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The processes

Guitar making is a complex and laborious process. Most of the work is done by hand during this process. each step requires a specific skill set to complete. In addition, some parts of the process require high-precision machining with state-of-the-art machinery. 


The wood we use to manufacture NEWEN is Lenga, also called southern beech or white oak, (Nothofa
gus pumiliol, is a tree of the Nothofagaceae family. It is a representative species of the Patagonian Andean forest.
from southern Argentina and Chile. It grows from the Maule region to Magallanes in Chile, and from Neuquén to Tierra del
Fire in Argentina. 
This grade makes it possible to obtain mainly long pieces free of defects. The clean surface yield is 83%
- 100% on both sides. We work it with 8% humidity, which guarantees guaranteed stability.
throughout the process. 


The joinery process is the first step in the manufacture of our guitars. Here we start by selecting the
planks by planeing them, leaving the grain visible and an identical thickness in each plank. It proceeds to the cut and edged,
This means cutting the length depending on the body that we are going to manufacture and removing the edges. 
Once the wood is matched, we select the veins and colors to generate a board that stands out. we start
to press all the selected boards and let them rest for 48 hours. Once the adhesive has set, the
we remove from the press and brush again. In this way we bring the plank to the final thickness of the guitar. A
Once the boards are ready, they are palletized and transferred to the CNC Router. 



Here the boards are mounted on the work table of the machine, arranged 4 on each side. They are 4 because
We work with a machine with 4 work heads, which cut 4 guitar bodies at the same time. Once
Once the boards are aligned on the table, the vacuum that holds the boards is activated and the program that has the
coordinates and machining instructions. 
Here the router first makes the recesses for the microphones, the neck, the knobs and finally cuts the bodies. In it
In the case of bodies that have a 2-sided job, after the first machining the table is rotated and the job is done
on the other side. They are palletized according to the work order and are sent to the next sector


The machining carried out on the bodies after being cut by our CNC Router is done manually. For each
In a particular case, we design a template or tool that allows us to maintain a quality standard. That way
We make the perforations, the wiring channels, the recesses and rounding of the edges and leave the body ready for sanding. 
We have rotating rollers with different diameters where the sanding of the edges is carried out. belt sander for
freneado of the body and finally they are retouched by hand to have a uniform finish on the entire surface. In
In this process, different grains of sandpaper are used, which gradually decrease in thickness until reaching grain 360. In this way, we guarantee smooth surfaces, without imperfections, ready for the painting process. 


We do a great job of aesthetics using top quality materials that guarantee adequate protection for
our selected wood. In our catalog you can see finishes where the grain of the wood shines in the same tone
natural. dyed with different shades. or solid colors. in black and white.
The process begins when the transport car arrives at the sector. Here we proceed to dye the bodies according to the order of
production. once had. 2 layers of bi-component polyurethane sealant are applied in our cabin
paint. The sealer penetrates the wood. closing the pores, fixing the stain and generating a base body for the
subsequent layers of lacquer. A super fine sanding is given manually and we proceed to give Poliuretanica lacquer


The assembly process begins prior to the arrival of the bodies from the painting process. They are placed with
previously the pegs and the rope clamps on the head of the neck.
When the cars coming from paint arrive, each unit is inspected to guarantee correct completion. Once the bodies are selected, the process begins. The first step corresponds to the placement of the neck, the pickguard and the bridge, which must

be perfectly centered and aligned.

They are measured and verified with a template to be screwed. 
We continue with the soldering of the jack and the squeak filter. They are screwed together with the strap holder and the
instrument to an amplifier to verify that the microphones are working properly. Once the assembly is ready
placed on a padded support located in the calibration sector. 

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Calibration and tuning is the last step in the construction of the guitar and is where they begin to work properly. All our guitars are properly calibrated, tuned and tested. First the strings are installed, which must be correctly placed with the exact number of turns on the pegs. Then they begin to stretch by hand so that they lose tension. Once the string is released from tension, the standard is sought in the height of the saddles, which results in the final height of the strings.

We confirm that the neck is straight, that is, the height of the fingerboard and if it were not, the neck truss rod is modified. 
The tuning process begins, moving the saddles to find the perfect octave. Once this process is finished, we review the octave on each string again to verify that the curvature of the neck has not been modified as a result of the tension of the tuned strings. During the tuning stage, a digital tuner is used to help the luthier
in this process. Finally, the height of the microphones is varied, that is, the distance between the string and the magnet according to the height recommended by the manufacturer to optimize the sound when amplified. 


As a last process we must protect the product so that it reaches its destination in optimal conditions. We work with
gloves to give it a dry review with rags and remove any traces and give it that uniform touch in the shine. A
once clean to be packed, we cover the strings and fingerboard with parchment paper, in this way we avoid
mark the frets. We put the guitar inside a bag that closes hermetically to prevent any moisture from entering. 
We place the guitar inside the corrugated cardboard box, which contains 2 expanded polypropylene inserts that
They hold it in place and prevent it from moving. We put the lid on and close with adhesive tape. It is important to note that we are
aware of the current state of the ecosystem and that is why we use recycled cardboard in all our packaging. 

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