Instrument Trial Policy

10-Day Trial

We offer a 10-day free in-home trial, within the continental U.S., of all our instruments. Violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows are available to be taken out from our shop, or shipped to the customer (some exceptions apply). If circumstances permit, appointments can be made to try instruments outside the continental U.S.

Required Information

Security information and completion of a trial contract are required prior to the trial period. Permanent address, phone number(s), school address (if applicable), driver’s license and/or social security numbers, credit card number and email address are necessary. (Please do not send sensitive information through email)


Instruments valued up to $10,000 are shipped via UPS or FedEx ground service. Those valued over $10,000 and up to $100,000, are shipped via FedEx overnight or 2-day service. See our shipping policy for more details.

Please call us at (703) 256-0566 to request a trial.