Listen to our artists now on our Balaguer Playlist!

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Beau Burchell

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.

Andy Williams
Every Time I Die

Andy plays guitar in Every Time I Die, a savage metallic hardcore and pentatonic riff-laden classic rock band that we, at Balaguer Guitars, have been listening to since 2005!

Like all of us, Andy loves guitar gear and has always been searching for his perfect tone.  We’re glad that he’s chosen us to collaborate with on The Enigma model and we’re excited to have him on the team.

Keep an eye out for his Signature Series Enigma, due to release Spring 2018.

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Tony Pizzuti
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

Greg Styliades
Senses Fail

Greg plays bass in the post-hardcore band Senses Fail. They fuse punk and post-hardcore to bring an original sound that they’ve been honing since 2002.  Be on the lookout for their new LP “If There Is Light, It Will Find You” out on February 16th 2018!

Greg plays the Fusion Bass in Gloss White.

Nick Spencer

Nick plays guitar in the progressive metal band “Greyhaven”, which fuses hard-hitting yet melodic riffs with powerful lyricism.  Each song takes you on a journey, which leads you to interpret what each song may mean to you.  Their songs are sometimes very dynamic, stringing you along with a violent passage but then molding the next section into something that will get stuck in your head for days.  They truly have a unique sound and we’re so stoked to have Nick on the team!

Nick plays a Seafoam Green Growler.

Matt Marshall

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

Scott Crouse

When Scott isn’t on Dad-duty, he plays guitar in both Earth Crisis & SECT XVX. Two AWESOME Hardcore bands. If you like Hardcore then  you should know about both of these bands already, but if you don’t then click the Facebook link above for the Earth Crisis page, and click the Instagram link above for the SECT XVX page!

Scott plays The Astra.

Tyler Mazza

Tyler plays guitar in hardcore band “Crafter” out of Massachusetts. Blending aggressive and emotional tendencies which tackle the entwined ethics of the social, political, and personal spheres, Crafter continue to aim to connect with the hardcore community and beyond in the years to come. Check them out!

Tyler plays The Growler in Moonstruck Black.

Steven Riccio

Steven is the co-owner of the dyad of the arts, Horriblyright.  He is versatile musician, specializing as a songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He holds a Bachelors of Music from the University of Bridgeport.

In 2013, Steven was diagnosed with MS; a debilitating autoimmune disease of the nervous system. His diagnosis ignited his determination to defy any challenge in his path. He is actively dedicated to help put an end to this neurological disorder.

Steven plays a Toro Select in Natural Buckeye Burl.

Chris Estes
Broken Girls From Affluent Backgrounds

Chris is the guitarist of Ambient Indie Rock band “Broken Girls From Affluent Backgrounds”. They have a spacey, melodic, ethereal vibe that fuses post-rock and indie styles.

Chris plays The Woodman in Trans Black.

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, The Growler in Satin Sky Blue & Metallic Black

John Klagholz

John plays guitar in “Vexes”, which was formed from the ashes of previous projects including: A Life Once Lost, Vessl, Fury of Five and Downstage. Their ambient yet experimental take on modern metal is unique and we believe sets them apart! Definitely check these guys out.

John plays a USA Custom Growler Baritone in Green Sparkle, Production Seafoam Green Growler, and a Custom Trans White Growler.

Hannah Boissonneault
Blank Slate

Hannah plays Bass in Metro Detroit based Prog/Alternative band “Blank Slate”.  Definitely check them out for a refreshing and unique take on progressive music!

Hannah plays a Fusion Bass 5-string in Seafoam Green.

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

James Fraser
Solo Artist

If you like breakdowns and divebombs. James has got you covered. Coming out of Half Moon Bay, CA, James produces all his own music, and recently concluded a 52-song, year-long heavy metal project. James wanted a rig that represented his personality and his roots as a blues player, and found that and more with his Growler.

James plays a Semi-Custom Growler 7-string

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.

Trey Hawkins
Light The Fire

Trey plays guitar in “Light The Fire”, a post-hardcore band from Dallas,TX.  They have their own thing going on with heavy riffs, melodic layering, and catchy choruses.  Definitely check them out!

Trey plays a Growler in Sky Blue.

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.

Matti Frost
Frost Giant

Matti plays guitar and is the vocalist for Folk Metal band “Frost Giant”. Beyond the unique and punishing riffs they bring, Frost Giant also has soaring yet epic vocals.  Make sure to check them out!

Matti plays The Astra in Satin Black.

Brook Duer
Frost Giant/Conflict Theory

Brook plays in Folk Metal band “Frost Giant” alongside Matti and Scott.  Besides slaying bass for Frost Giant, Brook also plays bass in Philly based Death Metal band “Conflict Theory”.

Brook plays a Goliath 5-string in Trans White.

Teresa Brenneman
The Secret Destroyers

Teresa plays bass and sings in Arizona-based Indie-Pop band “The Secret Destroyers”. They mix indie rock music with interwoven vocal harmonies and melodic passages to bring something awesome to the scene! Make sure to check them out!

Teresa plays The Goliath Bass in Satin Shell Pink.

Juan Andres Rodriguez
The Outsider

Juan plays guitar in “The Outsider”, a hardcore band out of Bogotà, Colombia.  Their heavy riffs with layered ambient leads and emotional lyrics make them a force to be reckoned with in their scene.  It makes sense why they have a cult following in Colombia!

Juan plays The Growler in Seafoam Green.

Jorma Spaziano

Jorma plays lead guitar in VINTERSEA, a melodic metal band from Oregon which combines the essential elements of black, death, post, and progressive metal. Their unique sound is undeniably inspired by the majesty of the Pacific Northwest.

Jorma plays The Archetype in the VINTERBURST finish.

Riley Nix

Riley plays guitar in VINTERSEA, a melodic metal band from Oregon which combines the essential elements of black, death, post, and progressive metal. Their unique sound is undeniably inspired by the majesty of the Pacific Northwest.

Riley plays The Archetype in the VINTERBURST finish.

Madison Roseberry
Rival Colors & Kosatka

Madison plays guitar in Massachusetts-based Rock band “Rival Colors”, who pull their influences from bands like Balance & Compusure and The Foo Fighters. He also has his own solo project called “Kosatka”, which fuses melodic heavy riffs with droning post rock to bring something unique to the metal/post rock genre.

Madison plays The Thicket in Trans White.

Chris Wethington

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.

Curtis Douglas

Curtis is a Phoenix, Arizona based record producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician.

Curtis has worked with top artists such as The Maine, Katastro, Eagles In Drag, This Century, Chad Rubin, Austin Gibbs, Steff Koeppen, Sundressed, Naked Walrus, and more.  Check him out at

He plays The Thicket BB Deluxe in Trans Black.

Chris Marshall
Goodbye Blue Skies

Chris plays guitar in Ohio-based post-hardcore band, Goodbye Blue Skies. They blend breakdowns, catchy vocals, and melodic riffing to genre-bend their way into the scene. Definitely check them out!

Chris plays a Semi-Custom Growler in Sky Blue.

Jeff Pettinato
Wither Away

Jeff plays guitar in Melodic Hardcore band “Wither Away”. Their sound fuses alternative yet melodic hardcore with underlying tones of sorrow and emotion.  Definitely check them out!

Jeff plays The Growler in Gloss Vintageburst.

Robert Grimm
The Danger Of Falling

Robert plays guitar in the five-piece christian melodic hardcore band “The Danger Of Falling”. From atmospheric/ambient interludes, hard-hitting chords, and melodic melodies make them truly stick out in their genre as something unique.

Robert plays a Semi-Custom Thicket & an Astra Deluxe.

Rodney Dudum
Sea In The Sky

Rodney is the guitar player in Progressive Rock band “Sea In The Sky”. They fuse a sound that blurs the lines of various genres (jazz, funk, metal/rock, etc.) which creates a unique and awesome experience. Definitely give them a listen!

Rodney plays a Semi-Custom Thicket 7-string.

Rémi Rondot
Ask For Redemption

Rémi is the guitar player in French Melodic Metal band “Ask For Redemption”. Make sure to check out their latest release “Spiritual Throne”!

Rémi plays a Silverburst Hyperion & a Semi-Custom Thicket.

Adam Rohrer
Life Church

Adam plays guitar at Life Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he serves in the worship band.  When he’s not playing at Life Church you can find him spreading the word about Balaguer through his connections in the Praise & Worship scene.

Adam plays a Trans Black Archetype.

Paul Litewka

Paul is the guitarist and vocalist in the Ambient Doom band “Undercliff”.  When he’s not punishing ear drums with his riff-laden doom band, he’s slinging awesome pedals through his company PLX-FX.  Make sure to check both out!

Paul plays a Hyperion Semi-Custom, Hyperion Standard, and a limited GAB SD guitar.

Marek Cimochowicz

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.

Felipe Rodela Trujillo

Felipe plays guitar in Chicago-based Melodic Post-Hardcore band “LUCA”. Their intricate guitar work intermingles with emotion-driven vocals and melodic interludes to set them apart in their scene.  Their single “Waterloo” is a perfect example of how they fuse melodic guitar playing with emotion-driven post-hardcore. Definitely check it out!

Felipe plays a Shell Pink Archetype.

TJ Maynard
Ghastly Sound

TJ plays in the bass-only sludge metal band “Ghastly Sound” hailing from Burlington, Vermont.  Their gritty and loud sound isn’t without melody, as they mix a unique heavy tone that could only be described GHASTLY SOUND.  These guys rule, so make sure to check them out!

TJ plays The Hyperion Bass in Satin Silverburst.

Ian Wright
No Remorse For The Fallen

Ian plays lead guitar in Philly-based metal band “No Remorse For The Fallen”. He also plays guitar in a few other Philly-based metal projects. Make sure to check out NRFTF!

Ian plays a Semi-Custom Astra 7-string

Dave Lamote
No Remorse For The Fallen

Dave also plays guitar in Philly-based metal band “No Remorse For The Fallen”. NRFTF have paved their own path in music, joining melody, dissonance, heaviness, and ambience all together.

Dave plays a Semi-Custom Archetype 7-string

Shaun Hypes

Shaun plays guitar in DENS. They have found a perfect niche in the space between energetic rock and contemplative ambience. Shaun is using an Espada in two-tone burst.

Josh Tomlinson

Josh plays bass in DENS. He is currently rocking a lefty Fusion Bass in a custom Mocha finish. DENS creates an experience that drowns the listener in guitar and bass driven post-rock and vocal hooks while leaving plenty of room for lyrical exploration.

Josh Waltman

Josh also plays guitar in DENS. Although from a wider perspective, DENS may have Rock elements, the nuances in their sound send tendrils out into shoegaze, ambient, post-rock, and indie rock concepts. Josh plays a custom finished Growler, in Satin Charcoal Frost.

Joseph Brock

Joseph plays guitar in FoxBat, a hardcore-infused band that fuses multiple genres into their original sound. Mixing hard-hitting riffs, catchy vocal melodies, and unique songwriting set these guys apart. Definitely check them out!