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Hot rodding a girl guitar

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Highwaystrat, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Highwaystrat

    Highwaystrat Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2013
    I got a chick guitar for a good deal. I'm surprised it's actually a decent guitar. I straightened the neck so there's like .002" neck relief, and lowered the action so the last fret is around 3/64th". The neck doesn't need a shim, pretty nice. Very minimal buzz and only a couple notes fretting out, the usually 10th fret and one around the 15th and the 7th fret buzzes a little. Not bad for a cheap guitar. So Ima hot rod it and make it look pretty and flip it for a profit. I'm leveling the frets right now. What am I doing buying girl guitars off craigslist? I don't know maybe I got problems.

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  2. Highwaystrat

    Highwaystrat Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2013
    Finished, all it needs is the nut slots cut and intonation set. That's all there is to it.
    Anyone wana buy it let me know. It'll make a perfect gift.

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  3. alainvey

    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2015
    London, UK
    Daisy Rock is a brand with a strong reputation, no wonder it's a good guitar.
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  4. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    I don't mean to miss the point, but what in the hell is a "chick" guitar?
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  5. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    That's things cool! Such bling!

  6. pinkoboe

    pinkoboe Strat-Talk Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 18, 2009
    USA - San Francisco
    Daisy Rock is a brand of guitars targeted at girls.

    The brands tag line is "girl guitars" and they include features such as lighter bodies and slimmer necks make them better suited to females.
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  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Maybe he meant 'chic' and the speelcheecker got him?
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  8. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    i give up.
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  9. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014
    The owner of DR is the wife of the guy that owns/runs Schecter -- she saw a gap in the market for good affordable guitars for girls and uses the same supply chain and factories as Schecter.

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  10. Mississippi_Kid

    Mississippi_Kid Senior Stratmaster

    I dig it. And while I see what is meant by a "girl" guitar...the old glam metal bands would have loved that thing.
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  11. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    I'd buy & play one .

  12. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    You don't have to look too far into my collection to see that I would for sure rock that guitar. I do not have have a problem with a guitar being targeted at women, but don't leave me out as I am a huge fan of pink and sparkly. And women.
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  13. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    I love sparkle tops and light guitars but I ain't a chick, or a spring chicken for that matter.
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  14. Uncle Jimmy

    Uncle Jimmy Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 22, 2011
    I'm a fan of pink, sparkly women myself.
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  15. Strat-Slinger

    Strat-Slinger Senior Stratmaster

    Hey... who can't dig a Chic that plays a mean guit-fiddle... especially if her axe is bling-nacious :)

  16. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern usa
    The industry formula is, "Shrink it and pink it."
    But i know what you're saying... :)

    So let's break some stereotypes here:

    No pink guitars, no low cut tank tops, just some great guitar playing on some
    great guitars by some great guitar players (who just happen to be female).
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017

  17. jstewart

    jstewart Strat-O-Master

    Feb 10, 2013
    Toluca Lake
    I'm a fan of chicks and guitars. Win win if you ask me.
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  18. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    What a great idea. I guess it won't be long before the other makers start with their own models.
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  19. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    If I didn't already have a Disney (by Washburn) Hannah Montana Secret Star 3/4 size t type I'd be interested.

    Traded a dumpster rescue acoustic straight up for it, so other than driving to make the swap I didn't spend any money.

    And I worked out a rocking version of Party in the USA (not a bad song actually!). I cover a Miley Cyrus song with a pre-drug and slutty Miley Cyrus guitar. And, to make it absolutely clear, I DO NOT TWERK!

    Usually pull that out later closer to closing time, once the crowd is sufficiently lubricated to enjoy it.

    And surprisingly good, needed a strings change and knobs but after that was good.

  20. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 6, 2016
    Looks 80's hair band to me, which is almost the same thing I suppose.
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