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258 results
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKauko Liikanen
    Instrument ModelDouble Top Special
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerTommi Nuortti
    Strings Comment
    Liikanen recommended, best combination so far.
  • Year2001
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKauko Liikanen
    Instrument ModelA-Model LRS
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Good price, rich bass strings, amazingly strong G-string, sweet yet clear E string, not as edgy as some carbon strings.
  • Year2004
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKauko Liikanen
    Instrument ModelA-Model LRS
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Good price, rich bass strings, amazingly strong G-string, sweet yet clear E string, not as edgy as some carbon strings.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument ModelDouble Top
    Top woodSpruce/Cedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerPeter Jones
    Strings Comment
    I use Pro Arte Normal tension clear nylon J4501 for E1 to allow vibrato. I use Savarez fluorocarbon nylon alliance normal tension to give a louder but sweet B2 and G3 (542R and 543R). I use Hannabach Flamenco super low tension Nylon 8274 for D4, 8275 for A5 and 8276 for E6. The low tension and high tension sound very similar but low tension allows for easier playability but still great bass pizzazz.
  • Year2004
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument ModelMunich
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerHarry George Pellegrin
    Strings Comment
    Very expressive; volume is wonderful. Amazingly warm, rich tone.
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument ModelCrossover 7 string
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJeff Putterman
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | JP's 7 String Classical Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | JP's 7 String Classical Set Model: C3 JPs 7 Strings Price: $22.38
    Comment
    Percussive, sweet trebles; low B's tension/resonance sounds clear.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument ModelPerformance
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodCedar
    Back woodCedar
    PlayerGillian Olmayev
    Strings Comment
    It provides a penetrant treble and a dark bass.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument ModelSignature
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerRichard Sayage
    Strings Comment
    Pulls the soundboard appropriately, allowing for clear voicing, steady string push back.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument ModelAnniversary Model
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerKenny Hill
    Strings Comment
    I like to use the same strings on every instrument to compare best, it gives me a base to work from. These strings are easy to get, work fine, and are inexpensive.
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerKenny Hill
    Instrument Model630 Performance Double Top
    Top woodSpruce/Cedar
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerYiren Hu
    Strings Comment
    none