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Daisy Rock’s Original Prototype of the “Daisy” Guitar Has Been Inducted Into The Museum Of Making Music
Daisy Rock is very proud to announce that it’s Original Prototype of the “Daisy” Guitar was inducted into the Museum Of Making Music last week. We\'ve made history thanks to all the Daisy Rockers in the world (that means you!) and we wanted to tell you all about the event.
This is a picture of one of our favorite Daisy Rock artists, the legendary Wanda Jackson, with our President & Founder, Tish Ciravolo, in front of Daisy Rock’s Original Prototype Guitar on display at the museum. The guitar has been placed on permanent display at the museum, becoming the newest addition to the Museum\'s collection of musical innovations.
The gala event, featuring a 2-hour Girl Guitar Workshop hosted by Daisy Rock clinician Janet Robin, and a show-stopping live performance by Wanda herself (who is just amazing), was an exclusive, intimate event limited to a few hundred people, all of whom got to witness history in the making.
Daisy Rock’s original prototype, a yellow, daisy-shaped guitar, is the first “Girl-Guitar” ever created. Tish, the guitar’s inventor, made the instrument as the first of a new line of alternative guitars and basses for girls. In answer to the cumbersome, overweight, generic-looking guitars saturating the market prior to Daisy Rock, Tish altered traditional guitar and bass designs to make slimmer, lighter instruments featuring unique, eye-catching designs. By doing this, Daisy Rock was the first guitar manufacturer to make guitars and basses for a completely neglected group - women.
The company, embraced by girls of all ages, has doubled in size each year since its inception in 2000. The number of girl guitarists has also doubled since the company first started, going from 5% of the total guitar market share in 2000 to an all time high of 10% in 2006, with all signs indicating strong continued growth to come.
Recognizing the historic significance of Daisy Rock’s birth and the value of Daisy Rock’s original prototype, the Museum of Making Music inducted the prototype into its collection. Signed by Courtney Love (who autographed it when the guitar debuted at Seattle’s RockrGrl Confrence in November 2006), the yellow “Daisy” can be seen along with pictures of the guitar’s original schematics and general information about Daisy Rock Guitars.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC
The Museum of Making Music, located at NAMM Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, exhibits a century of musical instruments and innovations the helped shape popular music from the 1890s to the present day. It features over 500 vintage instruments on display, audio samples of popular music from the past century and a unique interactive area where visitors can create their own music on a variety of modern-day instruments. For more information, please call (760) 438-5996 or visit www.museumofmakingmusic.org.
NAMM is the not-for-profit trade association of the international music products industry. Primarily comprised of retailers and manufacturers of musical instruments and related products, the 9,000-member association’s focus is to improve people’s lives by connecting them with the proven benefits of making music, regardless of their age or skill level. For more information about NAMM, please visit namm.org.