Our Select Series & Select-Custom Series are built in South Korea by these wonderful people!
John runs the South Korean shop and handles business expansion overseas. He is instrumental in making sure our Select-Custom Series retains our high-quality standards.
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 handles logistics and business operations overseas. He ensures your guitar gets to our shop in Pennsylvania safely and in a timely manner.
“Where Modern Design Meets Vintage Inspiration.”
Our goal at Balaguer Guitars is to build instruments that translate your creativity in the truest way possible, no matter what approach you take to playing. We want to offer you the instrument of your dreams, built for you the player, and for a reasonable price. We’re able to achieve this by building relationships with some of the best production facilities in the world, and by working with like-minded partners who prioritize quality and service over all else.
The Standard Series is built in Indonesia to our exact specifications at a factory that maintains ethical and fair labor practices, and is purpose-built to provide professional-grade specifications for all players. Our Select Series is handcrafted in South Korea and includes additional premium features, specifically chosen to elevate each models’ individual design.
The Select Custom Series begins on a foundation of our design and is then customized by you the player into an instrument that is uniquely yours. Hand-built by a select team within the custom shop in South Korea, these pieces retain our highest standards of quality and deliver an instrument whose sole purpose is to connect with each player and their own style, whether that’s on the road, in the studio, or anywhere else in between.
The USA and Heritage Series instruments are each designed, built, and finished entirely in the United States. Our USA Series is built in small batches by our own team of luthiers, providing the most premium specifications and greatest attention to detail throughout. With our Heritage Series, each piece is designed as a one-of-one and built with hand-chosen materials by Joe Balaguer himself, to be signed with a unique serial number upon completion. These instruments are meticulously crafted to represent the apex of what we can do, and are both available only in limited numbers.
Our approach to the guitar and what we do is simple – we love traditional designs, but feel that there is always room for improvement and interpretation. Versatility, comfort, and consistency are only the beginnings of where we work to improve connection and playability, and are all a part of what makes Balaguer Guitars what we are. We are always striving to design and build instruments that not only offer premium features, but are also the means for every player to connect and create something truly special.
Come see where modern design meets vintage inspiration.