Drying and controlled environment

Every piece of wood entering into the construction of a Pellerin guitar has first been cured in a kiln to remove the surplus of water from the wood cells and has then been air dried for a minimum of 5 years (or more depending on the species) before it is used. This enables the less volatile components of the wood, such as oil, resin, and gums, to be eliminated or rigidified. All parts are then worked on in a controlled environment with 45% humidity in the air to make each guitar more resistant to weather changes. This process is essential, as every Pellerin guitar is designed to last for several generations.