Double Top Tone

Construction and repair of Classical Guitar and related instruments

Double Top Tone

Post by rbjem » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:43 am

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had a double top on their guitar.
Can anyone tell me how the sound of a double top compares to a traditional solid top as I am i the process of building myself a classical and would like to know if it is worth going through the extra frustration to build this special top.



Double top

Post by CGC » Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:48 am

I don't own a double top guitar, however a few years back I tried a double top built by Kenny Hill. I own a standard top model of his. The double top was a lot louder than the one I own! Night and day difference!!!! He used a Kevlar type of material for it and the process sounded extremely involved. If your looking for more sound, this might be a way to go. Personally quality of sound is just as important. For pro players however( I'm an amateur) , they have to be heard !

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Post by hillguitar » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:52 pm

You can have an opportunity to meet Kenny Hill and play double top Signature models in a variety of woods at

Guitar Foundation of America Convention 2006
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
Tuesday, October 10 - Sunday, October 15


He will be there Wednesday thru Friday.

Larry Darnell
Hill Guitar Company
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

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