Date: 11/15/2004 Print This Post

One and Only Girl Guitar Company Brings “Girl Power” to Holiday Gift Giving!


One and Only Girl Guitar Company Brings “Girl Power” to Holiday Gift Giving!

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With the company’s phenomenal growth, Hilary Duff and Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson picking Daisies, and the new Rock Candy guitar series turning up the volume, things are sweet for Daisy Rock founder, president and L.A. rock goddess Tish Ciravolo
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Daisy Rock Girl Guitars ( )  is  the first and only guitar company building guitars exclusively for girls!  The colorful and girl-friendly designs are the perfect holiday gift for that “hard to buy for” teenage girl!  Especially if her I-Pod is continually glued to her Avril Lavigne – like bone straight hair! And don’t forget your eccentric auntie that never had the chance to fulfill that rock ‘n’ roll fantasy from the sixties!

Holiday shoppers beware, these guitars are not toys!

Los Angeles rock goddess Tish Ciravolo ‘s is the founder and president of Van Nuys, California-based Da i sy Rock Girl Guitars ( ). The first and only girl guitar company is a veritable hothouse of colorful guitar designs that began back in 1999 when Ciravolo put crayon to paper during playtime with her oldest daughter, Nicole, and drew a daisy-shaped guitar.

In 2000, with the encouragement and help of Schecter Guitars president and husband Michael Ciravolo, the bass player in L.A. band Sassafrass  and vibrant personality cultivated her signature Daisy Series, including the Daisy Artist and the Daisy Bass.  Smaller and lighter than standard electric guitars, the Daisy Short Scale, with its signature petal-shaped body in Daisy White, Pepper Mint Pink, Awesome Blue and Dreamy Daisy Yellow, was the cornerstone of Daisy Rock Guitars.  This girl-friendly, meticulously crafted instrument packs a considerable wallop and remains a godsend to thousands of aspiring female musicians who don’t have hands the size of catcher’s mitts.

Since its inception, Daisy Rock has had phenomenal growth, doubled its size for 4 years running, offering an ample bouquet of six-string and bass guitars, including its Butterfly Series, Pixie Acoustic Series, Heartbreaker Series, Daisy Series, Stardust Series, and its new-for-’04 Rock Candy Series.  Ciravolo projects another 50% boost in revenue this year, especially since the Rock Candy Series was the talk of the NAMM International Music Products Association trade show in January.  Now distributed by Alfred Publishing after spinning off from Schecter in 2003, Daisy Rock guitars are available at 300 U.S. music retailers, and with the addition of Daisy Rock  UK ,  Daisy Rock Europe,  and Daisy Rock Australia, Ciravolo’s imaginative designs grace the walls of another 200 dealers across The Pond.

“Finally, women have the tools to rock as hard as the boys, ” proclaims the lively entrepreneur who’s as colorful, multi-faceted and versatile as her guitars.  “This is the next wave.”

Ensuring that this next wave gains momentum, Ciravolo’s Girl’s Guitar Method instruction book is the perfect stocking stuffer to compliment a shiny new Daisy Rock guitar.

With Heart ‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson endorsed by Daisy Rock, Hilary Duff playing a Heartbreaker, and artists as diverse as Share Ross ( Bubble ), Nina Hagen, Annie Minogue, Lisa Loeb, Wanda Jackson, L.A. all-girl-band Auburn Court , and Ella Hooper ( Killing Heidi ) picking Daisies, these guitars are made for women, but guys like The Cure ‘s Robert Smith, Billy Gibbons ( ZZ Top ), Adam Levy ( Norah Jones ), and Paul Leary ( Butthole Surfers ) play ‘em, too.

Because it’s not enough for Daisy Rock to be the first and only girl guitar company, Ciravolo is committed to female causes beyond inspiring the next Grammy-winning superstar.  With extensive involvement from Ann and Nancy Wilson, the company promotes breast cancer awareness through a national ad campaign.  In addition, The Donnas are Daisy Rock ‘spokesgirls’ for The Girls Rock Scholarship Program , for which Daisy Rock sponsors underprivileged children, hooks them up with guitars and sends them off for an experience of a lifetime at DayJams Rock & Roll Camp.  Additional Daisy Rock sponsorships include the sixth annual ” VH1 Divas ” special in ’03, and this year’s national LadySixString Lyric Writing Contest.  Among its numerous guitar donation recipients are The Make A Wish Foundation and VH-1 Save The Music.

So if you want a standing ovation for your gift selection this holiday season… plant a few Dais y’ s around the tree!