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2020 Kenny Hill New Century 3/4 Body Spruce DT EIRW Ergo 640


Hill New Century Custom Built in a 640mm Scale in Cedar with Ergonomic Cuts at the armrest and back rest – Hard to get – These guitars are outrageously nice. Sweet, powerful, and super easy to play.  Also known as his Stand Up model

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2020 Kenny Hill #4244 New Century 3/4 Body Spruce DT EIRW Ergo 640

This would also be considered a “StandUp” Model by Kenny Hill


Model2020 Kenny Hill #4244 New Century 3/4 Body Spruce DT EIRW Ergo 640
ConditionPre-Owned Excellent Condition – slight play wear on top
Scale640 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersPremium Sloane tuning machines Bronze Stippled with Ebony Ovals
CaseVisesnut White HSC – premium upgrade

Tone Woods

TopSelect European Spruce (Double Top – Nomex center with Western Red Cedar underside)
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood with Cypress underside – absolutely stunning
NeckSpanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
BridgeEast Indian Rosewood
BracingLattice Bracing
PortsDouble Ported on either side of the heel


Nut Width51mm
String Spacing43mm – 50mm – 58mm (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length39 1/8″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout11 1/4″
Waist Width9 5/16″
Lower bout14 5/8″
Body depth3 9/16″ & 3 7/8″
Guitar weight3lbs. & 12 oz.
Action3.75mm – 3.25mm Low E to High E
CITESNot Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2020 Kenny Hill New Century 3/4 Body Spruce DT EIRW Ergo 640

This guitar is an Ergonomic Model of the New Century Model (the only ommission is the elevated fretboard), or the StandUp Model,  where the armrest is sloped, the back rest is contoured, with a strap pegs on the butt and heel of the guitar, built at a 640mm scale length, with an ease of play that is remarkable.  Her sound and volume are filled with room presence, as well as nuance and musical expression.  The man is a great builder, no doubt.

Her condition is almost excellent except for some slight and hard to see play wear.  At first, I saw nothing, but then the evidence of play wear on the top, from certain angles was noticeable, but I will say that photography can show a bit more than was visible to my eye.  Photos are quite clear to help you see the honest play wear.  Again, I have lightened certain shots to see grain more clearly.  Woods are deep and dark, where this can be difficult to execute.  Dust continues to be an issue with humidifiers on, where due to my meticulous nature, we are blowing the guitars off, wiping them down between shots, etc and still the little white buggers show up.  I do not edit the photos or touch them except for the background.  Just letting you know, it’s a tough thing to tackle.

Regardless, have no doubt, this is a superb guitar.  Beautifully executed by the master, Kenny Hill.

There are numerous upgrades to this guitar:

  • Equal Tempered Fretboard – looks a touch odd, but incredibly, you don’t feel a difference, where intonation is incredibly good
  • Ergonomic Package with sloped armrest (amazing how comfortable this feels)
  • Installed Strap Pegs
  • Sloane Machines which are incredibly smooth and quite attractive
  • Visesnut Premium Case in White
  • Custom built 3/4 sized body in a 640mm scale length
  • This equals over $3.5K in additional value from Kenny’s shop


Note that this is a 640mm Scale Length Guitar, more suitable to those with less than an 9″ span between outstretched pinky and thumb.   Easier to play, even for myself.  I normally use 660mm scale guitars, but these are seriously comfortable. Measuring the body, I was surprised to find that the measurements all equal the 650mm scale Signature.  The only difference being the 640mm scale length of the classical guitar. If you’re sitting at an 8″ to 9″ span this guitar is going to fit you very nicely.  Certainly, sound, performance, volume and the musical nature of the guitar are all there and then some.

Really, these guitars are incredible, and the 640mm scale even has some extra little punch in her. Please note that I use two of Kenny’s Signatures, a Spruce and a Cedar for my own performance needs. Easy action adjustment via the 5/32″ truss rod used in all Hill Guitars.  Smart and long term oriented for the benefit of the guitar and its ownere Believe me, this guitar just vibrates against your body, cutting the air with pure sound and music.  If you sound bad, it’s your fault, not the guitar’s  🙂

The guitar will not be discounted except to include the HSC.  Shipping within the 50US and or Internationally is at additional cost.  Thanks.

Please read more about the luthier, Kenny Hill, here

You can also see our selection Hill Signature Classical Guitars in a 650mm Scale Length here



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 – Coming Soon!  – an effortless and musical playing experience.  Guitar is so much fun, energetic, and powerful.  Does pretty much what you want it to do.  Incredibly comfortable to hold and play, sitting or standing.  He’s such a great builder.  I’m certain you’ll enjoy playing this guitar!

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1





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

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).  

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



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 @ savageclassical  .com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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