Our low cost monthly rental scheme allows you to start out on a high quality Yamaha instrument. This Yamaha Wooden A Clarinet is easy to play, makes a great sound and comes set-up and ready to play.
Your instrument comes with everything you need to get started. There is just a minimum 3-month rental commitment and you can use half of all payments after month 4 towards the cost of a new instrument. Check out the FAQ’s below for more info on the rental scheme.
Click the green 'Start Rental' button to complete the online rental process (5-10 mins)
Fill in the GoCardless Direct Debit Info + checkout via Dawkes Site *
We will prepare your instrument and deliver it via courier in 1 -2 working days
Start your musical journey!
* You will be required to provide us with 2 forms of ID as part of the credit check process.
Q: What is Included?
A: Each rental instrument comes with a case, mouthpiece and relevant cleaning accessories/lubrication. If the instrument requires a reed, we will include a couple of student versions to get you started.
Q: How long can I rent for?
A: There is a minimum rental period of 3 months that you must commit to and pay for. The first payment is taken when you set-up the rental online, month 2 and 3 are taken by Direct Debit through our partner GoCardless. After that you can rent for as long as you like.
Q: What happens after month 3?
Q: Will I own the rental instrument?
A: No. The rental instrument is just that, a rental. It will always be returned to us; you are not paying it off monthly as that would be a hire purchase agreement. If you did want to simply spread the cost of a new instrument, we do offer 12 months interest-free finance options instead.
Q: Why can’t I buy the rental instrument?
A: As mentioned above, if we were to sell you the rental instrument it would be a hire purchase agreement. You can do this via our 12-month interest-free payment option at the outset if that’s what you would suit you better. However, the rental program is designed to help you get started for a low monthly cost and to aid your progression. For example, if you rent for 12-18 months, you may actually want to buy a different model from the instrument you started with. We don’t believe in locking you into a purchase from the outset of something that would be 12-18 months old at that point and may not be relevant to the player at that stage. Our rental program offers flexibility for you to use your accrued credit towards the right instrument for you, at the right time. Rental instruments go on to be re-rented sometimes and this is what allows us to offer high quality Yamaha products for a low monthly cost.
Q: Can I use my payments to offset a future purchase?
A: Yes, absolutely. Half of all the payments you make from month 4 onwards can be used towards the cost of any new or used instrument that Dawkes Music sell.
Q: Will my rental instrument be brand new?
A: This depends on our stock at the time of your order. Some rental instruments are brand new; others may have been previously rented (up to 12-18 months) but are fully checked, serviced and sanitised in our workshop prior to dispatch.
Q: What happens if something goes wrong with the instrument?
A: Maintenance and insurance is covered by your monthly payment. If there is a routine maintenance issue (which can happen on mechanical instruments) then there are two options: 1) If you are able to visit our Maidenhead store, we can resolve the issue in our workshop whilst you wait. 2) If you are not able to visit the Maidenhead store, we can arrange a courier to collect the instrument from you, we would then resolve the issue and return it to you via courier. This process takes 3-4 working days and is often quicker than dealing with a local store who have to send it to an off-site technician. We have 7 full-time repairers who can take care of any issues very quickly and professionally ensuring you get your instrument back ASAP.
Q: How do I return/cancel a rental?
A: You can cancel your rental contract at any time after the initial 3-month period. You can either 1) Bring the instrument into our Maidenhead branch and we will cancel the contract whilst you wait, or 2) We can arrange a courier to collect the instrument for you (£15 charge) and return it back to our store. We then cancel the agreement upon receipt of the instrument.
Q: Why should I choose Dawkes Music for my rental/hire?
Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800