Can do with a Blue Guitar - From the Ashes of a Broken Dream
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Rhythm on a white guitar, solo on my blue Hamer
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Pink for a Girl? - Blue for a Boy?
What do you think of gender specific colors?
Are you a believer in pink for girls, blue for boys, or does color discrimination make you want to hurl?
I hope you like the Daisy Rocks featured here...