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New World P640S Spruce by Kenny Hill Natural, 2020


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The New World P640S – from the Player series with a 640mm scale length and Spruce top is a classical guitar designed by and built under Kenny Hill’s supervision in China. This high quality instrument is aimed at the serious student or working professional guitarist. The Player series is available with longer scale lengths and with a Red Cedar top.

This New World P640S was built during 2020, is in very good, clean and original condition and sports an option on the Player series models – a pair of sound ports, visible on either side of the heel. The top is Englemann Spruce, the sides, back bridge and head plate are Indian Rosewood, the body blocks and neck are Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata, in reality neither Spanish or Cedar) and the fingerboard is Ebony. Unusual for classical guitars, the neck is equipped with a double-acting truss rod, capable of adding or removing bow (also called relief) to the neck. The tuners are by Gotoh and are very smooth. The nut and saddle are bone. This guitar is equipped with a factory-installed end-pin jack, but there are no other electronics.

The original hard shell case is included.

Here is the builder on the New World P640S:

“Our PLAYER Series guitars are our premiere line of instruments. These guitars were conceived to be the absolute best quality instruments you can acquire at a competitive price. Suitable for serious students and serious players alike.

The PLAYER Series features hand-selected solid Spruce or Western red Cedar soundboards producing richer bass, distinct trebles and the powerful projection players seek. Back and sides are beautiful solid Cites Certified Indian Rosewood, Ebony fingerboard and Spanish Cedar necks. Nut and saddle are bone, and every instrument contains a double acting truss rod in the neck.”

Kenny Hill has been building guitars since the early 1970s. Here’s the builder on the creation of the New World 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.”


Price: $1,675.00 CAD
  • Model: P640S
  • Year: 2020
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 62620, built during 2020
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 08/12/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.564lbs 1.62kg
  • Scale Length: 25.19in 650mm
  • Nut Width: 2.00in 51mm
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