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. We want to offer you the instrument of your dreams, but at an affordable price. In order to achieve this we’ve partnered with some of the best production facilities worldwide.
The Standard Series are built in China to our exact specifications at a factory that maintains ethical and fair labor practices. Our Select Series come with premium specs and are handcrafted in South Korea by a small shop of trained luthiers, only 7 people to be exact. These luthiers all have over 15-30 years of experience. This factory has been building guitars since 1985, and we chose to partner with them because their quality is top notch. Our Select Custom Series guitars are built by 3 people within a custom shop in South Korea. We are able to retain our high standards of quality and tone because we have partnered with shops/factories that share the same mindset.
We also offer our limited Heritage Series Instruments which are machined/built, painted, and assembled in the United States from start to finish. These builds are spec’d out and built one at a time by Joe Balaguer, and are then available for sale once the build is completed. They are signed with a unique serial number and are one of a kind. These instruments are meticulously crafted to represent the apex of what we can do.
Our approach to guitar design is quite simple. We love traditional designs, but feel they lack in certain areas. Areas that pertain to comfort, tone, and construction. So in our designs you’ll see a deep treble horn inner carve, or a more sleek heel joint versus a block plate, and higher quality components that you normally wouldn’t see on guitars in a similar price range.
Come see where modern design meets vintage inspiration.