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2008 Humphrey Millennium Figured Maple/Cedar
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Status
Sold
Brand
Humphrey, Thomas
Product Year
2008
Model
Millennium
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4257
Condition
Excellent Minor play wear around sound hole.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Maple - Figured
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
11.1875 in
Lower Bout
14.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5625 in
Scale Length
25.59 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2 in
Nut Width (mm)
50.8 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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This is a true legend of a guitar built by a legend of a man. The late Thomas Humphrey was one of the forerunners of modern classical guitar design, inspiring many after him. Thomas was well known for innovations like the elevated fingerboard and constantly evolving soundboard bracing designs; Without question Thomas built some of the most articulate and responsive guitars ever to be made. This particular Millenium is incredibly special, it is the last guitar that Thomas built before his untimely passing. Built from Quilted Maple and Cedar, this classical has warmth and clarity that is truly breathtaking. One of the innovations Thomas employed here is the carved maple back, which lends ample projection and crisp trebles that are rarely achieved in the classical guitar world. This is a historic guitar from a maker who changed the world of classical guitar building.

What really strikes me about this Humphrey is the absolute clarity of the treble strings, up and down the fingerboard the trebles stand out, crisp and defined. I like the wood combo Thomas used on this guitar, Maple isn't seen that often on classical guitars, especially when it has been carved, I think that it really adds to the clarity of this instrument.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.59 in
NUT WIDTH 2 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR,
MAPLE - FIGURED

This is a true legend of a guitar built by a legend of a man. The late Thomas Humphrey was one of the forerunners of modern classical guitar design, inspiring many after him.
 

What really strikes me about this Humphrey is the absolute clarity of the treble strings, up and down the fingerboard the trebles stand out, crisp and defined. I like the wood combo Thomas used on this guitar, Maple isn't seen that often on classical guitars, especially when it has been carved, I think that it really adds to the clarity of this instrument.
 
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