US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803 cedar 2013, Chicago, IL

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US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803 cedar 2013, Chicago, IL

Post by Edward Aviza » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:42 pm

- Kenneth Hill Signature Model Classical Guitar #3803, built 2013
- Scale length: 650mm, 51mm nut
- Top: Double Top - Western Red Cedar (outside), European Spruce (inside)
- Back / Sides: East Indian Rosewood with Cypress underside, includes sound ports on upper bout
- Fingerboard: ebony with raised fingerboard for easy access to higher frets
- Sound: Crisp, clear, loud, well-balanced, powerful and subtle
- Condition: Nearly new - one or two minor dings on soundboard, playing wear on back upper bout
- Price: US $.5500
- Viewing / trial possible: please message to request viewing
- Location (nearest city): Chicago, IL

I am selling because a year ago I decided to start learning piano, and I have since not touched a guitar. I am also selling a Kris Barnett, #87 as well.

Not only is it a beautifully crafted instrument (gorgeous eye candy), it really sings! Plenty of volume, beautiful tone, incredible sustain, bell-like highs and deep, rich basses. The condition is nearly-new, with a couple of minor dings on the soundboard and French Polish clouding on the upper bout of the back from heat and contact; a very normal development with French Polish. The neck and action are perfectly aligned and the guitar is equipped with premium Sloan tuners with Ebony buttons. Kenny Hill is one of America's greatest luthiers, and this guitar is an amazing piece of craftsmanship and quality.

Included with purchase: One pre-installed Kris Barnett Guitar Support, a Kris Barnett removable magnetic armrest, a planet waves soundhole humidifier, a wipe cloth to keep the guitar clean, and, of course, a custom hard-shell case. Probably a set of strings as well! :D
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2013 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, cedar face, lattice, raised fretboard (FOR SALE!)
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Re: US $.6000 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #8303, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by David Norton » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:19 am

Better recheck that serial number, Hill is currently building in the low 4000s. At his present build rate, #8303 isn't due for completion until about 2037 or so.
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Re: US $.6000 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #8303, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by Edward Aviza » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:45 pm

Ooos, my bad. The number is 3803... I'll fix the listing
2013 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, cedar face, lattice, raised fretboard (FOR SALE!)
2005 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, spruce face, 7-fan
National Steel Dobro
2017 Gibson SG Traditional
2005 Gibson SG faded

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Re: US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by tkoehler1 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:35 pm

Is thus still available?

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Re: US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by Edward Aviza » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:43 pm

Yes it is still available
2013 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, cedar face, lattice, raised fretboard (FOR SALE!)
2005 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, spruce face, 7-fan
National Steel Dobro
2017 Gibson SG Traditional
2005 Gibson SG faded

Edward Aviza
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Re: US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by Edward Aviza » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:08 pm

This is a great sounding guitar, check out a recording here:
https://youtu.be/68HzJ3yHFwU
2013 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, cedar face, lattice, raised fretboard (FOR SALE!)
2005 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, spruce face, 7-fan
National Steel Dobro
2017 Gibson SG Traditional
2005 Gibson SG faded

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Re: US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by MrSteve » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:27 pm

I just listened to your youtube recording.

Guitar sounds nice, excellent volume and great bass and clear trebles. Guitar has nice sustain.

You are selling a very nice instrument and I think at a fair price. A future buyer should be very pleased.

Good luck
Steve

PS I could tell immediately that was Rich Sayage playing. He only plays about 2 songs, but he plays them well!
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Re: US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by Edward Aviza » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:16 pm

It is a terrific guitar, thanks for your comments!
2013 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, cedar face, lattice, raised fretboard (FOR SALE!)
2005 Kenneth Hill Signature double-top, spruce face, 7-fan
National Steel Dobro
2017 Gibson SG Traditional
2005 Gibson SG faded

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Re: US $.5500 Kenneth Hill Signature Model #3803, Cedar, Chicago, IL

Post by sayar » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:28 am

I have the same guitar. It is excellent, I'm very happy with it.

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