Gunstreet Wiring Shop
Let us start by saying, we are not a big company or manufacturer but instead a small workshop of three craftsmen. If we were asked what we wanted people to know about our company. We would tell them we are a brand focused on quality and community! It's hard not being inspired to push the boundaries when you are being influenced by all the creative and talented people building or repairing guitars, making music or, bringing something no one else has seen.
About our Name
Just like a lot of creative people, Hugh O'kane didn't want to settle. After losing his wooden hotel to fire, Hugh had an idea that would change the face of Bend forever. "Why use inferior building practices and just blend in?" Hugh passionately said to his friend M.P Cashman. "Why not make something no one has ever seen?” So, with the last of his money Hugh set out to build the most modern building anyone had ever seen in this tiny western town. Causing an uproar it would take decades for the business community to match the beauty and success of his aptly named O'kane Building. Thus, creating the nickname because of those involved "Gunstreet"
About Our Quality
It's really easy for companies to say "My harness is the best because it uses only the highest quality parts." But as more and more options come out and those options use the same quality parts how can one company truly be the best? We see things differently. Just like how Hugh O'kane wanted to change the standards of how things are built. Instead of following inferior practices we do the same. Parts are parts, and it will forever be debated which ones are better than the others. But what doesn't change regardless of the parts is the experience. We focus on the experience of our harnesses, the experience of repairing a guitar right before a big show, or the experience of creating something from scratch. Looking at it saying to yourself "yeah, I built that!" Moments that you can't bottle or buy. Moments that just happen. To us that is our quality and that is our focus!
How we Do things Different
The term Gunstreet comes from vintage Bend slang when referring to how the O'kane building helped modernize an outdated wild west town. Just like a lot of creative people, Hugh O'kane didn't want to settle. After losing his wooden hotel to fire, Hugh had an idea that would change the face of Bend forever. "Why use inferior building practices just so I could blend in" Hugh said to his friend M.P Cashman. "Why not make something better" He said passionately. So, with the last of his money, Hugh set out to build the biggest and most modern building anyone had ever seen. Causing an uproar, it would take decades for the business community to catch up to the modern beauty and the success that came with it. Thus, creating the nickname for anyone who challenged it "Gunstreet"
It's hard not being inspired to push the boundaries when you are being influenced by all the creative and talented people building or repairing guitars, making music or, bringing something no one else has seen. That's why we are a brand focused heavily on supporting the community. So all the profits we make from the sales of our products go back either in improving our quality or reinvested back into the community. We are not like the other wiring companies using the money we make off you to stuff our pockets and wasting it on greedy, materialistic lifestyles. We grew from this community so its only fair we give back to it. Here is an example of how we spend the money we make from our products!
We always love your feedback and if you ever have any questions or concerns please email our team.