Chris Vallillo
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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.

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 Aug 7.

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.


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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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