1991 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce CSA

$11,995.00

A truly excellent example of Thomas Humphrey’s work – an inspiring blend of power and voice.

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Description

1991 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce CSA

Features

Model 1991 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce CSA
Condition Pre-Owned – in very good condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish
Tuners Premium Sloane Machines original
Case Reuer Flight Case HSC in gray

Tone Woods

Top Select European Spruce
Sides/Back CSA RW
Neck Spanish Cedar – with his famed “elevated” fingerboard
Bridge CSA RW
Head Plate CSA RW
Fingerboard African Ebony – elevated
Binding Rosewoods – various and dyed

Measurements

Nut Width 54mm
String Spacings 44.5mm – 50.5mm – 57mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Overall length  39″
Body length  19 1/4″
Upper bout width  11 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 3/4″
Waist width 9 7/8″
Body depths  3 1/8″ Upper Bout & 4 7/16″ Lower Bout
Guitar Weight  3lb & 7oz
Action 3.7mm to 3.4mm – Low E to High E
CITES  Not Eligible – Please read the link to the left

1987 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce CSA

Comments:

This classical guitar, built by the innovative Thomas Humphrey, is a truly exceptional example of his work.  Sad to say, not all of his guitars were great.  If you actually know what you’re talking about, this is simply a fact, where I am not trying to be mean or dismissive.  He would build four, and one would be extraordinary.   This is one of those that are extraordinary.  Certainly among the best I’ve ever played or seen by him.

As everyone knows, I’m extremely particular about what comes into my studio.  The owner came over and was pleased that I was pleased 🙂

The woods used are beautiful, straight grained, tapping very well.  The CSA is superb, straight-grained for optimal tone production.

Beautiful tone, set up for just about anyone, able to be driven, fat and round, with clear singing highs and basses that do not overwhelm, but complement the overall concert guitar experience.  I love the growl of the mid-voices, while the highs are a beautiful compliment, along with bold and forceful basses.  She is brighter than his typical builds, but it totally works on this guitar with deep booming basses and lilting trebles.  I asked the client, “are you certain you want to sell this guitar”? three times to be sure.  It is that good.

She has an unusual bridge that completely works as far as tone, transmission of energy and uniqueness, adding to the allure of the guitar.

The guitar also comes with a late 1980’s flight case called a Reuer, a precursor to the Calton and Hoffee cases of today.  Very nice in good shape.

Condition is good, with expected honest playing wear from a traveling professional, but it doesn’t detract from her overall stability of construction. There is a stable crack fixed by Aaron Green on the side bout, and another on the back, lower bout, treble side.  I will photograph to the best of my ability.  She is priced appropriately. My photos will show all of this as clearly as I can manage.

Measurements are up to date as are the photos.  The guitar is signed and dated by Thomas on either side of the soundboard by the rosette as well.

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Media

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 220416-1991 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce CSA – guitar has quite a bit of horsepower, while being a breeze to play.  Voices are superb, from the lilting highs to the deep bellowing basses.  I could have played her all night.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

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Shipping:

Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case or Accessories, such as these tuning machines – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

Thank you!

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich

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Warranty:

This classical guitar carries NO warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: email me at rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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