RIP Master Luthier Phil Petillo

I am deeply saddened to report that dear friend and Master Luthier Phil Petillo has passed away. Many of you know him as the world renowned instrument maker for people like Bruce Springsteen and Jim Croce. I knew him as a generous, amazing, humble man who treated me like one of his sons. I am just in utter shock and am heartbroken for his son and only shop partner, my dearest friend luthier David Petillo. I am honored that the Petillo family has asked me to be a pallbearer at his funeral. Dr. Phillip J. Petillo (Sept. 4, 1945-August 13, 2010) Photobucketphoto by yvonne moss