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Tom Bills‘ status as a premier builder of archtop guitars is manifest in this gorgeous Cremona 16 inch from 2015. Not only is the fit and finish perfect, the setup glassy, and the neck-to-weight ratio dialed in–the voice, both acoustic and electric, is rich and warm and immediately envelops you. This instrument is an absolute treasure to play. Bigleaf Maple body with Sitka Spruce top, Tom’s custom French Polish shellac finish throughout, and on this Cremona Tom spec’d a rare short scale neck that makes left hand work effortless, and allows for easy bends. Falling across the fingerboard you’ll find several oak leaves rendered in MOP, and elsewhere this Bills Cremona is trimmed in flamed Maple and appointed with Ebony hardware. The humbucker is a custom Lollar with Ebony cover that ties into the pickguard.

If you’re looking for a 16 inch archtop that can keep up with you, that offers new avenues of play, is plain inspiration, this Tom Bills Cremona should fit the bill nicely.

Check out another video of this Tom Bills featuring Duane Simpson:

Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, art of lutherie, 1825, duane simpson, fingerstyle, jazz box

  • Status: in_stock
  • Brand: 11529
  • Model: Cremona
  • Serial #: 1825
  • New/Preowned: Preowned
  • SKU: TMP3086
  • Condition: Several marks into finish on body and neck.
  • Body Type: Array
  • Back & Sides: 8385
  • Top: 1424
  • Neck Profile: 8124
  • Bridge: 1426
  • Top Trim: 7889
  • Fingerboard: 1401
  • Fingerboard Bindings: 8170
  • Fret Markers: Abalone Leaves
  • Frets to Body: 1403
  • Headplate: 1404
  • Cutaway: 8331
  • Pickguard: 8093
  • Pickup: 12469
  • Pickup (Y/N): 1
  • Body Length: 2 in
  • Upper Bout: 12 in
  • Lower Bout: 16 in
  • Body Depth Heel: 3.375 in
  • Body Depth Tail: 3.375 in
  • Scale Length: 24.75 in
  • Scale Length (mm): 628.7 mm
  • Nut Width: 1.688 in
  • Nut Width (mm): 42.863 mm
  • String Spacing: 2.125 in
  • String Spacing (mm): 53.975 mm
  • Weight: 5 lb. 11 oz.
  • Headstock Inlay: 10086
  • Instrument Finish: Gloss
  • Body Bindings: 8030
  • Tuners: 7976
  • Rosette: 8105
  • Headstock Bindings: 8010
  • Case: 10528

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    Listeda year ago
    ConditionVery Good (Used)
    Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
    • Bills, Tom
    • Cremona
    • Maple - Bigleaf
    • 2019
    Body Shape
    • Archtop

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