Balaguer Guitars Releases the Astra

A classic singlecut design but with modern construction and appointments.

Phoenixville, PA (January 19, 2018) -- Balaguer Guitars has just unveiled The Astra, their take on a classic singlecut design but with modern construction and appointments. The body shape is slightly offset which lends added comfort when playing, and unlike the norm, this singlecut comes stock with a 25.5” scale length. Fusing modern and classic aesthetics, this model boasts 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets, 16” fingerboard radius, and an all access set-neck joint allows unbridled access to the higher register. Having two trim levels via their Production Series (Standard & Deluxe), you can choose from different finishes and specs to suit your needs. You can also opt to go for their Semi-Custom Series, which will allow you to choose your woods, scale length, and much more (starting at $999).

The Astra Deluxe features:

  • Body: Mahogany (Satin Rustic Black or Gloss Silverburst) – bound with Triple Black Binding
  • Neck: Set-neck Mahogany
  • Pickups: Fishman Modern Fluence Humbuckers
  • Bridge: Tonepros Tuneomatic w/ Stop Tailpiece
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone (both push pull to active Fishman voicings), 3-way switch
  • Tuners: 18:1 Locking Tuners
  • Fret Dots: Black Blocks
  • Fretboard: Roasted Birdseye Maple
  • Nut: Graphite 1 11/16”
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Neck thickness: @ 1st Fret- .800” / @ 12th Fret- .880”
  • Fretboard radius: 16″
  • Neck Shape: Comfy C
  • Truss Rod: 2-way adjustable

The Astra Standard features:

  • Body: Mahogany (Satin Trans Black or Satin 2-Tone Burst)
  • Neck: Set-neck Mahogany
  • Pickups: Balaguer Evergreen Humbuckers
  • Bridge: Tuneomatic w/ Stop Tailpiece
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone (both push pull for coil split), 3-way switch
  • Tuners: 18:1 Locking Tuners
  • Fret Dots: Pearloid Dots
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut: Graphite 1 11/16”
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Neck thickness: @ 1st Fret- .800” / @ 12th Fret- .880”
  • Fretboard radius: 16″
  • Neck Shape: Comfy C
  • Truss Rod: 2-way adjustable

Pre-order now available:

The Astra Deluxe - $1,349 pre-order price

The Astra Standard - $899 pre-order price

For more information:
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