Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
hesson11
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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by hesson11 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:48 am

Last time I checked Kenny's website, he listed a few favorites but didn't name any as his standard "ships with" strings. My Performance 630 came with high-tension D'Addario Pro Artes. Not to my taste. At. All. But the Aquila Alabastro fixed that quickly.
-Bob

sayar
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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by sayar » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:54 pm

I used Aquila Alabastro (low tension) once on my 650 KH performance, and fell in love with it, particularly strings 1-3. That would be my first choice.

nmshu1
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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by nmshu1 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:41 am

Today I instal Savarez 540R. I immediately know it's the best strings for the guitar up till now...
Otto Vowinkel Concert 650, Juan Hernandez Torres 640,
German V. Rubio Concert 635, Kenny Hill Performance 630,
Córdoba C9 650, Sweet Tone 640

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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by nmshu1 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:07 pm

hesson11 wrote:I have a Performance 630 cedar and, so far, have found Savarez 540R strings to suit my taste best. To me, that is a rather dark sounding guitar with a bit of a blunted attack, and I like the brightness and clarity that the Savarez strings offer. The Oasis Carbons come close, but the Savarez do a little better, to my ears. I've tried a few true nylon sets, and they just seem to darken and blunt the guitar's sound more, which is not to my own particular liking. Right now I'm trying Aquila Alabastros, but the jury is still out as they are still settling in, but they seem promising. I absolutely love those on my Hill Master Series Rodriguez. One thing for sure, the Aquilas on the Performance 630 turn what is a very loud guitar into an absolute cannon.
-Bob

P.S. If you care to comment, I wouldn't mind knowing how your Performance 630 compares to your G.V. Rubio.
The Savarez 540R is really good for Kenny Hill Performance 630!
However the strings life is not very long too...
Otto Vowinkel Concert 650, Juan Hernandez Torres 640,
German V. Rubio Concert 635, Kenny Hill Performance 630,
Córdoba C9 650, Sweet Tone 640

nmshu1
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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by nmshu1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:28 pm

Savarez500CJ is very good too.
Otto Vowinkel Concert 650, Juan Hernandez Torres 640,
German V. Rubio Concert 635, Kenny Hill Performance 630,
Córdoba C9 650, Sweet Tone 640

soltirefa
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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by soltirefa » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:43 pm

This Kenny Hill 630 Performance has on D'Addario Normal tension.

https://youtu.be/nRJp5IQpq9Q

nmshu1
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Re: Recommend strings for Kenny Hill Performance 630

Post by nmshu1 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:22 pm

My experience with Kenny Hill performance and Córdoba C9(Kenny Hill's design): they are both very good for Savarez 500CJ...
Otto Vowinkel Concert 650, Juan Hernandez Torres 640,
German V. Rubio Concert 635, Kenny Hill Performance 630,
Córdoba C9 650, Sweet Tone 640

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