Thursday, December 1, 2016

Carmel Guitar Society Christmas Party!

Tis' the Season
For Classical Guitar!

Join Carmel Guitar Society in celebrating the Christmas season at their Christmas Party at McIntyre Vinyards Tasting Room!
When: December 7th
Time: 6-8pm
Where: McIntyre Vinyards Tasting Room
169 Crossroads Blvd. in Carmel, CA
Wine and Pizza will be provided!
Bring your guitar and play some Christmas favorites!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Smaro Gregoriadou House Concert!

This Thursday, 11/17!
Come see Greek classical guitarist, Smaro Gregoriadou in Santa Cruz, CA!

Concerts begins at 7:30pm
Please call or email John Bower at or (831) 423- 2365 to reserve a spot! 
Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Don't miss out on this spectacular night!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Winter Means Dry!

When the leaves start falling, it means you need to consider the changing environment for your guitars, most especially how dry your local climate may become.

Here's an article that will help you understand what's going on.

There are others online, if you seek more information. We ship our Hill Guitars with an Oasis humidifier in the winter to dry areas of the country or by request.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Saying Goodbye

I’m so sorry Roland Dyens is gone. We’ve bumped into each other for many years, but really it’s over the last three years we got closer, in Germany, in China, in California. His unique talent, complete immersion in the guitar and  perpetual imagination were truly inspiring. He was always intensely present, always thinking, always funny. 

This picture was the last time I saw him, in Iserlohn last July. It’s true, he was looking pretty frail, but he was just as “on” as ever. He has left a tremendous legacy of composition, but we have lost to memory a truly vibrant and immense person. Life is emptier without him.

Kenny Hill
November 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Carmel Guitar Society Presents Marc Teicholz!

This Saturday Carmel Guitar Society is hosting a fundraiser for CGS with a performance by Marc Teicholz!

Limited seats are available
Valet parking and wine will be provided
Please contact Ron Friedman for reservations and more info:

When: Oct. 22
Time: 7:00PM
Tickets: $50 donation (tax deductible) 

Sponsored by Dr. Ron Friedman and Hill Guitar Company

Monday, October 3, 2016

Announcing Nichols Guitar Restoration!

We'd like to announce most of our French polish repair work will now be performed by Glenn Nichols in Massachusetts. For many years Glenn was our lead finisher in French polish and he brought a world class level of excellence to our instruments' finish. We were sorry to have him leave, but are happy to refer your work to him in the knowledge your finish repairs will be performed to the high standard you would receive here.

Further, we are equally confident to have Glenn manage warranty repairs, and any other unique repairs or maintenance on our Hill and New World instruments including factory set up and action adjustments to your satisfaction.


Glenn Nichols
54 North Street
Norfolk MA 02056

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hill Guitar will be at SBAIC!

The Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration is this Weekend!

The modern “guitar festival” in which the public could meet directly with a number of celebrated luthiers was created two decades ago by Charles Fox, Tom Ribbecke, and Todd Taggart in Healdsburg and brought to fruition by Chris Herrod and LMII. The Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration is indebted to their vision and continues the tradition of presenting the state of the craft and the art of the music in an informal setting.

The Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration is a unique opportunity to meet many contemporary masters of lutherie, and to see, play and purchase some of the finest handmade instruments directly from the builder. Many of these lutherie legends will be in attendance along with numerous contemporary icons who continue to set the standard and break new ground. Please join us for an unparalleled festival including fingerstyle, jazz, blues, classical, and slack key acoustic music all weekend at a relaxed California gallery and garden setting, in one of America’s premier destination towns.

Our table will be in the Luthier Hall at table J10!
Kenny will also be playing at the indoor music stage at 2:20pm on Friday

For tickets and info please visit the SBAIC website

Come visit us and see what guitars we brought for you!