There’s absolutely nothing that I can say in the negative sense with your site, your skill or your whole personae.
Joe is very understanding and accommodating. Also, unlike a lot of other violin repairpersons, he understands the distinct needs of fiddlers. He listens and goes out of his way to give you what you need. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent. He’s become my number one go-to and I recommend him highly. You won’t be disappointed!
I used Joe Fili to liquidate my unused instruments. He came over to the house and looked each piece over carefully. Some were entry level and others had quite a bit of value. He was able to discern the differences in the instrument quality. He also was able to see what problems one of my instruments had, and he told me how he would repair it to make it more desirable for sale. We came to an agreement on the pricing for each instrument.
He repaired the banjo to better than new condition. He took amazing photos of all the instruments which really showed them off. He wrote descriptions which were accurate and factual. Once the listings were live, he sent me the links.
The instruments sold within two weeks, which tells me they were priced correctly. He took care of shipping them to the buyers. He paid me quickly via electronic transfer.
Joe made the whole process very easy for me. He did what he said he would do, and my instruments are now in the hands of people who will play them and enjoy them. Don't hesitate to choose Joe to help you sell any unwanted instruments for you. It was a big win for me!
I'm thrilled with how quickly the instruments sold. Joe was in constant contact with me letting me know how each sale was progressing. Once it sold, he quickly notified me and gave me a detailed recap on the associated expenses and my portion of the proceeds. Payment came quickly and easily, via electronic transfer.
I really enjoyed working with Joe, and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. He's extremely knowledgeable, honest and he has the ability to repair any issues that would make a sale difficult.