Online-Only Rental Policy

About ART’S Online Rental Program


Art always said - that "a professional musician can play on a garden hose and make it sound great, but a beginner needs all the help they can get."  A beginner needs a quality instrument.  Your child has the best chance with an instrument of quality, in adjustment, that plays easily and in tune. If you provide a quality instrument and your child should fail, you know that it is not because of the instrument.

Today, we carry on Art’s philosophy. We strive to carry the best quality instrument for students. We not only inspect every new and reconditioned instrument, we monitor every return.

We inspect all of our returns to make sure that the instrument performed well for the student.  (1) Is it out of adjustment?  (2) Did it not hold up against normal wear and tear? (3) Could the student have dropped it and no one noticed? (4) Did this instrument do its job for the beginner?

We also do analysis on instrument groups.  If we put out 100 of brand A model 1 and get 25 back and we put out 200 of brand B model 3 and get 10 returned, we may have decided that model A1 might not be the best model to carry.

Since we offer free in-the-bandroom service on all the instruments we sell, rent or lease (within our service area), we make sure that we offer models that do not need constant repair.  Because we do offer in-the-bandroom service, ART’S online rentals are limited to customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Our online rental program differs from our in-store and in-school programs that offer other options and choices. For ART’S on-line rental program, we have selected a quality upper mid-grade student instrument.  We are confident in the quality of our online rental units, but as always, they are subject to your director’s approval.