Sire have teamed up with international YouTube acoustic guitar sensation Sungha Jung for the A7. With a modern design, spellbinding looks and premium solid tonewoods, this is the pinnacle of the Sire acoustic guitar range.
Based on Sire's premium R7 Grand Auditorium design, the A7 offers world-class specs that far outweigh its price point. First of all, carefully selected and treated solid tonewoods are used throughout. A Spruce top offers a wholly balanced tone and great resonance, but the headline act in this case is the solid Rosewood back & sides. This adds heaps of warmth and smooth dynamics to your tone, perfectly voiced for solo acoustic playing.
The body and neck both feature luxurious Abalone binding & hypnotic inlays headed up by the unique but understated Sire headstock design. The Grand Auditorium design is compact and accessible with a simple cutaway. This means familiar, comfy playability and a classy modern look. If it's good enough for Sungha Jung, it's good enough for anyone!
Sire’s preamps are known the world over for their quality. In the case of their acoustics, they’ve designed the Zebra SIB with this same quality in mind.
The Zebra SIB (standing for Simple Is Best) aims to combine the best of both worlds: a piezo undersaddle pickup and an internal mic. 3 intuitive controls allow you to take this combination and make it your own: pickup blend (controlling the level of the microphone), volume, and EQ searcher. The latter acts as a mid-contour control, ranging from accentuated bass to boosted treble and mid – it’s up to you to find your sweet spot!
The Sire Story
Sire began their journey in Korea in the late ‘90s. A group of friends set about making their own instruments after becoming frustrated with rising prices. After much hard work, research and determination, their instruments turned out a lot better than they expect – so good, in fact, that they started to attract the attention of other musicians. Combining excellent quality with affordable prices seemed to be a winning formula.
As demand grew in Korea, founder Kyle Kim saw an opportunity. He began seeking international expansion, but it found it difficult to break into the market due to tough competition. He set up Sire USA in Los Angeles, and began contacting influential artists for help. It was at this point, they crossed paths with 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. Now, Sire are looking to the horizon for their next adventure – onward and upward!
- Sire model number: A7 VS
- Body shape: Grand Auditorium
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst
- Top wood: Solid Spruce
- Body wood: Solid Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard wood: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Inlays & binding: Abalone
- Cutaway: Yes
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Radius: 16"
- Nut width: 43mm
- Electronics: Zebra SIB piezo/microphone preamp
- Controls: master volume, microphone blend, EQ searcher