Rent to Buy
About our Rent to Buy scheme
- Receive a brand new instrument
- Affordable monthly payments
- Return after four months if you choose not to carry on...
- ...or own the instrument at the end
- For prices and to place an order, click here
Why use Rent to Buy?
Buying a "cheap" instrument is often a false economy - a high-quality instrument is easier to play, more reliable, sounds better, and has a better resale value. A good instrument can encourage a beginner when they're starting out, while bad instruments are often harder to play and can be demoralising - and that's not what a new player needs.
The cost of buying a good-quality musical instrument can put parents off, because they are unsure whether they or their child will continue playing.
Our Rent to Buy scheme means you can try an instrument to see whether you will get along with it, without having to commit to a purchase. Decide it's not for you after all? No problem, just return it to us. Realise you love it? That's fine too - make 17 further monthly payments, and you'll own it. What's more, because all instruments on our rental scheme are made by well-known brands who are renowned for their excellent quality and design, you're getting a great instrument.
All instruments on the rental scheme are brand new and fully set up in our repair studio, to ensure that you get the best possible start.
How does Rent to Buy work?
To get started, you make an initial payment, and we set up a direct debit for 17 further monthly payments.
Keep it or return it: if you make all the payments, the instrument is yours to keep. Otherwise, as long as you've made at least four payments, you can return the instrument at any time. †
This scheme is open to anyone aged 18 years or above, subject to status.
† The instrument must be in good condition (normal wear and tear accepted). We are not legally obliged to accept an instrument back under this scheme. You must maintain the instrument and ensure it is kept in good condition throughout the duration of the agreement.
Terms & Conditions
Written quotations are available on request. The amount of the monthly direct debit is fixed (with the exception that it may vary if the standard rate of VAT is changed).
The first payment is required by debit or credit card with 17 further monthly payments by direct debit. We require that the rental instrument is insured against loss or damage (accidental or otherwise) for the duration of the agreement. All instruments are subject to availability.
All offers are subject to status.