MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
REPAIR & CONSTRUCTION

TESTIMONIALS

Randy Bachman endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"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. I highly recommend her for all types of guitar repairs, restoration and modification."

Randy Bachman

Bachman Turner Overdirve,
The Guess Who, Vinyl Tap (CBC Radio)
Dan Mangan endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Nicole is a total gem. Friendly, professional and skilled. I show up at her workshop with handfuls of guitars after every tour."

Dan Mangan

Singer/Songwriter
Jay Buettner endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Nicole has taken care of my guitars for a few years now and her work continues to impress me. My set-ups are a very personal thing and she insists that it feels right. That's not something you get everywhere. I have recommended her to several pro players who have all been very happy. Her shop is first class and she also has vast knowledge and experience in instrument repair."

Jay Buettner

Live and studio guitar player
John Larrivee Jr. endorsing Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Second to no one, Nicole was our first choice when deciding on a Canadian warranty/non-warranty service center. Her long history with Larrivee combined with a meticulous nature to guitar repair has earned much respect and proven her metier."

John Larrivee Jr.

Larrivee Guitars Ltd.
Mitch Merrett endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"I've known Nicole for many years now and I've had nothing but great work done by her and recent work done on my 1940 Gibson J-45 was nothing but amazing. A neck reset, new frets, a new bridge built by hand and bracing repair took this guitar from an average vintage guitar to a very fine tuned piece of gear that sounds incredible and plays precisely in tune up and down the fret board. Great work!"

Mitch Merrett

Producer, guitar player
J. Knutson endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Nicole has been working on my instruments for over 10 years. She is remarkably passionate and dedicated to her craft. It shows in the results. I count myself as lucky in finding a luthier that I can depend on, and one whose advice I value."

J. Knutson

Musician, Musical Director
Spirit of the West, Connie Kaldor, Ferron, Daniel Lavoie, Hart-Rouge, Draycott Swamp, Devils, Canoe Trio, The Last Family, North Shore Celtic Ensemble
David Larson endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"I've just been playing my new violin. I say new because you would not believe how it sounds now! Loud or soft, angry or sweet and every tone in between had been improved dramatically in ways I can't even begin to communicate. The full color palate has opened up to me now with the repairs Nicole has done."

David Larson

Violin, Viola Instructor
Brian Minato endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"As a working musician, I rely on my equipment being in excellent condition. Nicole has applied her considerable talents as a luthier to both basses and guitars for me with great results. She charges fairly, is transparent, is on time and has a genuinely positive, respectful attitude with clients."

Brian Minato

Guitarist
Sarah McLachlan, DMC, Stevie Nicks, Delerium, Luke Doucet,
Wild Strawberries, Mae Moore
Kevin Hennig endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Without Vancouver's Nicole Alosinac there would be no Symphontree Music. Nicole's extensive knowledge of the art of luthiery has fueled my pursuit of tone more than any other influence in the world. Nicole's expert advise, skilled hands, and incredible connection with the wood have motivated me more than she will ever know. Nicole has and always will be my Guitar Doctor."

Kevin Hennig

Owner/Operator of Symphontree Music
Matt Rose endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"I have been working with Nicole for a number of years, and she's one of the few people who I trust with my gear! Whether it's a guitar, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel or bass, Nicole has worked on all of my instruments and always has them sounding and playing amazingly well. Be it a simple setup, or major work (22 inches of cracks on my acoustic!!) I always know that my gear is being taken care of."

Matt Rose

The Matinee
Jowi Taylor endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Nicole Alosinac first encountered "Voyageur", the Six String Nation guitar on its inaugural tour in June 2006. With tremendous respect and grace, Nicole identified some of the minor stresses that could have magnified without intervention. She 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 guitar."

Jowi Taylor

Six String Nation Guitar
The Wire and Global Village
(CBC Radio)
John Walsh endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"There's only one person in Vancouver I trust to work on my instruments, and that would be Nicole. Fairly priced for the advanced quality of her work and a pleasure to deal with."

John Walsh

Bassist
Dan Mangan & Blacksmith,
Brasstronaut
Cass Eager endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"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 Austrailia 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!"

Cass Eager

Little Bliss Records
Jody Peck endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Over the past years Nicole has kept my guitars working and road ready. It's such a relief to know that I'm working with the most skilled and knowledgeable luthier and don't have to deal with the pretentious and patronizing guitar man attitude. I'd recommend Nicole's work to any musician."

Jody Peck

Miss Quincy of The Ramblin' Quincys
Adam Nanji endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"I've gone to Nicole for everything from basic set-ups to complete overhauls. The work she does is of the highest quality and her attention to detail is outstanding. More than anything, I will continue to take my guitar to Nicole because she has taken the time to get to know me a guitarist. I love knowing that the work being done on my gear is being done in a ways that will suit my style of playing. If all luthiers listened to their clients like Nicole does, guitarists would be much better off."

Adam Nanji

The Belle Game
Shane Clark endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"As a touring musician, Nicole's professionalism and standards of quality is what keeps me coming back, I need work done right the first time and fast. I sometimes wonder, what the hell would i do without her?

Shane Clark

3 Inches of Blood
Stephen Bulat endorses Nicole Alosinac Luthiery

"Nicole has been repairing and maintaining my numerous guitars and banjos for the past several years. She is reasonably priced, always on schedule and does a great job. I highly recommend her."

Stephen Bulat

Musician
Recording Engineer & Owner Mix Media Productions/V & G Music
Aaron Grain endorses Nicole Alosnac Luthiery

"Nicole has always treated me with respect and with true appreciation of my musical taste. She remembers my tastes like elements of my personality. Her recommendations are what I "need done" to my guitars or setup, and I have really started trusting that. It is the ease in which she delivers her professional advice that I respect the most. And, well, so far she's always been right!"

Aaron Grain

Washboard Union