Welcome to our rental program!
Because we hope that you will be inspired toward a
lifetime of learning, your rental payments can be
applied to the purchase of an instrument from our
store. We also offer trade-ins so that you can progress
to the next size instrument with ease (see details
below). Renting is a great way to get to know and
appreciate your instrument, opening up the possibilities
for a lifetime enriched by music.
If you are not currently taking
private lessons with us, rental payments will be for
three months and will be due quarterly. In the event an
instrument is returned before the three months is
completed, a refund will be given for any full month
that was not used.
If you are taking private lessons
with us, your rental payment will be monthly and will be
added to your monthly lesson fee.
If you are paying quarterly, come
meet your friendly luthier and bring the instrument for
a free adjustment to keep it in great playing order (by
appointment). Or, if you prefer, you can pay by phone
with a credit card, or by mail with a check or money
order. We will send out invoices 14
days before payment is due, at which time you may call
to make an appointment for your free adjustment.
Accounts for which payment is not
received by the date due will be charged a $5 late fee.
Davenport Violin & Bow reserves the right to repossess
any instrument if the account becomes delinquent by
forty-five (45) days or more. The customer will be
responsible for any costs incurred in attempting
recovery of the instrument, as well as their balance of
unpaid rental fees and any and all collection costs
involved, including legal fees. If Davenport Violin &
Bow is not able, with a reasonable effort, to recover
the instrument, the customer will additionally be
responsible for the value of the instrument.
Davenport Violin & Bow will keep a
current credit card on file at all times. Before
renting an instrument, the customer must sign an
authorization for this credit card to be charged in the
event of damage, loss, or non-payment as described
above. Alternatively, the customer may make a cash
deposit with Davenport Violin & Bow for half the value
of the instrument. Charges as described above would be
subtracted from this deposit and the remainder refunded
to the customer upon return of the violin. Customer
would still be responsible for any charges that exceeded
the deposited amount.
100% of the rental fees you pay
accumulate as credit which can be used toward the
purchase of an instrument. Rental credit will continue
to accumulate if the instrument is exchanged for another
of the same type. Rental credit may be applied only
toward the purchase of an instrument and may not be
applied toward any other product or service. It may be
applied to any instrument that we have in stock, with
the possible exception of those we are selling on
consignment, at our discretion.
If a rental instrument is returned
and a new instrument is not purchased at that time, all
rental payments which have been paid to Davenport Violin
& Bow will be treated strictly as rent paid for the use
of the instrument. Exception: if you return the
instrument and then, after a period of 120 days or less,
begin renting the same type of instrument again (e.g.
after summer vacation) you will not lose your previously
accumulated rental credit.
Rental credit is available only for
use by the individual account holder who has been
renting the instrument and may not be transferred to or
combined with any other rental account.
Instruments sold on a rent-to-own basis
remain the property of Davenport Violin & Bow until the
final payment is made, regardless of the customer having
possession of the instrument. When the final payment is
made, ownership of the instrument is transferred to the
The customer may exchange the
rented instrument for the next size instrument, as long
as rental payments are current. At that time the
customer will be charged for any repairs needed on the
returned instrument (usually including string and bow
hair replacement.) Renterís credit will continue to
Instruments for the advancing student can also be
purchased on a rent-to-own basis. Typically, the
quarterly or monthly payment amount would be such that
the instrument is paid off in 12 months.
Lost, stolen, or damaged instruments
Rented instruments are the
responsibility of the customer, i.e. the parent or
guardian of the child. The said responsibility includes
the cost of all repairs to the instrument, bow, case, or
included accessories, up to but not exceeding the value
listed on the customerís Instrument Rental Agreement
form. Only Davenport Violin & Bow is authorized to
repair the items. The customer will be responsible for
damage caused by any unauthorized repairs. The customer
will reimburse Davenport Violin & Bow for any instrument
which is lost or stolen.