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2020 Hill New World PS-640

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Serial #: 1392020

Body size at lower bout: 14 1/4" Scale length: 25 1/8" (640mm) Nut: 2" (51mm)

Materials: All solid construction includes bookmatched quartersawn Englemann spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, Spanish cedar neck; solid ebony fingerboard; deluxe multi-ply binding; solid bone nut and saddle; solid rosewood bridge; gold precision three-on-a-plate tuners; double acting truss rod; Schatten HFN-C Active V piezo pickup, with thumbwheel volume control and 1/4" endpin jack.

Notes: Award winning luthier, teacher, writer and performer, Santa Cruz based Kenny Hill is the Renaissance Man of the classical guitar. Since the mid 1970's, Hill has built a reputation as one of the most respected and innovative builders of the nylon string instrument, and his players span an eclectic cross section of styles, from Earl Klugh and David Lindley to Struntz and Farah and the late Aaron Shearer.

His New World PS-640 is built with all solid tonewoods of premium quality, with traditioanl lightweight fan bracing, and constructed with the slightly more compact 640mm scale length, to facilitate stretch chords, lighning runs, and players with more limited hand spans. Equally at home with classical, latin, bossa and fingerstyle jazz, at just the lightweight body is notably well balanced.

This instrument features a handsome straight grained rosewood body and a bookmatched quartersawn Englemann soundboard generously interleaved with cross-grain silk. The voice is clear and even across then range, with impressive depth and resonance. A special plus, the instrument is equipped with a Schatten HFN-C Active V piezo pickup, their top-of-the line unit, with thumbwheel volume control mounted just at the edge of the bass side of the soundhole.

Equipped with a double acting truss rod for the most precise fingerboard relief adjustments, the instrument has been immaculately maintained, with smooth, low action over a fresh high precision setup. Long unavailable due to supply chain shortages, this in-demand model is a rare appearance indeed on the vintage market.

Unrivaled value for fingerstyle players of all persuasions, the PS-640 is a true best buy in a hand built, pro-quality instrument. One only: call now.

Case: Original deluxe black arched plush hardshell case.

























































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