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 As President of Hill Guitar Company Inc., Kenny continues to develop the Hill Guitar line in Santa Cruz building fine classical guitars for the world market. This is the location where luthiers are making the entire range of Signature, and Performance model guitars. Kenny Hill has written many articles for various guitar magazines, including Acoustic Guitar, Soundboard, and American Lutherie.
The Kenny Hill 2005 Torres guitar is a remarkable instrument designed to echo the first-epoch period when Antonio Torres was based in Sevilla. Inspired by Torres’ historical craftsmanship, this guitar exudes an air of refinement and sophisticated elegance. Boasting a compact body design, the Hill 2005 Torres model is slightly smaller than standard guitars, making it an ideal choice for players seeking a more manageable instrument without compromising on sound. The guitar employs a classic Torres fan bracing system, using seven fans in a configuration that Torres himself often applied to smaller bodied guitars. The guitar’s smaller body, string length, and intricate fan bracing system, produce a powerful sound that belies its compact size. Expect robust, resonant bass tones paired with clear, ringing highs that will leave audiences mesmerized. This guitar has a beautiful spruce soundboard. Meanwhile, the back and sides of the guitar are crafted from tightly flamed maple, adding to the instrument’s beauty and sound quality. In summary, the Kenny Hill 2005 Torres guitar is a splendid amalgamation of Torres’ heritage and Hill’s innovation. Its beautiful design and quality materials, combined with its strong, full concert sound, make it an ideal choice for guitarists seeking a smaller instrument that does not compromise on sound quality. As a pre-loved instrument, the top of this beautiful instrument has one well-repaired crack on the lower-bout area that is purely aesthetical. Nevertheless, this guitar is in good condition, with some playing marks. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or an enthusiastic amateur, this guitar will deliver an outstanding playing experience.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
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