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Tom Bills Natura Deluxe Archtop

Tom Bills Natura Deluxe Archtop

$ 15,500.00

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Bills Natura Archtop (2003)

  • Master grade Big Leaf Maple back & sides
  • Master grade age Sitka Spruce top
  • All of this under a sensational, full body sunburst
  • Hand - graduated Top and Back
  • Hand rubbed French polish shellac varnish finish
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Comfortable 1 3/4" nut width
  • Ebony fretboard with 9 falling leaf inlays
  • Multi-laminated headstock
  • Gold plated Gotoh 510 tuning machines
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with Tom's logo
  • Custom made Lollar floating pickup, branded with Tom Bills name & logo
  • Solid Ebony bridge, pickguard, & tailpiece
  • Volume & tone controls mounted under the pickguard
  • 3 piece laminated Maple neck
  • 16" lower bout
  • Triple bound fretboard & headstock
  • Original custom Ameritage case with builder logo (one broken latch)
  • Excellent overall condition
  • So easy to play, and so stunning in person
  • This is an heirloom level instrument, built by a luthier passionate about his craft
  • SN 0363
  • Tom Bill's guitars start at $25,000 today! This is a great opportunity that does not present itself often
  • Tom's thoughts on French polish finish
  • All my guitars are currently finished with a shellac varnish applied by hand with the French polish technique. Aside from being natural and environmentally friendly, it gives the guitar an amazing sound. The shellac doesn't mute the voice of the guitar as many other finishes do and the way it refracts light is visually stunning and cannot be matched by any synthetic finish. My process is totally hands on, and is a true art form in itself. There are few things I enjoy more than starting my day in the quiet of the morning with the peaceful sights and sounds of French polishing my guitars in the same way that craftsmen before me have been doing for thousands of years.

  • Condition: Used : Excellent
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • The above 2 samples were recorded unplugged