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265 results
  • 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
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerKiesel
    Instrument ModelOsiris O6
    Top woodAlder
    Side woodAlder
    Back woodAlder
    PlayerCaires
    Strings Comment
    D'Addario strings last long and sound great for the price. I use this set of strings in drop C for a feel similar to 10 gauge strings in E standard tuning. Allows for high enough tension while still being able to bend. Maple neck, ebony fretboard and pickups are active humbuckers. Note: the low E is swapped out for a NW060.
  • Year2018
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerKmise
    Instrument ModelConcert
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodunknown
    Back woodunknown
    PlayerBrian Ward
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Concert Mandolele Low G
    Custom Customer Concoction | Concert Mandolele Low G Model: C3 BWMandolele-LG Price: $7.36
    Comment
    Strings chosen according to D'Addario String Tension Pro tension calculations. Started with concert ukulele strings changing tuning and strings until tensions approximated original concert uke. Mandolin tuning was chosen because I play mandolin and am interested in other voices but don't have time to commit to learning additional tunings.
  • Year2018
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerKmise
    Instrument ModelConcert
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerBrian Ward
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Concert Mandolele Low G
    Custom Customer Concoction | Concert Mandolele Low G Model: C3 BWMandolele-LG Price: $7.36
    Comment
    Strings chosen according to D'Addario String Tension Pro tension calculations. Started with concert ukulele strings changing tuning and strings until tensions approximated original concert uke. Mandolin tuning was chosen because I play mandolin and am interested in other voices but don't have time to commit to learning additional tunings.
  • Year2018
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerKmise
    Instrument ModelConcert
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodunknown
    Back woodunknown
    PlayerBrian Ward
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Concert Mandolele High G
    Custom Customer Concoction | Concert Mandolele High G Model: C3 BWMandolele-HG Price: $6.36
    Comment
    Strings chosen according to D'Addario String Tension Pro tension calculations. Started with concert ukulele strings changing tuning and strings until tensions approximated original concert uke. Mandolin tuning was chosen because I play mandolin and am interested in other voices but don't have time to commit to learning additional tunings.