Jalen Baker
M1 Premier Artist
One Vibe with Gold Bars #9002

I love these One Vibe cases. They are by far the best on the market. It's literally not even close. The fact that you can load in the instrument in one trip cuts out about 15-20 minutes of overall set up time. Total game changer!

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!

Sunnie Giles

Thank you so much! We love our marimba!

Abrianna Gomez
Director of Percussion | University HS

We received our Wave 5.0 Octave marimba at University High School in Fresno. I want to reach out and express to you how satisfied we are with our purchase. The marimba sounds so beautiful and the students are so happy playing on such a nice instrument. Our advanced percussion ensemble was a featured guest at CASMEC this year, so receiving this instrument after felt like such a reward. We have a huge percussion program here (48 students) and this 5.0 octave is exactly what we needed to keep pushing forward in our program.  Thank you so much for this beautifully crafted instrument!

Caleb De Groote
M1 Educational Artist
One Vibe

Thank you for your support over the years, and the One Vibe got MULTIPLE compliments while I was coming to and from the stage; two different percussion sections stopped me and asked about the instrument.

Dr. Alex Bernhard
Universität Zürich

My wife told me before the marriage, that she will leave me, as soon as I have an addiction. Therefore I stopped smoking, never drunk a beer again and left my Poker group.  However, since last month I own a Marimba One Izzy and I simply cannot stop playing this instrument. I am absolutely addicted to it.  What shall I do now?

Tony Gennaro
M1 Educational Artist / Clovis Community College

I wanted to let you all know that I received the One Vibe and absolutely love it!  Such amazing craftsmanship, and the sound is superb! Everyone I show it to loves the look and sound.

I'm looking forward to a couple workshops, concerts, and percussion adjudication events this semester, and I'm really looking forward to representing myself, the college, and MarimbaOne as an M1 Educational Artist.
Thank you again for building me this instrument.  It really has the feel, sound, and look that I was hoping for in an instrument.

Percussionist in His Majesty’s Band of the Royal Marines (UK)

Hey Marimba One team!  Just thought I’d jump on here and let you guys know how much I love your mallets, I first came across them when I used the Colin Currie series when I was getting lessons with Colin’s childhood teacher Pam. 
Watching Colin from a young age inspired me to be better and use the best mallets on the market. Which led me to now being a Percussionist in His Majesty’s Band of the Royal Marines (UK). 
And still to this day I have countless pairs of Marimba One mallets and you never fail when producing these amazing sticks! Thank you so much and all the best ~ Arran

Stephen Krotosky
One Vibe

The One Vibe arrived earlier this week and my son loves it!  Sounds great and looks beautiful. Looking forward to years of enjoyment. Thanks again for all your help!

Glenn Price
Cal Tech - Pasadena
#9506 Izzy w/ Premium Keyboard and Basso Bravo Resonators

Thank You for the beautiful instrument that you made for us.  Everyone is over the moon, and non-percussionists are drawn to it when they hear it, as the sound is so rich.  Our donor is equally happy with how it turned out.  Someday I would still like to visit your shop and see where the magic happens, but in the meantime, please accept my very sincere thanks.  We could not be happier with it.

Phil Hall
9516 Izzy

My son William, wife Kristine, and I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the greatest musical instrument that has ever graced our home.  Everything arrived perfectly and the shipping company was wonderful to us. We were able to easily unbox everything and get it up two flights of stairs without any issues due to the incredibly well thought out packaging and cases that Marimba One has designed for this magnificent instrument. We were able to quickly set it up, and William has not stopped playing it since it has arrived. It is truly exceptional in every way and we are so grateful to you and your company for doing such a magnificent job and taking such great care of us.  May God bless you and your business and thank you for your kindness and reassurance through this entire process. 

Forever a Marimba One Family,

William, Phil and Kristine Hall, (and Izzy)

Alvin Chung

Dear M1 - I wanted to thank you all for delivering such a great instrument! I’ve been having a blast playing it in my room.

Florian Conzetti
M1 Educational Artist
9502 5.0 oct Izzy w/ Classic Resonators & Enhanced Keyboard

Gorgeous craftsmanship, resonant sound, sturdy and easy-to-move frame: Izzy is perfect for me

JD Guzman
Percussion Director, Spring HS (TX)

Marimba One - I want to let everyone know that the instruments you made for Spring HS are World Class.  The sound and craftsmanship are amazing.  Thank You so much - We are very grateful.

(1) 5.0 oct Wave Field Frame marimba with 8" casters and Accesory Bar
(5) 4.3 oct Wave Field Frame marimbas with 8" casters and Accesory Bars
(1) 4.0 oct Wave Field Frame xylophone with 8" casters and Accessory Bar
(4) 3.0 oct Wave Field Frame vibraphones with silver bars, 8" casters and Accessory Bars
(1) 3.0 oct Wave Field Frame vibraphone with gold bars, 8" casters and Accessory Bar

Valerie MacLin
Wave 9601 5.0 octave Traditional Keyboard and Classic Resonators

The Marimba One 5-octave Wave Marimba (#9601) is an incredible instrument. I wouldn't wish to have any other instrument. I like the simplicity of it and the sound profile, which is very beautiful and works everywhere and every time. I very much like the design and build quality.  It's very fun to play - I can express my feelings and thoughts best with it.  I know it will serve me for many years and experiences.

Jon Bridges
9611 5.0 oct Wave Marimba w/ 8" Wheels and Accessory Bar

Our program has benefited greatly by the addition of our 9611 5.0 octave Wave Marimba. The quality in design and sound is only outpaced by the fantastic customer service we received from Ron and the whole Marimba One team. I wouldn’t change a single thing about my experience!  

Kristoffer Almås
Performer / Educator
Wave 9601 5.0 octave Traditional Keyboard and Classic Resonators

As a performer and teacher, I can honestly say that the concert Wave marimba has exceeded all my expectations. Both the school I teach and my percussion duo owns these instruments, and love them!

When it comes to performing, the Wave Marimba's range of tones and its beautiful resonance are truly remarkable. The craftsmanship is top-notch, and each note sings with clarity and warmth, allowing me to express my musical ideas exactly as I envision them. It really beats the competition with double price tags.

As a teacher, the Wave Marimba has been a fantastic tool. It's incredibly easy to play, and my students have been able to explore different musical styles and techniques with great success. The instrument's durability has also been impressive, handling daily use in practice and performances without any issues. And not to forget it's super intuitive to set up.

To sum it up, the 5.0 octave Wave Marimba has brought my musical experience to a whole new level. It's a reliable and versatile instrument that I highly recommend to any musician who seeks the best

John O'Neal, DMA
Assoc Prof of Music - Percussion & Jazz Studies, Ft Lewis College

I LOVE the One Vibe!  I play on it every day and I'm so happy with it - Thank You!

James Taylor
One Vibe with Gold Bars #9002

It’s been close to 6 months since I’ve had the One Vibe, and I just wanted to drop you a line or two on my thoughts - First of all BRAVO. You have totally knocked it out of the park with the One Vibe.
First impression:
Soft travel Cases - whoa! - the best quality I’ve ever seen for a mallet instrument. I could Instantly tell from the quality when setting up the One Vibe that this was gonna be good.  
The frame is most impressive, I believe this to be the most sturdy vibe frame I’ve owned. Everything went together so well. The resonators are nice and the fit perfectly. The finish is also quite nice. The 4 locking wheels are fantastic. 

Your One Vibe gold bars are the most impressive of all. I like the engraving with pitch specs, genius. The sound is very open compared to the competitors bars. I ordered the 440 pitch and they are dead on with my Peterson strobes and it matched all my vintage vibes and every well tuned piano and guitarist so far. I love the tone, it reminds me of the Mussers best bars from their vintage years 70-80s. 

It’s been on the concert stage at the MIM Musical Instrument Museum several times.
Again BIG UP on the One Vibe. I wish I hadn’t waited so long. And many thanks for the cooperative efforts in getting this One Vibe to me. I appreciate that. 

Oliver Xu
M1 Premier Artist
5.0 Oct Izzy Marimba

I had a wonderful time performing on my new M1 Izzy during the debut concert for Coriolis Duo in NYC this past weekend! I was astounded by the resonance and depth of the instrument, which gave me the ability to project my musical ideas to the audience with clarity and nuance. Furthermore, the impeccable frame design and practical cases made moving a 5 octave marimba in NYC as seamless as possible; load-in and load-out were refreshingly straightforward.

Connor Siler
Assistant Director of Bands, Maize HS
5 octave 3100

We received our 3100 marimba today - Thank you for helping us through this process. The custom engraving on the #4 rail is perfect. We love the marimba and will be using it for many years to come. 

Fabian Otten
5.0 Oct Marimba

This past weekend I had a wonderful recording session in a nice hall in the Netherlands. The producer, composer, and I were totally happy and in love with the great sound of the instrument! :)

Bradley Fremder

My new Wave board is all set up and looks/sounds great. Thank You!!

Tom Brown
M1 Discovery Artist
9002 One Vibe with Gold Bars and motor

Thank you all for doing whatever was necessary to ensure those of us recently signed artists got our cases before the year's end. It is quite a treat to take my instrument to the gig in the cases and what a difference does it make! My load-in time just went from 20mins to 5mins, no joke. Of course, you all know this since you made the thing but I am glad to be able to stand by testimonial completely now with no doubt in mind that these are the best damn cases for a vibraphone. 

John Gilchrist
Instrumental Music Director, Monta Vista HS, Cupertino CA

We just received our new Marimba One 5 octave marimba and it sounds and looks incredible. The kids have already been getting a ton of use out of it.  Thank You!

Maki Takafuji
Associate Professor at Nagoya College of Music in Japan
5.0 oct 3100 marimba in Cherry with Enhanced Keyboard / Basso Bravo Resonators

Today I received the 4.0 oct Xylophone (Enhanced Keyboard / Classic Resonators) and One Vibe. I am very happy with the beautiful instruments!!! They are absolutely amazing and sound very rich and colorful. Thank you so much for your wonderful work!!   

Matt Fleckenstein

My instrument arrived last week in excellent condition. It was very intuitive to assemble and I was playing it before the truck was at the end of my street!

It has a beautifully rich tone! As a professional piano tuner, I must admit the quality of the tuning is superb. But even more noticeable is the voicing or resonance of the bars. They each decay in a uniform manner from the longer ringing lower notes to the shorter upper ones. They graduate perfectly up the keyboard. My hat's off to your fine craftsmen!

I'm very impressed with Marimba One's staff who helped me choose an instrument and communicated through the many covid-related delays, the packing of the instrument to be shipped, and of course... the amazing marimba I will have to enjoy for many years to come!

Troy Gunter
Director, Conservatory of the Arts. Valley Christian Schools
3100 with Enhanced Keyboard & Basso Bravo Resonators

I couldn’t be happier with our overall experience working with you and your team!

Iris Workman
Soloist with Premium Keyboard and Basso Bravo Aged Copper Finished Resonators. Custom Laser Engraved Rail

I have had my new Soloist marimba set up for a few days now and, WOW!  It's everything that I have ever wanted in a marimba and more!  From the wood to the metal, every inch of it is perfect and I can tell it is expertly crafted.  All I want to do is play on my new marimba all day!  Thank you Ron and M1 Team for making my dream come true. 

Dr. Matthew Holm
Dir of Percussion Studies - Kent State University

I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with our two new Rosewood Educational Series instruments at Kent State University! They filled a niche perfectly for us. We needed instruments to go on the road for school visits and large ensembles, and to replace our older Musser and Deagan 4 1/3’s that were not height adjustable. We now have a Premium Basso Bravo, two Izzy’s (including mine), two gold bar One Vibes with motors! We enjoy them all equally, and value them all for what they do for us. Also the timing was incredible. The wind ensemble is performing in Severance Hall tomorrow (home of the Cleveland Orchestra) and we are leaving for OMEA with the percussion ensemble Thursday. We plan to represent Marimba One at the highest level!

Abby Fisher DMA
M1 Educational Artist
9001 One Vibe with Silver Bars and Motor

My vibraphone arrived safely - it sounds and looks great! Thanks so much for creating / developing an amazing instrument. I am excited to make music on it!

Filip Mercep
M1 Discovery Artist
9002 One Vibe with Gold Bars and motor

I just recieved my new One Vibe and it felt like Christmas! I assembled it in a heart beat - It is easy to put it together, which only proves how much M1 thinks about customers first experience!
The vibe sounds like a dream and I am so much looking forward to our future adventures!

Liam Smith

A quick note to tell you that the One Vibe you made for me is beyond stellar - Such a beautiful sound!  It has kept me occupied every day since I recievd it this past summer.

Dr. John-Scott Moir
Classical Operatic Basso & University professor

I am a classical operatic basso, and a University professor, with a career that included singing with Sutherland and Sills, among others. I also am a new marimba student, having started to learn this (and vibes) to play in our collegiate faculty ensembles (they're being very kind, as I work through my learning curve!). I have been listening to so many videos of players and mallet reviews, and NEVER have I heard such a PHENOMENAL difference between different mallets than I have with this series!!! The sheer roundness of tone with these mallets in the video is nothing short of amazing. One of the least pleasant elements of Marimba for me, is the percussive 'clink' effect that pervades so much playing, no matter the mallet. Some people like it; God only knows why!? For the first time since I began study six months ago, these mallets give me the NOTE of the instrument, and not just the 'thud' or the 'click/plink''- which is astounding. The sound is truly like that of a Bel Canto singer- round, full, overtone-rich, and everything that a musician might want. In an age of ugliness masquerading as music, the sheer three-dimensionality of the tone of the Marimba One Bilic Mallets is without peer. I can hardly wait to get some!

Willie Winant
M1 Premier Artist

I just finished setting up my new One Vibe and it sounds beautiful!  I really appreciate your artistry as an instrument maker.

Jeremy DeLuca
Director of Percussion Studies, Mt Lebanon HS

The One Vibe's arrived and are BEAUTIFUL!  The kids are super excited to play on them in rehearsals this week!  I'll be sending along lots of pics of the instruments.  It's beautiful having a full wall of 10 M1 instruments. ❤

Santa Rosa Symphony
Percussion Section
4.0 octave Xylo with Traditional Keyboard & Classic Resonators

We love our new M1 xylophone at Santa Rosa Symphony.  Thank you! It was featured in our recent performances of Shostakovich's fifth symphony, and it sounded great.
With appreciation,
- Allen Biggs
Principal Percussionist
Santa Rosa Symphony

I second this. I had the privilege of playing the xylo for the Shostakovich and it is a beautiful instrument.
- Stan Muncy

Jakub Jezak
Wave 5.0 oct with Traditional Keys and Classic Resonators

My new marimba arrived safely in Poland.  The instrument is beautiful, sounds great, and I'm glad to finally be able to play it. Thank you!

Chris Dingman
M1 Premier Artist
One Vibe with Gold Bars #9002

My new One Vibe sounds fantastic. I'm really happy with it, thank you!!  I already have a vibes student who loves the instrument and is now considering getting one. 

Douglas Hedges
One Vibe with Silver Bars #9001

The One Vibe arrived yesterday.  I'm beyond pleased! 

  • This is the best packing and packaging job I've ever seen.  We had only to cut the straps to easily be able to unpack the vibraphone.  Apple Computer could take pointers from y'all on how to package for easy access.
  • XPO delivered it without a scratch or dent; the driver was thoroughly professional.  I can see why you use them.
  • The vibe has a ringing, bell-like clarity and the pedal and damper are easy to adjust.
  • I love the magnetic drive; no belts to install!
  • The motor is quiet and I love the wide range of speeds.  
  • Height adjustment is easy on my back and perfect for me (I'm 6' 1").  
  • I'm using some Marimba One mallets (BJB Vibe) I ordered some months ago from Steve Weiss and they're quite nice.
  • Attention to detail and quality control is evident throughout. 
Mack Sigmon
M1 Vibraphone Cases

My new One Vibe cases are great - Well worth the wait!!   I will be performing at Christmas and will send you a photo and a video.

Matthew Lau
Artistic Director & Founder @ The Up:Strike Project

Thank you so much for the gorgeous marimba. Absolutely head over heels with the sound and the wood. It's amazing! Please extend a big thank you to your team for me.

Roger Svedberg
M1 Premier Artist - Sweden
One Vibe with Gold Bars #9002

The One Vibe has arrived!  Got it assembled and has already been used on a recording.  Everyone - sound guy, fellow musicians, and even the camera guy commented on the beauty of the sound and apperance of my new vibraphone.  It is a truly great instrument and I am very, very happy with it!

Emily Magee
5.0 Oct Educational Marimba w/ Padauk Keyboard

I love my educational marimba one practice board. It works perfectly in my studio for working out different compositions or assignments for my students. I also love that I can store things underneath it to save space, as well as create professional recordings with some sound enhancement.

Jeffery Davis
M1 Premier Artist - Portugal
One Vibe Limited Edition

I've been playing a lot of gigs and sessions with my new One Vibe LE and I'm loving it!  The M1 vibe has definitely changed the way I play.

David Davis
Middleton HS
Wave 5.0 oct with Traditional Keys and Classic Resonators

Surprisingly straightforward to assemble, it looks and sounds great!

Robert Rockman
9305—3100 frame with Basso Bravo resonator voicing and Enhanced keyboard voicing, cherry wood frame with all wood rails

I just received my marimba yesterday and I am absolutely loving it! It sounds and looks amazing - I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for working with me on this and for your great customer service and everything!

Luke Banks

I recently bought your Lynn Vartan graduated 4 mallet set. It’s so hard to find a good set of mallets that brings out the different tones of the instrument, from the high to low registers but, this Lynn Vartan set does! Thank you so much for making these high-quality mallets.

Greg Wells
Grammy Award Winning Record Producer, Song Writer, Musician, and Mix Engineer
Wave 5.0 oct with Enhanced Keys and Basso Bravo Resonators

Words can’t describe what a glorious instrument this marimba is - It is the 9 foot Boosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand of marimbas!

Kyle Kasik

I really appreciate the customer service..so thank you for following up. I am super excited to expand my Wave Wrap collection - its my favorite M1 Mallet so far! I already have 1 pair of the 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s in birch so I’ll be able to use them to make a bunch of different graduated sets!!  Thanks so much again - I really do appreciate the excellent customer service and truly cannot wait to play on my new instrument! I easily could have went with another company, but so much happier every day that I chose M1!!

Jacob Pope
Production Manager - Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
3100 w/ mahogany frame and rails, Enhanced keys with Basso Bravo resonators

I wanted to get in touch to let you know that I’ve received my instrument this week - it is absolutely gorgeous and it sounds even better. The laser-engraving was an additional personal touch that will be meaningful for me for decades to come. 

Dr. Joshua Haggerty, D.M.A.
Director of Percussion | Goose Creek Memorial HS
3100arimba with Classic Resonators and Traditional Keyboard

The Marimba One has arrived, has been put together, and sounds AMAZING! Thank you for making such a great product.  We look forward to purchasing many more Marimba One marimbas in the future!  

Jordan Fajardo-Bird

 I've been using my Izzy model for 9 months now and I absolutely love it! The tone and warmth that it produces is fantastic, and I don't think I'll ever upgrade (unless it's to another Marimba One). I love that the rails come with aluminum reinforcement and the gas lifts on the Izzy model are super convenient.

Tammy Fisher

Ron - I will never complain because I've recieved so much customer service -  you guys are great!!!  Thank you

Marc Mellits
Composer - Zodiac

"I wrote the majority of Zodiac on a beautiful Marimba One owned by Peter Ferry and was also able to workshop the piece with Peter, which proved to be an incredible experience into the world of what’s possible (and what’s not) on marimba. More importantly, however, I felt that the music emanated from the instrument, allowing me to not compose, as much as refine what the instrument wanted to sing"

James Boznos

My vibraphone arrived yesterday. The way it was packed is super clever - like a giant iPhone! The design of the instrument itself is such an improvement in many ways to the traditional designs. Most importantly, it has an beautifully pure tone, and the bars feel like playing a M1 marimba. Congratulations and many thanks!

Bill Linwood
Artistic Director - Aventa Ensemble
Gold bar vibe with motor (#9002); 4.3 octave Wave with 4" casters and Enhanced Keyboard with Classic Resonators (#9622)

The instruments are just wonderful and I’m looking forward to playing on them!  No question - the enhanced keyboard was the right choice.

Nathan Zamora
Director of Percussion, Hendrickson High School

I have been absolutely floored by the products that Marimba One has been producing! I was actually able to get a class set of the M1 3.0 for my middle school feeder program and look forward to when those come in. Marimba One will also be the instrument of choice for our 6th grade supplies list. My next goal is to outfit my entire Front Ensemble with the new Wave Instruments. I work with Jordan Garza at Rhythmic Force and absolutely love the new instruments! Thank you for all that you do for the Percussive Community!

Regina Jimenez
Selma Unified School District

Selma Unified is loving our new beautiful 5.0 marimba. I just want to personally thank you and your team for your tremendous dedication to the percussive arts. My kids are enjoying these instruments and the new mallets we purchased last year. The students are currently distant learning but are excited when I play for them. They can't wait to play their new instruments. Thank you!

Paige Madden

I just wanted to let you know that my marimba arrived today, and it looks and sounds amazing! I look forward to many years of playing on my lovely new instrument. Thanks again!

Paige has a #9505 5.0 octave Izzy marimba with Enhanced Keyboard and Basso Bravo resonators

Jade Hails

The instrument sounds gorgeous! The color of the bars are stunning and the sound is so clear and wonderful. Thank you so much for all of the work, I really appreciate it!

Colton Bean
Ass't Band Director, Winston Churchill HS
Wave Marimba

Churchill High School received our M1 Wave 5.0 with 4" casters, Basso Bravo resonators and Traditional keyboard this morning! I wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for your help throughout this whole process. The instrument is so beautiful and the kids were fighting to play on it all day!  Those new wave locks are incredible and are seriously the future of marimba frames. 
I couldn't be more pleased with how this all worked out with Marimba One. Thank you again and I hope to do business with you again in the future!

Darin Hunsinger

I’m really loving the warmth of this instrument and easy tear down/set up. I’ve done a few freelance gigs on Cape Cod and I’ve gotten lots of comments on the sound of the instrument. Looking forward to doing many other projects with it too.

Michael Charles Smith

The quality of the tuning and padauk you guys use far surpass the quality of either the 3-octave practice instruments or 4.3 octave padauk keyboards we have from other companies. I played your padauk educational series 4.3  a little bit when I dropped it off and couldn't believe the sound. That instrument sounds amazing, and the frame is far superior to the other companies' keyboards. Also, the student that got the wave 4.3 is head over heals in love with her new instrument. She is practicing like crazy! I love my 5 octave and I can't believe I have not owned one until now.

Toma Longo
M1 Discovery Artist

The vibraphone has arrived!  It is perfect and was very easy to assemble.  Next week I am going to record two albums with it.  A big thanks to your staff, they were amazing during the whole process. 

Marc G. Akiyama
Composer for Film & Theatre

The tuning sounds fantastic and it sits really well with my other instruments on recordings. I appreciate the quality of your tuning process, thank you!

Marc plays a 9002 Gold bar A440 vibe.

Christopher Pederson

Thanks- the vibe is awesome!

Peter Yang

The instrument is awesome. 

Bill Leather

Just wanted to say thanks for the beautiful instruments! Finally got the marimba and xylophone constructed today. Absolutely gorgeous!

Virginia Alcarria de la Fuente

I had been thinking of buying a Marimba One for a long time. I have always liked them, and their sound is undoubtedly excellent. A few months ago I decided and ordered a Marimba One Izzy with classic resonators, enhanced keyboard, and wood frames (along with the cases).

Luckily my marimba arrived at my house yesterday. The first thing that caught my attention is how perfectly packaged they sent it to me, they did not skimp on anything so that my marimba could reach my house in the best possible way. It also came perfectly stored in the cases, which are comfortable, light, and very easy to handle!

The next thing that caught my attention was the ease of ensemble it.

Then followed the colors of the resonators, frames,  bars…. I honestly think it is the most beautiful marimba I have ever seen!!

And to finish, I leave the best, the sound. I was sure it would sound great, but I couldn't have guessed how good. From the first moment, it resonates and fills my room with a warm and pleasant sound.

Thank you very much to Marimba One for the magnificent job you have done… at last I have a marimba again and I can enjoy playing music!!

Adam Snow
Cal State University Los Angeles

The marimba is absolutely gorgeous and we are thrilled to have this new addition in our collection at Cal State LA! Due to the fact that we are teaching remote this semester, I actually have it here at my home studio for the time being and I must say that I love playing it. Over the years, I have always been impressed with the quality of your instruments and this marimba is no exception. Thanks for your attention during the ordering process and the personal touches. That goes a long way these days. This is our 2nd M1 marimba at CSULA along with our One Vibe purchased last year. I look forward to our next purchase with you!

Michael Rosen

I just unpacked and set-up our new MarimbaOne xylophone today and am delighted with the instrument.  The entire register is responsive to a light touch with a hard stick and I am glad to see that no matter how hard I hit the bar and no matter how hard the mallet is, there is no dent or damage to the bars. I discovered that there is no need to use the hardest xylophone mallet because of the quick response and carrying ability of the sound.  No need to overplay. The upper register is brilliant and silvery sounding with bright overtones that carries down to the middle register with ease. The lower register has much more resonance than is usual and reminds me of xylophones from the 1930s.  The tone is full, rich and rings well in tune (I chose A=442 that I recommend) right up to the middle C. The intonation is clear and consistent throughout the entire range. I am particularly impressed with the frame: the instrument moves easily on large wheels, has a height adjustment and is very sturdy.  I am confident that this instrument will last a long time even with the constant daily use of my students both practicing and performing in ensembles.  Bravo MarimbaOne!

Shane Mulligan and Lusha Anthony, Shanghai China

We really couldn’t be happier with our new One Vibe. The sound, feel, and look of the instrument are all exceptional. Thank you again so much for making this happen, we appreciate it immensely!

George Nickson

Thanks so much for the welcoming us to the factory, it was wonderful to see the amazing things you all do there. I'm always partial to the Wave mallets as they were the sound that helped me to win my position here at the Dallas Symphony!

James Doyle

I’m loving my One Vibe! It’s a remarkable instrument in so many ways—thank you for your brilliance!

Corey Robinson

Just yesterday I got to unpack the marimba you made for us at Midwestern State University. Everything looks and sounds incredible. I could not have asked for a higher quality instrument. The students will get some great use out of the instrument this semester and beyond. I'm always excited to be able to represent the Marimba One company in any way that I can. Thank you!

Kathleen Kastner

Let me first say how beautiful those instruments look and sound!! I have – over many decades -experienced a variety of keyboard instruments and I was so struck by the design and detail of your instruments  up close – the pedal mechanism, the fit of the xylophone and marimba rails and more. I have appreciated that with our previous marimbas from you, but the improvements as well as the impression of assembling three instruments in one afternoon was stunning. Wow – truly beautiful craftsmanship!  Also, I could see the care and detail even in the wrapping of all the parts…all of that speaks to your outstanding approach to workmanship on all levels! Thank you and your employees!

Kurt Rueterbusch

All I can say is... wow! What a fabulous instrument. The wood is gorgeous and the tone is perfect. My son, Karl, was ecstatic. It was Christmas in July! We just finished setting up the marimba today, and he has been playing it non-stop. Yes, the wonderful mallets and mallet bag were carefully tucked into one of the larger bags. Thank you so much for including those. Karl wants to make a video for you and the whole team tomorrow. 

Matthew Coley

The new 4.3-octave Wave marimba that Heartland Marimba has recently added to their fleet for touring, is a perfect addition for the intense, on-the-road concert situations. While the sleek, modern frame fits in quite comfortably in any concert space atmosphere, it also compliments the other Marimba One 5-octave instruments we have on stage. I typically play this instrument in the quartet, as I'm playing the top-voice parts, and the bright and bold sound of the instrument matches right where it should within the texture. Being a tall person, I need a quick, smooth, and reliable height adjustment system, which Marimba One has deftly produced for their instruments! Thank you to the wonderful M1 team!!

Adam Gilberti

Thanks for making such a wonderful and beautiful instrument for me. Its truly the best I've ever played!

Mauricio Castellano

Absolutely wonderful instrument!! Thank you so much. A great addition to my studio. Amazing sound and build quality!

Brian Keith Etheridge

My new One Vibe looks and sounds amazing!  Totally in tune with my Izzy marimba.  The two are already fast friends and excited to add the xylophone!  Thanks again for everything.  M1 is literally the best!


Hi, I messaged Marimba One a few months ago with an appreciation message, telling you all how much I look up to the company, and how much I dreamed of owning all of your mallets before college. You responded so kindly to my message, which only affirmed my mission to support the company— a mission I’m still continuing even during this time of economic instability. I can proudly say I own 5 full sets of Marimba One mallets, including the WaveWrap, Conrado Moya, Ivana Billic, Katarzyna Mycka, and Round Sound series. I also have started on the Double Helix and Beverly Johnston series. One day, I’ll even have my own Izzy, and be teaching percussion as a career. I wanted to send this message just to thank you for your drive to perfect your craft, and your compassion and ability to satisfy each customer. So thank you to each person helping Me achieve my goals and prepare myself for college and my future career. It truly means a lot to have caring companies who support us, and it’s just as important to support those companies in this time.

Brian Keith Etheridge

The only thing better than the marimba you made for us, was your personal service, attention and kindness over the many months we discussed us purchasing our first marimba.  That, and your attention to detail, is what has us leaning towards having all Marimba one mallet instruments in our house!  I’ve been tirelessly spreading the word about you and your instruments since our first email. Brian plays a 9505 Izzy with Basso Bravo resonator voicing and Enhanced keyboard voicing.

Robert Brown

Thank you so much for this completely stunning instrument. Due to COVID19 public school closures, I am teaching online and using my marimba to do that in addition to getting a ton of personal practice time! I am so impressed by the quality of this instrument and your dedication to fine craftsmenship. I've just been accepted to University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music for my Master of Music degree. I can't wait to play on the lovely instruments you made for Michael and the University of the Pacific as well. Looking forward to many years of playing!

Nathaniel Ralph

"I love the idea of having a more durable frame but still maintaining the beautiful look. Super well done. Bravo!"

Michael Smith

"The FEM mallets have been great. I've been using them mostly for two mallet literature and they get a great sound out of the instrument; I'd never even know they were front ensemble mallets without the brand label, since they get such a warm and full sound out of a concert instrument.

Chris Natale

Loving my marimba!

Mr. and Mrs. Charlton

Thanks for all your help and for creating such a wonderful instrument. Ian has been loving it and composing new music since he set it up, so it’s certainly inspirational.

Tyler Sheu

I wanted to start off by saying a huge thank you to you, and to the entire team at Marimba One! Your kindness is greatly appreciated by me, and my school. Not in a million years would I have imagined our school to have such an amazing instrument for students to use, and without your help, none of this would have happened!  Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, and my school. I really appreciate it!

Dr. Michael Bump

To no surprise, the marimba is beautiful in every way.  Simply an amazing instrument we are proud to have in the TSU Percussion Program.  Thank you for your unsurpassed craftsmanship and dedication.

Eric Pancer

Great job designing the vibraphone cases....you guys really hit a home run!!  I especially love the way the two banks of resonators are kept completely separate.

Tasha Becker

My marimba is still AMAZING! My roommate has practiced on it a bit and said, “wow, this is so nice. Why aren’t our marimbas in studio this nice?” That definitely made me beam. Loving the basso bravo resonators. 

Matt Holm

Thank you so much Ron! The instrument is absolutely perfect!

Karlyn Vina (Educational Artist, The School of Music at Florida International University)

My marimba is sounding FABULOUS after the retuning this summer!!! I had tears in my eyes the first time I played it after the bars came back. Thanks so much for the great work!!

Austin Keck

Your dedication to the craftsmanship and precision in every detail does not go unnoticed. Marimba One is, and forever will be the most expressive instrument in the world. Marimba One is effortless and seamless to play on, and sings beautifully with every stroke. Thank you so much for creating an instrument that allows me to express my personality and my voice as a musician.

Velis (Sofia, Bulgaria)

I got the marimba in my car and now it is home. Indeed you did a really good job! You promised a fine instrument and this is exactly what you did. Excellent work! I am really happy! Yesterday I got home about 2:30am and of course I directly started assembling, I was ready by 3 o'clock and I just enjoyed the very first sounds. I was playing till 5 in the morning and then I got to bed. Definitely it was a good night! Thanks again!

José David Rodríguez Ramirez (Percusionista - Director)

Dear Ron - I’m very happy with my new marimba. The Wave frame is beautiful!!! I’m writing to thank you for all the help and attention given, I am very happy to be able to study in my home at the time I want! Thanks for your help. A big hug!

Mark Kagan, Senior Academic Administrator, Department of Music - Brandeis University

The new marimba is working out very well. The Composers Conference at Brandeis used it extensively in late July and August. I anticipate it getting a lot of use this academic year with our New Music Brandeis concert series and our graduate composers. Thank you again for your assistance in helping the purchase go so smoothly.

Sam Rich (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

Thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into my beautiful instrument! I am loving the One Vibe! The cases are incredible also! 

Angela Kepley

The One Vibe cases are brilliantly designed. They are compact, innovative, and strong. The cases stack on top of one another for easy transport. I have no doubt that my instrument is protected to the maximum. When cases are in storage, they nestle inside one another perfectly and take up minimal space. These are the best instrument cases I have ever used.

Jordon Kamps

Now with the One Vibe cases from M1, it makes my already extremely portable One Vibe the best vibraphone for any percussionist moving gear from gig to gig. When I arrive, I just stack all the cases and wheel them in together. No need for multiple trips and killing my hands.

Bill Sanders

I selected the Marimba One One Vibe™️ both for its portability and it’s striking look. I take it to gigs and rehearsals at least twice a week, and the new cases protect the instrument when I roll in for that 10 minute, one person setup. It lifts with ease into the back of my Prius.

Henrik Cornelius Hansen (Principal Percussionist, South Denmark Philharmonic, Philharmonie Süddänemark)

We received both mine and the orchestras marimbas today and WOW - they sound astonishingly beautiful. What a pleasure to play these wonderful instruments. They have both their distinguished personality and still sound amazing together!

Kyle Roemer

The Marimba One Wave is a fantastic instrument. While the frame is made of a different material, the sound quality it produces is the same beautiful sound you have come to expect with Marimba One. The bars are still premium rosewood, and everything about the instrument is crafted to perfection. The built-in (and removable) accessory bar is a wonderful addition to the marimba, making it easy to mount a cymbal, snare drum, or any other instrument needed, and makes it possible to switch between them very quickly. I would highly recommend the Marimba One Wave to any percussionist looking to practice, perform, or teach.

Mike Jagen

The marimba is perfect - a truly beautiful instrument. Please send along my gratitude to your employees on crafting a wonderful marimba. We've had multiple (envious) band directors stop by to see and hear it. We are definitely Marimba One fans for life.

Tom and Luka

Greetings from Samobor Croatia! This is our first Wave in Croatia. Thank you very much for you cooperation. Luka will never forget today's unboxing. Our house is full of pleasant sounds of your marimba.

Don Kulinowski

The Izzy arrived today. You do a great job packaging the shipment and it arrived with no damage whatsoever. It looks & sounds great. My daughter is thrilled beyond belief. Thank you again for a great instrument!

Kathleen Kastner, Wheaton College

I just got the newly retuned bars and the instrument sounds amazing!! Many thanks to you and your tuner for transforming our instrument!

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

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


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


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!!!!!!!!!


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


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.      

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.

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

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.



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

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 

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!


Lillian Fu

Thank you very much for the beautiful instrument. 

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.


Danilo Lozano, Whittier College


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. 



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!



Stick It Percussion

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.

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

Steve Yaros


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

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


Bentonville High School

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

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

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."

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. 

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 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. 

Jingdong Hua

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

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!

Cara Wildman

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

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

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." 

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. "

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.

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

Kevin G. Curry

Vibe is amazing great job!!

-Kevin G. Curry
East Coast Entertainment Group Inc.


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.



Bobby Lopez

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

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."

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! "

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.