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Ever wish your guitar was more girly?

Marion 12 Oct 01 - 01:30 AM
Lonesome EJ 12 Oct 01 - 01:44 AM
Clinton Hammond 12 Oct 01 - 01:48 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 01:56 AM
Clinton Hammond 12 Oct 01 - 02:04 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:09 AM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 02:30 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:31 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:35 AM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 02:36 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:36 AM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 02:38 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:39 AM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 02:40 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:42 AM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 02:43 AM
flattop 12 Oct 01 - 02:44 AM
Clinton Hammond 12 Oct 01 - 03:36 AM
Gillie 12 Oct 01 - 07:00 AM
catspaw49 12 Oct 01 - 07:12 AM
Allan C. 12 Oct 01 - 08:43 AM
Grab 12 Oct 01 - 08:55 AM
John Hardly 12 Oct 01 - 08:58 AM
catspaw49 12 Oct 01 - 09:29 AM
SDShad 12 Oct 01 - 09:48 AM
Bat Goddess 12 Oct 01 - 10:47 AM
53 12 Oct 01 - 01:07 PM
mousethief 12 Oct 01 - 01:10 PM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 01:54 PM
Steve in Idaho 12 Oct 01 - 02:05 PM
Steve in Idaho 12 Oct 01 - 02:17 PM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 02:20 PM
Steve in Idaho 12 Oct 01 - 02:30 PM
Little Hawk 12 Oct 01 - 04:59 PM
Steve in Idaho 12 Oct 01 - 05:05 PM
Clinton Hammond 12 Oct 01 - 05:06 PM
Justa Picker 12 Oct 01 - 05:09 PM
Little Hawk 12 Oct 01 - 05:11 PM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 05:56 PM
Steve in Idaho 12 Oct 01 - 06:03 PM
CarolC 12 Oct 01 - 06:08 PM
53 12 Oct 01 - 10:34 PM
Chip2447 13 Oct 01 - 12:14 AM
53 13 Oct 01 - 10:46 AM
GUEST,erica@home 13 Oct 01 - 11:11 AM
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Subject: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Marion
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:30 AM

If so, take a look at Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:44 AM

Well, if Lisa Loeb has one, you know they're cool.


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Subject: The things idiots do to guitars...
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:48 AM

That's absolutely horrid!!!!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:56 AM

More horrible than a Gibson SG?


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Subject: Ugly guitars...
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:04 AM

It's the 2nd worse thing I've seen done to a guitar... The worst was that Gibson (?) that was all X-tianed up... Mother of pearl all over it... and scenes from the frigg'n bible painted on it back and front...

It was absolutely uglier than anything I've ever left in a steaming heap behind me...


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:09 AM

No appreciation for fine art Clint?

On the Daisy site, click on Product, then Heartbreaker Artist, then click the picture for a blowup. Just think of the great music you could make if you had the budget to buy that baby!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:30 AM

hahahaha... Ah hahaha...

I want a heart shaped accordion!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:31 AM

And that powder pink Daisy acoustic, makes those Larrivees and Martins look like so much firewood. You could at least roll a good quality latex on the Larrivees and Martins to cover up their naked woody bodies.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:35 AM

A heart shaped accordion, perverse!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:36 AM

Go to bed, flattop.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:36 AM

OK


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:38 AM

Good night. Have nice dreams of flower shaped guitars in pastel colors.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:39 AM

Good night. You take the train to the end of the line.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:40 AM

OK!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:42 AM

Remember, it's an hour later in Nova Scotia than in West Virginia. The trains should run on time.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:43 AM

Without batteries?


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:44 AM

Clinton must have printed of a coloured picture of one of those guitars and taken it to bed.


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Subject: Gross... like an internal organ inside out!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 03:36 AM

I have plenty of appreciation for fine art.. and that AIN'T it!!!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Gillie
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 07:00 AM

Absolutly horendous!!!!! Ughhhhh.....


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 07:12 AM

Wow.........Cool............How can you pass up that acoustic verion that comes with all those free decals and stickers?!?!?!

I think they saw that picture of the Dale Evans Gibson model that we found awhile back then took the idea and ran with it! I mean if Bo Diddly had a sex change you know he/she would have one for sure!!!

Actually, I'm thinking that we all need to buy not one, but two!!! One to shit on and one to cover it up.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 08:43 AM

Here is one to consider. BTW, Anita has a lovely voice. The final cut on her CD is one of my favorite songs. (shameless plug for someone whose work I respect)


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Grab
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 08:55 AM

I remember seeing those at Elderly. When Les Paul and Leo Fender realised that solid-body guitars could be any shape, I don't know if they realised what they were bringing on the world. Daisy guitars, flying-V's, and Prince's ego-monuments... urgh. As Dilbert said, "It's like nuclear power, it can be used for good or evil. And you don't want to get any on you."

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: John Hardly
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 08:58 AM

Dear Mr Hardly,

I have heard through the internet grapevine that you are soliciting helpful hints for guitar lovers. Have I got one for you!

My son Jimmy came home last week with an awful eyesore of a guitar that he said was built way back in the 1930's. Well that poor guitar had certainly seen better days---it looked as though it had been through a war!

I'm sure that, back when it was a decent guitar and worth something it might have been quite attractive, though certainly a bit gaudier than a good Lutheran such as myself would like---what with that pearl-like trim ALL THE WAY AROUND THE TOP AND SOUND HOLE! My!

Anyway, yes, I was embarrassed for my Jimmy. But he seemed so proud that I kept my little mouth zipped tightly and just said "That's nice, Jimmy." Seems Jimmy has wanted a guitar by this Mr Martin fellow for more than 30 years now!

Well, when Jimmy went to bed, I carefully sneeked into his room and got the guitar. I quietly took it down to my workshop---I'm a tole painter you see. I do folk tole and Norwegian rosemaling.

Well you should have seen that sorry old guitar when I got done with it! One base coat of powder blue Krylon, and flowers all around the sound hole and up and down the neck. (I did a beautiful job if I do say so myself! Sorry, Lord)

So, in short, you too can make an old guitar BETTER THAN NEW again! Just a little carefully applied paint---remember to keep that spray can moving….don't want any drips!---and you too can have the guitar of your dreams!

Sincerely,

Mrs Marv Olsen

Ps. I WISH you could have seen the look of surprise on my little Jimmy's face when he awoke the next morning!


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 09:29 AM

(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: SDShad
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 09:48 AM

Ah, but Carol, wouldn't a heart-shaped accordion make posing for the next Calendar a bit more dodgy?

C.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:47 AM

Gee, wish I had a pink flamingo-shaped guitar -- so I could play flamingo guitar.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: 53
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:07 PM

nope. bob


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: mousethief
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:10 PM

Ever wish your guitar was more girly?

No. Not ever.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 01:54 PM

Actually, SDShad, a heart shaped accordion might work perfectly for what I have in mind for the calendar.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:05 PM

Hmmmmmm - Steve


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:17 PM

Must have been inspired by Buck Owens.

And you don't need to get our hopes up Carol -

Steve


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:20 PM

It wasn't your hopes I was thinking of, Steve.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 02:30 PM

LOL - Steve


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 04:59 PM

Holy friggin' Kee-Rist, those are the UGLIEST GODDAMN GUITARS I HAVE EVER SEEN! They are uglier than flattop in a G-string and braided armpits. They are uglier than Spaw's aboris pectoralis and more gross than Cletus's dirty toenails. They are for shit. Wash out my eyes! Help! I am in dire need of a mental enema to erase the memories!

Where's that damn Martin catalog when I need it? *Gasp* *retch!* I must touch wood!!!

- LH

p.s. My answer is "No".


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:05 PM

BTW Carol - I did say "our" in the collective sense of the calender. *BG*

The darlin of my heart is learning to play the piano - wish I could get her to sing!

Still quite entertaining - he said ducking and dodging his way from the area!!!

And LH - you heap way too much praise on those "girly" things -

Steve

No for me too *G*


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:06 PM

I got wood here you can touch if ya really want to LH...

*dirty old man grin*

*tap on shoulder*

Huh??

What???

*whisper whisper whisper*

OH!!! THAT kind of wood... sorry...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:09 PM

I could gladly pull a "Pete Townsend" on one of those.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:11 PM

Ugh. And I don't mean like Tonto used to say....

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 05:56 PM

Not quite sure what you mean, Steve, but if I can get anyone's spirits up with my participation in the calendar, I think the effort will be worth it.

*g*


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 06:03 PM

Hmmmmm - don't want to get shot here - but let me stretch the imagination a bit -

1) Nearly nude calender

2) CarolC

3) Heart shaped accordian

4) I am up to my eyeballs in "oh poop" syndrome he said blushing a bright beet red.

Meanwhile back to the forum - the guitars are ugly - don't you think??

Steve


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 06:08 PM

(heh heh heh)


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: 53
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:34 PM

no. bob


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Chip2447
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 12:14 AM

ACK MY EYES!!! They burn so. The do look like they are quite aerodynamic, the would probably fly pretty good, especially if I got my weight into the throw... ACK...and I thought that I was ugly... Me poor ole eyes.
Chip2447


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: 53
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 10:46 AM

no.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: GUEST,erica@home
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 11:11 AM

well, all i have to say is, a 13 year old girl may be more excited by an ugly daisy guitar than a plain old plywood yamaha. then she would spend all her teen years getting chops, confidence, and let us all hope, taste. plenty of time for martins later.

i waited till i was 24 to get a guitar -- too embarrassed to try when i was young. a big big regret.

i'd buy one for my niece.

an aside: when building my acoustic, the luthier (an old friend) told me he was making it "look like me." by gum, he did -- blonde with hips -- pretty darn girly.

I always thought Martin 000s were sexy as well.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 04:00 PM

Anita's front would be good, if only she'd add a John Deere or a Holstien, but the back is almost as ugly as Van Gough's sunflowers, Alan.

I don't know where people get their taste.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 04:34 PM

Little Hawk, you'll never see me in my G-string if you keep stealing them for your Takamine.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 04:48 PM

It's all right, flattop. I can live without the experience. I just bet Barbi has one of those Daisy guitars, made out of really chintzy looking bright plastic, with little silver decorations on it.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 05:07 PM

I suppose it is great that we can feel better than Barbi. Is it her fault that she was born with good looks and we weren't?


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: 53
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 09:33 PM

what do you mean by girly?


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 09:50 PM

Go out and get all the old "Calvin & Hobbes" collections you can, 53, and read up on the GROSS Club. Your question will soon be answered.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 12:06 PM

Bat Goddess: Brilliant!

Hey, Erica@home, I waited until I was 50 to buy my first guitar. I've finally gotten brave enough to take it out in public, but I still can't sing and play at the same time! Maybe one of those daisy thaings would make me better. I bet I could barre chord on one o' them ...

ww


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 01:29 PM

I'm surprised to discover that WyoWoman could be made better. Although I prefer women with dark hair and dark eyes, I think a Martin is a shallow immitation of a blonde with hips.

Is this thread about the boys finding a rare opportunity to snicker at girls' guitars. I still don't see great beauty in Gibson SGs. Guys have played thousands of them for years without getting laughs from the girls.

Daisy Rock Girl Heartbreaker

Pete Townshend Signature SG


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 01:39 PM

Well, I have seen uglier guitars than the Daisyrock Heartbreaker. That one Kurt Cobain designed is pretty awful, and I never liked the angular, vicious looking ones favoured by heavy metal bands. But...the daisy-shaped one has gotta be the ugliest guitar body design ever! Looks good on a flower, terrible on a guitar.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 01:43 PM

Sorry Flats, but I always kinda' liked the SG. I'm not an electric player, but I always found it pretty dent looking.

'Course I'm an asshole so what the fuck......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 01:48 PM

I'll take the Daisyrock Heartbreaker. It looks better. It has a choice of pickup types but the trebble one should be the one near the bridge. No wonder Pete always sounded muddy with his butt ugly guitar.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 01:58 PM

Now that I get to thinking about it, I HAVE had girls whom I wished were more like a guitar in certain respects.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 02:06 PM

So you like the girls with long necks who aren't afraid of having nuts close to their heads or what?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 02:10 PM

ROTFLMAO!!! Well, more resonance would be nice...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: GUEST,erica@home,still
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:20 PM

cool for you, WyoWoman. if you learn the key for singing and playing at the same time, lemme know . . . else i'll be stuck as a first position player forever!

(ah yes . . . now i remember . . . practice, practice!)

i still won't say a bad word about any guitar that encourages girls pick up and play. girls/women get treated like shite in most music stores. i shop only at matt umanov's (nyc) -- the only clerks who actually help me. but i digress . . .


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:29 PM

You wouldn't have that problem at The Arts Music in Newmarket, Ontario or the 12th Fret in Toronto, but you are right about most music stores for sure.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 11:44 PM

try shopping at mcfadyen music in myrtle beach s.c. and i think you'll like it.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Rory B
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 11:55 PM

Yes Erica sadly I have also found that to be true. I often feel very out of place in music stores. They usually ask my husband if he wants help. Why is that? I still can't figure it out! huggggs -Rory-


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 11:57 PM

It's called the "old boys club", and it's an attitude sadly out of date.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 12:03 AM

Ignoring fifty percent of one's potential market doesn't sound like a very intelligent way to try to make a living, either.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 01:32 AM

Little Hawk, have you shopped in either of those stores as a girl? How do you know they would treat you as well as male personna? Why are Toronto music stores mainly staffed by men?


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: Benjamin
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 02:05 AM

Man, I'd get beat up if I got caught playing one of those. I'd take an SG any day. Of course, I'm not an electric player. But a Kirk Sand hallow body always sounds nice (and out of my price range).

That's an interesting topic LH. Guitars never say no when you want to play them. Though if we take this further, I couldn't imagine what a simple string change is going to turn into (not to mention the price of a decent guitar, ouch!).

Erica, I can't really add anything about how women get treated in music stores as I'm not a women and don't work in a music store. But if you're ever in Seattle, you might want to try Dusty Strings. They always seem to treat everybody fairly. Though if there is any problems, just PM John P. He's been there a while I believe.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: BlueJay
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 03:23 AM

I may be wrong, but I'd guess the "girl guitars" are made by Samick in Korea. Correct me if I'm wrong. I think all their guitars are butt ugly, and woud be difficult to hold sitting down. Pre-teen girls may well flock to these guitars. Very clever marketing ploy. But I think a lot of the girls buying these alleged guitars will eventually learn out what guitars are all about, and figure out on their own that they need to buy a decent guitar. There is hope for the future. Thanks, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:42 AM

Again we have a slur of the "girl guitars" because they are made by Samick when most guitars and amps sold are made by Samick. Why aren't the boys criticized for buying Samick? Why can't we accept girls playing electric guitars?

One of the major musical instrument retailers in the U.S. advertised Samick amps on their web site by saying that most of the other amps they sell are Samick with OEM stickers on them. I can't find that site right now but I found this.

FOR MUSICIANS.

Examples would be Fender's alternate badging of their guitars as being "Squier", "Fender", or "Yorkville/Traynor", and the world's largest guitar maker Samick badging their guitars as for "Epiphone/Gibson", "Washburn", "Hammer", "Slammer", "Kima", "Danelectro", "Archer", "Ibanez", "Rogue", "Hohner", "Slammer", "Memphis", "Montana", "Grand", "Dean", "Johnson", "Hondo", "Cruise", "Kramer", "Karera", "Sterling", "Lyon", "Mitchell", "Music Drive", "Santa Rosa", "Jay Turser", "DeArmond", "Abilene", "Shredder", "Sigma", "Sebring", "Eagle", "Rokker", "Joshua", and dozens of other marketed brands. ...

Two examples would be Fender's alternate badging of the same amps as "Squier", "Fender", or "Yorkville/Traynor", and Korg/Marshall's alternate badging of the same amps as "Marshall" or "Park." The world's largest instrument maker Samick badges their amps for OEM brands such as "Epiphone/Gibson", "Washburn", "Hammer", "Cort", "Kima", "Dinosaur", "Kustom", "Ric", "Danelectro/Honeytone", "Archer", "Ibanez", "Gretsch Rogue", "Hohner", "Yorkville", "Beckener", "Electra", "Brownsville", "Gorilla", "Ibanez", "Dean", "Hiwatt", "Dean Markley", "Johnson", "Pyramid", "Performance Plus", "Abilene", "Prime", and dozens of other marketed brands.


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Subject: RE: Ever wish your guitar was more girly?
From: flattop
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:52 AM

Perhaps Samick was so busy suckering the boys into buying "boy guitars" that they forgot about the girls.

Many of the girls have fine strong legs and they are less likely to be shooting junk into their viens. They can probably play their electric guitars standing up. A few of them might even be able to play their Daisyrock Heartbreaker well while standing up and wiggling their bums. Wouldn't that be frightening, boys!


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