When it comes to guitars, I'm what you would call a "looker", as in I Like To Look, and "Looky, what a cool guitar". When I get the gumption once a few decades, I might even spring for one, which is what I did just yesterday for a bass. I'm not gonna talk about the bass because then it'll get ugly with me and you guitar enthusiast types out there. Yeah, if I had $2500 I'd get a Rickenbacker bass, which would mean I probably had another $2500 somewhere and I'd have to have two Rics then. Well, I don't have that kind of scratch so I got something new but affordable. In my travels around the internet browsing and gazing at guitars recently though, the proliferation of the Girly Guitar has officially saturated the Guitar Dewd Marts around the country. With brands like Luna, Daisy Rock, and the Les Paul Goddess the ladies now have the option of specially-sized and brightly colored axes to play. This apparently now raises new dialogue about our die-hard perceptions of The Rocker and the esthetic of the guitar to the body.
Let's face it, we have an archetype here. The Rocker is the one onstage with The Biggest Dick, and he knows exactly what to do with it. Which is not to say a woman can't have a The Biggest Dick. Look no further than Joan Jett, Lita Ford or The Great Kat, to name a few just in the mainstream -- all temendous players who have flipped the archetype to their advantage and are accepted as formidable Rockers. The guitar in their case, though is still A Dick. Now that female consumers can opt for the cute and cuddly guitars, we're now forced to re-think exactly what the hell that shiny pink object with hearts, flowers and Hello Kitty emblems atop the pelvis is exactly, and how the hell is it going to be swung? If a Fender Strat is a phallis, then a Fender Hello Kitty for girls is what?....a Hello Kitty vibrator? Come to think of it, these new estrogen-driven guitars more resemble sex toys than the Real Thing. Talk about your Girl Power, yow!