Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 615mm

$1,695.00 $1,525.00

This is a beautiful parlor sized 615mm Scale Length Classical Guitar built to exacting specifications by Kenny Hill
Cedar or Spruce Top w/ HSC Including Shipping/Insurance

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Product Description

Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 615mm Scale Length in Cedar & Spruce w/EIRW

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: 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.

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.

Model Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 615mm
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 or Engelmann Spruce
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood
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 No

Measurements

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.

Hill Player Series Classical Guitar Specifications:

  • Solid Wood Soundboard available in Western Red Cedar or Engelmann Spruce (beautiful selections by Kenny) – please check for availability in the cart, or call or write to me.
  • Scale Lengths: Available in 650mm – 640mm – 628mm – 615mm (The 628mm is smaller bodied than the 650 and the 640, and then the 615mm is also smaller bodied than the 628mm scale length guitar, as well)
  • 640 mm – 628mm and 615mm Scale Lengths are well suited to those with smaller hands – see discussion below
  • Any of the available guitars are also available to left handed players ($50 additional cost) – they are symetrically braced, so it’s not an issue
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Sound board: Available in Spruce or Cedar (solid woods)
  • Back & sides: East Indian Rosewood (solid woods) – again, Kenny chooses the finest woods for all of his guitars.
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Guitar is fitted with a dual action truss rod (all Hill Guitars, from his Signature Model down, including Estudio Models, have the same).
  • Finish: Lacquer gloss, thinly applied
  • Retail Price is $1695- Look for my Discounted Price in your Shopping Cart when you ADD to Cart
  • 615mm Specifications (featured guitar for this page)
    • Nut Width – 47-48mm nut width
    • 1st Fret String Spacing of 41mm, 12th Fret String Width of 47mm, and Bridge String Width of 55mm
    • Soundboard of Western Red Cedar (Solid Wood) – 615mm is available in both Cedar and Spruce Top
    • Back and Sides of East Indian Rosewood, again all Solid
    • Comes with a Custom Hill HSC fitting the guitar fairly well
    • Includes Free Shipping to the 50US
  • 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.

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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

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.

Hill Player 615mm scale length MP3 – 140616-hill-player615demo – This is direct comparison of the Hill Player 615mm in Spruce (1st) & Cedar (2nd) – I figured it is easier to compare the 2 of them, under identical recording conditions, in the identical recording session.  The piece is listed below.

Valerie’s Air – RF Sayage – Book is available here (also in TAB)

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MP3 Audio – 151110-k-hill-player-615-spruce – Player Spruce 615mm – I had a new one in the shop, so I threw on the recorder and played my 3 quick sketches on her.  Wow, what a nice guitar!

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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.

Shipping:

Custom Hill Single Arch Top HSC is included in your purchase price of this classical guitar
Insured FedEx Ground or USPS Ground 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.
Rich

Warranty:

This classical 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)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in
Tone Wood

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