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!

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!

 

 

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!

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!

Corey Robinson

I am very happy to have my marimba at home right now. It is just over a year old and has been such an amazing instrument. I appreciate all the time and care that your put into your work. Thanks!

Brian Keith Etheridge

Vibes look and sound amazing-- totally in tune with the marimba. The two are already fast friends. Excited to add the xylophone! Thanks again for everything. You’re literally the best.

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!

Corey Robinson

I am very happy to have my Izzy with Classic resonators and Enhanced keyboard at home during the COVID-19 shelter in place orders.  My marimba is just over a year old and has been such an amazing instrument. I appreciate all the time and care that your put into your work. Thanks!

@mechanical_poptart

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.

Jalen Baker

I love these 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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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
 

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." 

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. 

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. 

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

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

Jingdong Hua

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

Cara Wildman

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

Josh Byrd

Ron,

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

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

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.
 

Cara Wildman

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

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

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. 

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. "

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

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
  

 

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

 

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.

 

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
  

 

John Gilchrist

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

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

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
  

 

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.

 

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."

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.

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." 

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
 

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

John Gilchrist

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

Jingdong Hua

It's a truly beautiful instrument! Many thanks.

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

 

Cara Wildman

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

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.
 

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
  

 

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." 

Lillian Fu

Thank you very much for the beautiful instrument. 

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.      

Derek Ou

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

Cara Wildman

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

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
 

Bobby Lopez

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

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."

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. 

Bobby Lopez

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

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. "

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

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.

 

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
 

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

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. 

Josh Byrd

Ron,

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

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

Josh Byrd

Ron,

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

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

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.
 

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.

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!

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

 

John Gilchrist

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

Bruce Davies

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

Derek Ou

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

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

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! "

Kevin G. Curry

Vibe is amazing great job!!

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

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." 

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!

 

Bentonville High School

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

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!

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. 

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. 

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

 

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
 

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.

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." 

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

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." 

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. 

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." 

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

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

 

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

 

Bobby Lopez

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

Scott Baldwin, Reedy High School

"It is an AWESOME instrument!"

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." 

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. 

 

Josh Byrd

Ron,

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

Sincerely,

Josh Byrd, DMA
University of West Georgia Bands

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