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1990 Humphrey Millennium Brazilian/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Humphrey, Thomas
Product Year
1990
Model
Millennium
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2431
Condition
Excellent, French Polish recently freshened by Master Luthier Ervin Somogyi. 1 hairline side crack repaired by James Condino at Dream Guitars. 1 repaired top crack that occurred during construction, repaired and signed by Thomas Humphrey. Setup is perfect and it's ready to play.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Sloane
Tuner Finish
Gold Etched with Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650.24 mm
Nut Width
2.08 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.8 mm
String Spacing
2.24 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.896 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

This wonderful 1990 Humphrey Millenium comes to us from National Fingerpicking Champ Todd Hallawell. He had Master Luthier Ervin Somogyi go over the guitar recently so it's in perfect order. The french polish has been freshened so the guitar looks young again, but the voice clearly is matured to perfection under the hands of a master player. Every note leaps out of this Humphrey Millenium with clarity and power. The magic of Humphrey's Millenium design is that the sloped soundboard and elevated fingerboard cause the strings to pull at a steeper angle. This one features his Radial Bracing. The result is greater volume and easy access to the highest frets. Even with Tom Humphrey's passing his Millenium will forever live as one of the greatest guitar designs and this is a supreme example.

The Humphrey Millenium is an iconic designed that truly influenced the modern guitar. Many makers of nylon and steel string guitars now incorporate some portion of Tom Humphrey masterpiece that came to him in a dream. This 1990 Millenium is tremendous. It has volume and power to spare, but also expression and warmth. A guitar worthy of Carnegie Hall but available here for everyone. A rare and special musical instrument.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 2.08 in
STRING SPACING 2.24 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

This wonderful 1990 Humphrey Millenium comes to us from National Fingerpicking Champ Todd Hallawell. He had Master Luthier Ervin Somogyi go over the guitar recently so it's in perfect order.
 

The Humphrey Millenium is an iconic designed that truly influenced the modern guitar. Many makers of nylon and steel string guitars now incorporate some portion of Tom Humphrey masterpiece that came to him in a dream.
 
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