Andrew's Fine Violins - RENT VS. BUY - Mesa, AZ
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  RENT VS. BUY

We've been asked many times by our customers whether they should rent or buy an instrument. Well, it is not just "yes or no" type of answer, but if you ask us what is the most cost-effective option, we would answer with buying being the way to go. 
When you buy an instrument, it will cost you less in the long run because there are no fees attached, unlike the rental. This doesn't mean that buying an instrument is right for everyone's situation. Below we put together a table with tips on what to consider for these specific situations.



RENT
BUY

MY CHILD NEEDS A FRACTIONAL INSTRUMENT AND DOESN'T HAVE A YOUNGER SIBLING(S) THAT WOULD WANT TO PLAY LATER.

YES
NO

MY CHILD NEEDS A FULL SIZE INSTRUMENT 

NO
YES

MY BUDGET IS LOW AND DOESN'T ALLOW ME TO PURCHASE A GOOD QUALITY STUDENT INSTRUMENT

YES
NO

MY CHILD IS AN ADVANCING STUDENT 

NO
YES

MY CHILD NEVER PLAYED A STRING INSTRUMENT BEFORE AND I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE SERIOUS ENOUGH
  
YES
NO

MY CHILD IS A COMMITTED STUDENT

NO
YES