Kenny Hill Guitars

Kenny Hill is one of America’s premier luthiers and has been designing and building nylon string guitars for a very long time. He has invented and re-invented himself over the years, first building intuitively, then copying some of the Masters: Torres, Fleta, Hauser, Rodriguez to name just a few. Ultimately he started focusing on his own innovative designs and started building higher-end concert guitars in his Ben Lomond workshop. He also designed an entire line of high-quality moderately priced intermediate and entry-level guitars that are built to his specifications by a group of craftsmen in China whom he has personally trained, in a facility that he was instrumental in setting up. His relationship to the folks who build his New World guitars is far from remote. So whether it be a top of the line Signature or Performance series concert guitar built in California, or an intermediate Player, or an entry-level Estudio coming out of his Chinese workshop, each and every guitar possesses a magical quality that reflects Kenny’s sensitivity and sensibility acquired over 40 years as both a designer and builder.

I had the pleasure traveling out to California and spending a day with Kenny in his Ben Lomond workshop. We talked about guitars as we toured the facility and I got to meet the the entire Hill Guitars crew. It’s very apparent how dedicated everyone is, as is their commitment to bring you the very best guitars possible. There’s real sense of ownership and pride shared amongst the team. I left there feeling charged and ready to bring the entire line-up of fine instruments into our business. So here we are, with a representative selection of fine guitars; something for everyone, and with more to come.

Chuck Marfione
Marfione Guitars/All Strings Nylon