product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Phillip J. Petillo (1945 – 2010) was an inventive American luthier with a background in engineering.  He studied at Columbia University and while in New York Phillip he worked with Vincent "Jimmy" Diserio, godson of John D'Angelico in his Manhattan workshop.  From around 1966 onwards then on, he made, repaired and restored guitars and other instruments for top professional musicians, recording artists, local and national players, as well as designing products for the international music community.  In the 1970s he made prototypes for Travis Bean and Gary Kramer and helped to set up the Kramer factory. Petillo patented several musical inventions including a triangular fret, a pickup, a tailpiece and a drumstick design.

Source: Petillo Guitars website (30 January 2019)


Petillo Guitars
1206 Herbert Avenue
07712-4035 Ocean , NJ
United States
New Jersey US