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Johnson String Instrument ("JSI") and Carriage House Violins ("CHV") will accept instruments, bows, and rental outfits previously purchased from JSI or CHV for trade-in from the original purchaser. Trade-in credit may be used towards an instrument or bow, excluding consignments, of the kind that was originally purchased (violin, viola, or cello) and of equal or greater value.
Please note the following item-specific policies:
*Any promotional Rental Credit applied at time of purchase will be deducted from the total trade-in credit.
Trade-in instruments, bows, and rental outfits in need of repair will be discounted accordingly. JSI/CHV will be the sole arbiter of all reconditioning fees, repair costs, and the final trade-in value. Electric instruments, fretted instruments, and student bows purchased from JSI are not eligible for trade-in. Trade-in credit may not be combined with Rental Credit towards a single purchase. Due to a change in federal law, we are no longer able to accept items with elephant ivory components in trade.
Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.
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