Boutique guitar maker Balaguer has unveiled two new models – The Aether and The Typhon – which will join its existing line of fully customizable electric guitars.
While the image above gives you an idea of ââwhat the two new axles look like when put together, the reality is that they can happen however you see fit. Available as either flat-top or bevel-top instruments, both guitars feature fully editable spec sheets that can accommodate a number of pickup pairings, string configurations, and colorways.
Dubbed the brand’s ‘Flying A’ model, the Aether is available in a pickguard or no pickguard iteration depending on which top you choose, and can be constructed from mahogany, ash, alder, roasted ash. or korina.
We would be here all day if we listed the best wood options, but to give you an idea of ââwhat Balaguer has to offer, the highlights include veneers of Flamed Maple, Buckeye Burl, Spalted Maple and poplar burl.
A host of neck options are also available – ranging from one-piece maple to wenge / five-piece maple – as are the fingerboard woods: maple, ebony, purple heart and cocobolo, to name a few. .
It’s also worth noting that the Aether can be fitted with multi-scale fan frets, up to eight strings, and a range of scale lengths that start at 24.75 “and end at 30” for them. baritone options.
In a nutshell, there’s a lot to offer, and we’ve barely scratched the surface – we haven’t even discussed the material color, pickup rungs, pickup pairings, inlays, bindings, headstock, bridge systems or neck profiles.
Typhoon, as you might expect, receives the same treatment. The X-Style, Explorer-esque guitar comes with an identical catalog of customizable options.
Elsewhere, you can choose from many control layouts. Standard options are possible, although a custom wiring option allows you to choose any number of great circuit possibilities.
A note on potential colourways, as there are some great on display – Solid, Metallic, Fade, Sparkle and See-Through body finishes are available, with Lake Placid Blue, Charcoal Frost, Ichor, Cosmic and Turbo Orange, among countless others, also on the menu.
To find out more, go to Balaguer.