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Kenny Hill Player 615mm Cedar with PORTS


This is a beautiful all solid wood guitar built to exacting specifications by Kenny Hill – with Ports in 615mm scale length.
Cedar Top w/ HSC Including Accessory Package

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Kenny Hill Player 615mm Cedar with PORTS Classical Guitar

The Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar Series are new models that have been in development for some time. At a more accessible price, these guitar feature selected Indian rosewood, cedar, spruce and cypress: all solid woods, and a thinly applied lacquer finish.

The Player Series Classical Guitar offers the player a wide variety of choices: each model is available with an Engelmann Spruce or Western Red Cedar soundboard, 650mm or shorter 640mm string lengths and lower. Incredibly, the Spruce tops have silk rays or medullar rays throughout, highly prized and they really do sound terrific. The Cedar tops have beautiful straight grain, with a lush ruddy look to them, sounding warm and wet, most evidencing the same Medullar Rays. The Indian Rosewood backs and sides are also superior. You might expect to see these types of woods selected for guitars well over $3000 or more in price.

Please note that this version of the Hill Player Series has 2 Sound Ports exactly as you would see in Kenny’s Performance or Signature Series…$200 upcharge for this feature, reflected in the sale price when you add to cart.  Thanks.

Kenny Hill Player 615mm Cedar with PORTS Classical Guitar

Model Kenny Hill Player 615mm Cedar with PORTS
Condition New
Scale 615 mm
Finish Fine Lacquer
Tuners Midline Gotoh machines with either Ivory or Ebony Buttons
Case Hill Guitar HSC – Brown Tolex – Red Velvet interior

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood – Ported on either side of neck
Neck Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)
Bridge East Indian Rosewood
Bracing 7 Fan Bracing
Fingerboard Ebony
Ports Yes


Nut Width 47-48mm
String Spacing 40.5mm – 46mm – 54mm (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 37 3/8″
Body length 18 1/2 “
Upper bout width 10 3/8″
Waist width 8 13/16″
Lower bout width 13 15/16″
Body depth 3 1/4″ & 3 3/8″
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 1 oz.

Kenny Hill Player 615mm Cedar with PORTS


Once you’ve tried these classical guitars, I am confident you will agree that once again, Kenny Hill has delivered a remarkable line of finely-crafted instruments; they look great, are a joy to play and sound terrific.

  • Solid Wood Soundboard available in Western Red Cedar or Engelmann Spruce (beautiful selections by Kenny)
  • This listing is for the Cedar 615mm with Ports – ONLY – see my other pages for the 650mm-640mm-628mm scale length in Spruce or Cedar ( all individual listings to make it simpler)
  • Scale Lengths: Available in 650mm – 640mm 628mm – all with Ports  (standard without Ports are also available).
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Sound board: Available in Spruce or Cedar (solid woods) see other listings within the Kenny Hill Category – Player Series
  • Back & sides: East Indian Rosewood (solid woods) – again, Kenny chooses the finest woods for all of his guitars.
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Finish: Lacquer gloss, thinly applied
  • Comes with a Brown Leather Custom Hill HSC (included in your price, along with extra strings, humidifier and polishing cloth)
  • CITES is NOT an issue with these guitars.  Please read the following link here on the site: CITES

Players with shorter hands and/or fingers should seriously consider the 640mm 628mm or the 615mm scale.

    • My fitting sessions with numerous players over the years has proven that this slightly smaller scale is simply more comfortable for the majority of players, while sacrificing nothing in terms of tone and volume. The difference is the length of the neck, the width of the nut at 48-51mm and the proportional fretting of the instrument.
      • The 650mm is suitable for those players whose spread between thumb and pinky is 9″ or greater.

      • You can also measure your pinky tip to index finger tip spread comfortably.  You should be at 6.5″-7″ on this measurement – you would adjust 1″ less for each scale length lower.

      • The 640mm is suitable for those players whose spread between thumb and pinky is 8″-9″

      • The 628mm is best for players with a span of 7″-8″

      • The 615mm scale length is best for players with a span of 7″ or less to about 6″

        Of course, these are generalizations, but I do find that most players fit these standards.

        Last note on the Ported versions.  I am only ordering Players Series guitars from Kenny in the ported version, going forward.  They are simply superior to the un-ported version, in terms of tone, volume and player feedback, which are the 3 benefits.  I can order un-ported versions for you, but I will be carrying less and less stock of these until they are gone from the gallery.  Thanks kindly. Rich



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

Please NOTE that photos of all “production guitars” are stock photos, taken randomly for our numerous selection of guitars, whether they be from Kenny Hill – Esteve – Adalid or others.  It is virtually impossible and arduous to photograph each of our available production guitars.  I am, however, happy to take a few photos for you of any particular guitar with which your are interested.

Handcrafted instruments are photographed and listed individually, usually identified by a serial number, date and or some other combination.

MP3 Audio –  210223-player 615mm cedar vs spruce -A recent recording comparing the 615mm Cedar (first part of recording) and 615mm Spruce (second part), while playing a new piece, “Dance Lady Diva” or at least some of it (it’s a bit longer, I created a shorter demo version of it).  I figure this will help you to hear the difference, if any, between the 2 woods and their build.


MP3 Audio – 180213-hill-player-615-cedar-ports – I had a lot of fun with this recording, playing one of my latest guitar demonstration pieces, “Gamma di Preludio”.  This little baby did some good work, making me smile.  Phenomenal guitar for its price point.

MP3 Audio – a file comparison of the 615 Cedar without Ports and then the 615 Cedar w/Ports, compared side by side.  I play Sor’s Opus 35 No. 17 in this comparison.

181113-Hill Player 615 Cedar wo Ports and wPorts

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



Premium Hard Shell Case (HSC) and Accessory Package is included in your purchase price.

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 – choose FedEx Home 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 options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, 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!

Shipping Internationally?

Please see our International Shipping Rates in your Checkout Process or Write to Rich and his Staff for a quote

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 guitars come with a standard accessory package including extra sets of strings, humidifier and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  This is our small way of saying thank you for doing business with Savage Classical Guitar – Rich



This guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty to the original owner against material or workmanship defects

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in
Tone Wood


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