Thomas Humphrey 1987



Year: 1987, american maker.

Country: USA

Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood

Top: Well-matured spruce with a well-recognised rosette of the maker

Tuners: Original

Scale length : 655mm, elevated ebony fingerboard

Nut Width: 52 mm

Condition: Excellent

Case: Yes

Price: 6 500€


Comments: We are glad to offer this rare Thomas Humphrey Millenium guitar.

It starts with a tremendous set of straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood and is topped with well-matured Spruce. On this model, Tom used his curved ‘smiley-face’ bridge design.

This guitar is suitable for the highest level of player and has a very clear and articulate voice that is at once powerful and lyrical.

This is a fine example of the famous “Millennium” model, which was pioneered by the late American builder, Thomas Humphrey, and played by countless concert artists over the past 2 decades, including Sharon Isbin, the Assads, Eliot Fisk, Ben Verdery and many others.

The revolutionary design consisted in re-thinking the bracing of the soundboard with the purpose of increased transmission of tone, as well as playability – perhaps the most famous feature of this model is the elevated fingerboard, a practice which has been adopted by several other makers since Humphrey popularized it on the classical guitar scene.

This is a remarkable example of Humphrey’s great work.