- bass guitars
- electric guitars
Maloney Stringed Instruments (MSI) is owned by Dan Maloney who has been making instruments since 1979. He started off repairing and modifying instruments for friends and local musicians (some of whom became famous, like Les Claypool and Kirk Hammett). After making a couple of instruments, he went to work for Glen Quan (of Badass Bridges). He then got a degree in Design & Industry from SFSU, and worked for Zeta Music Systems. He was there for 16 years and became the head luthier & designer. Since 2004 Maloney has been using the MSI brand name and he specializes in building unique electric stringed instruments which are hand crafted in small batches at his workshop in El Sobrante, California.