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Balaguer evolves the offset baritone guitar with the Espada T-Bar

(Image credit: courtesy of Balaguer Guitars)

Balaguer Guitars has introduced the Espada T-Bar, which the company touts as an “evolved” take on the offset baritone guitar design.

The new electric guitar model was built for Tony Pizzuti from metalcore act The Word Alive, who desired an instrument that could achieve baritone-like lows but with a scale length closer to the standard 25.5".

The result is the Espada’s 26.5” scale design, which supports the extra string tension of lower tunings while adding a minimum of additional length to the guitar.

Other features on the model include a mahogany body, hard rock maple neck and ebony fingerboard with cream block inlays.

There’s also a pair of high-output Balaguer Truenobucker humbuckers, a Hipshot Hardtail bridge and gold pickguard and hardware.

The Espada T-Bar is available for $1,199. For more information or to purchase, head to Balaguer Guitars.

(Image credit: courtesy of Balaguer Guitars)
Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.