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Balaguer dials up the heat with the impressively spec'd Diablo Baritone 7-string

Balaguer Diablo Baritone 7-string
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Following the introduction of its Aether and Typhon models last month, Balaguer has issued has issued another shred-ready monster, the Diablo Baritone 7-string.

Available in three finishes – Rustic Black, Metallica Turbo Orange and Metallic Cerulean Blue – the Diablo Baritone 7-string is kitted out with a number of high-end appointments.

These include an ergonomic swamp ash body – which Balaguer says reduces hand/arm fatigue due to the angle of its carve – a bolt-on roasted maple neck and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid offset dot inlays and blue Luminlay side fret markers.

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Balaguer Diablo 7-string

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Balaguer Diablo 7-string

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Balaguer Diablo 7-string

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The guitar is powered by a pair of new-for-2021, Balaguer-designed, ceramic magnet-equipped Hypernova humbucking pickups, controlled via volume and tone knobs – the latter of which features push-pull functionality for coil-splitting – and a three-way blade switch.

Other features include a truss rod accessible via a spokewheel, Hipshot hardtail bridge, reverse 7-inline headstock, Balaguer 18:1 locking tuners, a Graph Tech nut and 27" scale length.

The Diablo Baritone 7-string is available now for $1,349. For more information, head to Balaguer.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.