Chris Vallillo
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Parlor guitar ID?
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I was recently gifted this parlor guitar after Juel Ulvin passed away.  The neck is off, the fingerboard is mostly missing, there is a  replacement bridge on the guitar.  It has some very interesting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Häggström May 29.

Ovation rescue... Yes, I know...
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Hi folks,I've been asked to salvage a cheap Ovation Celebrity (made in Korea) for a local music store.  This instrument is a repair (major!) and the owner doesn't have much in the way of a budget,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Apr 23, 2022.

Epiphone Recording Banjo
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Hi Folks,I recently acquired an Epiphone recording banjo, the Concert Art Model, after it had been found in a trash pile down in Florida.  While it has a number of issues to be dealt with, it is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Vallillo Jan 17, 2023.

Fine tuning a neck re-set
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Hi Folks,I've been re-setting the neck of a Harmony Stella 12 string and have run into an issue I've dealt with before. As I get closer to the final fit, the treble side is tight and the bass side is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Vallillo May 23, 2021.


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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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