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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a guitar for my 11yr old daughter, I came across this ad:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Rock-T...item2a2842c3e8

uh.....wait....what? A tele and an SG had a baby, and it grew some extra switches....

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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking for a guitar for my 11yr old daughter, I came across this ad:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Rock-T...item2a2842c3e8

uh.....wait....what? A tele and an SG had a baby, and it grew some extra switches....
That's rather cool - I like weird guitars. Daisy Rock are supposed to be quite decent budget guitars. Might get one of those for my 8-year-old ;-)
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Thinking about doing the same for my girl. Not a bad looking instrument.

I find it strange, though, that they would limit their market by just gearing the brand toward females. I could easily see a boy playing that, but he probably wouldn't want to due to the name on the headstock.
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That's a pretty groovy, little guitar...
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thinking about doing the same for my girl. Not a bad looking instrument.

I find it strange, though, that they would limit their market by just gearing the brand toward females. I could easily see a boy playing that, but he probably wouldn't want to due to the name on the headstock.
Maybe they think by marketing solely to girls they'll get more sales than they would if they marketed to both? I can see it working.
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Maybe they think by marketing solely to girls they'll get more sales than they would if they marketed to both? I can see it working.
That's got to be the idea. They created a niche market for themselves that no one else was targeting -- guitars designed specifically for girls. I wonder, though, if there aren't just as many girls who wouldn't want a "girl's guitar" as there are girls who would.

Funny thing is, they make (or used to make) some guitars that don't look girly at all, but I couldn't see a guy wanting one of them, because the brand has been so firmly established as a maker of guitars for girls.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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but in blue and minus the bigsby. It's a very nice little guitar and the pickups sound great. She doesn't play it at all -- went off to college without it, in fact -- so it might just sneak into Dad's stable as a dedicated slider.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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bought my daughter one of these:

but in blue and minus the bigsby. It's a very nice little guitar and the pickups sound great. She doesn't play it at all -- went off to college without it, in fact -- so it might just sneak into Dad's stable as a dedicated slider.
Nice - I think Im man enough to rock one of those ;-)
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Looking for a guitar for my 11yr old daughter, I came across this ad:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Daisy-Rock-T...item2a2842c3e8

uh.....wait....what? A tele and an SG had a baby, and it grew some extra switches....
Hmm, Dano "seal" pickguard too. Three way hybrid. I'd buy my daughter one so I could play it too.
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Maybe they think by marketing solely to girls they'll get more sales than they would if they marketed to both? I can see it working.
I'm not advocating a uni-sex line. I think the gender-specific thing can work, but I also think they're missing out by not making a companion boys' line. They make some pretty cool guitars.
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she picked up a purple sparkle one at GC last year around Christmas time and showed it to me...pretty decent guitar that I wouldn't mind playing but at the time I didn't have the $$ anyway.
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