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Petillo headstock crown with flower cluster overlay. The leaves are Lebanon cedar
dyed green and American poplar dyed light pink. The rest are natural color veneers.
Opposite Asbury Park, NJ, Boardwalk scene headstock overlay of
American beech dyed sky blue with American plain maple wave shadows
dyed dark navy blue. Inside the mother-of-pearl wave foam is engraved
silver particle dust to mimic the silver salty sparkle of the ocean.
Flower Bouquet on the back of a Petillo acoustic cutaway classical guitar.
Pennsylvanian cherry and African ribbon-grain mahogany.
Butterfly headstock overlay of German maple dyed sky blue and American pine dyed yellow.
118 PREMIER GUITAR JULY 2009
Steven Van Zandt’s hand-lathed Nigerian ebony volume knob. Handcarved flower girl
in pewter with inlaid South American purple heart wood veneer windows.