|Model||Kenny Hill – Performance Series #3316 – Torres 1856 Parlor body size|
|Top||Select Engelmann Spruce (Double Top – with Western Red Cedar underside)|
|Sides/Back||East Indian Rosewood|
|Ports||Double Ported on either side of the heel|
|Head Plate||East Indian Rosewood|
|Tuners||Premium Gotoh machines|
|Neck||Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)|
|Bracing||Damann style double top comprised of Western Red Cedar, Englemann Spruce and Nomex with Lattice bracing – all wood (spruce)|
|Truss Rod||Lightweight double-acting truss rod|
|Nut Width||51mm with String Spacing of 42mm at nut – 49mm at 12th fret – 57mm at bridge|
|Body length||18 1/2″|
|Body depth||3 1/2″ by neck joint – 3 5/8″ by back bout|
|Condition||New – Showroom Condition|
|Case||Custom Sized Tamarkin Black Tolex Arched HSC for Torres (smaller body) fits the guitar perfectly|
To contrast the Performance with the Signature, the most significant difference is the Signature’s elevated fingerboard, while the Performance has a traditional fingerboard.
The Signature has laminated cypress layered within the Solid East Indian Rosewood, while the Performance is solid wood sides without the laminate; the Signature has V joint for the head, the performance has a traditional scarf joint; the tuners on the Performance are Gotoh, rather than the Sloane tuners on the Signature.
The Performance has a simpler binding and purfling scheme with contrasting mahogany bindings which set off the outline of the instrument in a striking and beautiful way.
Both guitars feature a marker dot at the seventh fret. The Performance has a 20th fret extension standard.
Quick attack, buttery feel, creamy sound, loud as all get out. Please…these guitars are awesome!
Reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine…click here for review
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My own thoughts on this classical guitar….yeah baby. She’s a growling little monster with a big voice. The G string has a great attack, with a nice full round sound to the entire guitar. The Cedar Double Top, much like the Spruce Double Tops, evidences a wildness, untamed resonance and vibrancy, while lending itself to the singing trebles that we all look for in a great concert guitar. Amazingly, this guitar has a lot of balls, to put it inelegantly. hehehe….’tis true though. You’re thinking, no way, smaller guitar, smaller voice. WRONG. She’ll blow away most anything you’re playing now, and I don’t care much what you’re playing. Easy to play, perfect for the smaller player for sure, she comes off like a real parlor guitar, easy to pick up, and she loves to make music. If this is the type of guitar you’re looking for, don’t hesitate…she’s awesome. You’ll love her.
I recorded this little monster this afternoon, having another whooping good time. She is explosive, easy to play, loud as all get out, with a super sensitivity. In all, a blast.
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)
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.
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 guitar carries a 1 year warranty
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