Peter Bartkus

Peter Bartkus grew up in Rockford, Illinois and was proud to establish a music shop there in the early 1950s. Tru Tone Music became a hub for musicians and was known throughout the area for Peter’s creative and precise instrument repairs. With a passion for the accordion, Peter enjoyed the innovations he witnessed over the years including the Roland accordion complete with MIDI. Peter also made his own Tru Tone brand of guitars and basses.

Interview Date:
September 8, 2009
Date of Birth:
March 27, 1923
Deceased Date:
October 31, 2017
Job Title:
Tru Tone Music

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