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Industry Leaders Comment on Daisy Rock’s Induction into the Museum of Making Music
Industry Leaders have recognized Daisy Rock Guitars’ unprecedented achievement as they make history - the World’s First “Girl Guitar” is being added to the Museum of Making Music\'s collection of groundbreaking musical innovations!
This is a picture of Tish Ciravolo, President & Founder of Daisy Rock Guitars, holding the original prototype of the “Daisy” guitar as Courtney Love prepares to sign it. The picture was taken when the guitar debuted at the RockrGrl conference in Seattle, WA, November 2000.
Six years later, this guitar, the first “Girl Guitar” in the world, is being inducted into the Museum of Making Music located at the NAMM Headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The ceremony will be held this Sunday, October 15th, at the Museum.
In recognition of this historic event, several important and influential leaders of the $16 billion global musical instruments and products industry shared their comments on Daisy Rock’s unprecedented milestone achievement.
“The Daisy Rock prototype on display at the Museum of Making Music is a symbol of the innovation, creativity, savvy and dedication that makes this industry great. We are proud to give it its place in history. And Tish’s donation of a dazzling Daisy Rock for our interactive room will certainly encourage more young women to pick up an electric guitar!”
-Carolyn Grant, Executive Director: Museum of Making Music
“Tish Ciravolo and Daisy Rock took a desert and turned it into a garden. Before Daisy Rock, there were a few attempts to create a guitar geared for women, but none took hold. More women showed up in retail stores on posters–posing scantily-clad with guitars–than as customers. Retailers, the smart ones, often wondered how to attract "that other 50 percent of potential customers." Daisy Rock has turned that around, and in the process opened up a whole new market of girls and women who want guitars made to fit their hands, their bodies and their fashion sensibilities. In my mind, Daisy Rock should be considered one of the most important developments in the history of guitars. Since it was founded in 2000, it\'s certainly the most important development in this decade.”
-Frank Alkyer, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director: Music Inc. & UpBeat Daily magazines
"The Daisy Rock guitar has broken new ground with an instrument tailored for the 50% of the population the rest of the industry seems to have overlooked. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they have received complements from guitar makers around the world."
-Brian Majeski, Editor: The Music Trades Magazine
“There was a lot of hand-wringing about bringing more girls and women into the guitar market … and little action. Then Tish and the people at Daisy Rock and Alfred decided to do something about it. Congratulations to all on a singular market expansion achievement.”
-Don Johnson, Editor: Musical Merchandise Review magazine
"Congratulations! Daisy Rock is taking its rightful place in The Museum of Making Music. I know that the many school children who visit the museum will enjoy seeing the original prototype on display. Just think how many will be inspired to play because of Daisy Rock\'s vision."
-Danny Rocks, President: American Music Conference
“It is amazing what Tish Ciravolo and Daisy Rock has accomplished. By making quality instruments for girls who have traditionally been overlooked, she has opened our doors to a much larger audience and inspired all of us to do better. Tish’s clear vision of a new future for women in music is the single most exciting change in this industry in the last 20 years. Female musicians are now empowered, growing in numbers and are a force to be reckoned with, and for that we all owe Tish and Daisy Rock a lot more than words can express.”
-Ron Manus, Executive VP: Alfred Publishing
“Congratulations, folks, on your induction in the MOMM. You deserve it. You\'ve single-handedly created a whole new category in our industry. Daisy Rock rocks and we\'re proud to be on your team.”
-Evan Skopp, VP Sales & Marketing: Seymour Duncan
“I’ve had the great fortune to be close to innovative people both in music and in business allowing me to contribute in the development of several innovative marketing programs and products. As soon as I met Tish and the Daisy Rock team, I knew their product was innovative, professional, right on time and more importantly, from the heart. We at D’Addario are proud to be a friend and supplier to Daisy Rock. Our sincere congratulations on this accomplishment!”
-John Roderick, VP Marketing: J. D\'Addario & Company, Inc.
"When I think about Daisy Rock Guitars, I think about three things...their quality and playability is better than some guitars I have that cost three times as much, they\'re priced at a level that every player can afford, and they make 50-year old accountant guitar players who use them look totally cool. What more can I say other than I love my Daisy Rock guitars?"
-Alan Friedman, CPA, Partner: Friedman, Kannenberg & Company, PC.
“We are very proud of what Tish and all of you have accomplished.”
-Ronald S. Bienstock, Senior Partner: Bienstock & Michael, P.C.
(Prior to forming the Law Offices of Ronald S. Bienstock in 1987, Ron was publisher and editor-in-chief of International Musician & Recording World. In 1991, Ron was voted one of the top 100 "Most Influential People In The Music Business" by BAM Magazine.)
And it’s not just industry leaders raving about Daisy Rock Guitars. Check out what the Queen of Rockabilly has to say about Tish and Daisy Rock:
“A special guitar made just for us girls....It\'s About Time!! Thank You Tish for giving us Daisy Rock!”
Daisy Rock Guitars and the Museum of Making Music are inviting people of all ages to participate in a daylong celebration scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2006 at NAMM Industry Headquarters (5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, California).
Although the Girl\'s Guitar Workshop has sold out, there are still a limited number of tickets left for the induction ceremony at 6pm and Wanda Jackson\'s performance at 7pm. If you\'d like to try and buy tickets before they sell out, call Crystal Covert at (760) 438-5996 at the Museum of Making Music. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Museum members).
We hope you can join us!