Price paid: C$ 350
Purchased from: Walters Music
Sound — 8
One of the problems with the Daisy Rock is its lack of a whammy bar and its therefore inability to fully accommodate musicians on the "heavier scene". With distortion the guitar sounds okay, while leaving a bit of a twangy residue. This guitar could Shine playing punk and perhaps jazz and the blues. This guitar imo sounds best with just a touch of distortion. The push/pull tone control allows you a bold sound for a solo. Unfortunately this was all compiled based on mi experiences on mi lame peavy practice amp. Still this guitar provides an excellent, rich sound great for rock n' roll or rythym n' blues that can easily be adjusted on the fly in a wide variety of sound. Just don't expect to be jamming onto Dragonforce on this guitar.
Overall Impression — 9
I'm 14/15 and have been playing for around 2-3 years. I usually play jazz stuff, punk-pop sorta on the side and maybe a dash of intensive, hardcore songs (think canon rock; that song has wasted weeks off mi life). Anyways on to the guitar I would definitely recommend it to guys or girls. I sorta wish I got the Rock Candy Custom Special for the better pickups, but it really isn't an issue as it sounds great as-is. I would recommend it to a rock or jazz player as this guitar is great at jazz gigs. It's push/pull tone control allows you a versatile asset to your playing. I wouldn't recommend it to a straight-off newbie as it's very easy to damage the beautiful, sexy finish. If you're just coming out of your shell or are fairly experienced (but not pro yet) then this guitar is for you. This guitar and it's clean sound serves as mi jazz guitar essentially as I have several others for music atoned to "rock". If it was lost or stolen my dad would kill me. But I would probably get another one of these guitars.
Reliability & Durability — 6
This is another area where both I and the Rock Candy Custom both hesitate. it's beautiful, shiny red finish is easily scratched upon or chipped. Live playing? it's flashy and all but something intensive would certainly leave battle scars. A jazz gig? This guitar would be fine. I've had a couple of those. It's still in one piece. I've had it for about 3 months now and have had a couple of scratches on the side of the body (and I'm a careful person). But it's life span seems fairly long if you're just gonna play with friends, practice on it and maybe a few gigs. The strap buttons are good, the input thingy (don't know the name) is stable. Its finish is easily at hawk here as the lack of a fret guard leaves it very susceptible to scratches while playing.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Mines was fine so. I bought it in a store and my guitar had nothing wrong with it. It wasn't in a box or anything so I couldn't tell what it'd turn out if you ordered it. The pickups were adjusted well, bridge fine, wood great but I changed the strings because they were kinda crappy.
Features — 8
The Rock Candy Custom guitar made by the infamous Daisy Rock (a company marketed to females) has created a wonderful guitar suitable for both sexes. It has 22 medium frets, is light-weight, and has a somewhat slimmer neck. The guitar features a mahogany body and has a rosewood fingerboard. Also a Tune-O-Matic bridge, grover tuners, string through body design (looks great) a 3-way pickup selector and (one of mi favorites) a push/pull tone control that allows for more versatility. Its pickups are Daisy Rock's Deluxe humbucker which are well. (The Daisy Rock Custom Special features better pickups). Aesthetically, this guitar really pleases (especially in red)with its star inlay and a contoured Telecaster-reminiscent body that really gives a sleek impression. Very sexy whether a girl or a guy. I'm a guy.