New Hill Signature!

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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by bogdan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:31 am

Not sure whether anyone is checking this thread anymore.
Just wanted to add my impressions about the Hill Signature model.

I had the opportunity to try two of them yesterday, at Kenny Hill's shop in Ben Lomond: Kenny's own, ergonomic model and the more regular one, with a non-elevated fretboard.

The "powerhouse" characterization is so true.
These guitars are the best I have ever played.
They have an exceptional dynamic range and beautiful tone colors.
I am now seriously contemplating buying a non-elevated fretboard Signature (don't tell my wife :-) ).

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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by John Oster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 am

Thanks for keeping my thread alive!

Do you not care for elevated fingerboards? I really like them--makes it quite a bit easier to reach high notes.

I love this guitar more every time I play it.
Kenny Hill Signature 2017 spruce/cedar/Indian
Randy Angella 2009 sp/Br

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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by bogdan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:24 am

You are right.
I do have one guitar with elevated fretboard and it does make it easier to reach the notes beyond the 12th fret.

The difference for me is that the regular model I *might* afford. :)

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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by John Oster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:08 am

Ah yes, he charges quite a bit more for elevated fretboards.
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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by bogdan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:26 am

There is extra work for them, to be sure.

All in all and regardless of me affording to buy one, I think the price of these instruments is not that high given how good they are.

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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by John Oster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:33 am

I agree--they are something of a "bargain" for a concert quality instrument.
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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by oski79 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:52 pm

I'm just a little surprised you're enamored with CG once again!

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Re: New Hill Signature!

Post by John Oster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:59 pm

Haha, yeah, it's been a rough road going back and forth! I still prefer the piano and its vast repertoire for listening, and it is fun to play from time to time, but it just doesn't feel as comfortable and natural to me as the guitar does. Of course, I've played guitar about 15x longer than I have piano, so obviously the comfort and natural aspects are stronger with it. After all this time, guitar is in my DNA, I suppose.
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Randy Angella 2009 sp/Br

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