ABOUT NEW WORLD GUITARS


MATERIALS     CARE     FAQ     WARRANTY
NEW WORLD GUITARS are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and prices suited to students, enthusiasts and performers alike.

Currently NEW WORLD GUITARS are available in 2 series: all solid wood PLAYER models and solid top ESTUDIO models.

In 1995 Kenny Hill traveled to Paracho, Mexico to begin building and importing the best quality guitars possible. Establishing the MASTER SERIES as a successful line of affordable hand-made instruments, he moved production to China in the early 2000's establishing the NEW WORLD brand.

Kenny traveled to each manufacturing site, trained staff, overseeing the design, technique and quality control of each model. Kenny continues to visit production sites periodically to review guitar production. This enables us to provide remarkable guitars at remarkable prices.

The techniques and materials used to build New World Guitars are the same used on Hill Guitars in California. All instruments are given their final set up and adjustment in our shop in California before being offered for sale. We think you'll agree we bring you traditional old world quality in our New World Guitars.

MATERIALS
Our PLAYER and ESTUDIO guitars are made from the best quality woods we can acquire. Classical guitars come from the Spanish traditional design which also includes the acquisition and assembly of woods from around the world. These include cedar and spruce, Indian rosewood, ebony and Spanish cedar.

The soundboard or top is responsible for the majority of sound production, so we seek the best grades of Canadian cedar and spruce we can to get the best sound possible.

Back and sides are made from solid Indian rosewood for the PLAYER and laminated Indian rosewood for the ESTUDIO. The back and sides of our 45C are made of Bubinga.

The tradional wood for the fingerboard is Ebony from Africa, which is what we use on the PLAYER. We use Indian rosewood for the ESTUDIO fingerboards.

The material used for the nut and saddle is cow bone. Used on the finest concert guitars, the density of bone has been found to be the best for suspending the strings across the fingerboard and soundboard.


CARE
One of the primary functions of wood is to move moisture from one place to another. Wood continues to absorb and expell moisture after the wood is cut. Your guitar is made from woods gathered from around the world; these from varied climates are all glued together, expanding and contracting with the heat and moisture in the air around you. In short, your guitar is a living breathing thing - not a cell phone or a mp3 player, so, one of the things you need to do to care for your guitar is to think about it differently.

Guitars like humiditity in the 50-60% range. They do not like dryness. In the Southwest and other parts of the West, it's dry much of the time. In Winter, in many areas, colder air holds less moisture, and it can get very dry in your house; a situation made worse by forced air heating. In these situations, storing your guitar in its case with a humidifier is a good way to minimize damage to your guitar.

Like your dog, don't leave your guitar in the car. Never. Guitar repair people use heat to remove bridges and fingerboards, it loosens the glue. 100+ degrees in your car can pop your bridge off.

Your finish and fingerboard can be cleaned with a microfiber cloth, dampened if need be. You don't need guitar polish or the like, unless you want to use it.


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