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Kenny Hill Performance #6009 Spruce 650
Kenny Hill Performance #6009 Spruce 650

Kenny Hill Performance #6009 Spruce 650


Kenny Hill Performance Series 650mm Spruce Double Top – Lattice Braced – Classical Guitar #6009

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Kenny Hill Performance #6009 Spruce 650

Classical Guitar and Features

Model Kenny Hill Performance #6009 Spruce 650
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish Shellac also known as French Polished
Tuners Gotoh Machines
Ports Double Ported on either side of the heel
Bracing Lattice Bracing
Truss Rod Lightweight double-acting truss rod
Case Hill Custom HSC – HSC in brown tolex – nice case

Tone Woods

Top Select Engelman Spruce (Double Top – with Western Red Cedar underside – both tops are master grade) – Damann style double top comprised of Western Red Cedar, Euro Spruce and Nomex
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood
Neck Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
Bridge East Indian Rosewood
Head Plate East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Mahogany with various stained woods


Nut Width 51mm
String Spacings 43mm – 50mm – 58mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 39 1/4″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11 1/4″
Lower bout 14 1/4″
Body depth 3 3/4″ – 4″

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 and 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 Normal Fret Extension with High B
Humicase Protege or Hill Custom Single Arch Top HSC Double Arch Top HSC or Metro Humicase

Kenny Hill Performance #6009 Spruce 650


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.

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

The sound, the power, the voice and the sheer joy you experience picking up this guitar can be very surprising.

They are quite powerful and very musical.

For those needing a smaller guitar, Please See My 630 and 640 Scale Performance Guitars as well


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.  If you see a discount, jump on it.

Special Note: This particular guitar is very responsive.  Beautiful voice, with nice deep basses and singing trebles.



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 – 180221-hill-perf-6009 – nice guitar, compares favorably with the American build.  I drift around here (having a bit of a bad day, I’ll get over it), but I was listening as much as I was playing, getting distracted (fun! not), and playing more.  Off the cuff, with almost no reverb.  Enjoy.


Another MP3, 180408-hill-performance-6009-spruce might be the same for all I know.  I accidentally recorded it again, so heck, I figured I’d put it up.

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 always 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 for International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any International Credit Card 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.

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: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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