Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO),
The Guess Who, Vinyl Tap (CBC Radio)
"Nicole has done just about everything to my collection of guitars from restoring old vintage German arch tops, rebuilding and remodeling my playing and recording guitars, refinishing, refretting, creating parts from scratch, and doing a top notch job. Her qualifications speak for themselves, she truly loves what she does and it shows in her work. She has also done emergency repairs for traveling musicians I have referred to her who need a repair fixed over night or next day. I highly recommend her for all types of guitar repairs, restoration and modification."
Live and studio guitar player,
"Nicole has taken care of my guitars for a few years now and continues to impress me with her work. My set-ups are a very personal thing and she not only tolerates me being fussy, but insists that it feels right before I leave her shop. That's not something you get everywhere. I have recommended her to several pro players who have all been very happy and I'll continue recommending her to everyone I know. Her shop is first class and she also has vast knowledge and expertise in instrument repair."
Cass Eager Music,
"I've never had anything but the greatest success with Nicole's work.
Nicole's attention to detail and enthusiasm for what she does means she's dedicated to getting your guitar just right for you.
She's friendly and patient, and her work is of the highest quality.
I'm from Australia and I wish we had one of her over here... But whenever I'm in Canada, I'll always pop in for a tune-up!"
"After many trips to different so-called luthiers, I have found my guy, er.....woman! In my 25 years of playing guitar, I have never enjoyed playing them more. Nicole does terrific work and won't sell you on fixes you don't need. Her attention to detail and love of stringed instruments is evident the minute you meet her and see her work. Thanks again, Nicole!"
"Nicole has been working on my guitars since 2005. In an industry with many so-called "pro technicians" that haven't got the credentials or the know-how that Nicole has, it can really be hit and miss out there. I trust the work that Nicole does and I appreciate her expertise and advice. It’s so great when a technician is willing to take the time to understand their client’s (and guitar’s) needs. My Les Paul, Strat, and Tele have never played or sounded as good as they do now. Fortunately, my guitars have never required major work up to this point but there is no one else I would consider than to go to Nicole. I have recommended her to all my guitar-/bass-playing friends and bandmates. Thanks Nicole!!"
Six String Nation Guitar,
The Wire and Global Village (CBC Radio)
"Nicole Alosinac first encountered "Voyageur", the Six String Nation guitar, at a critical time in its history. The challenge I presented to Voyageur's luthier, George Rizsanyi, was to make a guitar from disparate pieces of history that would be at home in many different hands and in many different musical styles in many parts of the country. Its debut and inaugural tour all took place in kind of a flurry starring at the end of June 2006. When it landed in Nicole's hands just weeks later, it was undergoing an understandable period of adjustment to such varied use in such varied climates and locales. With tremendous respect and grace, Nicole identified some of the minor stresses that could have magnified without early intervention. Her work recognized the unique character of the guitar and with just a couple of small adjustments, ensured that Voyageur could continue confidently on the ambitious path we had set out for it. I'm grateful for her support and proud that she's part of the story of this eminently storied Canadian guitar."