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Instrument Rental Contract
Thank you for choosing Frost Gully Violins for your instrument rental. Here at Frost Gully Violins we believe in providing quality rental violins, violas and cellos at a reasonable price.
FEE STRUCTURE: *Rental Fees: Cello Annual Rental Fee: $360 | Viola Annual Rental Fee: $345.00 | Violin Annual Rental Fee: $335.00 All fees must be paid in advance of the rental period. This is a one-year non-refundable contract. We accept check, credit card or cash payments.
REPAIRS: Repairs and adjustments to the instrument made necessary by normal use will be performed at no charge to the customer. The customer agrees to inform FGV of any damage promptly when noticed. Should any repair be required, simply return the instrument to FGV. All repairs must be made by FGV. Costs due to damage by neglect will be split between FGV and the renter. The renter agrees to bear the replacement costs of lost, stolen or badly damaged instruments.
INSURANCE: The above mentioned incidental repair costs are covered by our shop insurance, thus eliminating an extra charge to the renter. We trust that you will care for this instrument and follow our recommendations on care and storage. Renters can often include their rental instrument under their home owners/renters insurance. Please contact your insurance agent for more information.
“Frost Gully is always there to make sure my daughter’s cello is in great working order and has amazingly good quality rentals! Thank you!”Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld
EQUITY: If you wish to purchase a rental instrument from FGV, you may apply 100% of each year’s rental fee towards the purchase price. Rental outfits are not available for purchase. However, there is no limit to the duration of the rental contract, so equity may be built up for as long as you want, and used for the purchase of a retail instrument at any time. We also accept proven equity earned through other rental agencies. Rental equity may be applied up to one year after the close of your account.
RENEWALS/RETURNS:Renewal Notices will be sent out one month before your rental expiration date. Payment is due in advance for the next rental period. Payments received after the due date will be charged a late fee of $10 per month in addition to the rental fee. All returns are to be made before the rental expiration date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frost Gully Violins covers all the maintenance your instrument might need during your rental period. This includes strings, bow re-hair, bridge replacement, and any other workmanship related issue. We strive to make your rental experience as easy as possible so you can concentrate on the important thing, making music!
Rental instruments are not for sale. However, you can put 100% of the money you spend on the rental towards a retail instrument at any time.
Our standard rental contract is for a full year (12 months). We find that it is much easier on the instruments to not switch players too often. We also find that a year is a good amount of time to dedicate to an instrument to decide if it is something you want to continue. If you have it for a year, you are more likely to get through a bad month and keep at it.
Exceptions can be made for certain situations. Please call with any further questions.
FGV will split the cost with the renter of any repair needed due to accident or negligence. If the instrument is damaged beyond repair, we will split the cost of replacing it with the renter. It is recommended that you speak to your homeowners or renters insurance provider and let them know you have an instrument in the house.
We stock sizes down to a 1/10 for violin and a 1/8 for cello and viola. If you need a smaller size, or a non-standard size, please call and ask.
We are happy to work with teachers to get the best suited instrument for each player. If your teacher has suggestions for adjustments or improvements, just let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you.