Johnson String Instrument (JSI) and Carriage House Violins (CHV) will accept certain instruments, bows, and rental outfits previously purchased from CHV or JSI for trade-in credit towards a future purchase. These instruments and bows will be credited at 100% of the original purchase price, minus a reconditioning fee.
Carbon fiber and composite bows purchased from JSI/CHV will be credited at 60% of the purchase price.
Rental outfits purchased from JSI will be credited at 100% of the purchase price, minus a reconditioning fee. JSI/CHV will be the sole arbiter of all reconditioning fees, repair costs, and the final trade-in value.
For instruments, a standard service fee will be applied at the time of trade-in. The standard fee will reflect the cost of restoring the instrument to excellent sales condition. Normal wear and tear such as wear to strings, fingerboard, bridge, pegs, minor scratches, and open seams are covered by this fee. Any moderate to major damage, such as cracks, broken edges or corners, etc., may either void the trade-in guarantee or result in a reduction of the trade-in value at the sole judgment of Carriage House Violins.
Fractional-sized violin, viola, and hard-shell cello cases will be accepted at 60% of the original purchase price if in good condition. A lower trade-in value will be given for cases showing excessive wear and tear. Trade-in cases are only accepted in conjunction with an instrument. We cannot accept any full-size cases for trade-in.
Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.
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