Balaguer Guitars unveils '80s synthwave-inspired limited-edition Espada model

Balaguer Synthwave Espada
(Image credit: Balaguer Guitars)

Balaguer Guitars has announced a limited-edition version of its Espada model – and first-ever graphic electric guitar – the Synthwave Espada.

Right off the bat, the guitar's visuals demand attention: a synthwave decal is affixed to the top of the guitar, and is completed by a cosmic holographic sparkle finish on the back, sides and headstock.

Construction-wise, the Synthwave Espada features an alder body, a roasted quartersawn bolt-on maple neck and a 16"-radius 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.

Electronics come by way of a pair of Balaguer-designed Evergreen Alnico V humbucking pickups, controlled via a singular volume knob with a push/pull coil split and a three-way blade switch.

Besides its 25.5" scale length, other features of the guitar include a Graphtech nut, 18:1 ratio locking tuners, a Balaguer brass hardtail bridge and Luminlay side dot markers.

The Synthwave Espada is available now for $1,399. For more information, head over to Balaguer Guitars.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.