We thought we would take a look at this guitar the Daisy Rock Bangles signature guitar because it just really looks too good to be ignored.
Daisy Rock Guitars are a guitar company that have taken the guitar world by storm with the stated aim of placing comfortable, great looking and great sounding guitars into the hands of women around the world. But are Daisy Rock Guitars any good?
Founded in 2000 by Tish Ciravolo Daisy Rock Guitars is a girl guitar company based in the US. Tish Ciravolo credits her daughter with providing the inspiration for Daisy Rock Guitars. Whilst colouring, her oldest daughter Nicole drew a daisy to which Tish added a guitar neck and headstock. Whilst the creative muse was upon her Tish developed the concept further before taking it to her husband Michael Ciravolo who just happened to be the president of Schecter Guitar Research. The resulting first model, the Daisy Guitar, debuted in November 2000 at the Seattle Rock Girl Conference. Courtney Love, who was attending the conference, saw the guitar and liked it so much she gave it her stamp of approval by autographing it. With such a good early start growth for Daisy Rock Guitars sky rocketed with sales of over $400,000 within two years of launching.
The Daisy Rock Bangles signature guitar continues the theme of female centered guitars with the endorsement of The Bangles. The Daisy Rock Bangles signature guitar is a semi hollow guitar cut from light basswood with a styling nod towards the Gibson SG. The neck is made from maple and is topped with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard. Daisy Rock guitars use a slim neck profile which they say suits the smaller female hand. It certainly has a nice feel to it and plays well with a nice low action and no fret buzz. The bridge is a standard Tune-o-matic style bridge with a trapeze tail piece which is really in keeping with the styling of the guitar.
In terms of the electrics the Daisy Rock Bangles signature guitar comes armed with two vintage mini humbucker pick-ups which can be selected through a 3 way selector switch. The volume and tone controls are numbered dials which detract a little from the styling of the guitar looking a bit cheap. However, the build quality is of a high standard and the guitar looks really nice and feels good to play.
Plugged in the guitar shows off some of its pedigree. The two mini humbuckers create plenty of volume and the tone is clean and bright with lots of top end sparkle. This is a clear nod to the Bangles and the style of guitar playing synonymous with their music. But then this is a signature guitar so what would you expect.
So what do I think of the Daisy Rock Bangles signature guitar? The build quality is great, this is a high spec guitar finished with style. But looks aren’t everything, does it deliver on the sound front? Well yes it does the guitar sounds really good with a great tonal range. It might not appeal to everyone but this is a good guitar and a welcome addition to the Daisy Rock range.
To find out more about the Daisy Rock Bangles Signature guitar visit the Daisy Rock website.
|Daisy Rock Bangles Signature Guitar|
|Body||Sycamore semi hollow body|
|Bridge||Chrome tune-o-matic with trapeze tail piece.|
|Frets||22 medium frets|
|Weight||6 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Bridge pickup||Daisy Rock Vintage Humbucker|
|Neck pickup||Daisy Rock Vintage Humbucker|
|Pickup switching||3 way toggle switch|
|Controls||Dual volume and 1 tone control|