meet OUR team

(USA)

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.

MIKE
OPERATIONS MANAGER

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.

MADISON
MARKETING/PR MANAGER

Madison handles the day-to-day marketing & social media aspects of the business.  When he’s not helping push the brand forward, he’s playing guitar in his band Rival Colors and his solo project Kosatka.

PAT
QC TECHNICIAN

Pat handles the Quality Control process of every guitar that comes through our shop.  Every instrument goes through a 46-point checklist which he has to sign off on before the guitar/bass leaves the shop!  He’s also in a killer metal band called Counterfeit Culture.

Meet our TEAM

(SOUTH KOREA)

Our Select Series & Select-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 Select-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.