Stella Guitar from my cousin Vinnie AKA Mark Alaniz

I got a nice surprise in the mail a couple of days ago. This nice old Stella guitar from Mark Alaniz in Eugene Oregon. Mark is known on CBN as Downtown Vinnie. Thanks, Mark!

Guitar made between 1964 and 1966 in Chicago, Illinois by Harmony. Cost at that time $29.00.

Stella got a neck crack in shipping, but she glued up nicely and I think she is fixed.

This video was done in standard tuning EADGBE. I think Stella's best tuning will be open D- DADF#AD. She sounds great there and it puts a bit less strain on her. Action is a bit low that way for slide, but I am a CBG guy. I think I can make something work.

AND: there are cbgs in the background.

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Comment by Uncle John on Tuesday

Thanks, Derek!  It is a nice comfy size.

Comment by Derek Rose on Tuesday

And fine performance!

Comment by Derek Rose on Tuesday

Great sounding old parlor Unc.

Comment by Uncle John on Monday

An LOL for that one, Nancy.  Thank you.

Comment by Nancy kat on Monday

Meowy Nice U~John and Cousin Vinnie!^..^

Comment by Uncle John on September 16, 2018 at 5:06pm

Thanks, Danny.  It has pretty good string action too.  Wide neck.

Comment by Uncle John on September 16, 2018 at 5:06pm

Thanks, Rich.  Yup.  Good on the Vinster.

Comment by Richard Sundberg on September 16, 2018 at 4:40pm

Stella found a good home, someone who can fix her cracked neck and strum her in the best of ways! Blowing sax and strumming Stella, if it was anybody else it’d be rated R! Uncle, you stated somewhere that playing CBGs really helped playing a six better, I totally agree. I think it if you can figure these 1, 2, 3, and 4 string contraptions, a six is a breeze! Two class guys, good on the Vinster!

Comment by Danny Gordon on September 16, 2018 at 4:37pm

sweet sounding old guitar

Comment by Uncle John on September 15, 2018 at 10:22am

Thanks, Brian.  You had a grey Stella?  I think I remember them. 

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