While renting you will accumulate Rental Credit* that can be applied toward the purchase of either an instrument from our rental fleet or an instrument from our Sales Department. Rental Credit is calculated by adding 100% of the first year's rental fees and 20% of each subsequent year's rental fees, excluding tax and LDW.
An instrument trade-in and Rental Credit may not be used together toward the purchase of one instrument, nor may credit from multiple rental accounts be combined to purchase a single instrument.
Protect your investment with the EasyCare Maintenance Plan, available from Johnson String Instrument.
EasyCare takes the worry out of owning your own instrument by providing routine maintenance coverage.
This coverage is available to current and former renters who own Standard or Advanced level violins, violas, and cellos.
EasyCare is not available online. Please call us at 800-359-9351 or visit us in our storefront for details.
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:
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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