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Shipping Information

We've reduced shipping rates for rentals and trials.

Free Shipping applies to the Continental United States only.

Instrument & bow rentals and trials are excluded from free shipping promotions.

One Promotional Code May Be Used Per Purchase. Promotions Cannot Be Combined.

Other restrictions may apply, see rates below.

Shipping Information

Standard shipping rates on Rentals and Trials decreased up to 25% on 5/18/13! Other shipping rates were updated on 3/1/13. Though shipping costs and fuel charges have increased dramatically, many of our Standard rates have been reduced!

We still offer free standard shipping for most orders over $40!

Large items may be excluded; see rates below for full details.

General Information

Not only are our prices for strings, books, accessories, etc. competitive with those of much larger companies, but we pride ourselves on the speed with which we process orders. If ordered before 12PM EST on a weekday, most Standard orders for in-stock items (excepting instruments) will normally be shipped out that same day, or the next business day at the latest. Sales and rental instruments may require 3-5 business days to prepare before shipping, though we do our best to ship them out sooner. Standard orders ship via USPS (Post Office) or UPS Ground. We also offer Next Day and Second Day shipping via UPS.

Rush Shipping

Please note that UPS does not deliver on Saturday or Sunday; a UPS Next Day Air order placed on Friday will arrive on Monday, and a 2nd Day Air order placed on Friday will arrive on Tuesday.

Customers in Alaska or Hawaii must request shipping quotes at checkout.

Attention International Customers

Shipping charges only apply to customers inside the continental USA. All other customers will be emailed a shipping cost for the order and Johnson String Instrument will wait for their approval before shipping. If an item is out of stock, your order upon payment approval will be processed and shipped in 1 package once all items are in stock.

Renter Shipping Information

Rental instruments are usually shipped within five business days of order placement, even during the busy back to school season, though we do our best to ship them sooner. Those needing specific information about shipping rentals are welcome to call us at 800-359-9351.

Combination Sales

If you order other items along with an item with a special shipping rate there will not be two shipping charges. The other items will be shipped along with the "special item" at no extra charge. If you live in the USA and 1 of the items is out of stock, you will not incur an additional shipping charge. We will ship the in-stock items immediately, and ship the backorder at our shipping expense as soon as it is available. If you live outside the USA, your order will ship in 1 package once all items are in stock.

Timing

Small goods normally go out the same day (if received by 12 p.m. EST) or the next day (received after 12 p.m. EST) and will arrive one or two days later, if in the Northeast U.S., and approximately 5 days to Texas, California, etc. Violins and violas take approximately one week to arrive and cellos approximately ten days.



Regular small goods shipping rates including strings

ORDER AMOUNT STANDARD 2 DAY AIR NEXT DAY
All rates are to the Continental United States. We ship Worldwide. See Details. Shipping rates do not include state sales tax for Connecticut and New York residents.
Up to $10.00 $4.00 $18.00 $40.00
$10.01 - $20.00 $3.00 $18.00 $40.00
$20.01 - $30.00 $2.00 $20.00 $45.00
$30.01 - $40.00 $1.00 $25.00 $50.00
Over $40.00 FREE $30.00 $55.00

Larger items with special rates

Item Description STANDARD 2 DAY AIR NEXT DAY
All rates are to the Continental United States. We ship Worldwide. See Details. Shipping rates do not include state sales tax for Connecticut and New York residents.
Folding Sheet Music Stands up to $20.00 $10.00 $30.00 $60.00
Folding Sheet Music Stands over $20.00 $5.00 $30.00 $60.00
Orchestra Sheet Music Stands $5.00 $65.00 $100.00
Instrument Stands $5.00 $40.00 $80.00
Benches & Chairs $5.00 $65.00 $100.00
Small Cello Stools See Small Goods See Small Goods See Small Goods
Violin & Viola Hard Cases $5.00 $80.00 $125.00
Violin & Viola Soft Bags & Covers $5.00 $30.00 $60.00
Cello Hard Cases $5.00 $300.00 $430.00
Cello Soft Bags $5.00 $80.00 $125.00
Cello Flight Cover $5.00 $400.00 $550.00
Bass Soft Bags $5.00 $160.00 $210.00
Guitar, Mandolin & Banjo Hard Cases $5.00 $160.00 $210.00
Bow Cases See Small Goods See Small Goods See Small Goods

Instrument & Bow Purchases excluding Rentals & Trials

INSTRUMENT - BOW STANDARD 2 DAY AIR NEXT DAY
All rates are to the Continental United States. We ship Worldwide. See Details. Shipping rates do not include state sales tax for Connecticut and New York residents.
Violins & Violas - All $5.00 $80.00 $125.00
Cellos - All $5.00 $300.00 $430.00
Basses - Acoustic FREE N/A N/A
Basses - Electric $5.00 $300.00 $430.00
Guitars, Mandolins, & Banjos $5.00 $160.00 $210.00
Bows - All See Small Goods See Small Goods See Small Goods

Instrument & Bow Trials (rates include return shipping)

INSTRUMENT - BOW STANDARD 2 DAY AIR NEXT DAY
All rates are to the Continental United States. Please contact us for other destinations. Shipping rates do not include state sales tax for Connecticut and New York residents.
Violins & Violas $30.00 $95.00 $140.00
Cellos - All $90.00 $345.00 $475.00
Basses - Acoustic N/A N/A N/A
Basses - Electric N/A N/A N/A
Guitars, Mandolins, & Banjos N/A N/A N/A
Electric Instruments - All N/A N/A N/A
Bows $20.00 $40.00 $70.00
Bows - Fiberglass & "Student" N/A N/A N/A

Rental Instruments & Bows (rates do not include return shipping)

INSTRUMENT - BOW STANDARD 2 DAY AIR NEXT DAY
All rates are to the Continental United States. Please contact us for other destinations. Shipping rates do not include state sales tax for Connecticut and New York residents.
Violins & Violas $15.00 $80.00 $125.00
Cellos: 1/10 - 1/8 $30.00 $160.00 $210.00
Cellos: 1/4 - 4/4 $45.00 $300.00 $430.00
Bows $8.00 $25.00 $50.00

Combination Sales

The Charge will be

All rates are to the Continental United States. We ship Worldwide. See Details. Shipping rates do not include state sales tax for Connecticut and New York residents.
Small Goods / Instrument Instrument charge
Small Goods / Item with Special Rate Item with special rate charge*

Please email info@johnsonstring.com or call us if you have questions: 617-964-0954.

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