Description: Acoustic Guitar - Thomas Humphrey 1982
Thomas Humphrey 1982 Classical Guitar Rare Brazilian
An extremely rare, and sweet sounding Thomas Humphrey Pre-Millennium. Authenticated by Thomas Humphrey. Thomas Humphrey to examined it and has certified it to be in wonderful shape. The builder has adjusted the action with a new bone nut.
- 640mm, very easy to play, sweet sounding
- French polish top, back and sides
- AAAAA Brazilian rosewood back and sides (no cracks)
- Cedar top (has some repair work done by Luthier Bozo Podunavac, you can check his website he has this same Humphrey listed as part of his repair work resume).
- Rodgers solid silver hand engraved tuners (95% sure these are Rodgers)
-Very nice floral rossettee, the mosaics are very fine (Finner than alot of spanish and north americn luthiers)
Cosmetically, it has a few digs and nicks on the to. Its a french polish top so if you need you can have a luthier put a coat on it.. It has a few cracks on the lower bout of the top; that have been expertly cleated long ago, and Mr. Humphrey said that the were well done. It's missing a screw on one of the tuners. The guitar is gorgeously resonant, choice select, wonderful craftsmen ship. One need only look at the back strip, double purflings with a center strip of highly figured maple.
This guitar has a very warm, intimate sound, and the trebles are very nice and crisp and clear. This was played at the the Mannes Guitar seminar and everyone raved about it and how it sounded. It got lots of ooos and ahs! It comes with an arched top TKL hard case (different than pictured). Please, serious bidders only.
This is an extremely rare find. Humphrey has a three year wait list for his new guitars and extras such as Rodger tuners and Brazilian rosewood can easily bump up the price to well up above the 10,000 range. Past Humphrey generally sell in the $8,000 - $9,000 range, the market has been pretty nice to these guitars and you might see one or two drop to the 7,000 range, but they generally stay in this high end range.
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I will post a few more pictures of this guitar on Saturday evening - the guitar's grain really come out when picture are taken in natural light. However, its a Humphrey and someone might probably do a buy it now .... very very soon.....
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