1999 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce Brazilian RW
|1999 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce Brazilian RW
|Pre-Owned – in Excellent Condition
|Premium Sloane Machines original
|TKL Double Arch HSC
|Select European Spruce
|CSA RW known as Brazilian Rosewood
|Spanish Cedar – with his famed “elevated” fingerboard
|African Ebony – elevated
|Rosewoods – various and dyed
|45mm – 51mm – 58mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
|Upper bout width
|Lower bout width
|3 1/4″ Upper Bout & 4 3/8″ Lower Bout
|3lb & 9oz
|3.9mm to 3.4mm – Low E to High E
|Not Eligible – Please read the link to the left
1999 Thomas Humphrey Millenium Spruce Brazilian RW
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 with some pleasing eye candy for optimal tone production and good looks.
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.
The guitar is built with wood lattice bracing (Spruce), clean and superbly done by Thomas.
Please note that it is also a 645mm scale length, which will work for those that are not quite at a 9″ spread of thumb tip to pinky tip.
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 down the seam of the top from the bridge to the butt side of the guitar. Cleated, glued and stable, done by me personally. There are 2 thin finish lines on the back near the bindings on the bass side. Another by the middle seam toward the butt of the guitar. No light comes through any of these nor do they move in way, thus they may be finish seams. I will photograph to the best of my ability. My photos will show all of this as clearly as I can manage.
The guitar is signed and dated by Thomas on either side of the soundboard by the rosette as well.
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
Please note that dust is an issue of late, especially with 5 humidifiers running within my gallery space. We do our best to wipe things down between each shot, but the dust can be pervasive as a result of the humidity issues required in this colder, dryer weather. I also run air purifiers within the space. It does not help that much. I have to say this out loud as I do not edit the photos. There is full transparency here, as always, in my discussions, photos, recordings, etc. It is never about tricking any of you. It is about absolute and full disclosure so that you know exactly what you are looking at any time you visit my gallery or my site.
MP3 Audio – Coming Soon! – 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.
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).
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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
This classical guitar carries NO warranty
Please read my Return Policy
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Email me directly if you need more info: email me at rich at savageclassical dot com