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2006 Humphrey Millennium

Posted By Henry Johnston, Monday, May 13, 2013

Here 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 and Byers.

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.

Alan Johnston


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