Kenny Hill Player Series Fingerstyle 640mm 48mm Spruce

$1,795.00

48mm nut width – 60mm string spacing at bridge

640mm Scale Length with radiused fretboard
This is a beautiful Finger Style Cutaway Guitar built by Kenny Hill
All Solid Woods Meticulously Selected
Cedar Top or Spruce Top both w/ East Indian Rosewood
HSC Including Shipping/Insurance

Available on backorder

Description

The Fingerstyle Model features 48mm nut width – 60mm string spacing at bridge.

Kenny Hill Player Series Fingerstyle 640mm 48mm Spruce

The Kenny Hill Player Series classical guitars 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 high quality woods used for the Top and the Back/Sides, along with a thinly applied lacquer finish for excellent resonance and response.

The Fingerstyle Model features a 48mm nut width – 40mm at the 1st fret – 50mm at the 12th fret – 60mm string spacing at the saddle/bridge.

Please note that the scale length is 640mm with a radiused neck for ease of play and comfort.

The Fingerstyle model is also available (by special order or sometimes I have them in stock) that features a 51-52mm nut width, just like the other other Player Series I have available.

Kenny Hill Player Series Fingerstyle 640mm 48mm Spruce

Features

Model Kenny Hill Player Series Fingerstyle 640mm 48mm Spruce
Condition New
Scale 640 mm
Finish Fine Lacquer
Tuners Midline Gotoh machines with Ebony Buttons
Case Hill Guitar HSC – Brown Tolex – Red Velvet interior

Tone Woods

Top 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 48mm
String Spacing 40mm – 48mm – 60mm (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 38 1/2″
Body length 19 1/8 “
Upper bout width 10 7/8″
Waist width 9 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depth 3 11/16″ & 3 15/16″
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 7 oz.

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 fingerstyle 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.

Players with shorter hands and/or fingers should seriously consider the 640mm 628mm or the 615mm scale (standard models)

    • 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 – Samantha’s Lullaby by Richard F. Sayage

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

Shipping:

Premium Hard Shell Case (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 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: rsayage1 at savageclassical dot com

 

Additional information

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

Pre-Owned