Trade-In Policy


100% Trade-In Policy on LA Violin Shop’s Instruments
There has never been a better time to “Step-Up” to your next instrument!


Los Angeles Violin Shop is devoted to your musical development from your first, beginning instrument to your top-notch, professional instrument.  As you advance musically, you will undoubtedly need an instrument that will support your growth. We encourage you to take advantage of our trade-in program. Whether you’re upgrading sizes or launching your career, we offer generous trade-in credit: At Los Angeles Violin Shop, we accept any instrument and/or bow purchased for upgrade* instrument at our shop in full trade in value with original receipt less conditioning fee (to cover any wear and tear repairs and new strings).


RE-Conditioning Fees:

Violin: $200 or up to 10% of paid instrument price, whichever is greater

Viola: $250 or up to 10% of paid instrument price, whichever is greater

Cello: $350 or up to 10% of paid instrument price, whichever is greater


100% of trade in value may be applied towards up to 70% of retail purchasing price. 

*Franz Carmen or Used rental instruments sale purchases excluded.

*Trade may not be available for consigned or makers instruments or bows.


Trade-In Terms and Conditions:
You must have purchased the original instrument or outfit directly from Los Angeles Violin Shop or ONLINE. Trade-in credit may only be applied towards the purchase of the same type of instrument (e.g. violin credit can only be used towards the purchase of another violin) and may not be applied to electric instruments, consignments or accessories. Trade-in credit from multiple instruments are not combined. Trade-in credit may not be eligible toward the purchase of already highly discounted, special offers. Credit may not be combined with any other discount or promotional offer. A depreciation fee may apply if the instrument has had significant damage such as cracks. LA Violin Shop reserves the right to change all policies at any time and refuse an instrument/bow for trade-in due to excessive wear, damage, or any other condition at Los Angeles Violin Shop’s sole discretion. Los Angeles Violin Shop reserves the right to refuse any trade-in instrument or bow that has been subjected to abuse, damage, or repair by unauthorized person(s). Cases and accessories are ineligible for trade-in.