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The Benefits of Renting Before Buying

So, you think you might want to learn to play banjo or maybe mandolin, fiddle or guitar, but you’re not quite sure. It may be a good idea to rent an instrument and try it out for a while to see what you think. The rental option gives you the time and freedom to get the feel of that type of instrument and decide if it’s right for you BEFORE you spend your hard-earned dollars.

Advantages of Renting an Instrument

It’s Simple – If you want to explore what it’s like to play a particular kind of instrument to see if you enjoy it, then renting is right for you. Since a lot of rental programs are month-to-month, you can usually exchange an instrument you’re not happy with for one in another category you’d like to try to play.

It’s Economical – Compared to making a significant financial investment in an instrument you’re not quite sure about and then possibly having buyer’s remorse, renting is less expensive (and stressful). Some rental programs are even rent-to-own, so each month’s rental fee can accumulate as credit toward the eventual purchase of an instrument.

It’s Commitment-Free – If you decide your rental instrument just isn’t for you, that’s okay - simply return it! Renting allows you the freedom to test instruments and give them back without feeling obligated to make a purchase.

Advantages of Renting an Instrument

The Denver Folklore Center makes it easy for you to try out an instrument before you buy. Our rental program applies to acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers and violins. And while renting, you accumulate credit towards the purchase of an instrument. Contact us to learn more and rent an instrument from us today!