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Balaguer The Espada Standard Gloss Black Electric Guitar

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This product is on backorder, so you can buy it now and it will ship to you as soon it's re-stocked, or use the form below to receive an email when it's back in stock.

We're currently out of stock on this item but if you'd like to inquire about incoming stock, a special order or a custom build, use the form below to get in touch with one of our specialists, and we'll get you taken care of!
– Matt's Music Staff


From Balaguer:


“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.

The Espada is our take on the offset guitar, evolved.

  • Alder Body
  • Roasted Maple Neck, Comfy C Shape (.800″ thickness at 1st fret, .880″ thickness at 12th fret)
  • Roasted Maple Fingerboard (16″ radius), Black Dot Inlays
  • 22 medium jumbo stainless steel frets
25.5″ Scale
Luminlay Side Dots
Metal Dome Knobs (One Volume, One Tone w/ push pull for coil tap) & 3 way toggle switch
  • Balaguer Feral Humbucker in the Bridge Position (12.5k) & Balaguer Austral Singlecoil in the Neck Position (7.3k)
Locking Tuners – 18:1 ratio, Graphite Nut (1 11/16″ width)
Hipshot Hardtail Bridge
  • Deluxe Balaguer Padded Gig Bag Included

Shipping & Returns

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*Korg and Mesa/Boogie products are only available for shipment within the USA.

14 Day Return for Merchandise Credit or Exchange

We're so sure you'll enjoy shopping with us that if for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with any item you receive from Matt's Music, simply call us within 14 days of the time you receive your merchandise for either a full in-store credit, or exchange - all entirely up to you. Items must be in brand new, factory fresh, resalable condition with all original packing materials, warranty cards and owners manuals, and show no signs of wear or abuse. All returns are subject to inspection. Special order items that are not normally stocked are non returnable. Ask if your purchase qualifies before you buy. Credit/exchange is for merchandise only and does not include any shipping charges. No refunds are issued in any case. Layaways are good for 60 days and layaway deposits are non refundable.

Early Order Cancellation

All deposits are non refundable. Lots of our products are special orders and in many cases your order has to be built for you at the factory. This is what makes a lot of our products special. Once your order is started, it's being put together just for you. For this reason we ask that you don't cancel your order after you place it with us. If for some reason you absolutely have to cancel your order with us, we will assess you a 25% cancellation charge. This amount is equal to 25% of your total order amount. Ask us before you place your order to see if what you're purchasing is considered a special order.

Damaged Merchandise

Do not accept your shipment if the package shows any signs of external damage. After the item is returned to us we will ship you a replacement. If you receive incorrect or defective merchandise, please call 781-335-0700 within 5 days for a return authorization number.