Chris Vallillo
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  • Macomb, IL
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Epiphone Thunderbird Bass Neck issue
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Hi Folks,I've been asked to repair an Epiphone Thunderbird Bass for a local music store.  It's a Chinese made bass with a Gibson Nashville name on the Epiphone bolt on neck plate.  It has major neck…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans May 3.

Order of Operations Question
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Hi Everyone,I have been given the opportunity to restore a beautiful 1960s Guild F-30 NT Special guitar with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.  According to the owner, there were only about 200 of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Vallillo Feb 15, 2020.

Restoring a Washburn Parlor Named Pam
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“Pam” came into my life quite a few years ago when a local violin maker offered her to me in pieces.  It was a project he had planned on doing for years, but never got around to.  She got her name…Continue

Tags: guitar, Parlor, 115, Washburn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Verticchio Sep 4, 2018.

Gibson adjustable bridge screw issue
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I've been working on a 1950s Gibson 160 E that had serious damage around the bridge.  I replaced the damaged spruce bridge plate with a maple one and was re-using the original bridge when in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Vallillo Oct 9, 2017.


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At 5:17pm on April 6, 2017, William Johanson said…

Wow, Thanks Chris, much appreciated. Sorry I didnt respond earlier. A Paypal will be on its way soon.

BTW. I hate to keep asking you for things but  If it is not too much trouble please send close up photos of your Benson Bridge. I need to make a duplicate and its hard top find good pics of an original.

Thanks again,Bill

At 4:19pm on April 7, 2017, William Johanson said…

Thanks again. These dimensions and Photos will be very helpful. I am going to attempt to make this one myself, If I struggle I will definitely look into your CNC connection.

Thanks Chris, You have been a big help.


At 3:46pm on April 11, 2017, William Johanson said…

Hi Chris,

I received the purfling yesterday. Looks like it will work very well. I will probably pull of the green and replace with some Black but otherwise should work great. I will send photos when I get it installed. Now I just need to find some extra wide ivoroid.Thanks again,


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