Sunnie Giles

Thank you so much! We love our marimba!

Bryan Jeffs, Rogue Community College Music Department Coordinator

"It looks great and sounds amazing...I look forward to playing it with my students for years to come!"

Austin Keck

!Also I recently went to the PAS Keyboard competition at Marcus, and I wanted to share with you  that everyone was eyeing my marimba. It is an amazing instrument and has improved my playing and performing so much! I remember seeing one person who just couldn’t stop pointing at it and whispering to other people about it. But anyways, thank you for all of your help! You have been a huge part of my success this year!

Hannah Weidner

"I received the mallets and the bag today... You guys have the best customer service and highest quality products, and no one comes close to being as helpful and understanding as you guys."

Jonathan Lauff

Hi –

The marimba is beautiful, and it sounds incredible!  Putting it together yesterday was a real blast, too. My percussionist colleague and I kept saying, "Wait. Is it really this easy to put together?" You guys have thought of everything in the design, the packing, the construction, and you even pre-strung the bars. Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair
  

 

Cara Wildman

Thank you so much!  You guys are awesome and I love your instruments.  I'm so happy I have my Marimba :) :) :)

Alex Merideth

"The marimba is awesome! It is by far one of the warmest sounding Marimba One instruments that I have played on. It will be played on by many current and future students as well as myself for many years to come."

Jed Blodgett, Juan Diego Catholic High School

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the marimba arrived safely yesterday and it is beautiful. I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument and for all the help. We're lucky to have you in the business. 

Cara Wildman

Thank you so much!  You guys are awesome and I love your instruments.  I'm so happy I have my Marimba :) :) :)

Cara Wildman

Thank you so much!  You guys are awesome and I love your instruments.  I'm so happy I have my Marimba :) :) :)

Jingdong Hua

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

Shane

Hi Denise,

Wow, thank you so much! Both you and Nicole have been extremely helpful and we love your great service and of course the products.

Shane

 

Jonathan Lauff

Hi –

The marimba is beautiful, and it sounds incredible!  Putting it together yesterday was a real blast, too. My percussionist colleague and I kept saying, "Wait. Is it really this easy to put together?" You guys have thought of everything in the design, the packing, the construction, and you even pre-strung the bars. Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair
  

 

Derek Ou

"It's beautiful and exactly what I was hoping for. It sounds absolutely amazing and I'm loving it. "

Josh Byrd

Ron,

Thanks so much! The new instrument and the new frames are fantastic.

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

Gary Shuda

I've been quite busy but have been meaning to write you. Looks like you beat me to it! Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument that I received. I'm very happy with the consistency of the board and the new frame design is really nice. Aside from that, I was hopeful for a darker-colored board and that's exactly what I got. It's absolutely gorgeous. My first gig will be on Easter in a humungous church and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear it in that space!

Bentonville High School

Hi Ron,
Thank you for the note! We are absolutely loving the marimba!
Director of Percussion
Bentonville High School
Arkansas

Austin Keck

"I have loved my marimba so much!! It sounds beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to making such wonderful instruments!"

Jed Leach

I have been unbelievably pleased with our new Izzy! It is without a doubt the best sounding marimba I have ever played on, and it is a perfect complement to our existing 3100 series marimba. I’ve never felt a marimba respond so quickly to nuance, or have a low end that sounds this good! Kudos to you and your team for making such a work of art!

Jed Leach
Georgetown ISD
Percussion Director
 

Russ Osborn

Dear Ron Samuels & Team:

I received and assembled my marimba today, and I am beside myself with glee. I had high hopes and expectations, and you have exceeded them. The marimba is stunningly beautiful in every way: sound, sight, and engineering. Color and grain are exactly what I wanted, and even more beautiful than I imagined. The sound gives me goosebumps. Hats off to all of you. You have made me a very happy man!! :)

Please share this message with the build team, tuner, etc.

All the Best,

Russ Osborn
Baltimore, MD

 

Victoria Sparks

Hi Ron,

thanks so much for building us a beautiful instrument! I love my own personal marimba one (purchased a couple of years ago) and I am delighted for my students to get the chance to get to develop their skills on such a beautiful instrument now at the U of Manitoba.
I’m regularly raving about these instruments and would be happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new instrument.
thanks again for the beautiful marimba and for the kind note!

Victoria Sparks
University of Manitoba

Cara Wildman

Thank you so much!  You guys are awesome and I love your instruments.  I'm so happy I have my Marimba :) :) :)

Lillian Fu

Thank you very much for the beautiful instrument. 

Mark Foster, Empire State Youth Orchestra

The marimba is wonderful. Everyone is very happy with both the instrument and the incredible way that you and Denise handled every part of the transaction. Your positivity and beautiful instruments will continue to have a lasting impact in our community.
Thanks again. 

Derek Ou

"It's beautiful and exactly what I was hoping for. It sounds absolutely amazing and I'm loving it. "

Jed Blodgett, Juan Diego Catholic High School

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the marimba arrived safely yesterday and it is beautiful. I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument and for all the help. We're lucky to have you in the business. 

Nobue Matsuoka

Our new Marimba One is absolutely beautiful, well-constructed, and most importantly, it sounds amazing.
It has consistency in resonance throughout the entire range. There are no dead-sounding range or bars. Very happy with the decision to purchase this marimba. Thank you!

Nobue Matsuoka
American University
Washington D.C.
 

Gary Shuda

I've been quite busy but have been meaning to write you. Looks like you beat me to it! Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument that I received. I'm very happy with the consistency of the board and the new frame design is really nice. Aside from that, I was hopeful for a darker-colored board and that's exactly what I got. It's absolutely gorgeous. My first gig will be on Easter in a humungous church and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear it in that space!

Austin Keck

!Also I recently went to the PAS Keyboard competition at Marcus, and I wanted to share with you  that everyone was eyeing my marimba. It is an amazing instrument and has improved my playing and performing so much! I remember seeing one person who just couldn’t stop pointing at it and whispering to other people about it. But anyways, thank you for all of your help! You have been a huge part of my success this year!

John Kroetz, Butler University

"I could not thank you enough for my marimba. I play it all the time and I absolutely am in love with it.

Thank you so much." 

Fia Forslund

I love working with my current project and playing different instruments, old as well as new. But how I miss my darling marimba and getting to spend time with her. She speaks the language of my soul. The ancient sound of wood and nature.

Bobby Lopez

"The sound is, and always has been, unmatched by any maker and this is why I chose Marimba One. "

Steve Yaros

Ron,

Thank you so much for the beautiful marimba! I absolutely love it!

It was a great pleasure doing business with you.

Take care,
Steve Yaros

Austin Keck

"I have loved my marimba so much!! It sounds beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to making such wonderful instruments!"

Bruce Davies

I love it, absolutely love it. Super impressed with the shipping containers and packaging.   Thank you!   

John Gilchrist

I always recommend your instruments highly to friends and colleagues!
Thanks again,
John Gilchrist
 

Russ Osborn

Dear Ron Samuels & Team:

I received and assembled my marimba today, and I am beside myself with glee. I had high hopes and expectations, and you have exceeded them. The marimba is stunningly beautiful in every way: sound, sight, and engineering. Color and grain are exactly what I wanted, and even more beautiful than I imagined. The sound gives me goosebumps. Hats off to all of you. You have made me a very happy man!! :)

Please share this message with the build team, tuner, etc.

All the Best,

Russ Osborn
Baltimore, MD

 

John Kroetz, Butler University

"I could not thank you enough for my marimba. I play it all the time and I absolutely am in love with it.

Thank you so much." 

Jonathan Lauff

Hi –

The marimba is beautiful, and it sounds incredible!  Putting it together yesterday was a real blast, too. My percussionist colleague and I kept saying, "Wait. Is it really this easy to put together?" You guys have thought of everything in the design, the packing, the construction, and you even pre-strung the bars. Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair
  

 

Jed Blodgett, Juan Diego Catholic High School

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the marimba arrived safely yesterday and it is beautiful. I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument and for all the help. We're lucky to have you in the business. 

Mark Shina

The marimba came! Elijah put it together in 2.2 seconds and loves it! He hasn't stopped practicing since it arrived.
Thanks to everyone! You people are the best!
Mark Shina.      

Constantin Raducu

"Everything is perfect and playing on Marimba One it's more than a pleasure.

I cannot describe the feeling i have every morning when I touch the wood and an amazing sound comes all over the room...it's gorgeous!
I also would like to thank all the staff who worked on to make my dream comes true." 

Austin Keck

!Also I recently went to the PAS Keyboard competition at Marcus, and I wanted to share with you  that everyone was eyeing my marimba. It is an amazing instrument and has improved my playing and performing so much! I remember seeing one person who just couldn’t stop pointing at it and whispering to other people about it. But anyways, thank you for all of your help! You have been a huge part of my success this year!

Austin Keck

"I have loved my marimba so much!! It sounds beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to making such wonderful instruments!"

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

Josh Byrd

Ron,

Thanks so much! The new instrument and the new frames are fantastic.

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

Malinda Griffin

My Marimba One Izzy arrived today and I could not be happier. It is such a beautiful instrument, both in sound and appearance. I am so grateful.

 

Jonathan Lauff

Hi –

The marimba is beautiful, and it sounds incredible!  Putting it together yesterday was a real blast, too. My percussionist colleague and I kept saying, "Wait. Is it really this easy to put together?" You guys have thought of everything in the design, the packing, the construction, and you even pre-strung the bars. Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Regards,

Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair
  

 

Josh Byrd

Ron,

Thanks so much! The new instrument and the new frames are fantastic.

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

John Kroetz, Butler University

"I could not thank you enough for my marimba. I play it all the time and I absolutely am in love with it.

Thank you so much." 

Andrew Ferdig

Never have I had the pleasure of playing such a gorgeous instrument in auditory and visual beauty. Your hard work and dedication shows

John Gilchrist

I always recommend your instruments highly to friends and colleagues!
Thanks again,
John Gilchrist
 

Vibe Love

"I played the One Vibe at Carroll's last week, and I was very impressed.  It really sounds and feels like a vintage Musser.  The bars really sing, and I was especially taken with the dynamic range of the upper half. "

Michael Haldeman

You guys are seriously the best. Overnighting a marimba bar so that I have a superb sounding instrument for a concert...top notch customer service. It shows real care and passion for what you do, not to mention taking care of a customer. 

Liz Guzman

"I cannot tell you how much I am in LOVE with my marimba. It has literally changed my whole approach to playing. Thank you for creating an amazing instrument for me! "

Austin Keck

"I have loved my marimba so much!! It sounds beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to making such wonderful instruments!"

Stick It Percussion

Ron,
On behalf of myself and my percussion rental service Stick !t Percussion thank you for creating such a wonderful instrument!
The bars are lively with real warmth to them.They sound focused and gorgeous!
The frame is rigid and strong, yet light with the superb wheels making movement precise and extremely easy.
This feature alone makes the One Vibe a welcome addition to my percussion rental service.
The adjustable damper and the magnetic drive system are really well designed and work really well.
Ron,I really enjoy playing this instrument. Its musical sound and design features turn heads and invite extremely positive comments always weather on stage or in the studio.
Congrats to you and your craftsmen on producing a great instrument.

Russ Osborn

Dear Ron Samuels & Team:

I received and assembled my marimba today, and I am beside myself with glee. I had high hopes and expectations, and you have exceeded them. The marimba is stunningly beautiful in every way: sound, sight, and engineering. Color and grain are exactly what I wanted, and even more beautiful than I imagined. The sound gives me goosebumps. Hats off to all of you. You have made me a very happy man!! :)

Please share this message with the build team, tuner, etc.

All the Best,

Russ Osborn
Baltimore, MD

 

John Gilchrist

I always recommend your instruments highly to friends and colleagues!
Thanks again,
John Gilchrist
 

Bobby Lopez

"The sound is, and always has been, unmatched by any maker and this is why I chose Marimba One. "

Ben Ruetten

Thank you for the wonderful marimba we recently purchased and received. It is everything we could have hoped for and more! 

Ben Ruetten
Berlin High School

 

Josh Byrd

Ron,

Thanks so much! The new instrument and the new frames are fantastic.

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

Jingdong Hua

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

Bruce Davies

I love my 5.0 Izzy and the fact that the Marimba One team was able to sign rail one for me. It's a huge motivator to practice everyday when I see those names proudly written and knowing the talent and experience behind those names representing decades of careful design and construction. I'm quite happy with my choice, which took me two years to make. Lot's of looking and vacillating. The basso bravo resonators and the quality of the rosewood were what kept me looking at marimba one as the 'baseline" for others to beat, and they didn't. There's a lot of hype out there, but it's all about the richness of the sound that matters most, and that's exactly what I got.
Thank you!

 

Danilo Lozano, Whittier College

Ron

Our students are thrilled to no end to have one of your vibraphones.  In the future, we look forward to purchasing a Marimba from you.  Thank you for making a great instrument and making it so that could purchase it. 

 

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

Cameron Figueroa

You guys are fantastic and the marimba is incredible.  I really appreciate all the work and precision you guys put into your craft.    The marimba is really incredible.  Truly a work of art.   The instrument is amazing. The best sounding keyboard I’ve come across and I can't thank you enough for it.

Derek Ou

"It's beautiful and exactly what I was hoping for. It sounds absolutely amazing and I'm loving it. "

Cameron Figueroa

You guys are fantastic and the marimba is incredible.  I really appreciate all the work and precision you guys put into your craft.    The marimba is really incredible.  Truly a work of art.   The instrument is amazing. The best sounding keyboard I’ve come across and I can't thank you enough for it.

Derek Ou

"It's beautiful and exactly what I was hoping for. It sounds absolutely amazing and I'm loving it. "

John Gilchrist

I always recommend your instruments highly to friends and colleagues!
Thanks again,
John Gilchrist
 

Mark Foster, Empire State Youth Orchestra

The marimba is wonderful. Everyone is very happy with both the instrument and the incredible way that you and Denise handled every part of the transaction. Your positivity and beautiful instruments will continue to have a lasting impact in our community.
Thanks again. 

Charles Pisarra

Thank you, Ron. It's been our pleasure here at Union Public Schools to have had a Marimba One for use by our students since 2003 (as I recall). We were excited to be able to add another Marimba One instrument to our inventory this year; you've been producing incredible instruments for many, many years, and it's our pleasure for our students to have the privilege to play them.

Thanks again,

Charles Pisarra
Union Public Schools
 

Charles Pisarra

Thank you, Ron. It's been our please here at Union Public Schools to have had a Marimba One for use by our students since 2003 (as I recall). We were excited to be able to add another Marimba One instrument to our inventory this year; you've been producing incredible instruments for many, many years, and it's our pleasure for our students to have the privilege to play them.
Thanks again,
Charles Pisarra
Union Public Schools

 

Kathryn Ripley

I just wanted to let you know that the marimba arrived on Friday and is absolutely beautiful. We are thrilled to be the owners of this instrument.  Thank you for making this quality marimba.

Kathryn Ripley

Kenosha Unified School District

Director Tremper Band
 

Victoria Sparks

Hi Ron,

thanks so much for building us a beautiful instrument! I love my own personal marimba one (purchased a couple of years ago) and I am delighted for my students to get the chance to get to develop their skills on such a beautiful instrument now at the U of Manitoba.
I’m regularly raving about these instruments and would be happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new instrument.
thanks again for the beautiful marimba and for the kind note!

Victoria Sparks
University of Manitoba

Nobue Matsuoka

Our new Marimba One is absolutely beautiful, well-constructed, and most importantly, it sounds amazing.
It has consistency in resonance throughout the entire range. There are no dead-sounding range or bars. Very happy with the decision to purchase this marimba. Thank you!

Nobue Matsuoka
American University
Washington D.C.
 

Keith Sorensen

Hi Ron,

I've been trying to get a Marimba One for about 15 years, and we finally got one! Thank you for the care and attention to detail that these instruments display. Our program has instantly changed.

Best,

Keith

Mr. Keith Sorensen
Director of Bands
Clearfield High School
931 S 1000 E
Clearfield UT 84015

Gary Shuda

I've been quite busy but have been meaning to write you. Looks like you beat me to it! Thank you so much for the wonderful instrument that I received. I'm very happy with the consistency of the board and the new frame design is really nice. Aside from that, I was hopeful for a darker-colored board and that's exactly what I got. It's absolutely gorgeous. My first gig will be on Easter in a humungous church and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear it in that space!

Russ Osborn

Dear Ron Samuels & Team:

I received and assembled my marimba today, and I am beside myself with glee. I had high hopes and expectations, and you have exceeded them. The marimba is stunningly beautiful in every way: sound, sight, and engineering. Color and grain are exactly what I wanted, and even more beautiful than I imagined. The sound gives me goosebumps. Hats off to all of you. You have made me a very happy man!! :)

Please share this message with the build team, tuner, etc.

All the Best,

Russ Osborn
Baltimore, MD

 

Constantin Raducu

"Everything is perfect and playing on Marimba One it's more than a pleasure.

I cannot describe the feeling i have every morning when I touch the wood and an amazing sound comes all over the room...it's gorgeous!
I also would like to thank all the staff who worked on to make my dream comes true." 

Sean Wagoner, University of Oregon

Thank you for building us such a beautiful instrument!  It sounds fantastic and I know it will benefit us for many decades.

 

Andrew Ferdig

Never have I had the pleasure of playing such a gorgeous instrument in auditory and visual beauty. Your hard work and dedication shows

Jingdong Hua

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

Constantin Raducu

"Everything is perfect and playing on Marimba One it's more than a pleasure.

I cannot describe the feeling i have every morning when I touch the wood and an amazing sound comes all over the room...it's gorgeous!
I also would like to thank all the staff who worked on to make my dream comes true." 

Nobue Matsuoka

Our new Marimba One is absolutely beautiful, well-constructed, and most importantly, it sounds amazing.
It has consistency in resonance throughout the entire range. There are no dead-sounding range or bars. Very happy with the decision to purchase this marimba. Thank you!

Nobue Matsuoka
American University
Washington D.C.
 

Andrew Ferdig

Never have I had the pleasure of playing such a gorgeous instrument in auditory and visual beauty. Your hard work and dedication shows

Michael Haldeman

You guys are seriously the best. Overnighting a marimba bar so that I have a superb sounding instrument for a concert...top notch customer service. It shows real care and passion for what you do, not to mention taking care of a customer. 

Antje

Dear Ron,

thank you so much for this wonderful vibraphone! We are really happy and enjoy the fantastic sound. Your service is excellent - everything was just perfect!

THANK YOU!

Antje

Kevin G. Curry

Vibe is amazing great job!!

-Kevin G. Curry
President
East Coast Entertainment Group Inc.
 

Malinda Griffin

My Marimba One Izzy arrived today and I could not be happier. It is such a beautiful instrument, both in sound and appearance. I am so grateful.

 

Charles Pisarra

Thank you, Ron. It's been our pleasure here at Union Public Schools to have had a Marimba One for use by our students since 2003 (as I recall). We were excited to be able to add another Marimba One instrument to our inventory this year; you've been producing incredible instruments for many, many years, and it's our pleasure for our students to have the privilege to play them.

Thanks again,

Charles Pisarra
Union Public Schools
 

Lia Thomas, Corvallis High School

Hi Ron!
I can't thank you enough for the tour yesterday! We were able to put our new marimba together in our percussion class no problem.  The kids were completely thrilled and the admin and teachers kept coming in to look at it.  Thank you for a great experience and sharing your expertise with my students and admin.

Lia Thomas
Corvallis High School 
Oregon

Mark Foster, Empire State Youth Orchestra

The marimba is wonderful. Everyone is very happy with both the instrument and the incredible way that you and Denise handled every part of the transaction. Your positivity and beautiful instruments will continue to have a lasting impact in our community.
Thanks again. 

Bobby Lopez

"The sound is, and always has been, unmatched by any maker and this is why I chose Marimba One. "

John Kroetz, Butler University

"I could not thank you enough for my marimba. I play it all the time and I absolutely am in love with it.

Thank you so much." 

Constantin Raducu

"Everything is perfect and playing on Marimba One it's more than a pleasure.

I cannot describe the feeling i have every morning when I touch the wood and an amazing sound comes all over the room...it's gorgeous!
I also would like to thank all the staff who worked on to make my dream comes true." 

Michael Haldeman

You guys are seriously the best. Overnighting a marimba bar so that I have a superb sounding instrument for a concert...top notch customer service. It shows real care and passion for what you do, not to mention taking care of a customer. 

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

Jonathan Lauff

The instrument is beautiful in looks and sound. It had its first concert performance last month - I added a marimba quartet to the beginning of a Bach piece we were playing. Of course I had to arrange it so the low C was used a few times.  The students are staff are thrilled with the instrument.

Regards,

Jonathan Lauff
Neuqua Valley High School
National GRAMMY Signature School
Fine Arts Department Chair