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Mike Neer


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Post Posted 18 Jul 2017 6:32 pm     Reply with quote

I read on Facebook that Philip passed away. He was a member here and I'm sure he had a few friends here, so I thought I'd pass on the info. RIP Philip.
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Blake Hawkins


Post Posted 18 Jul 2017 7:01 pm     Reply with quote

Phil will be missed here in Florida. He was a member of the Manasota Steel Guitar Club and was
a regular player at the jams. Phil was very talented
and one of the finest steel guitar musicians anywhere. He was also a good friend.
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 2:38 am     Reply with quote

Sad news. I met him several times at the Manasota jams and he even came to a couple of the old Florida Steel Guitar Club jams.
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George Piburn


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The Oklahoma Hills, USA
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 5:16 am     RIP Phil Reply with quote

Phil was a friend , we often exchanged emails and skype's regarding his attempted development of a Multi Tuning Cam devise he invented for laps.

I knew his health was in question for a long time now and will miss him and his playing.

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Ron Simpson


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Illinois, USA
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 5:27 am     Reply with quote

It is sad new indeed.

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Don Sulesky


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Citrus County, FL, Orig. from MA & NH
Post Posted 21 Jul 2017 5:21 am     Reply with quote

I'm sad to hear about Phil. He did some fine non pedal when he came to our Florida Steel Guitar Club.
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Blake Hawkins


Post Posted 24 Jul 2017 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

Attended the services for Phil today at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Palmetto, Florida. His life was celebrated. Phil was a man of many talents in addition to his mastery of the steel guitar.
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Nick Reed


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Russellville, KY USA
Post Posted 25 Jul 2017 5:54 pm     Reply with quote

So sorry to hear about Phil. Met him several years ago at the Manasota Steel Club Jam
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Willis Vanderberg


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Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 8:45 am     Reply with quote

Very talented picker and a nice guy. He built a third neck for his Excel Double neck and it was a superb build. I played many jams in Palmetto with Phil. The quality of his playing was top notch. We will miss him. Prayers to his family.
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