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2017 Kenny Hill Torres #3986 Spruce Maple 640


Another in a series of Master Series guitars built by Kenny Hill from his Torres Series…seriously smooth and refined

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2017 Kenny Hill Torres #3986 Spruce Maple 640mm

Classical Guitar


Model 2017 Kenny Hill Torres #3986 Spruce Maple 640mm
Condition Pre-Owned in Mint Condition
Scale 640 mm
Finish French Polished with Shellac
Tuners Sloane Premiums Leaf Style
Case Hardshell Cordoba Torres humidified Single Arch Top Case – see photos

Tone Woods

Top Select European Spruce
Sides/Back  Flamed Maple – it is simply extraordinary
Neck Spanish cedar neck (Traditional/Classical Profile) with lightweight truss rod 9/64″
Bridge East Indian Rosewood
Bracing 1856 Torres 7 Fan Bracing
Fingerboard Ebony with markers at 5th and 7th fret
Purfling/Inlays Rope design wood top purfling, 3 ply back & sides purfling (maple/ebony/maple)


Nut Width 50mm
String Spacing 43mm – 51mm-58mm (1st fret – 12th fret – bridge)
Overall length 37 7/8″
Body length 18 1/2″
Upper bout 10″
Waist Width 8 3/8″
Lower bout 13 1/4″
Body depths 3 1/2″ upper bout depth / 3 1/2″ lower bout depth
Action 4.0mm & 3.4mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight 3lbs & 1oz
CITES Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2017 Kenny Hill Torres #3986 Spruce Maple 640mm


This is the latest Torres F5 with a bit larger body than the typical Torres model that everyone is accustomed to, though it should be pointed out that Torres himself built at least 3 standard sizes back in the day.  The F5 is in between his smaller body and the larger bodied Spanish guitar.

Kenny has built a handful of these Torres guitars since 2010.  These are part of his late work in the Master Series.  They are quite rare and exceptional in all regards.

I will spend some time with her to write my gut reactions to the guitar, but I can tell you she is gorgeous in appearance and voice.  Really nice job by Kenny with these guitars, back in late 2000’s or now.  Every one of these guitars that I’ve personally held in my hand are seriously special.  This one is no exception.  The guitar is in superb condition with nothing to report regarding top, back/sides/setup.  She is beautiful.  The guitar is strung with Savage Classical Guitar High Tension 90lb. strings



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 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

MP3 Audio – 220220-2017 Kenny Hill Torres 3986 Spruce Maple 640mm – beautiful guitar!  Easily played, gorgeous buttery sound, intimate, and just pretty all around.  Kenny is a superb builder, proves it every time.

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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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  choose FedEx Home 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 options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

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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.


This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from the luthier and Savage Classical Guitar

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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