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Balaguer Select Series Espada Rustic Black
Balaguer Select Series Limited Run Synthwave Espada
Balaguer Select Series Espada Butterscotch
Balaguer Standard Series Espada Gloss Shell Pink
Balaguer Select Series Espada Rustic White
Balaguer Select Series Hyperion Deluxe Metallic Ichor Red
Balaguer Standard Series Archetype Gloss Metallic Lake Placid Blue
Balaguer Heritage Series Thicket Aged Olympic White One Off
Hailing out of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Balaguer Guitars are the brainchild of Joe Balaguer. Having worked as a session guitarist for 10 years and then studying luthiery under some renowned Custom Shop builders, Joe brings together his vast knowledge and experience in order to provide these unique and high-quality instruments. Taking inspiration from vintage designs, these models have been brought to life with the modern guitarist in mind.
These are 3 distinct series in the Balaguer Guitars family. The Standard Series are crafted in China and are the most affordable of the 3. They offer excellent value for money while still delivering a high quality of instrument. The Select Series is the next step up and are produced by a select small team of talented luthiers in South Korea. Included in this range are the Select Custom models which are handcrafted by 3 highly trained luthiers. The Heritage Series are built by Joe Balaguer himself and for this reason are only available as a limited custom order.
Regardless of which series you choose, all model shapes are available. Keeping with this consistent approach, The Standard and Select models share the same high level hardware across the full range. These include the locking tuners, bridges and the pickups. Infact, they are so confident in the quality and tone of their pickups that they are provided across the whole range of guitars right up to the Heritage Series. Also included is a great quality gig bag which comes at no extra cost.
What makes Balaguer Guitars different?
When Joe worked as a technician and luthier, he took note of which elements were most commonly modified or repaired. Drawing from this accumulated knowledge, he identified which parts of a guitar could be improved in order to produce great playing instruments that excel in all areas. Solid construction, comfort, reliability and tonal purity have all been combined to produce these fine models.