2011 Kenny Hill Performance #3163 Cedar EIRW 630mm

$4,495.00

Kenny Hill Performance Series 630mm Cedar East Indian Rosewood in a Small Scale Small Bodied Classical Guitar

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Description

2011 Kenny Hill Performance #3163 Cedar EIRW 630mm

Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Features

Model2011 Kenny Hill Performance #3163 Cedar EIRW 630mm
ConditionPre-Owned – Very Good Condition
Scale630 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersPremium Gotoh machines
CaseCustom Sized Tamarkin or a Custom Hill Guitar HSC

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar (Double Top – with Engelmann Spruce underside) – Damann style double top with Cedar and Spruce surrounding Nomex
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood
NeckSpanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
BridgeEast Indian Rosewood
BracingLattice Bracing
FingerboardEbony
PortsDouble Ported on either side of the heel

Measurements

Nut Width50mm
String Spacing43mm at nut – 50mm at 12th fret – 58mm at bridge
Overall length38″
Body length18 1/2″
Upper bout width10 1/8″
Lower bout width13 1/8″
Waist width8 1/2″
Body depth3 1/2″ – 3 5/8″
Action3.50mm & 2.80mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight3lbs. & 3oz.
CITESNot Required for these woods – please see link to the left

2011 Kenny Hill Performance #3163 Cedar EIRW 630mm

Comments:

Quick attack, buttery feel, creamy sound, loud as all get out.  This particular Cedar is quite nice, warm with the ability to brighten, yet very clear with expression and musicality at your fingertips.

The sound, the power, the voice and the sheer joy you experience picking up this guitar can be very surprising.  The thing is, I’ve been in possession of these 630mm and 640mm scale guitars from Kenny Hill before, so I’m not that surprised.

They are quite powerful and very musical.

There are all good things to say.  These guitars are getting more difficult to come by, so if you have the chance, get her while the getting is there.  Don’t hesitate..you won’t be disappointed.

This guitar, Pre-Owned, has evidence of play wear on the top, in and around the rosette.  The guitar was certainly played, but it is all honest wear.  Photographs of all quadrants of the top will be provided.  Back and Sides are excellent as well.

Suitability

This guitar is set up and plays like a parlor guitar in the neck and the hands all with superior power and excellent sensitivity and musicality.

It is suitable for those with smaller hands, between 7-8″ of spread between the tip of one’s thumb and pinky, in a comfortably outstretched hand.

A 640mm may be better for those with an 8-9″ spread.

A 650mm is usually best suited to a hand of 9″ or greater.

These models were built in Kenny’s workshop out of Ben Lomond, CA by him and his luthiers.  These are USA built, to be clear.

Other Notes

Please read more about the luthier, Kenny Hill, here

They are always more powerful than you expect.  Much more.

To be clear, this is a  Torres sized classical (small body).  See the measurements above.  This is a smaller bodied classical guitar (think parlor guitar sized) suitable for a person of smaller frame and size, as well as a hand size of 7″-8″ of total comfortable spread, as discussed earlier.

The woods on this guitar, the back especially, are gorgeous.  See accompanying photos.  Power and voice match her beauty.  These guitars always surprise me with their ability to punch through the air.  Years of representing Kenny, having access to just about every guitar his shop has produced, and I’m still surprised?  Always impressive.

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Media

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

Please note that dust is an issue of late, especially with 5 humidifiers running within my gallery space.  We do our best to wipe things down between each shot, but the dust can be pervasive as a result of the humidity issues required in this colder, dryer weather.  I also run air purifiers within the space.  It does not help that much.  I have to say this out loud as I do not edit the photos.  There is full transparency here, as always, in my discussions, photos, recordings, etc.  It is never about tricking any of you.  It is about absolute and full disclosure so that you know exactly what you are looking at any time you visit my gallery or my site.

MP3 – Coming Soon! – so much fun to play, very clear, almost piercing in the trebles, with a nice push from the low and mids.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

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Shipping:

Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx Ground, UPS Ground or UPS/USPS Priority/Express Shipping is not included to the 50 US

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please note that your shipping options will update as you input your address into the Shipping Dialog of the Checkout Process.

Please  choose UPS 2nd Day Air or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx/UPS options (simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  Thank you!

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich

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Warranty:

This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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