This is a custom PETILLO double cutaway Tele guitar I made for @stevievanzandt! The back is American pink cedar, German flame maple center with a Jersey Shore wave #inlay framed in a blue ocean burst. Inside the wave inlay is also America pink cedar to add a perspective/depth against the blue. More pics coming soon!
On this day of #love I remember many of the inlay tributes I did. The one that stands out to me and is a very special tribute to @rickspringfield Mom (Eileen Louise Springthorpe). The @taylorguitars logo inlay was done in white and I wanted to match that color with the new ANGEL HEART WINGS design, so I used a synthetic white bone to match the logo color and the guitar binding as well. The heart is a symbol of love holding Rick's Mom's initials in a monogram format. Angels have always been a fascination of mine and in most religions it speaks of Angels watching over us as guardians and the wings around the heart symbolize safety and protection. I can't thank music industry veteran Bobby Chirmside enough for introducing me to Rick and that lead to this project. Happy #valentinesday2019 to our loved ones here and in spirit.
TWO SWIPE PICS! @ajcroce @gibsonguitar @gibsoncustom ES-140 broken/cracked neck #restoration. The top right hand corner pic shows the headstock broken clean off. After regluing/aligning the headstock back I filled the broken out openings with small square Honduran mahogany patches and then glued a new headstock overlay of Honduran mahogany dyed black that hid the crack line and secured it. The next step is the antique lacquer look and gold Gibson headstock decal placement.
#tbt post!!! This is a Pennsylvania cherry and German quilted maple box with a inlay portrait I made for my friend George Hanson. The picture in the top left hand corner depicts his granddaughter sitting in a tree. In the #inlay I used red abalone, white mother of pearl, Tahitian grey pearl and petrified mahogany and poplar on a Nigerian ebony background. Checkout all the pics!
The back headstock of a Petillo WAVE archtop jazz guitar model. The flower #inlay I did is traditional in design. The materials I used are Israeli cypress, French walnut, and American birdseye maple dyed blue. The final step is to frame the artwork with an amber-yellow brownish/black burst to give it an old world antique feel.
Petillo WAVE archtop jazz guitar #inlay headstock! Check out the Nigerian ebony seagulls flying, South American bloodwood wave, American maple dyed orange wave shadows, French walnut boardwalk planks, American poplar grass/moss, African padauk starfish in the sand and the Israeli cypress beach sand. The final step is the amber-yellow lacquer tint of the headstock face to give it an old world antique feel. Also, it's important to me and many builders to know where your wood comes from and recognize the species by looking at it.
Mar volia tindre un vestit tradicional i no va dubtar en contactar amb nosaltres. Podeu veure que porta camisa interior encara que no es veu. Hi ha peces que no poden faltar i per desgràcia la camisa sempre s'oblida. Gràcies a Mar per tot! ____________________________ Mar quería tener un vestido tradicional y no dudó en contactar con nosotros. Podéis ver que lleva camisa interior aunque no se vea. Hay piezas que no pueden faltar y por desgracia la camisa siempre se olvida. Gracias a Mar por todo. #esindumentaria #esindumentariatradicional #indumentariaburriana #jubon #petillo #modelolazo
So many broken headstock repairs coming in!! This Gibson ES-339 broke/cracked when it fell over. The neck is super thin and a challenge to graft on three veneer layers of German flame/figured maple. I chose the three layered laminates to give additional strength to a thin neck and each layer has a glue joint to add even more strength. The final step is to do a traditional @gibsonguitar @gibsoncustom amber/yellow brownish black burst hiding the veneers/repair. This Gibson was a custom shop model and had no serial number stamping. The serial number was a black stencil like decal on the headstock back and in time when Gibson offers the stencil I can always add it. This is for my good pal singer/songwriter @quincymumford! Checkout the pics and Quincy when he goes on tour!!
#wood evening & #happyweekend ! Finally able to reveal finished product #phase1 from my newest #commercial account 👉🏽 Petillo INC. in FLANDERS NJ #flanders #flandersnj #petillo #construction #constructioncompany , came back today to finalize #phase2 plans to start possibly this coming week....more #floordemo #floorremoval #carpetremoval & ALL new #laminateflooring (entirely this time , no more carpet squares/tiles thank god lol) to be installed...this time , these videos (swipe left) are in opposite order from the usual #beforeandafter sequences , TEXT 24/7 👉🏽 973-954-0093 to schedule any COMMERCIAL or #residential #flooring appointments/estimates , always #free 😎 #knockonwoodflooringllc #thefloordoctor #2018 is gone , now moving forward into #2019 #flooringcontractor #newjerseyflooringcontractor #newyork #pennsylvania #nojobtoobigortoosmall ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND EVERYONE 🙌🏽
AAAAA German #flame maple neck! The back of the neck has a satin stone finish with a high glossed headstock! The PETILLO logo and wave curls are done in abalone seashell inlay on the headstock face. The fingerboard is made of Nigeria ebony. This is made for my dear friend Brian Mackewich!
TWO SWIPE PICS! #tbt post! Checkout this Petillo acoustic guitar with bird feather theme inlays! The inlays are in a rare Nigerian ebony fingerboard. Starting from the top right hand corner down: #kingfisher, #bluejay, #cardinal, and #woodpecker! Check out the pics of the unique and rare materials used for the inlay work!
FOUR SWIPE PICS!!! Before I say anything I'm super #vampire #goth PALE in this #selfie. The sun is my enemy! Folk singer #legend @steveforbert came by the shop for a tune up, mini-Schaller tuning keys replacement and a Petillo micropolishing of the frets and fingerboard on his vintage 1949 Gibson SJ for his tour of England this winter 2019! Micropolishing is also used with the patented Petillo Precision Frets aka "triangle/pyramid frets" and I apply this process to every setup I do. The procedure involves the frets being polished from 400 grit sand paper all the way up to 10,000 grit lens paper (which polishes telescope lenses). The entire idea is to make the surface area so glass-like the metal string can resonate a clear true note with intonation clarity. I always use the example of the wine glass filled with liquid and the player rubs the rim…and the friction of that motion makes a note. You can imagine if the rim was rough, it would not be as reflective to carry the note. That is the principle with polishing the frets to so fine and flawless a gloss…the notes seem to hang in midair. Checkout the pics!
I get a lot of players mailing me necks from all over the world for me to do a custom inlay. This inlay OKIE was done in Paua abalone with the frets still in the Indian rosewood fingerboard. It's a lot easier to inlay without the frets in the way but it can be done with the right fixture playforms to elevate the router above the fingerboard radius and get a clean cut look of a precision inlay job. #engineering
EIGHT SWIPE PICS!!! Checkout the back binding crack separation repair/finish lacquer blending gloss and the micropolishing of the frets I did for @jayrieg on his @martinguitar 000-18 Gold Era 1937 model acoustic guitar. The procedure of micropolishing involves the frets being polished from 400 grit sand paper all the way up to 10,000 grit lens paper (which polishes telescope lenses). The entire idea is to make the surface area so glass-like the metal string can resonate a clear true note with intonation clarity. I always use the example of the wine glass filled with liquid and the player rubs the rim…and the friction of that motion makes a note. You can imagine if the rim was rough, it would not be as reflective to carry the note. That is the principle with polishing the frets to so fine and flawless a gloss…the notes seem to hang in midair. I also lowered the action and intonated the fixed saddle on the bridge. Checkout the pics!
Happy New Year!!! Some projects of 2018/new friends this year!! Looking forward to the new year with more art and some big projects set to be released! 1) German quilted maple Petillo Bass with copper/peach burst. 2) Potion-Bottle turquoise inlay with mother of pearl and abalone bubbles floating up as position markers. 3) @springsteen Broadway Show upgrades and restorations. 4) @perkins28 @raritanbayguitarrepair & @thebrianfallon @thegaslightanthem @the_stone_pony Summer Stage Show. 5) @kalikazoo Paua abalone inlay amp plaque. 6) @realstanlee talking HULK box I made him. RIP Stan and thank you for the MARVEL universe you created. You inspired me in many ways! 7) Petillo WAVE archtop model dyed blue with a rare Paua abalone pickguard and rebuilt vintage DeArmond pickup.
2018 is almost over! it's been an interesting year-- i've felt more at home with myself despite the challenges, doubts and changes in my life. this year was about strengthening my centre. showing up for myself at all times even and especially when everything felt bleak and lonely. at the end of the day, i'm glad to be here even when things suck 😆 life amirite??? thank you for all the support and friendship! i hope 2019 would be healing and good to us all 💗 plzzzz 🤣 #happynewyear #happy2019 #digitalart #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #redandblue #winter #illo #illus #myboyibarra #petillo #doggo #drawing #womenwhodraw #wocart #queerart #artistsoninstagram #makeshiftlove #keetgeniza
Before and after restoration on this work horse @martinguitar for @carl_gentry! I had to align/delicately clamp into place the rosewood side, mahogany purfling inside, spruce top and the six layers of black and white perimeter plastic binding. My Father (Dr. Phil Petillo) made his own glue and I use the same formula to this day; it helps to hold the area tight and secure to vibrate as one when played for full acoustic tone/sound. Checkout the pics!
TEN SWIPE PICS! The time when the @gibsoncustom @gibsonguitar and @james_macdonald_art_guitars_ asked me to restore a broken/cracked headstock! This traditional Gibson logo font was cut out of figured golden Sycamore and inlaid. Check out the black stinger/decal placement of "Fantasy Gold" and the Custom-Shop logo on the back headstock/airbrushed nitro lacquer work. The key to securing the crack is the Brazilian rosewood back headstock overlay support that is filed flush into the neck holding the crack together. One of the fortunate parts of this restoration is that this Custom-Shop Gibson had NO serial number stamping. This was a very time consuming project but very rewarding to restore this beautiful piece. Checkout all the pics!!
La dimostrazione che i regali si possono donare e ricevere ogni giorno. Basta essere in grado di farlo davvero. Al regalo più inatteso dell'anno 🎀
This was such a rewarding project! Checkout the music and poem I wrote for Holidays, A Helping Hand by @bshum79. Benson is an author, illustrator, and animator. Benson is also an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, and Ralph Breaks the Internet - Wreck it Ralph 2 and Frozen 2. Special thanks to @wra_88 @robbie_butkowski @submergent @andybova @robotlemon @danshike
Christmas is a time of goodwill, compassion and coming together as friends and family. I wanted to share this piece I made for my friend @billyjoel. I hand made him this popcorn/quilted maple box with a hand carved mother of pearl grapevine reef/compass star motif inlaid into an ebony bezel. The grapevine is a symbol of continuing growth in all friendships. The compass star is for Billy's love of the sea and to always find your way in any direction. Have a great #holidayseason Instagram family!!! 🙏
Congratulations to @springsteen and crew for an amazing run on #broadway! This is one of the guitars me and my dear family friend Kevin Buell got rolling for the show. In this application Kevin directed me to make a set of tall saddles. Kevin has such a vast knowledge of sound and experience doing over 1000 shows with Bruce and knows exactly what the guitar needs. After the briefing from Kevin I used hard bleached petrified #wollymammoth bone for the saddles (seen in the top right hand corner of the collage) for a higher string angle action. This angle creates a bigger/fuller sound during strumming and single note playing; the mammoth bone is so hard it can make the guitar speak acoustically. Making saddles is an artform, especially when they're taller like this because they could tip over from the string angle. I milled each saddle blank in my milling machine to get them seeded tight in the saddle slot making contact with the pickup elements and to avoid tipping over. It's exciting to be apart of this journey in some way. Next time I got to get @dannybones64 to come to the shop and get some pics of the surgery in progress. #newjersey
Checkout this acoustic guitar my Father (Dr. Phil Petillo) made in 1976. The headstock is one of many shapes my Dad designed. This shape has a #gothic look to it. Checkout the swirly Brazilian rosewood overlay and gold rose/Petillo banner inlay. The banner inlay is framed in Paua abalone, pink ivory inside with Petillo in white mother of pearl. The rod cover is a rare long piece of paua abalone. My Dad could make anything and taught me so much about art, engineering and the science of frequency/tone. He had 32 patents in the fields of stringed instruments, fuel cells, hydrogen generators, medical devices, classified military technology, eye/retina cutters and aerodynamic designs for flight.
FOUR SWIPE PICS! #tbt post! My friend went to Jerusalem and at the #westernwall/#wailingwall took a small piece he found near the wall and I made this Brazilian rosewood hand lathed container to house it. I was always inspired by the craftsmanship in synagogues/temples and made this brass stamping/engraving for the lid. I used acid to patina the brass lid to give it an old world look. Checkout the pics!
SEVEN SWIPE PICS! Checkout this restoration on a circa 1950's #KAY archtop acoustic guitar. The guitar took a bad fall and on top of that it was missing pieces at the neck heel break. I had to mill in my milling machine/cut mahogany patches to fill in the lost pieces. When doing this patch method it's important to turn a patch into a grain line that follows different wood shades and pore structure in this species of mahogany to give the #illusion of grain. After leveling the crack/patches while the neck was still on the guitar body I did a traditional satin-smooth shellac finish that was taught to me by my Father (Dr. Phil Petillo). Our shellac recipe is a family secret and in different ways applied to our French Polish finishes I do on my classical and flamenco guitars. Checkout all the pics of this old beauty!
Eu não forço meu filho a correr. Ele simplesmente pede pra participar. Óbvio que meu amor por este esporte serve de exemplo e motivação. Ele adora a competição. Eu adoro ainda mais a chance de educar. Ontem, na chegada, percebi em seu rosto a frustração. Ele chegou em quarto lugar, ficando de fora do pódio. Enalteci o esforço dele e como ele correu bem. Enalteci também a qualidade dos seus oponentes. Mas o mais bacana nisso tudo está nessa foto. Ele e o amigo João Victor correram, competiram, brincaram e se divertiram muito. Ao final fomos aplaudir o João que ficou em terceiro lugar. Respeito, competitividade, saúde, disposição, proatividade. Esses são alguns dos valores que espero deixar pra meus filhos. Vamos firmes na luta. #petillo
FIVE SWIPE PICS! This Ibanez acoustic guitar took a bad fall off a guitar stand and the headstock cracked. I make my own glue to make sure the crack line is #invisible and to give it enough strength to hold the heavy gauge strings. A good repair should show NO sign of the crack. Be careful out there musicians!
Happy Belated Birthday to Kevin Conroy! Kevin is by far the perfect voice for Batman in any setting. I grew up watching Batman The Animated Series. Kevin's work has inspired me to create this rare sea shell inlaid tribute box for him. The box itself is made of French Walnut and German figured maple with a French polish finish. This finish polish is used on Classical guitars as well. On the paua abalone top base-plate corners I carved a mother of pearl cameo of Martha Wayne matching her art deco style earings and famous pearl necklace. And a rose in the bottom right hand corner in remembrance of his parents murder in crime alley. When I met Kevin he was thrilled and I invited him to a Billy Joel show anytime! Checkout all the pics!
SIX SWIPE PICS! This is my new #pickguard design I have been using on my hand-carved Petillo WAVE archtop jazz guitar models. The pickguard has a credit card thick piece of paua abalone sea shell on it that was cut/segmented together on different angles to give a swirly perspective. Check out all the pics!
TWO SWIPE PICS! Cracked headstock restoration on a @martinguitar! Understanding string pressure/tension is most important for the crack to never open up and that's why I make my own glue to hold the crack together permanently. A good repair should show no sign of the crack. Check out the before and after pics!
Podemos repensar nossa mobilidade urbana! Ainda que nosso modelo de cidade esteja muito longe do modelo europeu podemos fazer pequenos ajustes diários como frequentar a academia do bairro, ou ir à padaria a pé! Evitar o carro sempre que possível e/ou dar e receber carona. São nos gestos do dia a dia que diminuímos a emissão de gases poluentes e ajudamos a melhorar o caos do trânsito urbano. #arquitetura #arquiteturadeinteriores #petillo #petilloarquitetura #carros #design #cars #poluicao #polution #city #cities #citta #ville #transporteurbano #transporte #urbanismo #brasil
EIGHT SWIPE PICS! A while back my Dad (Dr. Phil Petillo) stained this two piece book matched German quilted maple top with natural perimeter binding transparent blue for me. With my schedule and Christmas commissions my pal Pat Sims glossed the sides and back for me in a blue pearl. Check out all the pics!! Photo Credit: Pat Sims
Estos son los utensilios que utilizo para pasar el cordón, la aguja grande me la hizo un herrero. Recuerda que ni el cordón, ni las ballenas era lo que se utilizaba, así es que si quieres recrear un traje del siglo XVIII deberás utilizar por ejemplo ramitas de naranjo #mimcostura #indumentariatradicional #indumentariaregional #indumentariavalenciana #1700s #patterncutting #18thcenturyfashion #modafallera #costura #patrones #tiendadepatrones #trajedefallera #pattern #patternstore #patronaje #modisteria #envarado #pala #fallera #petillo
As divisórias sanitárias são muito utilizadas em ambientes coletivos, tornando-os modernos e funcionais. São de fácil manutenção, resistentes e podem vir em diversas cores para se adequar ao projeto arquitetônico. . . . . #divisoriasanitaria #banheirosdecorados #banheiros #petillotecnocenter #petillo #arquiteturabelem
Now the world is gone I'm just one. Please God help me. #deathcore #theghostinside #obeythebrave #lespaul #beiruting #guitarbuilder #slayer #iprevail #anightintexas #petillo #beirut #lebanon #guitarcover #metallica @fender @daddario_strings @daddarioandco @virginradiolebanon @gibsondaily @gibsoncustom
Hold my breath as I wish for death Oh please, God, wake me #deathcore #suicidesilence #theghostinside #carnifex #whitechapel #parkwaydrive #despisedicon #obeythebrave #caliban #breakdownofsanity #motionlessinwhite #slaughtertoprevail #slayer #iprevail #anightintexas #ingested #nuclearblast #blessthefall #chelseagrin #thyartismurder #linz #austria #petillo #tonewide #petilloguitars #beautiful #happy #gearporn #guitarcover #off @gibsondaily @gibson @daddario_strings @daddarioandco @fender