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From: Chris Langtvet
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:47 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: I have a question about using my item or I want to send the seller a message: langt.chri

Hi Chris The instrument has finally arrived safe and sound after a harrowing journey I am sure, to many, many, planets and such forth to come with the help of Vladimire Putin Im sure of such blessings. truly the instrument is a gem and I love it very, very, much so I am very great full. I think that it is a genuine professional viola of beautiful attributes and a very, very, nice sound, I would love to know of what one of the more expensive instruments could be like in the future because this one is very very good and such a beauty to be sure. thank you very very much for all of your help to bring me this instrument please give my blessings to the builders in Romania and thank them very very much and to encourage them to continue and continue and continue, best regards and thank you again very much sincerely Chris Langtvet, I will give you the best rating to do on this machine with thakns, blessings and thank you again Chris


From: B. Spence
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 7:02 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: violin received

Gliga USA Hi guys,the violin arrived on time,well packaged and in mint condition. I find it has much better sound and response than my old student violin.I am extremely pleased with it's appearance and performance out of the box. Kudos on your service and craftsmanship. Thanks so much, B. Spence


From: Joe Randazzo
Sent: Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:07 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order Process

Greetings to all at Gliga Violins, My 2nd Gloria violin arrived yesterday, and once again you have made a fabulous product. I purchased another 5 string 6 weeks ago. The quality of the spruce top and maple back and sides is the equal of violins costing three times as much. The flame maple accessories are stunning. Compared to other instruments your varnish is smooth, beautifully applied, and not hastily slapped on. The sound of your Gliga, in direct comparison with an Eastman 305, is more open, with more overtones. It is superior to the $1,200 Eastman at 1/4th the price. I will be purchasing yet another. This time I would like to see what your professional instruments are like. There is a Maestro in my future. I can't tell you how pleased I am with this fine violin. Best regards, Joe Randazzo South Burlington, Vermont

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From: Michele Rabushka
Sent: Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:30 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

I purchased an artistic design violin with lotus flowers in February (Order #191372). I apologize for the delay in writing to thank you. I am writing to tell you how rich this violin sounds. It is a beautifully made and painted instrument, signed by the luthier in 2003. I cannot thank you enough for making such a quality instrument at a wonderful price.


From: Joe Randazzo
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:27 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order Process

Hello Chris, My Gliga 5-string violin arrived today. It isn't good......It's FABULOUS! There aren't any problems or issues with anything. The wood is excellent quality, and the oil varnish has been professionally applied. The bow is perfectly balanced and has a warm sound. The abalone on the frog is striking. The setup is fine as well. Even though this is a brand new instrument and not yet broken in, it still sounds better than an Eastman violin that is three times the price. It's hard to get the low C string to resonate on a 14" violin, but Gliga has done it. The lows are excellent. I love the card that accompanied the instrument. Whoever put the label in the violin also filled out the Certificate of Quality. That's a great touch. I will be sending people to Pasadena, and also I will be buying a Gama 4-string in the very near future. I also appreciate the Federal Express updates as to precise delivery time. You can't do any better. All accessories, case, rosin, and shoulder rest, are also top quality. I am totally delighted. Many thanks. Very best regards, Joe Randazzo


From: Tammy Hutchins
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 12:15 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Viola

Hello All, I received Saturday last my new Gama Viola. The instrument is beyond my hopes on all levels. As this is my 10th wedding anniversary gift from my husband it has a very special place in my heart. In 2013 I purchased a violin and my love for that brought me back to you again. Please express my gratitude to the makers of your fine instruments for creating such quality available at affordable prices. A world filled of Gliga instruments is a beautiful thing. Best Regards, T. Hutchins

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From: Garry Higgins
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:47 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Testimonial Letter for Gliga Violins

Testimonial Letter for Gliga Violins Vasile Gliga, Master Luthier of Gliga Violins I received my wonderfully master crafted Gliga all walnut 4/4 violin with ash accent pieces (chinrest, tailpiece, and pegs) last week and discover that I look forward to my daily practice sessions with great enthusiasm. The masterfully tuned resonance of the bridge and spruce top to the internal soundboard and post, eventually radiating throughout the densely aged walnut body results in a blend of timbres which is truly profound! I had purchased a Gliga Bird's Eye Maple Violin (back and sides) several months prior, and I believed that the density of the wood would provide the greatest resonance possible but I was unprepared for an entire walnut violin. My professor of violin, a child prodigy at the age of three in the Suzuki Violin School of Music, has studied and performed internationally most of her life. She has studied and performed in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa, and believes her violin to be one of the finest designed aside from those of the great Italian Masters. Once she had placed my new Gliga walnut violin to her shoulder, she played for ten or more minutes prior to laying it down gently and admitting that my new Gliga violin exceeded hers in tone, resonance, playability, touch, and "forgiveness" of feel. She owns a priceless French made mid-1780's violin, and considers it a product of the true old masters. I am highly impressed by the assistance and customer support provided in the United States by Eric and Maria, as they have provided me with complete step by step aid that any customer may require. This is my second Gliga violin purchased in excess of $2,200.00 and find that they are not only extraordinary musical instruments, but also sound financial investments. Thank you Vasile Gliga for your amazing talent, craftsmanship, and dedication to your art as a Master Luthier.


From: Jean-Louis Gillet
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:01 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

Hello Maria, Erik, We received the Gliga Gem 1 Birdseye/Resonance Spruce 2 hours ago when our 16 yr old daughter was at home from High School for a while, and I must say that this violin was instantly adopted! She even said: "you know, my friend xxxx from Camerata just spent $8000 on a violin that doesn't even come near this precious, beautiful sounding instrument"... I guess this is a great compliment for you guys and Master Vasile! So, definitely a "Keeper". Thank you for all your good work. We just need to straighten our finances now: PayPal & Wells Fargo C.Card but that should be pretty easy now. We will certainly recommend Gliga quality & service to all our music entourage. thank you. Jean-Louis Gillet


From: Peter Hawkins
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2015 1:53 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

Dear Employees and Gliga violin makers, My name is Peter. I'm 13 and I have been a violinist for about 6 years and want to say thank you for making my Maestro B7811 violin. Last year, my family and I bought it for my promotion to 7th grade. I have gotten comments on this instrument by my private teacher, orchestra teacher, friends, and coaches. They like the sound quality,bow, and the way it was crafted by Gliga makers. You had made one of the best Gliga Maestros ever. I also thank you for my Gem III violin, because that is also a good student instrument for its price range. Thanks again -Peter

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From: Karen Phillips
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:30 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

Just a thank you for my very nice Maestro Gliga. Indeed it has good tone and a mellow sound for a a moderately priced instrument. I have been playing it non stop for a week now and it feels good in my hands and notes ring true in all positions. Karen


From: Shelley Wilkinson
Sent: Sunday, February 8, 2015 8:42 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy with my new GAMA advanced/professional viola. I play casually in local orchestras, and as I have gotten older my larger viola has wreaked havoc on my back and fingers. Reluctantly, I decided to downsize to a 15 inch viola, which I selected on your site. For a change, I went with the birdseye maple antiqued finish. I was happy to see that there was a seven day return policy, but I won't be returning this instrument! The viola is just beautiful, and am so surprised at how much easier it is for me to handle, without sacrificing too much of the deep viola tone. I also hesitantly opted for the professional composite bow, having played all my life with pernambuco. Again, I am surprised! The bow is light and very reactive, and I think I actually prefer it to my wood one. So, I just want to thank you for the nice instrument and let you know that I am glad to be playing pain-free.


From: Daniel Pope
Sent: Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:56 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

I just wanted to thank you for all of the help I received while purchasing a new Viola for my daughter. Maria went above and beyond to help me out. It was difficult to purchase an instrument without her being able to see and play it, but her help gave us complete confidence. She loves how the viola looks and plays, thank you again! Daniel Pope

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From: Eric Michael Pfeiffer
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 11:07 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Attn: Chris - Gliga violin payment

Hello Chris, I don't know if you remember me? It's Eric from Argentina.... I purchased a Gliga Genial-1 Violin from you back in late May June. Well I've finally been able to get my hands on this Violin since my mother traveled down to Argentina from the US to visit and brought my new Gliga with her. I can say I'm quite astounded at such quality given the very affordable price of this Violin....I don't know how you guys do it, but I'm impressed. I could tell instantly that it's a very high quality instrument considering the price I paid....remarkable. You market the Spruce and Maple of these violins from the Balkan area of the European Carpathians, and the quality shows....this is some nice tonewood! It took "very" little to virtually "no" set up to get this Violin going, which also surprised me. The nut was already filed nice and low and the string spacing was perfect. The only thing I did was add a little Hill Peg compound to the pegs as they were a bit tight and then flatten the radius of the bridge and lower it a bit ( I'm a folk/Bluegrass Fiddler ) Other than that....it was ready to go. The playability is fantastic and it's pretty even across the strings as well, it has good volume and will only even improve more as I play it and break it in. The wood selection is absolutely beautiful and the craftsmenship is great, I love the antiquing! Overall I'm tremendously pleased and if I ever have to upgrade from this one I'll most likely consider a Gliga purchase as I know exactly what kind of quality instrument I can expect. Gliga came to me highly recommended by quite a few violinists/fiddlers so you guys have a strong reputation to maintain. Keep up the good work building excellent affordable Violins, you've won me over as a dedicated new customer! Pictures attached!


From: Mel Goldfinger
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:47 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: 17.5" viola

Dear Mr. Gliga, I have been playing your 17.5" viola for several years...and I love it...thank -you. This new purchase is to be my back-up if needed. I play your viola in 3 symphony orchestras plus a quartet plus occasional pit orchestras. Everyone likes the warm sound of your viola, and I recommend your instruments to all. I thank you for carrying on the traditional values of Lionel Tertis and William Primrose. So, thank you again. With my good wishes...mel goldfinger, dayton, ohio, USA.


From: Renato V.
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 12:08 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Order 152952 received

Dear Maria, I received the instrument (Order 152952) a couple of days ago and I love it! It was so well packed and the instrument looks and sounds like a much more expensive one! I will definitely recommend your instruments. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Renato V.

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From: Danielle Eastmond
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 2:24 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: RE: Gliga Violins USA - The Violin Place Inc has sent you a package

Thank you. I received the 1/8 violin today and it is perfect. (And very cute!) I really love Gliga violins and our teacher has been very impressed as well. I will recommend you to anyone I know who needs a violin! --Danielle


From: Tomoko Higashimori
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:40 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order Process

Dear Chris, Hi. It's been a while since I bought a violin for my son last year when he was 15 months old. He's 23 months old and will be 2 years old next month. He really loves it and practice three times everyday. He's very proud of having his own violin and holding it under his little chin. Actually he cannot play the violin yet but learned a lot from his older mates. And he seems very happy when he could make a beautiful sound with the violin by himself. Please look at the photo. He concentrated to make a beautiful sound with the bow. Thank you for a wonderful small violin for my son. I love this violin too. Regards, Tomoko Higashimori Son: Ariya Higashimori


From: Jeff Hudson
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:43 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gliga Gamma

I received my Gliga Gamma professional violin yesterday . It was shipped as promised and in perfect condition. I was very very pleased with the quality and the sound of the instrument. The finish was beautiful. It just needed tuning and it was ready to play. The sound was very rich and wonderful. Much better than my old violin that I had been playing for over 10 years. I don't think there is a better violin for the money than a Gliga. Plus the fact that they are made in Romania and not china. I will be ordering a more advanced model later on. I am 100% pleased with this purchase. I play Fiddle music on this instrument. Thank you. Sincerely, Jeff Hudson. Fort Myers, Florida.

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From: Dimitri Sarris
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 05:11 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Σχετ: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

Hello! I just received my new violin (4/4 Gama series) and I am very happy for the choice I made. It has a very good sound, it is an elegant instrument, carefully made, it was indeed "ready to play" - the shoulder rest very easy to use and the arch ideal for my tastes... I have to thank you for your quick and efficient service. The violin arrived well packed, safe and it will used at once in Greece! Thanks again Dimitri Sarris


From: Robert Wilson
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:12 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gliga Violins Customer Receipt/Purchase Confirmation

Dear Cristian, I just got FEDEX tracking information on the violin I ordered from you. I can't tell you how much I look forward to its arrival! I found a teacher and my first lesson is scheduled for October 2nd. I want to thank you for your patience, professionalism, and courtesy during the ordering process. I am already dreaming about a GAMA Professional.... Be well, Robert Wilson


From: Alison J Gilbert
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:44 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Gliga Violins Customer Feedback from Alison J. Gilbert

Hi Eric Just to let you know that we received the 3/4 Maestro Gliga Violin about a week ago. Firstly the packaging was excellent and the violin was in perfect condition! Secondly, it is an absolutely amazing violin! My son has been playing it a lot. He took it to his School- Trinity college in Western Australia. They have a very good strings program of which he is a part of. His teacher absolutely loved it! The more he plays it, the better it gets! It has such a clear warm sound. He has played it at school in his strings program, also in his Orchestra practice outside of school and finally he went busking with it last weekend and did extremely well! We would like to thank you for your expertise and total honesty in sending us a truly magical and much loved instrument. This is the third violin we have ordered from you, plus my two friends have also ordered from you here in Perth. We have all been extremely happy and would definitely recommend you in the future! Many thanks again. Kind Regards Alison J Gilbert

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From: Bruce Sterling
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:23 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: viola delivery

Good-day I am writing to confirm that my instrument (left-handed Gliga Maestro) arrived safely today (Thursday 23rd May). It looks and sounds great as much as a test drive can indicate. I am looking forward to enjoying it for many years. Thank you for your prompt service and accurate product descriptions. Yours sincerely, Bruce Sterling Shepparton, Victoria Australia


From: Ron Meade
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 4:19 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Gliga Violins USA - The Violin Place Inc has sent you a package

The violin arrived today. Thank you so much for such a wonderful instrument! If you discover that you sent the wrong one and want it back, sorry, but I will not part with it. I played 3 straight hours and am still amazed at the wonderful tone. Thank you for the prompt shipping and quality instrument. Ron Meade


From: JERRY-PC
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:11 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: B8025 Violin

Cristian, I just wanted to thank you for my recent violin purchase (B8025). I appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into this instrument. The wood that was used and fit and finish was especially beautiful. I am very happy with it. I was so excited when I recieved it that I called Maria. I ask to speak with you, but she told me that you were on your way to Romania. The set up on the violin made playing easier. The string spacing, radius of the bridge, and height of the strings at the nut and at the end of the fingerboard all contributed to this. I have researched the area of Rheign, Romania. Would love to visit one day. Please pass along my "Thank You" to your company. I would like to talk with you sometime. Phone: 770-949-0264. Regards, Jerry

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From: David
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 9:08 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Fwd: B6001

Erik: Thank you for the 24 hour delivery. This viola is my pride and joy, and will be for ever more. I can easily play the fourth finger in first position. Please give my sincere thanks to Vasile Gliga for making this viola. David


From: Charles
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 1:23 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gliga Violins Customer Receipt/Purchase Confirmation

Mr. Gliga, We received the viola today. It is perfect! My daughter is very excited to learn to play it. Thank you for such a beautiful instrument! Best regards, Charles


From: Karen Kulzer
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2013 11:24 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Gliga Violin Order

Dear Violin Place, My name is Karen Kulzer; I recently purchased a 4/4 left-handed violin from your online store. I want to let you know that I am extremely pleased with the violin! This violin is so much better than the first violin that I started on (an older German-made model that was "converted" to a lefty and therefore not a true left-handed instrument). My new Gliga has a beautiful tone and is very comfortable to hold and play. I'm a professional pianist and teacher, and this is my first time taking lessons for the violin.....so I really appreciate how important good technique and how good (or bad) craftsmanship of your practice instrument can really affect the learning process. I'm looking forward to many years of enjoyment with my Gliga violin-- thanks for making left-handed instruments available and for building them so well! Karen

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From: Peyton Cook
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:04 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: My Violin

Hi! I am just giving you guys feed back on the Genova 3 Violin I bought a while back! I just wanted to let you guys know that this violin is absolutely amazing! It is a one of a kind! When I was looking for a good violin I could take to school my budget was around $600. I was expecting an okay instrument instead I got an awesome one! I was so surprised by the great quality you guys were selling for such a low price! I have been telling everyone about you guys and I am looking forward to getting more violins in the future! Thanks so much!!!! You guys are unbelievable, Peyton Cook.


From: Lane Hensley
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2012 5:56 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Violin

I recently (December) bought a Violin from this site and have been playing it since then; I've notice a rich and mellow intonation with amazing acoustics, but I must admit this is the first Violin I've purchased. Never the less I am thoroughly satisfied with this instrument and I'll look forward to playing for the rest of my life, assuming nothing unfortunate happens to it, God forbid!


From: Maria Kaczmarek
Sent: Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 3:24 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: About order Number: 100736

Dear Mr. Vasile and Mr. Cristian Gliga, I have just received my purchase (4/4 MAESTRO VASILEGLIGA Relief Wood Carving Lion Scroll One Piece Back Violin), on Thursday, October 20th 2011, in very good condition. This violin likes me very much. It appears as work of art with its perfect built and artistic carves the Lion scroll. The selected pattern woods like me too. I am surprised the interesting design grains on the top wood-I did not see it exactly in the Internet. The sound of this violin fits the appearance; warm, and a bit dark, pure and juicy, deep in the G string, open in all registers. I recently sold my 4/4 violin, with I used before, and decided to buy this violin. Thank you for this instrument. This is my second Gliga violin. I already had bought one on May (Antiqued 7/8 MAESTRO GLIGA VIOLIN). I use it still since May, and this instrument sounds now much better as 5 months ago. The sound is magic, sunny and round, and likes me better as more than one full size violin. I am very lucky, when I am playing it, though sometime I need a bit more power in the extreme registers. The comfort of play the 7/8 violin is a precious advantage for my small hands, short arms and fingers, and helps me to play easy and precise. Thank you for this violin too. I am going to use both my Gliga violins in my artistic work in Opole Philharmonic Orchestra. I think these are two the best violins for me in my life. Thank you very much. Have a nice day. Sincerely, Maria Kaczmarek

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From: Jackie
Sent: Friday, Oct 21, 2011 7:51 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.

Dear Chris- Oh wow ... where to begin... Just spectacular!!! I went to UPS at 8 am to pick up the violin; and, we couldn't wait to open it the box. So we went to the car and stood in the cool morning air and opened at UPS LOL. As we opened the box I could see the excitement in my sons eyes... As I opened it, the beauty of the violin was silhouetted by the sun... I smiled as I saw Lex slowly take the violin out of the case as though he was touching a precious gem... Truly - lovely... such craftsmanship... We immediately made our way to school. His violin teacher was waiting, as he was apprised we were picking up the violin before school. The teacher opened the case and drew it up to his chin, tuned it and played a lovely little improv... He smiled and stated "one of the most beautiful student violins I have seen for the price... " Oh my ... we are tickled pink!!! I am so happy that we chose a Gliga Vasile violin. Lex came home this evening and practiced without tape; without any issues... My parents gave Lex this violin as a gift to remember them by... so that when he looks at his 3/4 size when he is an adult, he will remember his pop-pop and mom-mom with a smile remembering the day he received his first violin. I thank you for the beautiful violin and the talent that Gliga Vasile was graced with. We will be in touch in order to choose a full size when Lex is ready. Warmest wishes to you and family always. Jackie Goodstal and Lex too...


From: Kate Q.
Sent: Tue, April 5, 2011, 6:37 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gama 3447; It\'s here!!

Dear Chris, The Gama masterpiece has arrived, and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I couldn't be happier with it! It is even better than I hoped it would be, so warm and rich straight out of the (very nicely packed) shipping container. The workmanship, and such gorgeous wood... A little tuning, and without even my customary shoulder rest, I sounded better than I ever have. I'm still very much an intermediate player, and your violin makes me feel like I can truly make music. What makes this experience even more special is that this violin is a 50th birthday gift (wow, I'm old...) from my parents, who wanted to give me something truly meaningful. They asked me to find a violin Even through the phone tonight, my Mom could hear the pretty sound. I'm taking it over to their house this weekend so they can meet their "grand-violin" in person (and so I can properly thank my patrons). Please know that if I ever have the opportunity to send business your way, I will very happily do so. As they used to say in the old days, "I am at your service, Sir..." With many thanks and best regards, Kate Q. Proud New Caretaker of #3447 P.S. - And now the fun part: I have to think of a name! :-)


From: John E. Harper
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2011, 11:10 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Order Number: 89831

I just wanted you to know I just received my new Gliga cello. It is beautiful. I am awe struck. I expected nice but not this nice. The quality of the instrument and the bow is impeccable, and I am also so surprised at how nice the case is. What a wonderful purchase!! I recently found a local private cello teacher here in St. Louis and hope to continue my studies as soon as possible with this gorgeous instrument. I will tell my musician friends about your fine company. Thank you for the great service. I am thrilled with my new cello. John E. Harper www.johneharper.com

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From: Ida
Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011, 04:35 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: re. violin code A8277 left-handed.

Dear Vasile, thank you for this magical left-handed violin which sings lullabyes even with a complete beginner player such as myself. Dear Chris, thank you for setting up this violin so perfectly, & ensuring that it left your gallery packaged & labeled in such a way that it arrived to me in our little country town in Australia quickly & in perfect condition. You are genuine masters. Everyone who visits my home is shown your good work, & this violin is not an idle ornament, it is alive and singing. Best wishes and again thank you. Ida Wilson.


From: Luis Felipe
Sent: Tue, February 8, 2011, 1:28 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order Process

Good morning, Last Friday I picked up the violin at the customs office. I am writing to thank you for fast shipping. The violin arrived in perfect condition and I am delighted for his impeccable work and finishing, and for its high quality sound and playability. Thank you very much for everything, and congratulations on such great work. As for taxes, in Spain for one year ago (march-2010) is necessary pay taxes (IVA/VAT=18%) on any purchases that exceed 22 euros, including transport costs. If the purchase exceeds 150, also is necessary to pay tariffs (approximately 3.2%). To calculate this, typically is required the purchase invoice or receipt of paypal. First add the percentage of tariff, and then add the IVA (VAT). These taxes have to be paid at the office, if they retain the package, which being the usual. As the custom office is in Madrid Airport, if you are living in madrid you can pick up the package yourself. ----- For the purchase of a violin, for example, picking up the package yourself: -about 3.2% of customs duty, -a 18% IVA (VAT), -about 5 euros in the postal counter so you'll get the package. ----- Another option for those who can not pick it up themselves, is to hire a customs broker, which costs about 25 - 30 more. In my case the value of Violin + Case + Shoulder rest + 55$ transport = 823$, --_ 622, I had to pay a total of ((622+3.2%)+18%) = 135,44 taxes + 5 service in the postal counter --_about 107$. In any case the quality of your violin is worth it, because the violins sold in Spain are more expensive and lower quality. Greetings, and if you need anything more I am at your disposal. Luis Felipe.


From: John M. Seyring
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011, 6:00 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: B2607

Hello, I have just received my new "GEMS 2" (#B2607), and just wanted to tell you how happy I am with my new violin. The workmanship, attention to detail, and tone far surpassed my expectations of a voilin at this price point. Thank you for allowing me to purchase a fine, handcrafted violin that will be cherished from generation to generation. Sincerely, John M. Seyring.

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From: Andrej Kowal
Sent: Thu, November 4, 2010 2:56:28 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Received the MAESTRO Gliga violin

Dear Sir/ Madam, I received the violin today - Antiqued 4/4 MAESTRO Gliga violin made by Cristian Gliga (A9392) - and have played to see and hear what it sounds like and the violin sounds great to me. The tone is full and quite mature for a violin that was made in 2008. I am more than impressed by the craftmanship and the way the violin has been hand-made and the beautiful way that the wood looks with a brownish varnish which I like. The sound and tone responds well and difficult violin passages seem easy to play and the tone is sweet and quite loud when it needs to be. I like the lower end sounds and the higher notes on the E string respond adequately. Thank you very much and I am sure that the violin shall develop further with age and playing. I will look after the instrument as I am a trained violinist and started playing from a young age. I believe that Gliga violins are in the same league as any Stradivarius when these were made two centuries ago. All the best wishes, Sincerely, Andrej Kowal, Bradford, United Kingdom


From: Esther Hannah Darsan
Sent: Sat, April 17, 2010 5:54:25 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: hi guys

hi Chris, pleased to inform you that my violin tutor said i have a very very very good instrument and that he might even consider swappin his for mines...he is our top violinist in out country Mr. Walters...and i had my 1st lesson yesterday and i am so proud to say that i can play twinkle twinkle little star/....lol...i alos received the certificate of quality in the mail a few days back... thank you very much for all your help...it was greatly needed and greatly appreiciated. thank you Esther Hannah Darsan


From: Carol Purcell
Sent: Mon, April 12, 2010 2:34:48 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order No. 64391

Chris, Just a few additional comments on the Gliga I purchased last August -- it's turning out to be a truly wonderful instrument... and it's now starting to really open up! Each day that passes, it's getting richer and warmer... and I truly love it. My violin teacher owns instruments valued at over $100,000. He did put a different bridge on my Gliga -- and moved the soundpost just a bit. He also suggested I use Infield Titanium strings... but other than that, he says it is a fine instrument... and that he can see no reason why I should need to upgrade in the near future, perhaps not ever... So I thought I'd pass along my thoughts -- do know that I am passing the Gliga name along with praise... and if I ever do upgrade, it will more than likely be in the Gliga family!

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From: Brian
Sent: Tue, March 16, 2010 5:11:36 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA

Hello Chris, This past weekend I had the chance to play Ave Maria on my left-handed (Guarneri) maestro and it was sheer delight to play such a beautiful sounding and looking instrument, I will cherish this violin for life. It has a richer sound that projects more than the Gem-1 model and the color tone of the maestro appears to glow under natural light as it shows off the wonderful grain. I have named my two left-handed violins, the Gem-1 is used for practicing and call it "Defiant" and the Gliga Maestro will only be used for select music pieces and I call it "IL Rapimento (The Rapture)". I cannot express enough, how thankful I am that Gliga Violins makes such a high quality maestro left-handed violin. Thank you to the entire staff at Glida Violins world-wide. Thanks, Brian (beginner left-handed violinist)


From: Chuck Pederson
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 11:50 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: My new violin

Chris, I've recieved my new Gama (A9679) and I want to let you know that it is wonderful. The sound is complex and I would describe it as 'delicious' like a fine wine. I am confident that this one will age wonderfully and grow with me for years. Please pass on my compliments to Vasile and his crew back in Romania. They can be proud of their work. All the best, Chuck Pederson


From: Marty Welt
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:38:28 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: It is a keeper

Hello Chris, My Gems 1 arrived last Thursday and today I had my instructor evaluate the instrument. It is a winner! She really likes it and so do I. Eric helped me decide between 2 violins and I selected A9420. It is beautifully made and finished. It sounds terrific. The case, bow and rosin included are also of high quality. Your company offers a fine instrument at an affordable price. Thank you. Best Regards, Marty Welt

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From: Bruce
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 10:10:22 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Thanks

Hi Chris You asked me (in April) to let you know what I thought of the 5 string violin and carbon fiber bow I bought from you. Well, I reckon I've been using it enough to know now, both for folk and a little jazz/standards work, so thought I would. I'm really enjoying the 5 string (and not having to cart around a viola as well as a violin :) ). It took me a while to get accustomed to it, but now that I am, I am really impressed. Lovely sound, even across all the strings and a pleasure to play. I still have to look occasionally to work out which string I'm playing on ... which says a lot about the evenness of tone and ease of playing I reckon. :) The carbon fiber bow I'm also enjoying. Again, once I worked out that I needed to use it differently (ie tighten it a lot less than I'm used to), it's a pleasure - more controllable and a more even sound. Many thanks :)


From: Kevin
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:26:19 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA

Hi Chris, I ended up purchasing the Genova 2 and I love the violin! It looks exactly like the picture (beautiful), the tone across all four strings are even, strong, and very clear in high positions. I can't wait to 'grow' into this violin over the next few years and see the sound mature even more. Thanks for everything! - Kevin


From: Carol Purcell
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 9:38:20 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order No. 64391

Chris -- The violin arrived about 20 minutes ago -- and I'm loving it!! The strings are just getting settled in -- and I know it will take a bit to wake up -- but I'm loving what I'm hearing already! THANK you for the wonderful instrument. I will be upgrading again in a year or so -- and I will surely consider a Gliga Professional or Maestro model at that time! Carol Purcell Rochester, Minnesota

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From: Brian Doe
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 10:11:37 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gliga Genova

Hi Chris, I must say that I'm loving my Gliga Genova. The richness of tone and the depth of its timber are mesmerizing. I have never played so warm and forgiving an instrument. I am thoroughly pleased and indebted to the craftsmanship, service, and professionalism of you and Gliga. Thank you! Now, however, I must name this beautiful instrument, and before her debut in the orchestra, I'd love to establish her title. I'd like to name her, "The Princess," and I was wondering if you could help me with this. Because I am so utterly impressed with my violin, I'd like her name to be in Romanian. My next question, then, is quite obvious. I've searched many, many online translators, and have narrowed the name down; however, I am not sure how to use the article "the" correctly. "Prinţesă," I believe, would be the version that I want...or is it "Principesă"? Either way, I'm not quite sure how "the" princess would appear in Romanian. Thanks again, Brian Doe


From: Inger Dalene
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 12:43:10 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: 1/2 Gliga Maestro violin

Dear Chris! Now our son has played on his new Gliga maestro ½ violin for a couple of weeks. It´s a beautiful, nice sounding violin and we are very satisfied. This is actually his third Gliga violin (the first one we bought was a professional 1/8 in 2005 and the second a ¼ maestro in 2006). To buy a violin over the internet without testing it might of course be a big risk but we have been more than satisfied each time. It´s fantastic that these nice violins are built in small sizes so that children have the opportunity to play on good sounding instruments. Many thanks and Merry Christmas! Inger Dalene Sweden


From: Rene Ganster
Sent: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:24:56 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: FOR CHRIS SHIPPING ORDER 11/10/2008 #53140

Hello Chris, I told you already I'm the "proud owner" of 5 "Gliga" violins (and one "Hora"...) nothing for the Guinness book at all of course... but I have to say all these violins have of course a family resemblance (among them there is a professionnal "feel the grain") they are all nice, good looking, excellent craft work and it's always a great pleasure to have them in hand - dare I say the soft varnish has something sensual - and of course to play them; but the SUA remains the champion. I don't know why. Maybe it's the model or should i say made the best choice for me or simply I've been lucky ! Anyway, I'm not insane, believe me, when I say that I love your violins for their beautiful appearance (keep your secret secret about varnishing just carry on doing so) and for their sound, smooth, mellow and brilliant at once, for , yes : it exists a "Gliga-sound" which I do like especially. I tried several string sets, "Evah Pirazzi", "Obligato", Corelli Alliance with the different violins that I have. For the SUA you made the perfect choice with the "Dominant" Thank you again for all that Best regards René

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From: Robert Bowles
Sent: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 11:36:03 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order Process

I received this beautiful GEMS1 on Thursday, Oct 30. Thank you for the quick service, allowing me to spend much of the weekend getting familiar with it. Its tone and responsiveness is superior to many violins I've tried at over twice its price. The slightest touch of the bow causes it to quietly sing and resonate with every note played. It is a welcome and drastic upgrade to the (very nice) Hoffman Etude it is replacing. As a fairly new violinist (less than a year), I care very much about what a given instrument can teach me. The responsiveness of this instrument has helped me identify imperfections in my bowing that were almost undetectable on my last violin. A thousand thanks for allowing me to chance to own such a work of art. Only one this is for sure - my next instrument will also be a Gliga. Sincerely, Robert Bowles PS. Please feel free to quote or post.


JoAnn Schlosser
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From: JoAnn Schlosser
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:05:10 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order Process (JoAnn Schlosser)

Chris, That's what I needed to know about the cases. I expect many grandchildren to be using these instruments, so I will continue to use sturdier cases, but I love your violins. I just realized that I have a picture of him playing the first violin I bought from you. I am attaching it. It was his first recital. I look forward to receiving my new bow. Regards, JoAnn Schlosser


From: Kimbrough Middleton
Sent: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:19:20 +0300
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA

This is more of a testimonial than an inquiry. I purchased a Gama 4/4 violin for my daughter. I was slightly apprehensive about buying one online, but the testimonials, complete with emails made me more confident in what I expected to receive. As cliche' as it might sound, you exceeded my expectations. I am not a musician, everyone in my family got that talent but me, but I have a fairly critical ear. I was very happy with the quality of the instrument. The sound is beautiful and we are constantly asked by people who have heard my daughter play where she got her violin. Some people are nervous about buying something expensive without getting to handle it first. I am one of those people, but I would buy from you again in a heartbeat. Thanks for a great product at a great price and for the fast delivery. As I said, it has been a few years since we bought it, and it has held up beautifully !

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From: The Allens
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 10:29 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: 13" School Genial 2-Nitro viola

I just wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with my purchase of a 13" School Genial 2-Nitro viola. I bought this for my 9 year old daughter for Christmas (she will be thrilled!) and knowing nothing about instruments, I had a very good friend who is an instructor and a unbelievable concert violinist check out the viola -- she was very impressed with the quality and the tone of such a small instrument when she put it through her paces. I did take the viola to another friend to re-cut the bridge (we wanted it to be more rounded for a beginning student) who repairs and also builds instruments, and he was impressed as well. We are privileged to have an orchestra program in our school district here, and our oldest son has been playing for 5 years -- we wish we would have known about you 5 years ago when we started him out as we would have just purchased his first viola and kept doing so until he got to a full size instead of paying astronomical amounts of money over the years to rent used and poor quality instruments (we finally got smart and bought him a fantastic viola from a friend needing to sell some instruments). We will be purchasing from you again as our daughter grows and requires larger violas, and in the future when our youngest son decides which instrument he wants to play. Thank you so much! We will spread the word about Gliga Violins! The Allens


From: Fribley Bill / Tanya
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 12:14 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gems 1 or Gems 2 Gaurnerius

Hello Received very nice Genial 1 antiqued violin Nov. 27. Sent it home with a delighted student last night.(My wife teaches.) I had picked out Gems ! #5897 as a possible next purchase, but it looks as though it has been sold. Are you expecting to have any more Gaurnerius in the Gems 1 or Gems 2 any time soon? I know you do have several now, but I would like to be able to find one with grain closer to what 5897 had. I am very pleased with the value and quality of the Genial ! #6158 which we purchased. It was exactly as represented, the peg fit was perfect, and the tone was very pleasing. I purchased the Genial 1 to evaluate so I could get an idea what to expect, knowing the Gems, Gama, and higher quality instruments would show even finer craftmanship and wood selection. Thank you for the pleasant experience and I look forward to our next transaction. I did not start out intending for this email to develop into a testimonial, but to the extent that it may have done so, please feel free to use any part of it. I have been repairing instruments as a hobby for over 30 years and have worked on many violins, and it is because of the poor quality violins that some of my wife's students show up with that I have looked for a better option, and I feel I have found it. Thanks! Bill Your web site is great!


From: Amrita Kumar
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 2:01 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Violin Arrived!

Hi I just wanted to say thankyou so much for the beautiful violin that arrived on my doorstep today! I can't believe how promptly it arrived from the date I ordered it. It literally was 5 days and that was including the weekend. And, all the way to Australia! You guys don't waste any time. Thankyou for your service. The violin looks beautiful, and sounds great! I'm a very happy customer. Amrita Kumar

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Matthias Rimkus
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Matthias Rimkus
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From: Matthias Rimkus
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 6:34 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Thank you!

Dear Chris, I received the "butterfly" viola today and I would like to tell you that I am very pleased in 1. your instruments 2. your sell - and aftersell-service 1. Now I bought alltogether 4 Instruments in the outfit-range GEMS II until GAMA during the last 3 years from your internet-shop. Each instrument is for it's unique impression and sound better than expected. Your high quality of the hand crafted violins is, what convinces in a world of mass-produced articles which mostly come from Asia. Wonderfull, what is made in Roumania! 2. And as sensitive individual as your instruments, are you in this orchestration. We ordenary comunicated by a few email-lines, after I looked in your well-pepaired web shop. I recognized that you acted in favour to the deal by an understanding of my wishes, as if we had personly talked together. But what I appreciated most, is that you kept on that way, after I payed. That's a way of business I 'll like to meet again. Thank you and kind regards Matthias Rimkus P.S. In the attched file you can see that Nigel Kennedy rewiewed your US-fag as a "cool fiddle", when my son met him last week-end.


Kathy Asseiro
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Kathy Asseiro
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From: Kathy Asseiro
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 12:58 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: 1/2 Violin

Hello, We received the beautiful violin about 1 1/2 weeks ago and my daughter loves it! She's had her first violin lesson now, and her teacher has also commented on what a lovely violin it is. Of course, you already know that, but I thought that I'd just confirm it for you :) Thanks for your prompt service and for selling violins that sound good even in the hands of a completely inexperiencd 7 year old! Kathy Asseiro


From: eric xavier wiscovich
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 2:13 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Thanks!

Hey, Thanks for your great, fantastic service. I buy the A1959 model and I just love it so much. Sounds beautiful, it's easy to play, and I fell in love with it. Thank you very much! I'm so pleased with it! I will recommend your violins to everyone here in Puerto Rico that I know! Once again! Thanks! sincerely, Eric X. Wiscovich

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From: Claudia
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:03 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Genial I "Couple" Antiqued violin

You will be happy to know my violin arrived this past Tuesday night, April fourth. I should have contacted you then but I was too busy playing with it. I have been trying it out ever since. When I play it I feel as though I should be performing in an orchestra. I know that sounds corny but it is true. I have had my teacher, Maria Alejandra, check out the violin and she is more than impressed with it. She is very pleased with the quality of the sound, as well as, the overall condition of it. She only re-affirmed to me what I already knew that I had made a great find and purchased a very beautiful instrument. I am more than please with the way the violin looks, sounds and how it was packaged for shipment. A few friends have seen it now and they have all fallen in love with it. My congratulations go out to the artist(s) who are responsible for the art work on it. I can not say enough about the artwork. It is as though the artist(s) knew exactly what would make me happy. Every time I look at it I can see something new, something that I had missed before. The case for it was more than I expected and for the color, well, it is exquisite. It is the perfect rich black and dark deep purple that I was looking for. The artist(s) not only created something truly unique but also something that will become more valuable with time. There are so many things on and about the violin itself that I simply cant relate them all in an e-mail. I would like to take a moment and thank you personally, Eric. Your kindness and patience went above and beyond what was called for. You took the time to explain how certain pieces of the violin worked and how best to improve on them. The same could be said for the bow. Again, thank you so much for the time you gave me. You are a great asset to the company and I look forward to dealing with you all again. You can be proud to work for a company that can turn out instruments of such a high caliber. Thank you, again. Respectfully yours, Linda S. Larkin 2006-04-10


From: Bob and Shawna McPherson
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 8:49 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Gems 2 Advanced 1/2 Student Violin

I wanted to write an compliment you on the fine instrument that we have received. We are thrilled with it. The violin is for my 6 year old daughter and she even recognizes the quality and sound compared to the rental instrument she has been using. The order was received in a timely manner and the violin arrived safely. We will definitely do business with you when we're ready to move to a larger instrument. Thank you. Shawna McPherson


From: Corey Smith
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 10:14 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: My new GEM2

Dear Gliga, I just received my new GEM 2. I tuned it up and was playing in minutes. I must say how impressed I am with the rich tone and the beautiful wood and workmanship. Thanks so much for my new violin. A fantastic value! Corey

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From: Janusz Bialek
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 4:46 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Workshop Gems 1 Left Handed Violin

Dear Chris, I received the Left Handed Workshop Gems 1 violin yesterday and I am very impressed. The service you provided was excellent and the violin arrived in 5 days. The instrument was well packaged and arrived safely. The violin itself is beautiful and it sounds amazing, even in the hands of a beginner. I was playing for 4 hours straight last night and couldnt put it down! Thank you so much for remembering all those left-handers out there. I will be sure to recommend Gliga to anyone who is interested in purchasing a violin. Thank you. Regards,


From: Torstein Dalene
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 11:04 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: violin item 9420

Hello! Thank you for the violin! Its a beautiful instrument!! Sounds smooth and nice. We received the violin a couple of days ago and our son (5 years) is practising every day and is very proud and happy about his new instrument. We are very satisfied! Best regards Torstein Norrkping Sweden


From: Shimek Joe
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 1:59 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Violin with Egyptian Motifs

The violin arrived last Wednesday. Please forward my compliments to your luthiers and artists. They did a fine job. My son was so pleased with the instrument that he took the fiddle to school to show the day after it arrived. He and his teacher even played a duet on fiddle and accordion for his third grade class that day. Thanks again for the special order and best regards, Joe

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From: Paul Conroy
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:09 PM
To: Gliga Violins USA - The Violin Place Inc.
Subject: Enquiry from GLIGA Violins USA

I just received my GEMS 2 violin - it is a wonderful instrument, and the customer service was just as good. Thanks! ...I have used other online music stores and was not satisfied, but you all delivered quality service throughout. People need to know about it!


From: Krzysztof
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:43 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Gems 2 Violin 1/2

Dear Chris, I have shown the violin to luthier (well known in Krakow, who is making instruments for philharmonic musicians) as well as to instructor of my daughter. They both approved of it. The instrument is nice, built quality is high and sound is pure. Price is reasonable, even for Polish citizen. Thank you again. Best regards, Krzysztof


From: jose alejandro seaez dominguez
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:22 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: thank you very much!!

Hi, my name is Alejandro, i'm from Mexico and I just want to tell you how pleased I am. I bought a gama professional violin about a month ago and I love the way the violin sounds, I really love the color, I just love it!!! It's crafted with high professionalism and It's quite great because of the very accessible price and I got a grat instrument overall. I highly recommend the gliga instruments cus' they rock :), and by the way I love the fact that a lot of people I know here in mexico are buying these great instruments, so now you can say you're also gathering a crowd of happy buyers here in Mexico. thanks a lot your friend Alejandro.

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From: Rebecca M
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:29 PM
To: Gliga Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.
Subject: Re: Order Process (gliga maestro "girl" scroll violin)

The violin arrived yesterday in perfect shape. I played it right out of the box with a bit of tuning and fell in love. It sounds like its singing! I took it to orchestra tonight and it blends perfectly with the other instruments (though sounds far better) and projects beautifully on the solo parts. I was the envy of the orchestra! Everyone I walked past gasped at the carvings and deeply flamed wood. Normally you will find a beautiful instrument and it will sound terrible then an unattractive one that sounds amazing.. this violin has the best of both worlds! I am most certain that I am keeping this amazing instrument. Not only is this an amazing work of art, but it has a sound to match! Thank you for all your wonderful help and the SUPER fast shipping! I recommended you to everyone I know. Thanks again, I am so pleased with your customer service, finally, a kind and honest violin dealer! Rebecca


From: Pete Teresavage
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 7:46 PM
To: Gliga Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.
Subject: my new violin

Hi, I received my new violin today. I played it for 2 hours and finally had to put it down because my arm hurt. It sounds wonderful and full. It feels good in my hands and the workmanship is outstanding. I am so pleased. I spent many hours on the computer searching for a new violin. I studied a lot of violins and their makers and decided on you and I am happy I did. Tomorrow night I go to orchestra practice and I am anticipating many comments on my violin. Thank you and thank your craftsmen. I will treasure this fine instrument and enjoy many hours of playing and knowing it. Thank you again. Pete Teresavage


From: GB
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 1:54 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Violin

Dear Chris, I received the violin yesterday via DHL (very fast delivery) and wanted to tell you that I was very impressed with it. I am still only a beginner but after having a lesson this summer in NY and hearing my teacher's violin, I knew there was a better quality of tone that I should expect to hear and produce. I have actually been searching for a left-handed violin for quite a while. As a starter violin I had my grandfather's violin from the 1920's in a Cremona style. I turned everything around and got some good sound out of it, but knew I really needed a left-hand. I tried to play right-handed, but it seems for me this is not correct. I priced some luthiers in the US and the cost was really prohibitive at this stage of my playing level. I found your site under google and read all the testimonials on your violins and finally decided to purchase. The sound I hear is what I describe as rich, warm and dark. The project! ion is much more than what I was getting out of my other violin. Basically, Chris it just feels like it was made for me. Thank you so much for selling such a wonderful violin. I'm very happy with it already. Can't wait to go home from work today and play! Sincerely, GB

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From: Karyn Peterson
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 8:13 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: my order

Chris- I have not responded to you since I received my violin outfit several weeks ago, but believe me it is not because I am unsatisfied. I bought the violin, a gems 1, from you as a graduation present for myself. I had about two weeks off, in which I was graduating from one college, and moving on to another and it was during that short break that I ordered from you. I have finally found a minute to spare, and wanted to write you a note to tell you how very pleased I was and am with my violin. It is beautiful, and has a wonderful sound. I have been enjoying it greatly! I am so glad I chose to buy from you, I was not disappointed, I was delightfully shocked. Again, I want to thank you for your patience, and all your wonderful customer service as well. You were prompt, patient, and very responsive. Thank you so much!!!!! --Karyn Peterson


From: Laura Teng
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:24 AM
To: The Violin Place, Inc.
Subject: RE: Question for item #3775971554 - STUDENT 1/16 CHILD 'GEMS 2'

Hi Chris, Thanks so much for getting back to me. Thank you also again for your helpful information, for the case, for guaranteeing the bow, and... well, everything! I took the violin in to a luthier today and he was very impressed. I might look into changing the strings in a little while when our daughter starts playing - right now she is still learning to hold it. Her favorite thing to do right now is rosin the bow. :) I haven't had a chance to leave feedback yet (I haven't had much time on ebay), but when I get around to it, I will certainly be leaving glowing feedback. I was a little apprehensive about buying online, but I'm glad that my research pointed me in your direction. I'm sure we might be buying future violins from you, when the time is right. Best regards, Laura


From: Charles Lonaberger
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 4:24 PM
To: Gliga Violins USA - The Violin Place, Inc.
Subject: RE: Question for item #7303127164 - NICE EUROPEAN 16.5" SCHOOL 'GENIAL 1' VIOLA

I wish that I could go out and update the EBay response I left to be more positive in content. Thanks for the great product and above and beyond service. We'll see if we can send more business your way from others in our church and Christian school. Thanks again!! Charles Lonaberger

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From: 5lilpunkins
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 7:59 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: re... 1/10 violin

Hello .. I just wanted to thankyou again for the 1/10 violin we purchased for our daughter! We have seen lots of violins as our daughters grew into bigger sizes...... but this gems2 violin surpasses many of the well known brands in tone and appearance! SO glad I took a chance and ordered online. Your testimonials and feedback encouraged me... 5lilpunkins


From: Laura Teng
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:24 AM
To: The Violin Place, Inc.
Subject: RE: Question for item #3775971554 - STUDENT 1/16 CHILD 'GEMS 2' ANTIQUED VIOLIN CODE: A2444

Hi Chris, Thanks so much for getting back to me. Thank you also again for your helpful information, for the case, and... well, everything! I took the violin in to a luthier today and he was very impressed. I haven't had a chance to leave feedback yet (I haven't had much time on ebay), but when I get around to it, I will certainly be leaving glowing feedback. I was a little apprehensive about buying online, but I'm glad that my research pointed me in your direction. I'm sure we might be buying future violins from you, when the time is right. Best regards, Laura


From: Charles Lonaberger
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 4:24 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: Question for item #7303127164 - NICE EUROPEAN 16.5" SCHOOL GENIAL 1 VIOLA

I wish that I could go out and update the EBay response I left to be more positive in content. Thanks for the great product and above and beyond service. We'll see if we can send more business your way from others in our church and Christian school. Thanks again!! Charles Lonaberger

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From: Therrell
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 8:40 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Workshop 'Gems 1' viola

I am a semiprofessional violist. I do a few play for pay jobs throughout the year with a couple of orchestras here in the northeast Arkansas area. I want to preface this message with the information that I purchased a very fine George Rums viola some 35 years ago I remember I had a hard time scraping up the money as a financially struggling university student. That viola, worth a couple of thousand dollars in 1969, has served me wonderfully over all the years. Last year I decided I should have a second viola, as a back up. This would not be a fine instrument, but a modestly priced one just in case an occasion should arise that I was having work done on my Rums. I wanted something that I could get by with. Your Gems 1 line looked as though it would serve my purpose well, so I purchased one of the 16.5 violas. Over the past year, I have put in quite a few practice hours on the Gems 1 viola, trying out different sets of strings on it to help it find its voice. Right now its strung with Pirastro Obligatos. I want you to know that your $478 Gems 1 viola has *replaced* my considerably more expensive George Rums instrument (which is an excellent one) as my first viola. I played a highly challenging and technically demanding concert just this afternoon with a semiprofessional concert orchestra works by Mozart, Rossini, Lalo, and Elgar and I chose to use my Gems 1 instead of my Rums. It delivers such a warm yet carrying sound, and is incredibly responsive throughout its range of dynamics and positions. I have no reservations at all about using it in a viola section with professional players with highly expensive instruments surrounding me. Today I received compliments on my contribution to the section after the performance was finished. I know you sell your Gliga and Gama lines of instruments for advanced to professional players. I havent played either of those lines, so I can only imagine how they must compare to my lesser priced Gems 1 instrument. I just wanted to tell you that I have been pleasantly amazed over the past year at what one of your economy instruments is capable of delivering obviously it yields performance standards that meet or exceed those of more highly priced instruments by other makers. If my Gems 1 viola is typical of all your instruments in that line, then the Gems 1 instruments are most assuredly capable of taking their places respectably even in professional groups. Murray Therrell Paragould, AR


From: -T
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 6:29 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: RE: Thank you!! Item #2546899456

Dear Chris We received the long-awaiting violin last night. It was quite beautiful and my doughter loves it very much. Thank you for your kind and warmful help in this matter. Thank you again. With our best regards. Hiroshi


From: Skeebs15@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 9:31 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Thank you from Chris Carmichael

Dear Chris, I received my violin today. I have one word to describe how I feel about this instrument - GENIUS ! I now have one of your violas, one of your cellos , and one of your violins. I shall be using all of them on all my upcoming recording projects. If I can ever be of any assistance in any way - including my most heartfelt endorsement, please let me know. With my best regards, Chris Carmichael

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From: Terry
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 10:51 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Received Guarneri & Strad

Hello Chris, I have received the Gama Guarneri & Strad violins today in excellent condition! They both are very beautiful with superb tonal quality! I literally played them right out of the box with a little tuning up! I am very impressed with Vasile Gliga's violins. I want to thank you for your outstanding service, including the close communication. You have made be very happy, and I will most certainly buy from you again! With Appreciation, Terry Armstrong


From: Jae Yong Chung
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 7:20 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Thank you :)

Hello again, Just to let you know that I finally got my beautiful violin delivered to me yesterday, and I am VERY VERY happy with the great tone of my new instrument! I've played enough violins in the past to know this. And I absolutely love the color, which is in reality a much more brown color than I saw on my computer screen. Everyone that I've shown and played the violin to were truly taken back (maybe even envious ;) ) . I love it! Jae


From: Turner, Doug
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 9:47 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: RE: 1/2 Gems II Violin

Hi Chris, I thoroughly inspected the violin and it looks fine. Great packing job! Thank you for great service and a great looking and sounding violin. I'll be ordering again! Doug Turner Winchester, KY

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From: ed_miranda@peoplesoft.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:13 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: Item #2547873943 - Notification of an Instant Purchase Payment Received

Hello Chris, I just wanted to repeat that we are VERY pleased with your responsiveness and quick delivery!!! I think you broke all records in getting the product into my son's hands. He is SO excited. Again, thank you very much and Best Regards! Ed Miranda


From: Sean Conway
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 6:12 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Viola Order

Hi Chris, I received the viola last week, and after playing it for a week I absolutely love it. Thanks very much for the great service and beautiful instrument. As a side note, I've got some younger students that are in the market for larger student violins and I'll certainly recommend yours. Thanks again, -Sean Conway


From: Robert Manahan
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:35 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #2542368338

Hello Chris, The fiddles arrived today and, as usual, they were well packed and in perfect condition. I have played them a little and I believe they are all fine instruments. Thanks for your help. Once again, Best regards, Robert

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From: Jack
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 10:06 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Received my viola today

Hi, I received my viola today I bought through Ebay and was very well pleased with the sound and quality of the instrument at a very reasonable price. Thanks. I gave you an excellant rating on Ebay. I would love to buy a case for it now. Jack oodolittle@bellsouth.net


From: djlchan@juno.com
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 9:35 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Thanks

To Gliga Violins USA, After receiving a great violin from you for our daughter, I just placed my order for a 4/4 Genial outfit for myself! (My wife wants a cello, but we'll have to wait for that.) My wife discovered your site on-line and we were surprised how affordable your student violins are. Many advised us not to order violins on-line but we took the chance and ordered a 1/4 outfit from you for our daughter. Amazingly we practically received it the next day! The tracking site didn't keep up with the actual speedy delivery, it couldn't. We brought the new instrument to the instructor and she was thoroughly impressed. She is the classic stern traditional style instructor during lessons (fun during breaks!) and she actually had a smile on her face when observing the violin. She said it was a quality violin and "stylish". Before they began she said new violins generally need to be tuned again after the lesson, she was surprised how well it held its tune at the end. We are thankful that you can provide quality instruments at an affordable price for new students. It's nice to know parents like us don't always have to be "rich or infamous" to provide a fantastic violin for lessons for our children. Darren Chan


From: Jung Yoon
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:58 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Violins

Dear Chris: I wanted to let you know that I have received the violins yesterday. I am happy with the quality of the instruments, as well as separate bow purchase. I appreciate you support for this round purchase. Thanks! - Jung

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From: Lorrie Agan
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:14 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: 1/4 violin advanced student gems 2'

The violin arrived today and it's gorgeous and it has such a pretty tone. Thanks so very much. You do a very honest business. Sincerely, Lorrie Agan


From: MARK REECE
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 4:47 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Your eBay Stores Purchase from violinslover (paypal)

Chris, The violin arrived yesterday. The whole family marveled at the visual beauty and craftsmanship. The tone of this violin is excellent! My son and I are extremely pleased with it. I was prepared for a little let-down.but instead was delighted. My son, James, says he can already play better. I know one thing.he sure sounds better. Thanks again and I hope to purchase from you again in the future. Mark Reece


From: Shelley Kibbey
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 5:25 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: RE: News about the Status of Your Violin

Yes, yes the violin was received last Tuesday (week before), and I drove to to my daughter's house (8 hours) to hear her play it. FANTASTIC!! Such JOY! She is so happy, the violin is wonderful, thank you, thank you SO much! -Shelley

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From: Antoniv, Taras
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:54 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: RE: item Number: 7772

Hi Chris, Thank you for the violin. We received it a week ago and so far my daughter and my wife (she is a violin teacher) like it very much. The workmanship is excellent; sound is warm and noble. I think this is absolutely the best of what we could get for the money. Wishing you all the best in your business! Sincerely, Taras


From: Peter Higginbotham
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:33 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: eBay Item #2531546140, Thank you for your purchase

Hello, The viola arrived last Thursday and it is beautiful! My daughter is thrilled to have such a wonderful instrument. The sound quality and tone are magnificent. I was a little skeptical to purchase an instrument unseen and "un-played", but this was well worth the risk. Thanks, Karen Higginbotham


From: Laurie AE O'Meara
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 12:47 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Item #2535725431 - Genial 1 violin

Hi Chris :) The violin arrived today, a day earlier than expected. It is beautiful, and I thank you for your professional service throughout this transaction. In the future, when I am ready to move up to the next level, I will be purchasing from you again. Laurie

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From: Mitch Tripp
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2002 9:02 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: item # 867630787

Hello, Thanks for your help in purchasing the Gems1 Antique Violin. It is truly a beautiful violin and the sound matchs its looks. Other students raved about the beauty as my daughter took it out of the case for the first time. She also commented that most of the other instruments had painted lines for purfling instead of inlaid like the Gems1. Another feature we liked about Violinslover.com, you see pictures of the instrument you are buying. I requested pictures from another site of the actual instrument I would receive and was told it would take too much time to photograph each and every instrument he sold. He said it was similar to the one shown on the web site. The last thing I must say to beginning students, "DON'T RENT!" Purchase a Gliga student instrument. The rental agreement at the local music store is not written for your benefit.. It's a no-win contract for you. Laura and Mitch Tripp


From: Merrell, Laurie
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 5:24 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: 4/4 PROFESSIONAL GAMA Violin (Item # 871522316)

Morning Chris: I received the Gama on Wednesday - in more than perfect condition. Although it is not quite the colour I wanted - pictures always make things appear different - I LOVE IT! The girls in the mailroom here, couldn't believe how well it was packed. The Gama is perfect! You have made me a very happy Gliga customer. I am so glad that I didn't have to purchase one from the local dealer. Laurie Merrell


From: Trudy
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 10:15 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

The violin finally arrived at 7:15 pm. I had called FedEx and they apologized for taking so long to deliver. It is the most beautiful violin in the world, without question. It is beautifully detailed, and the sound is fantastic. I am very very pleased, and will send ebay a feedback. My instructor is interested in a catalog if you have one available. She was most impressed. Thank you so very much for your quality workmanship and efficient servce. It is greatly appreciated.

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From: Kasia Szremski
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 7:44 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Checkout for Item #1511260256 (Antiqued 4/4 ADVANCED Student GEMS 2 Violin)

Chris- I got the violin last night. It's absolutely beautiful!! It shipped without a problem and already sounds better than any other violin I've ever played. Thanks so very much!!!!!!!!


From: capt-zero
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 11:30 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Violin arrived, it's beautiful!

Hi there, I got the violin Thursday ... and I'm soooo happy with it. Your service is great and you're nice people to deal with; I've left positive feedback for you. Thank you and hope you continue to do well on ebay! best regards, deby Bolton


From: Dale Elkiss
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:36 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Tracking #

Chris - 16" GEMS workshop viola safely arrived yesterday. I find it to be a very satisfactory instrument. I adjusted it last night and found it very easy to adjust to really sweet sound. Fittings and finishing are all first rate. GEMS handicraft workshop is doing really superb work. I feel very comfortable recommending Gliga instruments to those looking for high quality and dependability. Starting now, I plan to upgrade as many of my students as possible to Gliga instruments and hope to buy a couple more from you very soon. I am very appreciative of your making these wonderful instruments available this way. My regards to you, Dale Elkiss

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From: KAREN BASSO
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 3:57 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: My Beautiful Violin Came!

Hi Chris, Just a quick note to say THANK YOU - SO-O-O MUCH. My Violin came yesterday and I am just thrilled with the quality, sound and gorgeous antique finish - it's just beautiful!. I couldn't be happier - What a great value at such a reasonable price. Thanks for all the answers to my e-mails, too! Best Regards, Karen


From: Neal Fitzpatrick
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 11:38 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: ebay cello

Hey Chris. The cello showed up today. Looks fantastic! Thanks. By the way, tell your boss I am VERY impressed with your customer service. If there were more people like you around, it would be a much better place. Cheers, Neal.


From: Karpov Dmitri
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 12:03 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Money Order Approval Confirmation Letter (9748919)

Hello Chris All is very good. I am very pleased. Instrument is supplied fast and without damages. My professor has said, what is it very well made viola by an equal sound for the starting students. Good choice for the very low price. Thanks. Dmitri

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From: Dennis Reeder
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:26 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re:violin

Hello Chris, We here at Four strings violin shop are extremely please with the Gigla violin we purchased. We bought the Gems 1. The sound is very good and very nice tone!! I know our customer will be very happy. Look forward to doing business. Regards J.R.


From: SLB
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 4:29 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Antiqued 1/2 PROFESSIONAL 'GAMA' Violin (Item # 854124755)

Chris I just wanted to let you know that I received the 1/2 Professional Gama violin and am very happy with the sound and quality. An appraisal by a violin teacher confirmed this opinion. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again. Steve


From: Vann, Joe W MVR
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 12:45 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Genial

I just received my Genial model that I purchased on Ebay. ...the workmanship and tone are fantastic. After tuning, I played a few licks, and it sounds better than anything I was shown at the local music stores at five times the price. If the school model sounds like this, the Maestro Gliga must have the voice of an angel. Joe W. Vann III

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From: Kim Priestley
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 9:05 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Chris, I received the viola yesterday, and my daughter is absolutely thrilled! What a beautiful instrument! Thank you for your prompt service. I left praise on ebay for you as well. Thank you for all of your help. Kim Priestley


From: yfujinami@earthlink.com
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 3:02 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Thank you!

Chris, Thank you very much for your violin. It is a excellent violin with beautiful sound! My wife and I are so pleased with your product for our son. I will leave positive feedback for you. Again thank you so much. Sincerely yours Yoshi Fujinami


From: Bernie Fox
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 5:58 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Hello Chris, Everything worked out very well. The cello was a great surprise for my daughter. And I have to tell you that the instrument surpassed my expectations. It is an absolute masterpiece and the tonal quality is heavenly. I appreciate all that you have done. And, as you might have guessed by now, we will be keeping the cello. We wouldn't be able to part with it. Most sincerely, Bernie

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From: David Saiia
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 9:38 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Child's violin

Dear Chris: I violin arrived today in perfect shape. I have already showed it to the luthier her in town and to my son's violin teacher (one of the Suzuki instructors) they both loved the craftsmanship and the beautiful sound of the instrument. Thank you so much - we will be showing this instrument to everyone that is willing to see it. It was a great value - it is a very beautiful instrument. Regards- David


From: VBJFLY@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:51 AM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: 4/4 professional Gama code 12

Hello, Yesterday I received the Gama Violin. It's beautiful, there was no damage and arrived in excellent condition. You can consider me another happy customer. As I look at it, I wonder what took me so long to decide to purchase it. Thanks Again, Vince Jackovich


From: Teresa Littlefield
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 7:45 AM
To: Gliga Violins
Subject: Re: Gliga Violins Customer Receipt/Purchase Confirmation

Hi. I received the violin today. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for all the help. I will be back in the future when I need to move up! I have left positive feedback. Thanks again, Teresa (jk4fun)

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From: DanJ2790@cs.com
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:13 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Ebay Item # 855453663 (Wild One Piece Back Violin)

Hello Chris, Well the violin arrived on time and in perfect order. The 7 day trial period has come and gone and I could not be happier. I have played it extensively and my instructor really put it through it's paces. As a professional player and teacher, he was extremely impressed with the sound and quality of the instrument. He said he now knows a reliable source to send his students to for their violins. What more can I say? I am completely satisfied. Thanks again for all the help and information before the purchase. Thanks again, Dan


From: Lawrence McCord
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 4:54 AM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Violin

Chris, Hi! I took the violin to my friend to look at. We did alot of comparing to other violins for sound and overall performance. It has a very sweet sound of which I really like. Thanks again for all of your help. I will definitely recommend your violins to those I come in contact with. Thanks again, Debbie


From: Carolyn Paulson - Essence Of Opera
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 2:33 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Antiqued 4/4 PROFESSIONAL GAMA Violin

Hi Chris! My new violin arrived a few days ago,and I'm delighted! It's gorgeous to look at, to play, and to hear. I'm especially happy with the deep, mellow sounds of the D and G strings. These are the exact qualities I was looking for! This is the first new violin I've had, and it's a honey! The sound quality is already superb, and I'm excited to think it will get even better the more the instrument is played. I had family members over the day before yesterday,and they all agreed the violin sounds wonderful. I'm going to enjoy playing it for many years to come. Thanks not only for such a fine instrument, but for the excellent service as well. All the best, Carolyn Paulson

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From: CTOAFN@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 6:50 AM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking #

We've received the violin and it is wonderful! Thank you so much. I showed it to my daughters teacher and she was so impressed with it and how it really looked like a smaller version of a professional violin. Thanks again, Pam


From: ElectricBluesMan@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 7:20 AM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Hi, Chris. I had been looking for a quality violin to replace my old one for quite some time. Your 7 day return policy took the worry out of ordering one over the internet. I am extremely pleased with the quality of craftsmanship and tone of this violin! Thank you for the fantastic violin, for making the transaction so quick and easy, and for an excellent packing job (I was concerned with having the violin shipped without a case). Sincerely, R. Craig Duncan


From: David Rasmussen
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:03 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: Tracking #

I really appreciate the level of service you people offer. You have been fantastic to work with. I have enthusiastically recommended you to several of the parents who are looking to upgrade their child's student instruments. I think the Gliga violins offer a great value that is not available in similarly priced instruments. Respectfully, Dave Rasmussen

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From: lingo
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:16 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: My violin

Chris-- Fed Ex delivered my violin today. It is in perfect shape, thanks for the great packing job. The quality is superb, and the sound matches. Can't wait until it loosens up a bit, but it is very pleasing right out of the box. I will certainly recommend your instruments to anyone who wants a first class fiddle. I thought I was going to have to pay three times as much for an adequate instrument. I feel like I got a first rate violin. Sincerely, Shawn Lingo


From: Nathanael Overman
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 7:35 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Gliga Violin

Hello, I received the 1/8 Gliga Workshop Gems 1 Violin last week and am very pleased with the instrument. The craftsmanship is exquisite and I would definitely purchase from Gliga again. My sister who is a teacher at the Suzuki institute here in Seattle was also impressed. Thanks - love the violin, Nathanael


From: David Rasmussen
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 11:31 AM
To: 'ViolinsLover's Office'
Subject: RE: Tracking #

Chris, We received the violin yesterday in perfect condition. It is beautiful!! You really have some good pictures on your website, but a picture does not do this little fiddle justice. Dave

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From: Seagrove
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 5:12 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: received the new Viola

Greetings Chris, Just to let you know I have received the new Viola today and it is wonderful!!!! Everything is in great shape and I couldn't be happier. Thank-you so much. A beautiful instrument at an amazing price wow!!! I will be recommending you to all. Take Care Brad Sherry


From: Peter Kwon
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 6:04 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: broken tuning peg

Dear Chris, Thank you for your excellent customer service. Your attention to customer satisfaction is exceptional. Best regards. Peter Kwon


From: draginit@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 7:58 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Question for seller -- Item #852120814

Hello, I recieved the violin today, and I'm very pleased with it....Thank you. Aaron

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From: Seagrove
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 2:09 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: RE: Tracking #

Greetings Chris, Just a quick note to let you know I have received the viola safe and sound today - thank-you for fast delivery. The first impression is great, sound is great. looking forward to hearing her song. I will be leaving you positive feedback soon. Brad T-Sherry


From: Melissa Roby
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 5:30 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Just wanted to let you know that I received the viola on Friday. I absolutely love it! It is so beautiful and the sound is fabulous. Thanks you so much. I have left possitive feedback on your ebay account. Thanks again Melissa


From: Steve maley
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 9:19 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: Violins

Just a note to let you know that we got the violin today. We did not expect it so soon because it had just cleared customs. We did not know it was coming direct from Rumania. It really is beautiful and has a very nice tone. Thank you very much. We are very happy with it.

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From: Albert Gonzalez
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 10:25 AM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Chris: I received the viola, what a wonderful and gorgeous instrument. It has far exceded my expectacions and the price was incredible. It's the second instrument I buy from you and I know I'll buy more. One cannot go wrong buying from you guys. Your service has been superb. Keep up the good work! Alberto


From: Jim & Charlotte Swisher
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 3:37 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Violin

Violin Lovers tracking number 045791024283366, arrived this morning. Our grandaughter is going to love this. The violin is beautiful, not a scratch. Everything is ok. Char10


From: Rod Neep
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 2:37 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Bird's Eye Viola Item #1521351443

Hi Chris A quick note to let you know that the viola arrived here today in England safe and sound. And no taxes charged! (big smile). I am absolutely 100% delighted with it. It is perfect in every way. It plays and sounds beautifully, the workmanship is superb, and it looks really stunning! What more could I ask? Excellent value for money in every way possible. Thank you so much! Best regards Rod

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From: Dave Schippers
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 6:01 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: New Violin

We received the Violin this past Friday. Thank you very much. It is everything that I was told and hoped it would be. My son Brian (age 11) is so excited and impressed with the tone that he plays it constantly. Again, thank you. I am proud to own suck a beautiful instrument. David Schippers


From: Elizabeth Avila
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 4:06 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: GAMA 7/8 cello

Hi, I wanted to tell you I really like the cello - it has both a beautiful sound and appearance. I took it to my cello teacher and luthier for their opinions. They both said the quality and craftsmanship were very good. thank you, liz


From: Krishnabai & Cullen
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 10:30 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Hi Chris, Thank you for the violin - it is quite nice and my student loves it. Thank you for your prompt and kind service, Krishnabai

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From: Paul Fehrenbach
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 8:45 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Ebay #1516933950 viola (#2065) arrived

Chris - The 17.5" Gems 1 viola arrived yesterday. I let it stay in the box for the day to acclimate to the temperature here (it was 5 degrees F. here yesterday). The viola is very nice and I am very pleased with the quality of workmanship and sound. The large body produces a huge sound but very well balanced through the range. I think you have an excellent product and will not hesitate to recommend you to my students and colleagues. Thank you - Paul


From: CINDY FRASIER
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:10 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

I love the 1/4 Butterfly violin!!!!!!! My daughter will love it. She can't wait until BDAY. It has a great sound and is very easy to play. It is set up well. Most small violins are set up too high over the fingerboard. This is perfect. Thanks Cindy


From: rmdudeck@juno.com
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2002 5:03 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re:3/4 Genial 1-oil violin

Dear Chris, Sorry to have taken so long in getting back to you. The violin was recieved in good condition,my Daughter is very pleased with the instruments sound and appearance. She previously used a suzuki 3/4 which sounds dull compared to the school genial. Thank You for a great transaction and a great violin. Best Regards Roy Dudeck

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From: 'a-O@.Zi
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:13 AM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: RE:Tracking #

Dear Chris; The 1/32 violin arrived in a very sound condition. It is realy a beautiful instrument but too small to try for me. Thank you very much for a very good item for my friend. Best regards, Takeshi Owa


From: CINDY FRASIER
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 4:38 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: 7/8 Butterfly

Hi again Chris, I received it today. I really like it. It is not as loud as my professional violin, but fits me better and has artistic merit!! My students are going to be jealous. I have decided to buy the 1/4 butterfly violin. I want the one GC6398. It has more blue, pink and cream. I like the varnish and the way they are painted. The signature and booklet tops everything off. Nice fittings too. Thanks again Cynicalgem


From: James Wang
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 3:41 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Hi Chris, It's James Wang from Taiwan. I am very pleased to tell you that the violins are in good hands safe and sound. Very fast delivery and very careful packing indeed. And I am just as pleased to let you know about my impression of these two violins. Personally, I think they are very nice looking and sounding instruments made of quality material for very reasonable prices. And I particularly love the Antiqued 1/4 Professional GAMA violin, other than the very nice craftsmanship, I think it has a very good volume and potential for a violin such size. I think I will definitely do business with you again. That's why I left TWO POSITIVE FEEDBACKs on eBay just now. Many thanks from the other side of the earth. best regards James Wang

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From: Damodarans
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 5:02 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Order 513 from catalog onlinemusicshop

Hi Chris.. this is the second violin I have purchased from your store. These are wonderfully made instrutments! The sound is beautiful and you ship them with such care. Thank you! geetha


From: Ben McPherron
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 10:32 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: double bass

Chris, I love my bass! I had a local luthier set it up and put some Helicore strings on it, and it sounds and plays great. I would have expected to pay three to four times as much for a bass of this quality, thank you for helping me out. Thank you again, Ben.


From: Cjung4@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:09 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re:

Dear Chris, Here is a poem to the sound of the Maestro Violin The sound is liquid honey golden amber and dripping off of a spoon The sound is the New Mexico sunset at the moment the sun is half way below the horizon The sound is complicated and so amazingly forgiving it makes my modest skils seem polished and refined And the sound is just awakening I could also write the poem into sentences: The sound is beautiful. It reminds me of liquid honey, golden amber and dripping off of a spoon. The sound reminds me of the New Mexico sunset at the moment the sun is half was below the horizon. The sound is complicated and amazingly forgiving. It makes my modest skills seem polished and refined. The most wonderful part is that the sound is just awakening. I love it! Thank you and everyone who had anything to do with bringing this instrument into my life! Vanessa

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From: George
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 11:08 AM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Gliga Cellos

Hi Chris, The viola just arrived! Its really really nice! Thanks for putting up such great pictures on your web site, and allowing customers a high resolution picture to look at and choose exactly the instrument they want. Those pics really give one an exact idea of what is to be expected. I'm an amateur cello player, and wanted to try a viola for something to learn, and this one is very nice. George Bradfute


From: Cail79@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 4:21 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: 1/2 green leopard

Just wanted t let you know, that Santa Claus delivered the green leopard violin that we bought from you. Our little girl was thrilled and we are all impressed with the quality of the sound. It was money well spent and when she grows out of this one , I'll be contacting you for the peacock one ! Happy New Year . Colleen.


From: David Kendall
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 5:47 PM
To: Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Cello

Chris, We like the cello you sent... Thanks for your patience in letting us see and hear the cello before committing to it. We find you to be nice people to do business with and will continue to recommend you to our musical friends. Happy New Year to you and your family. Sincerely, David Kendall

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From: MWGilbert@aol.com
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 7:07 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Maestro Gliga 4/4 One Piece back

Chris The violin is wonderful! My son had his lesson today with a principle of our areas symphony. He thought very highly of the quality of the piece. Thank you for the opportunity to trial the instrument. Thanks again. Mark


From: Lori Ory
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 7:18 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking number

Chris, I received the violin Monday. Both the appearance and sound of this violin are beautiful. I am sure I will enjoy this violin and am happy with my decision to purchase it. Thanks, Lori


From: Tpfei525@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 2:54 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking number

Hi Chris, I was able to get my 7/8 violin today at the post office. I have only been able to spend part of the afternoon playing it and so far it is lovely. It will only sound more gracious with time. I am looking forward to playing it for many, many years. Thank you, teresa pfeifer

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From: Cheimarie Roman
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 5:10 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: cellos

Hi: I recive the genial 1 cello yesterday and I love it is the most beautifull intrument I ever see amd have a exelent sound, thanks for your exelent service. regards, Cheimi^_^


From: jones des
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 4:17 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: 4/4 MAESTRO GLIGA Extra Violin

I recieved my violin today, it's absolutely beautiful. It has a lovely captivating sound and the wood work is flawless, true craftsmenship. The only problem with the violin is I can't seem to put it down -- I've been playing it since I got it. Thanks forever, Des Jones.


From: Brad Owen
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 8:49 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: RE: Tracking #

Dear Chris, The violin arrived, and it's beautiful, sounds great, and we're waiting for her teacher to hear it. Again, Thanks for you company's Great violin and WONDERFUL SERVICE. God Blesses You, and The Owen Family

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From: Sheila V
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 7:06 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Recieved item #1483938714

Dear Gliga Violins, The violin arrived today. It is very beautiful and its warm tone and rich sound amazed me. I will recommend you to anyone searching for a new violin. Thank You, Sheila Vierra


From: momhikin79@juno.com
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 11:10 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Received delivery!

I'd like to thank you for your help with purchasing my Antiqued Cristian Gama Violin. Your courtesy and professionalism cannot surpass! The beauty of these creations are breathtaking, and I will cherish mine forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely, Alice J. Angwin


From: allan.g.lindsay@att.net
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 8:08 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject:

Dear Chris Just want to let you know that I received my 15.5 inch Antiqued Student Gems Viola today. What a wonderful instrument. It looks and plays beautifuly. I can't believe the exceptional quality for such a low price. Thanks so much and I look forward to doing business with you in the future. Sincerely Allan G. Lindsay

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From: Jack & Cornelia Pokrzywa
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:58 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: RE: Tracking #

Dear Chris, The 1/10 violin that I purchased from you for my daughter arrived today -- I just want to let you know that we are very happy with it. It looks beautiful -- the flamed wood is so pretty. Her teacher agrees wholeheartedly! We are happily returning the rental and looking forward to listening to her play with pleasure on her new Gliga violin. She loves it so much she actually played it in the CAR on her way back from lessons today!) Thank you for your quick responses to my questions in the past -- we'll be back to purchase the 1/8 size from you when she is ready for it. Best Regards, Cornelia Pokrzywa


From: Cheimarie Roman
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 11:18 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking number

thanks a lot you are the best seller I know. I let you know wen I recive the cello


From: Susan Vinson
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 9:33 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: RE:

Just received the Viola.....it's absolutely beautiful....now I have to hide it until Christmas....thank you for sending it so quickly.....we will let you know how things go after Christmas when I give it to my son..... I can't wait to hear it, the instrument itself is beautiful but I'll bet it sounds even better. Thanks again.... Susan Vinson

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From: Lynn Schakel
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 3:13 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Lynn Schakel's purchase

Well, hello. It's been two lessons and scratchy to rather nice already! Thank you for a fine product. My daughter, Sydney, is delighted; her instructor and I are pleased as well. Her instructor took a quick look at it and replied "Well, we have a...actually a very nice little violin here." Everything arrived safely and I just wish more people could have seen Syd's face when she opened it up. Thanks for your prompt attention to e-mails and quick response on delivery. Sincerely, Lynn Schakel


From: bruce
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 4:17 AM
To: ViolinsLover - Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Tracking number

Hi Chris, We gave Sandra her birthday present a little early. You should have seen her face. It was love at first sight!! She took the violin out of the case, tuned it( much easier to do than on her old violin), and started playing. Everyone in the family immediately heard the difference! What a nice violin! Not only was the sound better but it is beautiful.The antique oil finish is stunning! Thank you for the great service. I would recommend you and your company to anyone. When Sandra needs the next size up you can be sure it will come from Gliga!!! Feel free to use my email address for a reference any time! Thanks again!!! Bruce Berdick


From: crabrangoon@gurlmail.com
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 3:36 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Tracking #

i got my viola in the mail today. i'm still waiting for my bow from a different place, so i can't do anything but pluck yet. but, gosh, it is so pretty! i opened the box and took her out, and she's a much more beautiful instrument than i expected! she's in great shape. thank you so much!

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From: Dwight Vallely
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 8:43 AM
To: ViolinsLover - Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Follow-up

Dear Chris, Just wanted to take a moment and Thank You for sending the Certificate of Authenticity for my daughter's Maestro Stradivari Cello, she was thrilled to receive it! We are very pleased with the instrument... the wonderful tone, beautiful craftsmanship, and fine detail, my daughter is enjoying her music now, more than ever. Keep up the good work! Sincerely, Dwight Vallely


From: Shelly Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 7:08 PM
To: Chris ViolinsLover - Gliga Violins
Subject: YEAH!!!!!!!

We're keeping the 1/8 Professional. She said both violins were fine but she liked the warmer tone of the Professional. Chase just thinks the "stripes" are cool. Go figure. I knew I wasn't going to get out too cheap and satisfy everyone. I want to thank you again for all your help and how friendly you've been through all this violin shipping business. I will be talking to you in the spring (or when my daughter graduates to a 1/2 size). She LOVES her viola also. Thanks again so much. Much thanks, Shelly


From: John Parrott
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 9:14 AM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: RE: Tracking #

Hi, I got the violin. It seems to be in excellent shape, the workmanship is extraordinary, and it is even more beautiful than the pictures. I've only had a little time to play it, but it already seems to be opening up, tonally, and it is very easy to play. I hope to begin performing with this instrument as soon as possible, and I'm even more excited to hear how it records. I should have an opportunity for that in the near future. If so, I'll try to send you a sample recording. Thanks for your kind and thorough service. It is a pleasure working with Violinslover. John Parrott

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From: JKE3040@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:17 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Violin 1/10 or 1/8

Hi Chris. Lindsay loves her 3/4 professional and gets comments on how beautiful it sounds all the time. She is playing in the youth symphony and we will probably buy a Maestro next year. Jerry


From: SharonGerber@cs.com
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 2:16 PM
To: office@violinslover.com
Subject: very pleased

Chris, I recieved the violin (antiquedd 4/4 workshop gems 1) and am so very pleased with it. The work is beautiful and so is the sound. I think I got a great deal. There are 4 professional string teachers in my immediate family and will pass the word around to all our students. Thanks again, Sharon M. Gerber


From: Tom / Pat Baird
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 1:27 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: ebay 1474759140 violin

Hello Chris, The violin arrived safely last night. I am very impressed with the sound and workmanship, especially the sound which can only get better with age and playing. All I did was tune it and started playing. I haven't been able to stop playing much since. Thanks again, Tom

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From: Betty Woodward
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 4:29 AM
To: customers@violinslover.com
Subject: viola

Dear Chris: The viola arrived Saturday in perfect condition. My daughter is thrilled with it. Thank you very much for sending it so quickly and we enjoyed doing business with you. Betty Woodward


From: Gary A. Ferguson
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:24 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Thanks

Hi Chris. I just wanted to write to let you know that I'm very happy with the violin you selected. The timbre is as I requested and my violinist friends have been impressed with the tone and quality. Nice bow too! I've told a lot of people about you, including a fellow who teaches a string bass class in Minneapolis. Hope you get some business. Regards, Gary


From: Sue Engle
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 7:11 PM
To: ViolinsLover - Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Antiqued Prof. GAMA Violin #1471051112

Hello, Chris, The violin arrived safely today, and I am just delighted! Not only is it beautifully made and finished, the sound is wonderful! I feel I made a very fine choice, and I thank you for your help in that decision. Thanks again for everything! I know I will enjoy this violin for many many years to come! Best regards, Sue

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From: Barnabas Nagy
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 2:05 PM
To: Chris
Subject: Small 1/32 violin # 1468240984

Hi Chris, I received the violin today. I am quite happy with it. Hope we'll do business again. Thanks very much, Sam


From: Michele Rabushka Lysik
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 3:40 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

My angel workshop violin arrived today. It is wonderfully made and sounds even better than it looks. I thank you for your prompt shipping. Michele Rabushka Lysik


From: Andrew Simons
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 12:29 AM
To: ViolinsLover - Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: Re: Notification of an Instant Purchase Payment Received

Dear Chris, Thank you for such great service! The viola, ebay #1467341795, arrived this afternoon is fine condition. I am very pleased with the tone, beauty, and craftsmanship of the instrument so far during this trial period. Andrew Simons

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From: Akira TONOE
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 7:16 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: 4/4 MAESTRO VASILE GLIGA Violin (Item # 1464844781)

Hi,Chris: I'v got your wonderful GLIGA Violin last week. Thank you very much. Best regards, Akira TONOE


From: Mike Vautour
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 5:42 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Hello Chris; I received the violin last Friday in excellent condition . I am very pleased. As with all my instruments, they've been given names. This one because its very beautiful and elegant must be a lady. We've named her JENICA. She has a very strong and rich tone of equal quality from low note to high . She resonates quickly with excellent volume... I had been in contact with many dealers and I had played many different violins, the reason I chose to deal with you is because you had all the right answers for my many questions... Five Stars for your professionalism and knowledge of your product. Excellent pricing as well. Once again, I'm very pleased, and I think my violin purchasing is complete for a long time yet to come. I would recommend your services with high regard. Mike


From: Dennis BIlls
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 2:38 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Thank you

The violin arrived yesterday. It truly is a beautiful instrument, and the sound is wonderfull, especially for the money. I know that I will consider you first when it is time to upgrade to another violin. Thank you again for great deal on a very nice instrument. God Bless You, Dennis

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From: Gerdts
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:23 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Antiqued European 1/2 School Genial I Violin

Received the 1/2 antiqued violin today and am very pleased with the quality for a small violin. I think I do prefer the antiqued look. Thanks again for excellent packaging.... Debbi Gerdt


From: Tom Stockard
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:36 PM
To: ViolinsLover's Office
Subject: Thank you

Our Genial violin arrived in safe condition last week on Tuesday as promised. We want to thank you for your help and superb customer service. When we need to upgrade, we intend to purchase from Violins Lover. Best regards, Tom & Ruth Stockard


From: Tom Stockard
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 10:43 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Genial II

Yesterday my wife and I ordered a Genial II outfit from Violins Lover. We have no experience with violins, but I had heard some good things about Gliga violins from searching the Internet. We had seen some lesser priced outfits from other manufacturers, but decided to spend a little more on a Gliga after visiting your website. My wife said that you had approved for the shipment to include the case, bow and rosin. We were delightfully surprised by your kind gesture, and thank you very much for your great customer service! We would be happy to tell others interested in purchasing a violin about Violins Lover. Sincerely, Tom Stockard

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From: Tom Stockard
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 12:52 PM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: Genial II

My wife and I want to thank you very much for your service and efforts to help us with the purchase of the Genial II today. We know that we have a trusted company that we can look to when we, or our friends, need to purchase violins and accessories. Violins Lovers has treated us with thoughtfulness and caring, and for that we are grateful. Sincerely, Tom & Ruth Stockard


From: Sean Conway
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 4:06 AM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Thank you once again for excellent service. I'm happy once again to have the fortune to deal with you. I know that it can be a real hassle shipping to customers outside of the U.S.A. due to longer delivery time, and exchange rates and I sincerely appreciate all of your patience and understanding. I'm now the proud owner of two Gliga violas, and a new violin on the way. I think that these instruments are beautifully made, and have a very distinctive and wonderful sound and character. I spread the word to all my colleagues, and I wish you many, many years of success! Thanks again, Sean


From: ACLJGIBT@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 4:19 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: regarding e-bay auction item#1444837677

My son is very proud of his new instrument. His teacher told her orchestra class that a nice instrument would be nicely flamed and asked James to hold his violin up so everyone could see. The luthier played our violin and he said we had a nice one, beautiful craftsmanship. Thanks once again, Cynthia and James Gilbert and Don and Ann Reeves

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From: Anthony Zapata
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 3:23 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Anthony Zapata

I have played many instruments of this size and none of them have had a tone like this viola. The price for the viola still shocks me to this day. Thanks for making instruments of this quality so affordable. Thank You, Anthony Zapata


From: Walt Pieczynski
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 6:20 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Florian Statue from Ebay

I just wanted to inform you that the St. Florian Statue Arrived yesterday. I think its the best piece of artwork I 've seen on Florian, The craftsmanship is excellent! You cannot find a piece like this on the east coast, this is truly a find and will be a valuable piece to my fireman collection. The packageing was very sound when it arrived. This probably one of the best item I bought on ebay... I am so impressed with this piece. Thank You for an easy and fast transaction. I will leave a positive feedback on your account with Ebay. Walt


From: WALKERSABQ@cs.com
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 6:03 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: RE: Item 1450057232 GLIGA Professional 15.5" GAMA Antiqued Viola

I wanted to let you know that we received our viola today. The whole family was delighted with its beauty. We immediately took it to my daughter's teacher who played it wonderfully. She then played the instrument we have been renting for a year to compare the two. She commented that the instrument we purchased from you is superior and that we should be very happy. We are. Thank you very much. Sean Walker

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From: Geneaux
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 1:36 PM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: Received ebay Item #1451439122 GLIGA 1/2 Professional Violin

We got the violin today. It is handsome & plays beautifully! Thank you for a Nice transaction & a Wonderful violin! Geneaux


From: Sean Conway
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 11:15 AM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: EBAY STORE PURCHASE VLA#5093

Hi Chris, My viola arrived! Once again I'm very pleased with the quality and service. It was packed very carefully, and it sounds great. I will definately purchase another Gliga instrument in the future. Thank you once again! Sean


From: Frank Hilvert
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 6:47 AM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: Re: Tracking #

Hi Chris, The violin is wonderful - it's beautiful and we are thrilled with it's tone!! You have been great to work with, your customer service is the best I've seen in a long time. Thanks Again, Karen

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From: sarabande
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 11:52 PM
To: ViolinsLover - Gliga Violins, USA
Subject: RE: Congratulations! You have won Professional Gliga 16.5" Antiqued Viola

Hello Chris! Today, I've receive the beautiful viola. I am very happy! The instrument is wonderful! Thanks for all and greetings. Jesus Zaragoza, Spain


From: Tristatolles@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 12:13 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: thank you

My workshop viola is wonderful, it has a not too warm, not too bright but deeply resonating in sound. It is sturdy, beautiful to look at, and should last me a long note-filled lifetime. Thank you for being prompt and courteous. I left you some praise feedback. Trista


From: Phil and Heather Jones
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 6:28 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Tracking #

We received the little 1/10 violin yesterday, and are delighted with it. It has a lovely big sound for such a little instrument, and my daughter hasn't let it out of her hands all morning. Thanks! Heather Jones

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From: William Walden
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 4:51 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Testimonial

I want to add my personal testimonial to the many others you have already received from other happy customers. First of all, the quality of the violins I have purchased from you is wonderful--the workmanship, attention to detail and the finish are superb. The sound is excellent. Second, the professionalism exhibited by you in the conduct of the sales has been without equal. I will proudly display the fine instruments I have purchased from you and will enthusiastically encourage others to seek you out for their purchases. Sincerely, W K Walden


From: theBabbs
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 2:54 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: recieved violin

We received our violin several days ago and my daughter was very pleased with it as well as I. It is a very beautiful instrument and my daughter loves it. Thank you again. T.Babb


From: Mark Liu
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:24 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject:

Thank you for the instrument. I am very impressed with the instrument. It has the looks of a profession viola, which is a great motivation for me to practice. Even though the sound is deserving of its price, it does have a mellow, warm tone to it. I am a music teacher whose main instrument is the cello, I needed a viola to practice my upper string techniques, and I am very please with this model, especially with the money I paid for! Mark

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From: Bart Blacha
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 6:06 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Re: Violin EBay item 1443294572

You are the best! I am astounded by the quality of your customer care. It's a great pleasure to do business with you... Thanks again, - Bart


From: Peter Kwon
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 4:12 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: 1/10 Vasile Gliga

I received the violin today. It has a very nice balanced full tone for a violin of its size. Its dynamic and tonal range is very good also. I have been impressed with the violin and your customer service. Thank you very much. Peter


From: Jim
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 4:00 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Re: I've sent both violins in one package.

got the violins today and they look real nice. My girls already left on their trip, but I'm sure they'll like it. Jim

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From: Kathy King
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:22 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: The 1/4 violin has arrived

The new violin arrived today, it's lovely and has a nice sound too. Thanks so much for upgrading the size for us, I know my daughter will really enjoy playing this instrument when she graduates to it. If you have the time in the future, could you tell me what are the main differences between all the different levels of violins that you sell? They all seems to be made of the same basic materials but I know there is more than just materials in a violin. I am considering buying one for myself in the future, so I can learn also. Thanks! Kathy


From: Christy Baker
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 8:11 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: RE: received viola

Received the viola today. Thank you again. My daughter practiced for 3 hours today. Needless to say we all love it. It's very pretty. I'm sure her music teacher will like it as well. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. I will be recommending you to my friends. Thanks much, Christy Baker


From: DonaldJEaves@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 8:43 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: GLIGA 1/2 Professional Antiqued Violin (Item # 1438543679 )

We received the Violin and Case yesterday. It's a beautiful instrument with a fine tone, and my son is very excited. It turns out that his teacher just purchased a Gliga Violin for her daughter, which made him even happier. Thanks, Don

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From: Brian Ogle
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 4:58 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: 'GAMA' Violin

I wanted to write to personally let you know how happy I am with the violin I purchased. I was looking for a decent 'mid-level' violin and expected to pay $1000-$1500. When I came across your website, I decided to take a chance and purchase the instrument... What I received was a very beautiful instrument, with a great sound that I'm sure will get even better over time... for much less money than I had planned to spend. I took the violin into the shop of a luthier here in Boston, someone who has NEVER approved of anything I've purchased (and there have been some expensive violins...). He instantly recognized it as a Gliga, set the soundpost, and played it for the next 20 minutes. When he asked me what I paid for it, he just smiled and shook his head and gave me a big 'thumbs up.' It's good to know that there is quality workmanship that comes from people who care about their customers. When my daughter moves to her next violin (in about six months), you can bet I'll be back. Thank you, -brian


From: Tristatolles@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 12:13 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: thank you

My workshop viola is wonderful, it has a not too warm, not too bright but deeply resonating in sound. It is sturdy, beautiful to look at, and should last me a long note-filled lifetime. thank you for being prompt and courteous. I left you some praise feedback. take care, Trista


From: Michael Whitmore
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 11:06 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: RE: Gliga Cello Arrival

The cello has arrived! It arrived in perfect condition, and it is absolutely beautiful. We set it up, and Tom (the family member who is getting it) played it. It has a most beautiful sound, equal to instruments much more expensive. We are very pleased with the cello, with your service. The packing was done very well! Thanks! We will be repeat customers! Michael E. Whitmore, M.D.

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From: Stuart Allen
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 9:46 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject:

I did get the violins; they came while I was at Scout camp. These are also very nice violins, I'm sure when I take them to the folks actually buying them, that they will be as pleased as before. I am also going to show them to our violin teacher today. She is going to be getting her own son a 1/10 size in the next year, depending on how fast he grows, and I think she'll like these better than the standard Suzuki she's been using with most students. Maybe we'll be buying another. I've been pleased doing business with you. If you ever have a need to give a reference for another customer, I would be glad to let them know not only the quality of your instruments, but also the terrific and pleasant service. In Christ's Name, Evelyn Allen


From: mary west
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 2:10 PM
To: Violins Lover
Subject:

just wanted to let you know that the violin arrived today. You packaged it very well. It is the most beautiful violin I have ever seen. It well excedes my expectations and although I haven't tuned it I ran the bow across the strings and got a terrific tone. I am very pleased with the service I recieved as well as the quality of the instrument. Thanks Again! Mary West


From: Russell D. Houlden
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 5:25 PM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: Re: Gliga 4/4 Professional Poplar Violin - Item #1427753496

The violin arrived here today. I will be leaving feedback on Ebay, but I want to give you a 'first impression'. As soon as I lifted the bubble wrapped violin from the box, I knew that I would simply love this instrument. The weight is really very wonderful. Your photography is quite good on your website, but nothing compared to the real thing. This instrument, what can I say, is simply beautiful. The detailing is indescribable. The sound? Even though I have only been able to spend about 1 hour so far with this instrument, I can tell you that it is a 'diamond in the rough'. Delicate and dark is such a perfect description. I can't wait until I have fully awakened this instrument because I believe that her voice is very beautiful indeed. I am not an expert with violins, but I know what I like. I took this violin, immediately to my friend who is quite a good musician. He played a few tunes and was thoroughly delighted. He looked very closely at everything and, like me, was very happy with everything that he saw. Certainly he agrees with me that this violin will make many public appearances. You have made a friend, a fan, and a loyal customer in Nebraska. I am delighted to send people to your commercial website in search of violins that I am confident they will adore. With very warm regards, Russell D. Houlden

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From: Gelybelote@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 7:16 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #1425371055

I am looking forward to our next business transaction because you have made this one a pleasant experience all and all. You are first class in my book. I will leave excellent feed back for you on eBay. all the best to you and yours sincerely, Gene Belote


From: Beth Elliott
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 11:35 PM
To: Violins Lover
Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #1427070752

I just wanted to let you know that the violin made it here safe and sound. I have to tell you that I got very little housework done today because I was playing the violin almost all day long. ... But what a nice instrument. I am enjoying it, it is just the right size for me. It feels very good to play and it is soooooo beautiful to look at. I need to spend a couple more days with it to be sure we're meant for each other, although I have to tell you I don't think you'll be seeing this little violin again. Thank you for everything, I appreciate the great service I've received so far. I think your price is so extremely reasonable as well. I'll be in touch in the next couple of days. Beth


From: David Cziraki
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 2:43 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject:

I have received the 16" viola in perfect condition several weeks ago. After playing it for numerous hours I am very pleased with the quality of sound and its appearance. I will be a happy repeat customer. It is great doing business with a reputable firm on ebay. Thanks Dave Cziraki

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From: O2247849@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 5:58 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Viola 0575

I just received viola 0575 today. You were right! It is such a warm sounding viola! ... Thanks so much for the help. I'll be sure to recommend you to my other viola hunting friends. Adrienne


From: Atchison, Stacy
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 2:38 PM
To: 'Violins Lover'
Subject:

Hello once again, Chris. I wanted to let you know that my instructor checked out the violin last night and was very pleased. He seems to think that the violin has a good sound and believes that it will do nothing but improve. He definitely likes the appearance of it! Thanks again for your help and patience with me! Sincerely, Stacy


From: Sean Conway
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:46 AM
To: Violins Lover
Subject:

I received my viola today. I am in love with the instrument. The workmanship is beautiful...and it sounds amazing. I'm going to play it at rehearsal this evening. I'll be sure to show it off to all the other musicians. I'm very, very pleased. Thank you very much. I'll leave feedback for you on ebay! Thanks again, Sean

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From: Dave & Sherry Kirchner
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 4:05 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Re: European Advanced Student 16.5" GEMS Viola (Item #1403564169)

The viola was shipped today. I am extremely happy with the workmanship, it is beautiful. I don't know how to judge the tone, I don't know anything about viola's. It seems fine, and has nice volume. My daughter has been playing it since I gave it to her and that was two hours ago. She is happy and so am I. I would like to express my gratitude once again, it was a pleasure to do business with you. Thanks again. we are both extremely happy. Sincerely, Dave Kirchner


From: JKE3040@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 8:27 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: 3/4 Workshop

We received the bow. My daughter is going to take it to her teacher on Thursday ... We all love the violin. It looks and plays very nice. I will recommend Gliga's to anyone who asks about it and forward your name to them. Jerry


From: OkIwanabMe@aol.com
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 7:27 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: The Maestro Violin

I am very very happy with this violin it has a lively bright sound and I definatly got my money's worth. In a year or two I may contact you again about getting my other daughter a Gliga violin. Thank you so much! Tamara

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From: Michinari Nagai
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 2:23 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Today the violin arrived

Today I received the European antiqued workshop violin. It's very nice violin and I like it very much. In Japan we can't buy good violins like this at this price. I appreciate your excellent work. I'm very happy. Michinari Nagai


From: Jehoch1@aol.com
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 5:30 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: 536234939

The carving arrived safe and sound. It's very nice. Thanks! Jim


From: Richard Kronenberg
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 1:03 PM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: 15.5" Gama professional Viola

... Also, maybe it's just my ears,but my viola seems to really be opening up the more I play it. My wife who is a professional musician is amazed at the powerful, yet beautiful sound produced by this instrument. I tell her it is indeed a wonderful instrument,but who is playing it makes all the difference in the world. Thanks again, Fred

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From: David Kendall
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 6:17 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject: Gliga GAMA

Thanks for sending us the violin quickly. Our daughter was able to play for her instructors yesterday and they both have approved of the instrument. We wish you the best of success in your business and will contact you again for any future needs. Dave


From: Richard Kronenberg
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 4:51 PM
To: musiclovers7577@yahoo.com
Subject: 15.5" Gama professional Viola

I received my viola this afternoon. ... I wish that I had won this viola on eBay. That way I could have given you positive feedback. Wow, what an instrument! There is no comparison between this viola and what is available in this area. The workmanship is perfect, and the finish is flawless. The tone is remarkable for an instrument this young. Thank you very much for selling me such a remarkable instrument, and at such a remarkable price. I am sure that with time this viola will only appreciate in value, and give many people joy in the hearing of it. Again, thank you very much. Best regards, Richard "Fred" Kronenberg


From: Joe & Linda
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 12:55 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject:

I am writing to inform you that I have received the violin...I thank you for the care you took in packing it. The time you must have spent truly shows that you care about your customers. The violin is perfect. Thank you for your time and consideration. Michael Primrose P.S. We have left positive feedback in your file...

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From: NIKISASHA@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 7:22 AM
To: music@violinslover.com
Subject: Re: 4/4 EUROPEAN MAESTRO VIOLIN (Item #1400464017)

Thank you on your response. ... I had but little time to play my violin, and here are my first impressions. Parisian dressed Dame with Gipsy soul. Lot more Del Gesu than Strad. Dark, deep and mellow. Very powerful but lucking finesse and brilliance. ... Violin is superb value, definite keeper. I believe that my Gipsy might become a Lady. Best regards, Sasha.


From: Richard Kaiser
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 8:04 PM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject:

Just to let you know that the "tiny" violin was received and everyone is happy with it. Thanks for your quick response and shipping.


From: Charlie Schueller
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 10:42 AM
To: MusicLovers
Subject: RE: 4/4 GAMA European Professional Violin

I received the violin and my daughter simply loves it. I intend to complete the purchase. Charlie

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From: The Smith Family
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:40 AM
To: ViolinsLover
Subject:

The violin has arrived and we are very happy with it. We are in the process of setting up a violin rental business an had seen the Gliga website. It was nice to purchase a "sample" of what they make. We are in the process of repairing and setting up a number of old violins for rental but will also be purchasing some new instruments, mostly in fractional sizes. As you appear to be a distributor for Gliga Workshop we would be interested in receiving information on all that you offer for sale. Thanks, The Smith Family


From: FASLAB@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 3:11 PM
To: c_c@gliga.ro
Subject:

This is good!! It sounds beautiful. The violin maker new the Gliga as soon as we took it out of the case. He spoke of the very deeply carved scroll and how this bold statement is a signature of the Gliga line. He assured us (as we already knew) that this is a very fine European instrument. Hope we keep in contact in the future. Your friends, Carl & Faye Skelonis


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From: Carlton Wong
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 2:49 PM
To: MusicLovers
Subject: Re: EUROPEAN 15.5" STUDENT GEMS VIOLA (Item #529329871)

I just received the viola. That was fast! I have spent the last hour or so playing the instrument. Just for a frame of reference, I am a flutist, but I currently play viola in a community orchestra ... When I first heard about the student Gems, I was very interested in them because I also teach music in the Fontana Unified School District. I am always on the lookout for better instruments that my students can afford. Like all of the Gligas that I have seen, this viola is made well for the price. I like the sound. It's warm and sweet sounding. I would be very pleased if my students came in with instruments like this. Thanks. Carlton

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