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Kenny Hill Performance #3308 Spruce 630 7/8 size

$4,995.00

Kenny Hill Performance Series 630mm Spruce – 7/8 Sized Classical Guitar

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Description

Kenny Hill Performance #3308 Spruce 630 7/8 size

Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Features

ModelKenny Hill Performance #3308 Spruce 630 7/8 size – 7/8 body size which is larger than Torres sized and a touch smaller than standard sized.  Very comfortable
ConditionPre-Owned – Excellent Condition
Scale630 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersPremium Gotoh machines
CaseCustom Sized Tamarkin or a Custom Hill Guitar HSC

Tone Woods

TopSelect Engelmann Spruce (Double Top – with Western Red Cedar 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 Width51mm
String Spacing43mm at nut – 50mm at 12th fret – 58mm at bridge
Overall length38 1/4″
Body length18 3/4″
Upper bout width10 3/4″
Lower bout width14 1/8″
Waist width9″
Body depth3 7/16 – 3 7/8″
Guitar Weight3lbs. & 6oz.
CITESEligible – Pre-Convention $100-200 processing fee

 

Comparison of Performance and Signature Series Classical Guitars

Performance SeriesSignature Series
Traditional fingerboardElevated fingerboard
Solid wood sides without the laminateLaminated cypress layered double sides within the Solid East Indian Rosewood ala Ramirez 1As
Traditional scarf jointV joint for the headstock
Double Ported on either side of the heelDouble 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 RosewoodHead Plate – East Indian Rosewood
Bridge – 12 hole tie block – Indian RosewoodBridge – 12 hole tie block – Indian Rosewood
Ebony FingerboardEbony Fingerboard
Gotoh 35G1800 Tuning MachinesPremium Sloane Tuning Machines
Marker dot at the seventh fretMarker dot at the seventh fret
French PolishedFrench Polished
Lattice Bracing – all woodLattice Bracing – all wood
Lightweight double-acting truss rodLightweight double-acting truss rod
Double Ported on either side of the heelDouble Ported on either side of the heel
20th Fret Extension with high CNormal Fret Extension with High B
Humicase Protege or Single Arch Top HSCDouble Arch Top HSC or Metro Humicase

Kenny Hill Performance #3308 Spruce 630 7/8 size

Comments:

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

Please Inquire about the Availability of 640mm Scale Performance Series OR

You can take a look at them HERE

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, actually has very little play wear at all.  It was hard to find the light nail ticks on the top, of which there are very few, impossible to photograph.  I tried.  Back and Sides are excellent as well, very little play on this guitar.

Suitability

This guitar is set up and plays like a parlor guitar in the neck and the hands, but feels pretty much like a regular sized guitar when you sit with her, 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.

Price and Discounts

The normal price of this 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)

Other Notes

Please read more about the luthier, Kenny Hill, here

They are always more powerful than you expect.  Much more.  The guitar will not be discounted, reflecting the difficulty in acquiring this guitar.

To be clear, this guitar is 7/8 sized as per Kenny, which is in between a Torres sized classical (small body) and a standard sized classical that has an 11″ and 14 1/2″ widths of bout.  If you’re confused, don’t be.  In general, the measurements are about 1/4″ less than a standard classical guitar of 650mm scale length.  See the measurements above.

So, 630mm  scale length in a body that feels just about the same as any classical guitar you’ve held previously.  Very nice indeed!

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

MP3 – 180616-Kenny Hill Performance #3308 Spruce 630 78 – 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

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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