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Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar - 640mm Cedar Elevated FB PORTS
Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar - 640mm Cedar Elevated FB PORTS

Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 640mm Spruce Elevated FB PORTS

$2,400.00 $2,195.00

This is a beautiful all solid wood guitar built to exacting specifications by Kenny Hill – Elevated FingerBoard with Ports  in 640mm scale length with a 48mm nut width.
Spruce Top w/ HSC Including Shipping/Insurance

1 in stock

Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 640mm Spruce Elevated FB PORTS

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 and an elevated Finger Board, exactly as you would see in Kenny’s Performance or Signature Series…$600 upcharge for this feature, reflected in the sale price when you add to cart.  Thanks.

Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 640mm Spruce Elevated FB PORTS

Specs

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 Engelmann Spruce (beautiful selections by Kenny)
    • This listing is for the Spruce 640mm Ported w/Elevated Finger Board ONLY – see other listings within the Kenny Hill Category – Player Series ( all individual listings to make it simpler)
    • 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 which is elevated
    • Guitar is fitted with a dual action truss rod (all Hill Guitars, including Estudio Models have the same).
    • Finish: Lacquer gloss, thinly applied
    • String Spacing: 51-52mm nut width – 60mm string spacing at bridge
    • Comes with a Brown Leather Custom Hill HSC (included in your price, along with extra strings, humidifier and polishing cloth)
    • Retail Price is $2400 – Look for my Discounted Price in your Shopping Cart when you ADD to Cart

Features

Model Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 640mm Spruce Elevated FB PORTS
Condition New
Scale 650 mm
Finish Fine Lacquer
Tuners Midline Gotoh machines with Ebony Buttons
Case Hill Guitar HSC – Brown Tolex – Red Velvet interior

Tone Woods

Top 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 – Elevated
Ports Yes

Measurements

Nut Width 51mm
String Spacing 43mm – 51mm – 60mm (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 38 5/8″
Body length 19 “
Upper bout width 10 7/8″
Waist width 9 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depth 3 1/2″ & 3 7/8″
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 8 oz.
CITES Eligible – no cost to process as papers are in hand

Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 640mm Spruce Elevated FB PORTS

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.

MP3 Audio – 190208-Kenny Hill Player Classical Guitar – 640mm Spruce Elevated FB PORTS – the guitar is a lot of fun to play, and it sounds great, as you will hear.   A little small for my own hands, if you’re in that 8-8.75″ hand span as mentioned above, you’re going to love this guitar.  Packs a lot of punch with enough articulation to make most anyone happy.  Very well setup by me, she plays like a dream.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

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Shipping:

Premium Hard Shell Case (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.

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!

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

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Warranty:

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)

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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