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Kenny Hill Performance Model Acoustic #3905 - Used  From Other

A beautiful Engelmann Spruce/East Indian Rosewood classical guitar from Kenny Hill! 


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What We Think

We were thrilled to receive this guitar on consignment.  Kenny Hill does phenomenal work out of his shop in Ben Lomond, California and this is no exception.  What we have here is a classical design modified with a few modern aspects to improve sound production and structural stability.  Comfortable, dramatic, and above all responsive--it's like you're having a deep conversation every time you sit down to play.  Came in from the consignor needing absolutely nothing from our luthier, too--all you'll have to worry about is making time to play it!


Condition: Used, Very Good

A few small blemishes.

Kenny Hill Performance Model Acoustic #3905 (Used) Quick 'n Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Acoustic Guitar Specialist Barrett Brooks describes and demonstrates a pre-owned Kenny Hill Performance Model Acoustic (#3905).

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Manufacturer's Description from Other

Kenny Hill is one of the most accomplished, experienced and versatile classical guitar makers in the world today. He is recognized as a fine maker, player, teacher and innovator. He has worked as an individual luthier, in small workshops as well as in large factory settings, to bring fine guitars to thousands of players of all levels around the world.

Kenny Hill began building guitars in the mid 1970's, first in Santa Barbara, CA, then later in the Santa Cruz area. In 1978 he was awarded one of the first California Arts Council grants to an individual artist for his work as a guitar builder and guitarist. During that time he was instructor of guitar on the faculty at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he taught for 3 years.

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Top Wood: Select Engelmann Spruce (Dammann style Double Top – with Western Red Cedar underside)

Bracing: Lattice Bracing – all wood

Sides/Back: East Indian Rosewood

Ports: Double Ported on either side of the heel

Neck Wood: Spanish Cedar with lightweight truss rod (all Hill Guitars have a truss rod)

Truss Rod:Lightweight double-acting truss rod

Bridge: East Indian RW

Head Plate: East Indian RW

Fingerboard: Ebony

Binding: Mahogany with various stained woods

Nut Width: 51mm

String Spacings: 43mm – 49mm – 58mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)

Neck Depths: 21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret

Overall length: 39″

Body length: 19 1/4″

Upper bout: 11 1/4″

Lower bout: 14 5/8″

Body depths: Upper bout: 3 3/4″ Lower bout: 3 7/8″

Guitar Weight: 3.5 lbs.