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