Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar 630mm 7/8 Size

$5,500.00

Kenny Hill Performance Series 630mm Cedar – 7/8 Sized Classical Guitar #3897

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Product Description

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Features

Model Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 – 7/8 body size which is larger than Torres sized and a touch smaller than standard sized.  Very comfortable
Condition New
Scale 630 mm
Finish French Polished
Tuners Premium Gotoh machines
Case Custom Sized Tamarkin or a Custom Hill Guitar HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar (Double Top – with Western Red Cedar underside) – Damann style double top with Cedar and Spruce surrounding Nomex
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood
Neck Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
Bridge East Indian Rosewood
Bracing Lattice Bracing
Fingerboard Ebony
Ports Double Ported on either side of the heel

Measurements

Nut Width 50mm
String Spacing 42mm at nut – 50mm at 12th fret – 57mm at bridge
Overall length 38 1/8″
Body length 18 3/4″
Upper bout width 10 3/4″
Lower bout width 14 1/4″
Waist width 9″
Body depth 3 3/8 – 3 11/16″

 

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
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 Single Arch Top HSC Double Arch Top HSC or Metro Humicase
Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

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.

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Suitability

This guitar is set up and plays like a parlor guitar in the neck and the hands, but feels 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

hill-performance-3897-78size-630-cedar-05They 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!

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Media

All photos are up to date.  Media not so much…I’m working on it! sheesh…

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897  MP3 – 151031-k-hill-performance-3897-630-78-cedar – so powerful, almost too much so.  I had to  move back and adjust levels on the mics to get it distortion free.  some of my Morning Song and Prelude #7 in D Major – the highs and the balance.  You can hear that special quality in the guitar, the high E string has a whole lot of sing in her.  Sweet.  (personally, I sound particularly awful of late….my tech is so poor since the injury, as are my abilities to focus, but I’m trying…don’t judge the guitar on my playing is all I’m saying…she’s way better than I am at the moment LOL).

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

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Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Kenny Hill Performance Classical Guitar #3897 Cedar Double Top with Lattice Bracing

Shipping:

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.
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.

Free (or at least discounted) USPS International Priority Shipping to International- Use Code “freeshipinternational” at Checkout! – this promo code offers $75 off the price of your cart, which offsets most shipping to International addresses – good only for purchases above $3500 – Only for use where guitars are shipped to Canadian and other International addresses.

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: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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