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They sound amazing but they also have thick necks and I have small hands. Of course, not all girls have petite fingers - but many do and it can make it a lot harder to play the guitar.
The problem is, most have been created with men in mind. As a woman, you can't just walk into a shop and pick up the first guitar you see. You have to look for a really light model with a thin neck and thin strings. I like to wear vest tops when I play guitar, Boobs and guitars the fabric of the strap can cut into you, making it almost impossible. I have mine specially made in corduroy, so it's softer on my skin. But I really shouldn't have to.
Breasts are a problem, too. When you're sitting down, you have to put your boobs on top of the instrument or they get squashed. It's uncomfortable. Most of the time you don't even need to wear a bra, as you spend so much time with your breasts propped on the guitar. The music industry is still male dominated and women's bodies just don't come into the equation. That's why it was so refreshing to hear, this week, that singer St Vincent has deed a new guitar, just for women. It is with pride that I present the St. Vincent ature ernieball MusicMan Guitar.
So excited to be working with Ernie Ball. A photo posted by St. I would need to travel with a chiropractor on tour in order to play those guitars. So it's great that she's come up with something aimed at women. There have been 'female guitars' made in the past, but they've all been pretty patronising.
Women do need guitars deed with them in mind, but that doesn't mean they should be sexist. We want to be inspired. We want to be able to walk into a guitar shop and say 'I want to play that one'.
A lot of men still don't think that women can actually play guitar. A major record company once heard me play Jimmy Hendrix material. The problem is partly Boobs and guitars perception — but also women believing that they're not good enough. They internalise the perception that it's a man's pursuit and they just can't compete.
I walked into a guitar shop the other day with my father. So I told him exactly what I wanted - the precise specifications, using all the right jargon. He was dumb-founded that a girl could discuss music and knew what she was talking about. I still get people at my gigs wanting to know why I look 'girly' and wear dresses. Men can't get their he round the fact I play rock music but like to look feminine. You have to be really strong as a woman in this business. Actually, you have to be twice as strong as any man because you have to deal with twice as much — and that includes playing guitars that are too heavy, too thick and deed with men in mind.
Hopefully, thanks to St Vincent, that could be about to change. We girl guitar players deserve more. Chantel McGregor's new album Lose Control is now on sale. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions. Then there's the strap issue.
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