Daisy Rock History
Daisy Rock Guitars is a guitar making company established in 2000 by Tish Ciravolo. After watching an all-girl band called the Go-Go's on Saturday Night Live, she got enthusiastic about playing in an all-girl band too. That gave her an idea on making quality guitars specially catering to girls. These guitars will usually feature pastel-colored finishes adorned with glitter, which tremendously boosts the cosmetic value. Ergonomically, they tend to feature more slender necks and lighter bodies. Though Daisy Rock Guitars is known to many as a girl-guitar brand, it ironically first gained much acclaim when Norah Jones' guitarist, Adam Levy, used it, coincidentally on Saturday Night Live.
Since being founded in 2000, Daisy Rock has nearly doubled in size each year, with 2005 sales exceeding $2.4 million. The catalog includes acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars, 6-string and 12-string electric guitars, and electric basses in a vibrant selection of colors. The company offers an ample bouquet of models from popular lines such as the Butterfly, Daisy, Heartbreaker, Pixie, Wildwood, Stardust, Tom Boy, and Rock Candy series, and 2006 marks the launch of the Star series, Stardust Retro-H and Elite Custom guitars, Rock Candy Custom and Custom Special guitars, Rock Candy Special Basses, Stardust Elite Rebel and Elite Petite Rebel guitars, and the Cheetah Heartbreakers.
Now distributed by Alfred Publishing since spinning off from Schecter in 2002, Daisy Rock’s current 37 models are available at over 500 music retailers throughout the United States and Canada. With the addition of distributors such as yourselves, Ciravolo’s imaginative designs are also gracing the walls of another 200 dealers across the pond.
When the Los Angeles-based Ciravolo says, "The boy’s club is over," she means that for all females. Daisy Rock offers a variety of guitars that appeal to girls of any age. Younger girls are drawn to the Butterfly, Daisy, Star, and Heart shapes as well as the pallet of yellows, purples, pinks and blues. Adult women are drawn to the solid construction and amazing sound quality of Daisy Rock’s lighter-weight, slimmer-neck designs.
Famous artists from across the musical spectrum also love their Daisy Rock guitars, including Joan Jett (The Runaways), Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go’s), Share Ross (Bubble and Vixen), Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), Nina Hagen, Annie Minogue, Lisa Loeb, Wanda Jackson, Dolly Parton, Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), Precious Finch (L7), Marla Sokoloff, Shonen Knife, and Anna Waronker . Girls, however, aren’t the only ones having fun with Daisy Rock guitars—The Cure’s Robert Smith, and The Psychedelic Furs’ Tim Butler, Chris Stein from Blondie, Sylvain Sylvain from The New York Dolls play them, too, as do Adam Levy (Norah Jones) and Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers).
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