Artists 13

Beau Burchell
SAOSIN & THE COTTAGE (STUDIO)

Beau’s post-hardcore band, Saosin, is back on tour with original vocalist Anthony Green.  Check out their latest album with Anthony, called “Along The Shadow”.

When Beau isn’t touring with Saosin, he is working with bands via his private home studio, The Cottage.  Beau is a very well known Producer, Mixer, Engineer, and Writer having worked with Underoath, It Prevails, The Bled, and even the soundtrack for the Motion Picture “Saw 4”.

Beau plays a USA Custom Shop Thicket, The Growler in Vintageburst, and his signature Balaguer Guitar, The Thicket BB.

Artists 12

Ryan 'Fluff' Bruce
Rest, Repose / Riffs, Beards, & Gear

Fluff is a great musician and gear connoisseur, and knows quite a bit about guitar design.

This organically brought us to the idea of working on a Signature model together, which is now our Hyperion model.  Fusing what he loves about his vintage guitars and what we have going on with our own guitar design, has brought a very unique and killer guitar to life!

When he is not slaying riffs and taking names with his band Rest, Repose, you can find Fluff on his fun, helpful, and awesome YouTube channel :

Riffs, Beards, & Gear.

Fluff plays the Balaguer Hyperion, his signature guitar.

Artists 11

Tony Cappocchi
Rest, Repose

Touring since he was 16 years old, Tony knows what gear works for him.  Originally a SoCal guy, he moved to Seattle at age 24 and began throwing down riffs alongside Fluff, in their hard rock band Rest, Repose.  The Hyperion was a natural pairing after he got his hands on Fluff’s prototype guitars.  We are stoked to have him join the Balaguer Artist Family!

Tony plays The Hyperion in Vintageburst

Josh McDowell
Rest,Repose

Josh holds down the low-end for his band Rest,Repose. We’re stoked to have Josh on our team finally, and we’re excited to see an all-Balaguer band tear up the stage!

Josh plays a Goliath Bass in Gloss Black

Artists 2

Tony Pizzutti
The Word Alive

The Word Alive hits you hard with down-tuned guitar riffs, catchy choruses, and dynamic vocals.  They are definitely in a league of their own, and have an awesome, unique sound.  We really dig their stuff at BG! Tony reached out to us, and we hit it off immediately.  He has great taste in guitar design (what colors go well with others) and knew exactly what he wanted. Very excited to have him onboard with us.

Tony plays a Semi-Custom Growler Baritone in Satin Seafoam Green

Telle Smith
The Word Alive/Telle Smith

Telle is the vocalist of The Word Alive, but he will also be playing 3rd guitar on a few upcoming songs off the newest album, live and in the studio. Apart from TWA, Telle is releasing a solo album very soon. Stoked to have him on the team!

Telle plays a Hyperion in Vintageburst

Matt Marshall
Palisades

Palisades is a rock band from New Jersey that fuses heavier guitar riffs with some of the most melodic and catchy vocals we have ever heard! The songwriting and musicianship flows hand in hand with these guys, and you’ll be singing along after one listen. Check out their latest album here.

Matt plays The Hyperion in Satin Silverburst

 

Artists 4

Paul C. Wilson
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Hailing from France, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk mixes catchy pop punk with hardcore riffage to bring some of the most unique and pummeling music we’ve heard.  Working with Paul has been great so far, and we cannot wait for you guys to hear him rocking his Growler on stage soon!

Paul plays The Growler in Vintageburst

Joshua Unitt
Wolf & Bear

Joshua plays guitar in the progressive post-hardcore band Wolf & Bear. From technical riffs to soaring vocal melodies, Wolf & Bear brings something unique and powerful with their music that you can’t describe in words without giving them a listen. They rule!

Joshua plays The Growler in Seafoam Green.

Christoph Manuel
Sun & Flesh

Christoph sings and plays guitar in the rock band “Sun & Flesh” from Brooklyn, NY. From their anthem-like choruses to their down-tuned riffs, Sun & Flesh definitely deliver a genuine and unique sound that will make you wanting more.

Christoph plays a Semi-Custom Growler Baritone in Satin Black.

Mikal Smith
PHNTMS

Mikal is one of the guitar players in Philadelphia-based Rock band PHNTMS. They are recording their debut full length with producer Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Gates, As Cities Burn) in New York. More info soon!

Mikal plays The Growler in Sky Blue.

Tyler Tomlinson
Seth Ennis, Eric Paslay, Jamie Lynn Spears

Tyler is an incredible Nashville-based guitar player currently touring with Seth Ennis, and who has toured with Eric Paslay, Jamie Lynn Spears, and more.

Tyler plays a Semi-Custom Growler in a Space Sparkle finish.

Thomas Brenneman
El West

Thomas Brenneman is a guitar player in the band, El West.  Hailing from Arizona, El West brings a fresh and unique approach to ambient but melodic alternative rock.

Thomas plays The Thicket in Ghost White, and The Growler in Satin Sky Blue.

Artists 7

Ralph Ritter III
JRNY Church Worship

Ralph Ritter III serves as a guitarist on the worship team at JRNY (Journey) Church in the Philadelphia Region of Pennsylvania. Ralph has been involved with the JRNY Church worship team since 2011 after stepping through the churches doors in November 2009.

Ralph plays The Growler in Sky Blue and The Grace in Satin Silverburst.

John Boyce
When Man Meets His Maker & YouTuber @ The Metalguy Files

John is a guitar player in the Death Metal band “When Man Meets His Maker”, but also shoots YouTube videos under the moniker “The Metalguy Files”. He requires tour-tough and studio ready guitars, so we are happy to add to his arsenal for live and studio use! When he’s not playing shows with his band or shooting YouTube videos, John records bands at his studio Sylar Sound in Philadelphia, PA.

John plays The Thicket BB Spalted Maple & The Thicket in Ghost White.

Hayden Bush
Naked Walrus

Hayden plays guitar in the Alternative Rock band Naked Walrus based out of Los Angeles, California. Their infectious melodies and licks will have you singing for days!

Hayden plays The Growler in Trans Red

Stefan Hawkins
Secondborn

Stefan plays guitar in “Secondborn”, a rock band from Lafayette, LA. They fuse rock, punk & post-hardcore, as well as synthesized sounds reminiscent of late 80’s dance pop. They truly have set themselves apart in their genre!

Stefan plays a Semi-Custom Thicket & Semi-Custom Growler

Ryan Holzer
Cedar Green

Ryan plays guitar in Pop Punk band “Cedar Green”. Hailing from our home state, Pennsylvania, Cedar Green brings pop punk hooks with melodic vocals and radio undertones to the mix. Very excited to have Ryan in the family now!

Ryan plays The Growler in Seafoam Green.

Marek Cimochowicz
Vukari

Marek is the guitar player and vocalist in Chicago-based Atmospheric Black Metal band “Vukari”. They truly have set themselves apart in their genre by not only creating dynamic sonic landscapes of high-gain riffs to immersive ambient passages, but by seamlessly tying it all together to make a cohesive original sound. Check out their latest album “Divination”!

Marek plays The Hyperion in Satin Silverburst.

Scott Breustedt
Frost Giant

Scott plays guitar in Folk Metal band “Frost Giant”. Their music pays no attention to boundaries, deliberately crossing genres and bringing them all together in one truly unique sound.

Scott plays The Hyperion in Seafoam Green, as well as a Natural Mahogany Hyperion.

Artists 3

Matt Minard
Second Runner Up

Second Runner Up is a high energy alternative rock band with heavy pop/punk influences from Houston Texas. Our EP “Spare the details” is available on most major music sharing platforms.

Matt plays The Growler in Moonstruck Black.

Madison Roseberry
Rival Colors

Madison plays guitar in Massachusetts-based Rock band “Rival Colors”, who pull their influences from bands like Balance & Composure and The Foo Fighters.  Check out their latest EP “Thanks”!

Madison plays The Growler in Seafoam Green.

Chris Wethington
Softspoken

Chris plays guitar in “Softspoken”, a post-hardcore band hailing from Florence, Kentucky.  Their catchy vocals mixed with heavy yet ambient riffs, make a very unique take on post-hardcore!

Chris plays a Semi-Custom Growler & Semi-Custom Thicket.