I continue to be impressed and inspired by CB’s instruments. His workmanship is always perfect, the tone is wonderful, and the playability among the best. I think this is because CB is also a player; and that part of his personality is crafted into the wood of every guitar he builds. For me, CB’s guitars are simply the finest, most enjoyable I’ve ever played.
CB’s been working on my guitars for around twenty years. He’s as good an “action man” as there is in the business. He takes instruments that don’t play well at all, and makes them play very well.The guitar he made for me is magnificent! The guitar is small, it has the right pickup ... It has a rosewood fingerboard, which is my preference. All I could say is “He’s CB, man!”
Les Wise and Ron Escheté at the shop jamming on CB Hill guitars. Les is playing a Corvette, and Ron is playing his custom 7-string 2-5-1.
The guitars are super well balanced, a player’s dream. They play like a short scale guitar but aren’t. When you put them on your leg and let go of the neck and body they just stay there— not neck or body heavy... every part is the sum of the whole. It’s better than a Tele, better than a Strat! Get one, you’ll be glad you did. I own three.
Resonance to the max, stays in tune, impeccable fretwork. I’ve had it for a couple of months, haven’t looked at another guitar since. Jazz tone to the max, perfect trem, and it rocks. It’s got a real vintage Leo vibe to it. Can’t say enough good things about this axe...... Really.
Dude...I tried playing my old red tele for the last few days, and it just doesn’t stand up at all to your guitars. It doesn’t sit as comfortable, it doesn’t play as nicely and the tone is certainly not nearly as balanced as your guitars. I commend you, my friend.
Beau & one of his Speedsters on stage at The Grand Ole Opry in 2014
Hands-down the finest guitars I’ve ever laid my hands on! Everything about CB’s guitars is first-rate, from looks to feel to heavenly tone. I have three, with a fourth under construction. Sometimes I just sit & admire their beauty, other times I can’t put them down. They’re endlessly inspiring.
Chris with one of his Speedsters recording at Porch Party Records
If CB made it, it’s gonna be good.