New World Guitars
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 New World Guitars 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.
The PLAYER and ESTUDIO guitars are made from the best quality woods which can be acquired. 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 the 45C are made of Bubinga.
The traditional wood for the fingerboard is Ebony from Africa, and this is used on the PLAYER model. Indian rosewood is 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.