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The Hill Shop

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by godoze, Sep 21, 2004.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Is the Hill shop still in existence ? If not when did they shut down ?
     
  2. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Don, I sent an Email to a Shop in Soho,London. I will let you know what I find out. You can also try the Contrabass Shoppe in London as well.
     
  3. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Copied from an Email to me from Adam Whone, Author of "Edward Withers Ltd. , 230 Years of Violin Craft in Soho" and current Owner and Luthier of the Withers shop in London; Quote:

    As far as I can remember, Hills closed their Great Missenden shop sometime around 1988 or 1989. I don't remember the exact year, but it was shortly after I took over the Withers shop in 1987. If you have old Strad magazines, I know they ran an article on it at some point. You could email them and they might be able to give you more exact dates or more details on the magazine that had the article.

    Yo, do I have connections or what?..... lol