is a superb 2006 Thomas Humphrey "Millennium" model guitar in fabulous condition. The spruce soundboard,
with a hint of bearclaw in the lower bout, is in almost new condition with the
most minimal playing wear and only a couple of tiny marks. The grain varies
from rather wide on the sides to very tight at the middle seam. The back and
sides are Brazilian Rosewood in nearly perfect condition.
This guitar is from the last 2 years of Tom’s
production and has the trademark quality of tone that the Humphrey Millennium
is known for - a powerful, "hollow" and very focused sound which
makes these instruments particularly well-suited to the concert stage, where
added projection is welcomed by both the audience and the player. I have
listened to this guitar played in a
concert hall, back to back, with other great concert instruments. In addition
to having great volume/projection, it has a warm beautiful tone, which compared
very favorably to that of traditionally braced guitars by Dean, Ambridge, Marvi
The neck measurements are all standard.
The nut = 53mm, action height at 12th fret is 4.2 mm on the bass
side and 3mm on the treble. The action on this guitar is perfect and a joy to
play, and of course, it has the raised fingerboard, which makes playing up high
remarkably easy. It has the original Gotoh tuners with black Florentine buttons.
I am, I believe the 2nd
owner. The first one was a steel string player/collector who, since he hardly
played this guitar, decided to sell it after about 5 years.
This is a fabulous example
of Tom Humphrey’s late work and would be a great instrument for a serious
collector or concert performer. Included is the
original GWW hardshell, chestnut/alligator, vinyl case in great shape.
Feel free to ask questions; I’m happy
to tell you anything more I know about this guitar. I'm am asking $ 20,000.