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".

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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.