From the Hill website -
I send the guitars out with high tension strings...
...We always put high tension strings on the guitar, but I don't have an opinion on whether that is the best choice. Each person finds out for themselves. I suggest trying a variety of string brands and tensions to come up with the right combination for your own technique and your own guitar. - Kenny Hill
We use D'Addario J46 High tension strings, not because we think they are the *best* strings. The rationale for doing so is, as stated above; the D'Addario are available most everywhere, they provide a baseline consistency most of the time for us in evaluating each guitar and, so far, we feel our guitars present well with them.
We have been using these strings for 10 years and, until now, have had few objections regarding our guitars in general and strings in particular. We have spent very little time doing string comparisons and evaluations.
We have also used Hannabach high tension strings, but decided many years ago to stick with D'Addario to minimize confusion. We have installed Hannabach Goldin strings on Crossover guitars.
Mr. Cooperman shared his web-posted string comments with us. He is an astute and knowledgeable guitarist. We appreciate the time and effort he took to share his opinion.
String choice, like guitar choice is very subjective and, we believe, best left to the individual.
In response to the initial question:
any feedback on the signature im looking to buy?
Try one, if you can. The best guitar is the one in your hands which meets your needs and desires.
Once in hand, a player can feel and hear if a guitar's a contender or not at that time. Sometimes, not often, it's magic and there's no doubt. Sometimes not. A purely individual experience.
Due to the limited availability of guitars, among other things, it's a daunting task to get a hold of enough guitars to make an informed decision. Groups like this can be helpful in gathering facts and weighing posters' opinions and experiences when deciding which guitars to consider.
We, like any other builder, will tout our wares hoping to interest players to try our guitars. We don't expect everyone to like our guitars.
Some people are interested in what professional or celebrity has personally chosen an instrument with which to perform. Endorsement deals notwithstanding, this can provide people with an opportunity to, at least, hear a specific builder's guitar in the hands of a master.
As it happens I am presently updating the PLAYERS section of our website, a neglected and overdue process: adding names, soundfiles and CD links. I hope to have added 12 - 15 professional Hill Guitar players you may browse within a couple of weeks.