It is with great sadness that I have to announce that my dear friend Johnny Craviotto passed away on July 15th, 2016.
Johnny was, and always will be, the world’s finest drum craftsman. No one had his knowledge, his skill, and his passion for his craft. He created instruments of incredible sonic and visual beauty, and those instruments have graced stages, recording studios, and collections worldwide. His contribution to the world of drum building has been without equal. We are truly fortunate that as the heart and soul of the Craviotto Drum Company it was vitally important to Johnny to pass along his skills, honed over a lifetime, and his innovations in the art and craft of drum building to his trusted colleagues and protégés at Craviotto, so that the "Craviotto-way" could carry on for the next generation. This living art is his legacy.
Johnny and I had been friends for over 15 years, and I can’t even contemplate the world without him. I became very accustomed to him being there at the helm of the finest custom drum building company in the world. I was always amazed by his friendliness, knowledge, and willingness to share information and ideas. As the years progressed I worked with him as a business partner as well, so that he could focus more of his time on what he loved most about this work: building the world’s best drums. He was a very dear friend to me and to many others and we will all miss him terribly.
Johnny was one of a kind, and we’ll never see the likes of him again. But, what I can promise you is this: We will persevere and continue creating the wonderful instruments that Johnny loved. We will carry his vision forward and we will preserve and grow the legacy that he created. We should all celebrate his life and his legacy.
Steve Maxwell and the Craviotto Drum Family.
스티브 멕스웰 드럼 홈페이지에서 잠시 있다가 알게 되었는데 - 스네어 제작의 세계적인 대가, 조니 크라비오또께서 바로 얼마전 [2016년 7월 15일] 세상을 떠나셨네요..
스티브 씨는 개인적으로 15년간 친구로 지내신 사이라고하시는데 그 충격이 얼마나 크실까 싶네요 - 저도 적잖이 충격적입니다.
회사 운영 등등 주변적인 얘기들이 오고 갈 수 있겠지만, 그보다도 먼저 그저 그분이 세상을 떠나신 것이 참 슬프네요.
삼가 고인의 명복을 빕니다..