Sire earned their reputation with their hugely popular bass range, co-designed by the legendary Marcus Miller. The range hit the ground running with incredible specs, stunning sound and design, and borderline-miraculous prices. Having cemented their place as a force to be reckoned with, they set their sights elsewhere: acoustic guitars.
Why Buy a Sire Acoustic?
Much like their bass selection, Sire’s acoustics guitars have proven extremely popular. Here are a handful of reasons why we think Sire have hit the nail on the head:
- They use solid tonewoods whenever possible (the R7 is solid Spruce and Rosewood throughout)
- High-quality bound Rosewood and Ebony fretboards
- You get a choice of two studio-class preamps, included at no extra cost
- They were painstakingly designed by musicians wanting to offer something more competitive to the market
- They’ve kept the range simple; choose your shape, your finish, your preamp, your budget – and you’re away!
The Sire Story
Sire was started by a group of friends in Korea in the late ‘90s. They had grown frustrated with rising instrument prices, so they decided to make their own. They worked extremely hard until they were happy with the result – and in fact, it all turned out better than expected. So good, that they started to make a name for themselves. The aim was to offer top-notch quality with decent prices. A no-brainer, right?
To keep up with demand, Sire founder Kyle Kim set up Sire USA in Los Angeles, and reached out to Marcus Miller, a living legend in the bass world. Kim’s vision resonated with Miller, and led to highly successful design collaboration. The Marcus Miller line of basses from Sire were an international success. Kim and his team aim to apply the same formula to their acoustic range. These are professional-grade guitars without the associated price tag. Here’s UK acoustic wizard Mike Dawes giving them a spin for the first time: