Balaguer refreshes and expands its $1,099 Standard Series and there’s something for everyone: retro offsets, baritones, T-styles and a super-shreddable S-style

Balaguer Standard Series
(Image credit: Balaguer Guitars)

Balaguer Guitars has announced a comprehensive refresh of its Standard Series electric guitars, giving the mid-priced range a host of premium specs, and players plenty of choice in the process.

This is a range that has a bit of everything. There are the offset guitars that many of us first associate with a Joe Balaguer design, with the Espada offered as a regular six-string or a baritone guitar

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.