The Balsa Series is my answer to cork batons. I understand the function of cork: lightweight handle, non-slip grip, with a little bit of give. However, I never liked the look of a cork baton, so by using lightweight balsa wood, with an exotic hardwood mask, I've achieved the PaGu Batons version of "classy cork".
Il Siciliano is a nod to my Sicilian heritage. This baton is very comfortable as it fills the palm without squeezing. The weight is all in the tip of the stick giving the conductor maximum control from the wrist and fingers. I personally have fallen in love with this baton.