Tom Bills Natura Deluxe 16" Archtop Guitar  From Tom Bills

Master Grade Aged Sitka top, Master Grade Flamed Big Leaf Maple back and sides with hand-rubbed French Polish! A must see!

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What We Think

Anyone who knows a thing or two about archtops and hand-carved boutique guitars should experience playing this Natura Deluxe for themselves. In our shop we are constantly evaluating the work of some of the world's best luthiers and rarely does a day go by when we are not studying and appreciating the refined skills of these master builders. This guitar, however, was like nothing I've ever played before and the experience has actually opened my mind to something entirely different from what I previously thought possible. In short, this Natura Deluxe has shown me things that I love about archtops that I didn't even know I could love!

The feelings in your hands and body while playing this guitar actually suggest the illusion that the guitar is moving with you. The vibrations are so natural and responsive that it almost feels like the guitar is made of a material much softer than the solid woods it is crafted from, and your hands are able to relax in such a way that it allows you to focus entirely on the nuance and phrasing in your playing.

When I spoke to Tom Bills about this guitar, he regularly referred to the Natura's 'voice', and I feel that this is the perfect terminology to use. Rather than speaking of the 'sound' created by an instrument, Tom was using this term to describe the vocal, almost human quality of the way in which this guitar speaks. Every element of this guitar was designed for complete harmony throughout, and I think Tom has actually achieved it. You can hear the guitar transform from an assembly of individual parts to a sensitive, responsive musical companion when you excite the strings. One can only imagine what this will sound like in 10 years!

Tom Bills' guitars are in high demand and available in extremely low numbers. What we have here is absolutely the cream of the crop. We had to be very patient to wait as long as we did for this Natura Deluxe, but as soon as I played it, I understood. A guitar like this takes time and devotion, and there are few out there who can use both as well as Tom Bills.

Call or email Sound Pure's guitar department today to experience it for yourself!

Tom Bills Natura Deluxe 16" Archtop Guitar Demo - Organ Drum Guitar Jazz Trio

The Natura Deluxe Archtop from Luthier Tom Bills has a silky tone, and the Master Grade Aged Sitka top and Master Grade Flamed Big Leaf Maple back and sides makes this Jazz archtop one of the most beautiful instruments SoundPure has come across. Played acoustic or electric, the voice of the Natura Dlx archtop from Tom Bills Guitars is incredibly smooth. Check out all the photos, specs, and more on this one of a kind piece from Tom Bills. Or call the Sound Pure guitar boutique to talk to an expert about this masterpiece. Thanks to SoundPure's Jarred Wofford on guitar, Mark Wells on Organ, and Devin Fuller on drums for an outstanding performance. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.

Manufacturer's Description from Tom Bills

The Natura Deluxe Archtop guitar embodies everything I know about visual and tonal harmony. The design of this unique instrument has been tediously and lovingly crafted through years of labor intensive research. It’s refined and subtle elegance is complimented by its breathtaking voice that is unlike any guitar you have ever played.

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About Manufacturer

MAKE SOMETHING. Better yet, make something that no one else can. And the world, at least for the moment, will be yours. Me? I make guitars. Archtops, Flat-tops, Hybrids. Handcrafted, made-to-order, entirely-original acoustic extensions of the musician. The wood, the binding, the bracing, the finish. Altogether, if I've done my job, been true to my craft, an instrument unlike others is born. And it's yours, to make music that no one else can. So the world, at least for a moment, will be yours.

Specifications

25″ scale
Lower Bought 16″ 
Master Grade Aged Sitka Spruce Top
Master Grade Flame Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides
Macassar Ebony Bound F holes
Two way Truss Rod
Double Carbon Fiber Neck Reinforcement
1¾” nut width Fossil Walrus Ivory Nut
Macassar Ebony Bound Body, headstock, finger board, pick guard, and tailpiece
Solid Ebony; Headstock veneer, bridge, Pick-guard, and Tail-piece
Custom made pickup
Hand Rubbed French Polish shellac varnish Finish
Double Reflex Tuning
Grain-matched, Hand-split Tone Bars
Tap Tunning
Hand-graduated Sound Board and Back
T³ tuning machine holes
Multi-laminated Head Stock
Gotoh Antique Gold Delta Series tuners with black Knobs
Highest Quality Volume and Tone Controls (under pick guard mount)
Custom made Calton flight case

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