Instrument Hire Scheme / Rental Scheme

Under this scheme you may obtain an instrument for a minimum period of 4 months at the rates shown further down this page.  

Prices subject to change without notice

With this scheme you retain an option to buy an instrument at any time during the hire period. If you decide to purchase during the hire period then half of the first term payment will be deducted from the discounted price (cash) price of the instrument on the day of purchase. (e.g. £ 30.00 off the price of a clarinet )

All instruments are fully tested prior to hire

The instrument may be new or previously hired

Routine maintenance is free during the hire period

Insurance cover provided (subject to £ 25.00 excess)

After 10 payments have been made the instrument becomes your property with no further payments due

It is a condition of hire that authorisation for regular credit card payments is completed to ensure prompt payment of hire fees as they become due. We will send a reminder to you at least 21 days before the next payment is due.

Prices shown are for student instruments of our brand choice.
Instruments will be hired at the rates shown .
If you require a particular brand please check availability and termly rate with any member of staff.


Hire fee for 4 month period ( not per month )



  • Violin (all sizes) £ 25.00
  • Violin - Hidersine Vivente 3/4 or 4/4  £ 45.00
  • Viola - various sizes £ 45.00
  • Guitar classical nylon strung (all sizes) £ 25.00
  • Student Clarinet £ 60.00
  • Yamaha / Buffet Clarinet £ 95.00
  • Student Flute £ 60.00
  • Student Trumpet £ 60.00
  • Student Cornet £ 60.00
  • Student Trombone £ 85.00
  • Piccolo £ 80.00
  • Tenor Horn £ 80.00
  • Buffet Clarinet £ 85.00
  • Yamaha Clarinet £ 85.00
  • Yamaha YFL212 Flute £ 95.00
  • Student Curved Head Flute £ 85.00
  • Yamaha Curved Head Flute £ 100.00
  • Student Alto Saxophone £ 100.00
  • Baritone Horn £ 100.00
  • Tenor Saxophone £ 125.00
  • Euphonium £ 125.00
  • Cello £ 125.00
  • Yamaha YAS280 Alto Saxophone £ 150.00
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    These fees are for a period of 4 months. Not per month.
    Includes routine maintenance whilst the instrument is on hire
    Includes insurance cover whilst the instrument is on hire

    Half of your first hire fee back if you buy an instrument from us
    All instruments tested before being passed for hire

    Don't forget that Becketts also offer a Repurchase Scheme and an Assisted Purchase Scheme. Please ask for further details.
    Prices correct @ 1st July 2018 but are subject to change

    TO HIRE AN INSTRUMENT WE MUST SEE THE FOLLOWING IDENTIFICATION

    PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT OR LETTER FROM SCHOOL ON HEADED PAPER

    We will need to see proof of employment in the form of a recent works pay slip. Alternatively, in the case of a child learning the instrument at school we will accept a letter from the school, stating that the child is having lessons there. Any such letter must be on the school headed paper. Electric guitars can only be hired for the use of children who are learning the instrument in school. In this case the letter from the school must be provided.

    IDENTIFICATION BEARING YOUR ADDRESS

    You will need to show identification bearing your address. Acceptable ID for this would be:

    Driving licence, passport, bank or credit card statement or utility bill.

    CREDIT CARD OR VISA DEBIT CARD. NOT SWITCH, SOLO OR ELECTRON CARDS

    We will need to see a valid credit card, such as Visa, Mastercard or American Express, or you can use a Visa Debit Card. We cannot accept Switch, Solo or Visa Electron cards due to a new ruling by the banks stating that we cannot use these cards for on going payments

    CUSTOMERS MUST PROVIDE US WITH A LAND LINE TELEPHONE NUMBER