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We know how important the instrument rental process can be for beginning your musical journey. As musicians ourselves, many of us started playing on rental instruments at a young age. Our experience on both sides of the rental process, we’ve designed our Instrument Rent+ Program to provide many benefits you may not get from other rent-to-own plans.
From the moment you sign up for a rental, you should know what you are paying for; what value are you getting from both the instrument and the agreement? We pride ourselves in the integrity of our rental program. We don’t make false promises or dishonest claims regarding instrument quality, fees, or our rental process. We want everyone to have the best opportunity and experience learning to love music!Get Started
We know you need freedom to try an instrument, or multiple instruments until you find the one you love! Renting gives you the opportunity to try it all AND Rent+ is built to make it easy!
You can exchange instruments as many times as you want in the rental period until you find what suits you! Simply bring your rental instrument into the store with all the original accessories and swap it for the next one you want to try.
Rent+ is a month to month rental that can stop anytime by returning the instrument to the store before the next billing date. It’s easy for you to cancel.
As you make monthly rental payments, up to 18 months of the base rental payment (excluding maintenance and taxes) can be accrued and used toward the purchase of a new instrument of equal or greater value to the one you’ve been renting. So, when you’re ready to purchase, you’ve been paying it forward!
Did you fall in love with your rental instrument? We get it! There are several paths toward owning your own instrument. You can use the accrued credit from your rental plan toward the purchase of a brand new student level instrument (of equal or greater value.) You can use your accrued credit toward the purchase of a performance, advanced, or professional level instrument (of equal or greater value.) PLUS, If you purchase in the first 6-12 months of renting, you receive a 15-20% discount off the purchase price. (1-6 months: 20% 6-12 months: 15%)
If you already own a CIOMIT instrument, thank you for being a member of our family!!
As a member of the CIOMIT family, you can trade in your current instrument toward the purchase of a performance, advanced, or professional level instrument and receive a preferred customer trade in! Bring your instrument into the shop and we can discuss your options!
For every month you rent with us, you are earning credit towards purchasing an instrument of your own! We know the instruments in our rental fleet are not forever instruments; they are beginner level instruments intended to give you an easier means of learning and an opportunity to discover which instrument best suits your love of music!
When you sign up for your rental, you will have a maintenance and protection charge that covers just about any accidental damage that happens to an instrument, as well as regular servicing and maintenance to keep the instrument in top playing condition! This is especially important for band instruments that travel. Instrument full cleanings and servicing normally start at $95, but this is all included and covered under this plan!
The beauty of renting is the lack of commitment and investment you have in one singular instrument. It gives students the ability to try an instrument out to see if it's the right one for them! We take that one step further and offer free instrument swaps with carry-over credit. Instrument swaps on the same or greater value level can transfer credit directly.
All of our rentals are on a month to month basis. There is no term commitment when you sign up! This means that you can return your rental at any time or keep it as long as you want! There is no extended day cancellation policy, and no cancellation fees. As soon as you return it, we stop the rental charges.
No, we are sorry, but this is a very important option! Even in the best circumstances, accidents happen, and believe us when we say you don’t want to take the chance of needing to pay those expenses on your own!
Remember that this plan also covers normal maintenance that instruments need to keep them in tip top playing condition. It is so important to keep an instrument 100% responsive and easy to play, especially for a beginning student!
Simply bring it into the shop! We will fix it, or swap it for another instrument if necessary so the student doesn’t loose practice time! We know that after the long band season many high school band instruments need maintenance, we are open Monday-Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm.
We recommend you use the musical instrument maintenance kit you purchased when you rented the instrument! It contains items to clean and help maintain your instrument after each practice. Then, once a year we recommend you drop the instrument off at the shop for deep cleaning, routine maintenance and adjustments.