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2007 Thomas Humphrey ” Millennium”

Top: Cedar
Back and sides: Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Origin: USA
Price: SOLD

This wonderful Humphrey Millennium quickly found a new home, if you are interested in a Millennium please contact me…

As I sit down to write this I am, for the millionth time, reminded of how much I miss my friend Tom. I miss our lengthy discussions about every nuance of guitars and guitar building, I miss seeing his new guitars as they arrived in my shop, and I miss the opportunity to place his new instruments in the appreciative hands of one of my lucky clients. Fortunately every once in a while somebody needs to part with their beloved Millennium, and so I still have the opportunity to remain connected to my friend in this way. This Cedar Millennium is a very special Humphrey guitar. I remember how happy Tom was with this guitar when he sent it to me in 2007. It quickly found a new home in Europe where it ‘wowed’ many friends of the owner for the past two years. The owner is reluctantly forced to part with the guitar at this time so he can fund a much needed new house, sad for him, but a wonderful opportunity for one of you. His teacher, one half of a well known European guitar duo said it is the only guitar he has ever played that is as clear and precise above the twelfth fret as his Romanillos. The guitar has the unmatched playability of a Millennium with an elevated fingerboard that truly gives you the access of a cutaway but without having to sacrifice losing part of the soundboard as a cutaway does. Only Greg Byers guitars achieve this level of quality and tone now that Tom is gone (no wonder David Russell recently acquired a Byers). The volume and projection are legendary, and the musical tone is sweet, beautiful and melodic. As Tom always used to say ” it is all about the music” and that is what his guitars are always about first and foremost. The guitar is in like new condition and once again proves why the Humphrey Millennium guitar is one of the most played guitars among well known concert and recording artists. I miss you Tom, but you live on in your legendary instruments…