US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

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US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by soltirefa » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:06 pm

2012 Kenny Hill, 630mm Performance double top (spruce outside/cedar inside), lattice bracing
nut width is 51mm, string spacing 42mm
back and sides are solid Indian rosewood
two soundholes, one on either side
Sound is loud and punchy, surprisingly so for a short scale
Condition is like-new. Played only at home and not a crack, mark, or dent. Very minor foggy spot in French polish where my shirt touches the back.

Price: $4000 US, includes USPS Express shipping, Shipping to contiguous US only (CONUS)
Viewing possible in Tustin (Orange County, California)
No trial period with shipping, sorry.
If you do local pick-up and pay cash, price reduced to $3800. Otherwise method of payment = paypal.

I took some quick pictures which can be seen here. If you need to see more, I can take more.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38079546@ ... 888698000/

Here's a video of me playing the guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRJp5IQpq9Q

This guitar's short scale and small body size make playing very comfortable.

I'm selling this because I have since gotten a Greg Byers 630mm 7-string. I thought I would want both, but I really don't need both guitars, so I decided to sell the Hill and free up closet space. These guitars sell new for 5K and mine is basically the same condition as the day I bought it from Savage Classical Guitar. Check out his website to read more about these guitars.

Feel free to ask any questions or PM me.

Glen

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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by soltirefa » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:22 am

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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by Contra » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Have you sold this guitar

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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by nmshu1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:46 pm

Yesterday, I installed my Kenny Hill Performance 630 with D'Addario EJ45, its sound becomes excellent again. When you feel boring, just change to fresh new strings...
When I installed Savarez 540R, the playing became very comfortable and very easy. (I changed nut spacing from 42 to 40.)
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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by soltirefa » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:55 pm

nmshu1 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Yesterday, I installed my Kenny Hill Performance 630 with D'Addario EJ45, its sound becomes excellent again. When its sound becomes boring, just change the fresh new strings...
I love my 630mm Performance. It took a while to adapt to playing it. At first it seemed a bit unforgiving, bringing out string noise or a note that wasn't played purely. I think it forced me to play cleaner. Anyway, it's a great guitar. I also needed to adapt to the double top sound. It's really a completely different universe than a traditional top. It requires a different touch and ear.

I like Hannabach 815 super low trebles (yellow package). They are roughly equivalent in tension to the D'Addario J45s. But I do still use D'Addario basses.

This would be an example where you can't just assume a shorter scale guitar needs to have higher tension strings. Sometimes it's the opposite. Got to take it on a case-by-case basis.

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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by nmshu1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:37 pm

soltirefa wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:55 pm
nmshu1 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Yesterday, I installed my Kenny Hill Performance 630 with D'Addario EJ45, its sound becomes excellent again. When its sound becomes boring, just change the fresh new strings...
I love my 630mm Performance. It took a while to adapt to playing it. At first it seemed a bit unforgiving, bringing out string noise or a note that wasn't played purely. I think it forced me to play cleaner. Anyway, it's a great guitar. I also needed to adapt to the double top sound. It's really a completely different universe than a traditional top. It requires a different touch and ear.

I like Hannabach 815 super low trebles (yellow package). They are roughly equivalent in tension to the D'Addario J45s. But I do still use D'Addario basses.

This would be an example where you can't just assume a shorter scale guitar needs to have higher tension strings. Sometimes it's the opposite. Got to take it on a case-by-case basis.
I also prefer to traditional guitars. However Kenny Hill Performance 630 has its advantages: very easy to play for small hands...sometimes I felt it boring. I changed to others to play. Now I know it is strings problem. When you change to new fresh strings, it's performance becomes great again. This guitar is very sensitive to the strings' aging. That means you have to always keeping the strings fresh, changing new strings very often.
Otto Vowinkel Concert,
German V. Rubio Concert

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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by soltirefa » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:59 pm

his guitar is very sensitive to the strings' aging. That means you have to always keeping the strings fresh, changing new strings very often.
Very good point. I think I am going to change mine soon.

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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by nmshu1 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:43 am

soltirefa wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:59 pm
his guitar is very sensitive to the strings' aging. That means you have to always keeping the strings fresh, changing new strings very often.
Very good point. I think I am going to change mine soon.
I made additional nuts with narrower strings spacing......very comfortable to play....now from Nut spacing 42 to 40, from D'Addario EJ46 to EJ45, ease of play improves a lot......
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Re: US $.4000 Kenny Hill 630mm Performance 2012, Tustin, CA

Post by soltirefa » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:52 am

I went to German V. Rubio to make additional nuts with strings spacing 41 and 40. The 40 is very comfortable to play....now from Nut spacing 42 to 40,
I'm happy with the setup it came with. I guess that's 42mm, I don't remember. I wouldn't want to go narrower than that. I have chubby fingers.

I have German Vazquez guitars. They're so nice. He has also done work on my other guitars. Very nice and reliable person.

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