Design your dream guitar or bass with our new online configurators. Select a preset to get started and then choose from a wide array of specs, like body/headstock shape, type of woods, finish colors, binding, and much more. Build times are currently estimated to be between 5-6 months. These are built in South Korea by a small team of luthiers and then QC’d here in the USA. *International orders* are QC’d and shipped from our distributor in South Korea.
1. Order Placement
Design your custom instrument, then click “order” to proceed to your payment details.
*Keep in mind that we accept PayPal Credit, which offers 6 months 0% interest financing.*
2. Order Review
After receiving your order, we will review your specs to ensure proper design aesthetic and functionality is met. Any last minute changes can be made during this step., and will then be signed off by you, therefore locking in your specifications so we can begin the build process.
Our semi-custom guitars are built using high-quality wood that we source and supply. Since each instrument is built by a team of three trained luthiers, we take advantage of traditional techniques by hand but also use CNC machines to make accurate and consistent cuts.
4. Build Updates
With our online status tracker, you’ll always know what stage your build is currently in. The tracker will also show build pictures as they become available.
5. Final Inspection
Each instrument must pass through a quality control checklist here in the USA to ensure it meets our high standards. We will also set up your guitar in your desired tuning/gauge of strings. *International orders* are QC’d in South Korea using the same QC Checklist we follow here in the states.
We ship your instrument fully insured for the amount you paid, and only use the best packing materials and custom boxes we can find. You will receive automatic tracking updates via the email you provide during the order process.
Yuri Lucia –
A lot of options and an easy and friendly system that helps you to express your ideas, giving them a shape.
I like it.
I hope to se some more options in the future.
Jeff Roggendorf (verified owner) –
Easily the best tool for ordering custom guitars!
Anthony Morgan –
Super great way to design your instruments, and it’s really easy to use. Lots of options for specs make it really easy to create something unique each time.
Robert Grimm (verified owner) –
This builder is very user friendly and helps make sure whatever specs you want for your custom build is to your liking. The mock ups match the actual builds almost perfectly.
Luke Eccles –
I love Balaguer guitars. They sound and play like a dream. The custom builder on the site is so cool. You get build your next dream project in the matter of a minute. Thanks Joe for putting out kick ass guitars!
Jake Trowbridge –
Not just for fueling your procrastination, the builder also allows you to see the relatively detailed outcome of your wildest guitar fantasies! An awesome tool for spec’ing out your next build to your heart’s desire.
Charles Less –
I absolutely LOATHE this system!!! Why, prithee? Because it will one day kill my wallet. All jokes aside, this builder is fantastic, and after seeing some before/after pics, it’s seemingly quite spot on. One day soon, I hope to post my own
By far the greatest pass time and reminder of how out of reach all of these works of art are. Lol
Fantastic builder, easy to use, great options.
Jason Hoffmer –
This builder is great, very user friendly and addicting.
Jeff Pettinato (verified owner) –
Great builder, Super easy to use user interface, whether it’s on your computer or mobile. The guitars look awesome but just wait till you actually get it.
Ryan Scanlon (verified owner) –
What’s to say? If you have played around with it, you know how fun and addicting it is! I don’t know of any other online guitar builder let alone one that is specific to a company’s product. Really helps inspire and hone in your exact dream guitar without having to “I wonder what chrome hardware would look like…” After you already purchased.
Mick Cyr –
Unbelievably user friendly platform. These build your own custom websites never work. This was a breath of fresh air and a testament to the hard work being done at Balaguer.
Jorma Spaziano –
This thing is a GAS ( Gear Acquisition Syndrome) factory.
Now I can turn all my friends on to the Balaguer of their dreams!