Kenny Hill Performance #18410 Cedar 640mm

$4,495.00

She’s sweet sounding, easy playing, powerful in her voice and projection, with superb separation

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Product Description

Kenny Hill Performance #18410 Cedar 640mm

Model Kenny Hill  – Performance Series Classical Guitar #4084 Cedar
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 640mm compensated
Finish French Polished
Tuners Gotoh tuning machines Model 35G1800
Case Comes with a Hill Custom Single Arch Brown Tolex HSC – a Bam Case – Visesnut Case or Humicase Metro is available for an additional cost, please inquire as to the upgrade price…thanks…Rich

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar (Dammann style Double Top – with Engelmann Spruce underside)
Bracing Lattice Bracing – all wood
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood
Ports Double Ported on either side of the heel
Neck Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
Truss Rod Lightweight double-acting truss rod
Bridge East Indian RW
Head Plate East Indian RW
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Mahogany with various stained woods

Measurements

Nut Width 51mm
String Spacings 43mm – 49mm – 58mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Neck Depths 21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11 1/8″
Lower bout 14 3/8″
Body depths Upper bout: 3 11/16″ Lower bout: 3 7/8″
Guitar Weight 3.5 lbs.

Kenny Hill Performance #18410 Cedar 640mm

Comments:

First note that this is the overseas version of the Performance.  I find it equal to the original Performance guitars made in Ben Lomond, CA.  Hard to see that there’s any difference.  Except in the price, of course.  Very nice.

The 640mm models measure approximately 1/8″ less than the 650mm in all dimensions.

This guitar is beautiful.  Kenny and his staff are choosing some of the prettiest woods I’ve ever seen, while being structurally correct for sonic character.

The  Cedar soundboard is so beautifully ruddy, she’s so gorgeous.  Her sound, timbre, resonance, and her play are equally spectacular.   The Rosewood is equally beautiful.  Forget losing anything just because she’s a touch smaller.  If anything, the darned guitar is more intense, as if she wants to explode with more power because she’s contained.  Ridiculously good is an apt phrase for the guitar.

To contrast the Performance Series with the Signature Series

Comparison of Performance and Signature Series Classical Guitars

Performance Series Signature Series
Traditional fingerboard Elevated fingerboard
Solid wood sides without the laminate Laminated cypress layered double sides within the Solid East Indian Rosewood ala Ramirez 1As
Traditional scarf joint V joint for the headstock
Double Ported on either side of the heel Double Ported on either side of the heel
Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod) Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
Head Plate – East Indian Rosewood Head Plate – East Indian Rosewood & Maple
Bridge – 12 hole tie block – Indian Rosewood Bridge – 12 hole tie block – Indian Rosewood
Ebony Fingerboard Ebony Fingerboard
Gotoh 35G1800 Tuning Machines Premium Sloane Tuning Machines
Marker dot at the seventh fret Marker dot at the seventh fret
French Polished French Polished
Lattice Bracing – all wood Lattice Bracing – all wood
Lightweight double-acting truss rod Lightweight double-acting truss rod
Double Ported on either side of the heel Double Ported on either side of the heel
20th Fret Extension with high C 20th Fret Extension with high C
Humicase Protege or Hill Custom Single Arch Top HSC Double Arch Top HSC or Metro Pro Humicase

Quick attack, buttery feel, creamy sound, loud as all get out. Please…these classical guitars are awesome!

Reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine…click here for review

Please See My 630 and 650 Scale Performance Guitars as well

Price and Discounts – The normal price of this classical guitar is $5500 plus Expedited Shipping (USPS Express 1-2 Day).  If the guitar is Discounted, the Price to you, Shipped, is listed in the Shopping Cart (Once you Add To Cart)

These guitars are very hard to come by, as evidenced by the fact that the last time I had one was in January of 2016 and that the only photos I have of that last guitar were the only ones I could use when I first listed this guitar last week.

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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

MP3 Audio – 180506-hill-performance-18410-cedar-640 – wow, I started to get lost in the guitar, always a good sign.  Beautifully crafted, nicely setup, a breeze to play, time to make some music, well, someone better than me.  LOL  I’m always surprised at what Kenny is able to do, and I shouldn’t be, he’s cool and amazing.

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 included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

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!

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.
Rich

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 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: rsayage1 at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in