Type / luthier: Classical, Kenny Hill Munich
- Year of construction: 2004
- Scale length (mm): 650mm
- Nut width (mm): 51mm
- Top: Englemann Spruce
- Back / Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebony
- Sound: Sounds like a guitar
- Condition: Good
- Viewing possible: Yes
- Location (nearest city): Providence, RI
Fantastic example of a Kenny Hill Munich made in his Felton, CA shop. Everything you would expect from a Hill guitar: great playability, balance, and projection. I am the second owner. Condition is Excellent to Very Good:
- Excellent structurally, no cracks, always kept in a controlled/humidified environment
- Very Good cosmetically for an 18+ year old guitar that has been loved and played a lot.
---- Top: there are some nail marks below the strings from golpes and tapping, some dings and minor scratches but nothing major. No string burns behind the bridge.
---- Back and Sides: Previous owner had guitar-strap pins installed, in the tail-block and heel, which I have removed. The tail-block hole remains (you don't see or feel that) but the hole in the heel has been filled (more on that in the neck section). The back finish is dulled where it rests against your chest/sternum. Really quite charming to think that the guitar has been played so much that the finish where it touches your chest is a bit worn.
---- Neck: All that playing takes the most toll on the neck, where the finish was quite worn. To remedy that playing wear, in February of this year I took the guitar to Glenn Nichols Guitars (recently rebranded as Retrograde Guitars). I actually planned to send it to Kenny Hill for a tune-up, but Kenny told me about Glenn Nichols when I asked about getting the tune-up. Glenn is a former employee of Kenny Hill who has started his own shop in nearby Norfolk, MA. His work on this guitar is perfect. The hole in the heel from the strap-pin was filled so you can't feel it when playing up the neck and he refinished the neck flawlessly. A new bone saddle is installed along with a new compensated nut.
I know, it's a lot to read for a guitar, but it is a special guitar and deserves a good write-up.
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