meet OUR team

(USA & CANADA)

JOE
PRESIDENT/HEAD LUTHIER

Joe designs all of the guitars, builds all of the Heritage Series instruments, and oversees the Quality Control process of the Standard/Select/Select Custom Series instruments.  He also designs & develops all of the Balaguer Pickups/Pedals, and oversees Artist Relations.

JAIME
OPERATIONS

You’ll find Jaime at trade shows and local shop events, but he mainly oversees the day-to-day business operations.  Did you know that he’s our resident Dave Grohl/Keanu Reeves lookalike? Well now you do.

MIKE
SHOP ASSISTANT / ADMIN

If you’ve ordered or plan to order a guitar, then Mike is the man creating your spec sheets to keep track of the build and to ensure all specs are correct.  He also assists in the shop with logistics/shipping and assists with customer service and social media.

JON
ARTIST RELATIONS REP

Jon assists with our Artist Relations department here at BG. He’s also a great guy to talk specs with if you’re unsure of what pickups or specs would suit you best!

Meet our TEAM

(SOUTH KOREA)

Our Production Series & Semi-Custom Series are built in South Korea by these wonderful people!

JOHN
SHOP MANAGER

John runs the South Korean shop and handles business expansion overseas.  He is instrumental in making sure our Semi-Custom Series retains our high-quality standards.

CHRIS
R&D MANAGER/LEAD LUTHIER

Chris is the head luthier in the South Korean shop and also handles R&D when we are prototyping new models or changing aspects of current models.  His attention to detail is awesome and is a crucial part of the BG team!

ANDY
LOGISTICS

Andy handles logistics and business operations overseas.  He ensures your guitar gets to our shop in Pennsylvania safely and in a timely manner.

Meet our ambassadors

Our Brand Ambassadors are here to help with your builds, spread the word about Balaguer Guitars, and push the brand forward!

JOHN

John is the go-to guy for all things Purple.  Beyond his love for the color Purple, he’s a great player and is very knowledgeable of all things gear-related.  He’s very helpful if you ever have a question about wood choices, tremolo/bridge options, or just need someone to bounce ideas off of.

SEAN

Our resident Canadian! Besides his love of maple syrup, Sean has a wide arrange of talent as an Industrial Arts Teacher, metal meets worship guitarist, and is a great person to discuss wood types, pickup options, and other build specs.

GREG

Greg is an idea man and will be the first ambassador to tell you to choose Wenge for the neck wood of your build.  He’s very knowledgeable and helps us push the brand forward with new/exciting ideas!

MATT

Having owned quite a few different models, Matt is a great point person to chat with concerning how each guitar feels and what to expect.  Like all our ambassadors, he knows his stuff and can point you/your build in the right direction if you have any questions/concerns.