Purchasing an Instrument or Bow

Instruments and bows are difficult enough to purchase locally, but are even more challenging when purchasing from someone out of your area. Much of my business involves working with folks in areas that do not have a local violin shop. There are many options available to purchase over the internet, and it is my hope that I can help you through this challenge.

When considering instruments and bows for purchase, there are many things to consider in addition to just the price, sound, and condition. Purchasing an instrument or bow should be the beginning (or often, the continuation) of a relationship between the buyer and the seller. This relationship is based on integrity, honesty, and trust and includes many things such as an approval policy to try out the instrument before the sale, service and repairs after the sale, and a trade-in policy for when the instrument no longer fills the needs of the player.




Making a Purchase

The following payment methods are accepted for purchases and repairs:

  • Personal, business, or bank checks
  • Visa and MasterCard
  • Credit Cards are also accepted through Paypal
  • Cash
  • 5% Discount for Cash on instrument and bow purchases (Does not apply to repairs.)

On certain purchases, I can offer a no-interest payment plan.

  • 90 days (three months) interest free: This plan is available on purchases over $2000. 25% down will be needed as an initial payment, followed with three monthly payments which will be billed automatically to a credit card.
  • 120 days (four months) interest free: To qualify, the purchase must be in excess of $5000, with 20% paid up front as a down payment, and four monthly payments billed automatically to a credit card.

Payment in full is expected at time of purchase or when repairs are completed. Refunds on purchases only honored within three days of purchase, after which time, the trade-in policy will be applied.


 

Trade-in policy for Joshua Henry and FineViolinBows.com:

  • On vintage bows $2500 and up and violins $4000 and up purchased from Joshua Henry, the trade-in value is 100% of the original purchase price when trading-in on a more valuable bow or violin.
  • On vintage bows less than $2500 and violins less than $4000 purchased from Joshua Henry, the trade-in value is 75% of the original purchase price when trading-in on a more valuable bow or violin.
  • On all fractional instruments and vintage bows (less than full size) purchased from Joshua Henry, the trade-in value is 75% of the original purchase price when trading-in on a more valuable bow or violin.

This trade-in policy is not a purchase or buy-back guarantee, but it does guarantee of the value of your instrument or bow when it comes time to trade it in. There is no time limit on this policy. The following conditions apply:

  • The trade-in was purchased from Joshua Henry, however, other trades may be considered
  • The trade-in applies only to a more valuable instrument or bow, however, the maximum allowed trade-in value is 50% of a new purchase
  • Trades are only allowed bow to bow and violin to violin
  • Deductions to the trade-in allowance may be made for damage, needed maintenance, or devaluation. Additionally, a trade-in may be refused due to condition.
  • This trade-in policy applies to the original purchaser only, and the original purchase receipt is necessary at time of trade-in
  • Trade-ins are not accepted towards the purchase of Joshua Henry handmade bows, or any items that are offered for sale on consignment