Yes! Our student range of saxes function perfectly well and are all checked carefully and play tested before we let them go. Want to know how they measure up to a Yamaha? Click here and decide for yourself!
Please see our "Hire Prices" page for a full list of instruments currently in stock. Let us know which instrument/s you are interested in and we will email you the relevant rental agreements, or you can arrange to visit and try them out.
Yes, of course. We offer the following accessories for an extra £1 per month each. With new Esprit Alto Saxes, we offer three accessories free to hire!
PRICE MATCH: We guarantee to offer the cheapest price for new Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris and Trevor James instruments in the UK. If you can find one cheaper from an authorised UK dealer (with the full guarantee) we will beat the price or add some free accessories. This includes payment terms over 12 months! All instruments purchased from us come with the option to sell it back to us for a guaranteed price (from £10 per month depreciation).
The minimum period of hire is just 3 months (We offer a special weekly rate for some pro level instruments) you may then either return the instrument or continue to hire it on a monthly basis for up to 12 months. All 12 rental payments (and the deposit) are deducted from the purchase price if you buy the instrument (even if you change to another instrument of a higher value). This allows you to hire a cheaper instrument with the option to upgrade to a better quality instrument such as a Yamaha later. You may also change from alto to tenor/soprano, clarinet, oboe or flute etc.
Yes. We have over 200 saxes in stock including the full range of Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris and Trevor James saxes and some Jupiter, Bauhaus, Windcraft and Earlham. We offer twopayment options:-
1. Hire with the option to buy
Ideal if you are a beginner wishing to try the sax before buying one. There is no obligation to buy, just try it for 3 months. You can then either return it or continue to hire it on a monthly basis for up to 12 months. There is no obligation to buy at any time but if you do, all 12 months rental payments would count towards the purchase price (even if you change to another instrument of a higher value). You can try up to 4 different instruments over the 12 month hire term (if you upgrade to a Yamaha or change to a flute, clarinet or oboe etc).
2. Buy outright with the option to sell it back to us
This option comes with a £50 discount on the purchase price and the option to sell it back to us for the same price less a set amount depreciation, from £10pm for the Esprit (e.g. new Esprit alto sax is £449 with the option to sell it back to us for £449 less £10pm depreciation (e.g. £419 refund within 3 months, £409 within 4 months etc). There is a minimum of 3 months but no maximum term.
We guarantee to be the cheapest UK supplier of new Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Selmer Paris, Trevor James and Buffet instruments so please ask us for a quote. If the instrument you are looking for is not listed on our website, please contact us as we can buy in most instruments within 2 days.
I prefer the sound of the tenor sax – can I hire one?
Of course. Please see entry level saxes where you can find information on the Yamaha YTS-280 tenor sax, or click on our list of other options on our Intermediate and Pro-level saxes page, including soprano, tenor and baritone saxes.
Yes. If you are a parent who has a child under 18 in full time education, we can help. Click here for more information.
No, these are all stated clearly on the front page of the rental form, which you can read before you sign anything. An example copy can be found by clicking here.
We ask our customers to recommend their teacher if they like them! We then add them to our teacher's page. If there is not one close enough for you, you could try www.musicteachers.co.uk which is searchable by postcode. Click here for our teachers page.
Most of our instruments can be sent to a mainland UK address for £9. For some heavier items, or those going off-shore / to remote Scottish Highland addresses, please contact us.
We can supply suitable replacement packaging for the cost of the postage ( £9). Just drop us a line to arrange this.
Please see our delivery page for details of how to return your sax safely to us for either an upgrade or deposit refund.
If you have any queries at all, just drop us a line and we will be happy to help!