Earnie Bailey is a southern California native, currently residing, designing and building guitars in the Pacific Northwest.
Wire Instruments guitars and basses are designed and built in the U.S.A. employing top shelf components, with one eye on history and the other on contemporary guitar construction. Our guitars use time tested tone woods and hardware from a range makers including Tonepros, Schaller, TV Jones, Seymour Duncan, Hipshot, Sperzel, Fralin and more.
Each instrument begins with a sonic concept followed by artistic vision. Guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery, and we strive to make our instruments as comfortable as a lifelong friend. Each Wire Instruments guitar is individually crafted one at a time, so no two are the same.
Earnie Bailey has a rich history in repair and restoration with an impressive client list that includes Black Flag, James Hetfield (Metallica), Cheap Trick, The Breeders, BTO, Adam Sandler, Mudhoney, TAD, Eddie Vedder, Pavement, The Jesus Lizard, Mike Watt and Supergrass. He has worked as a pro touring guitar technician most notably for Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters), Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana).