Standard Long-Term Howarth Rental Scheme

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Rental Scheme Features

  • Rent a woodwind instrument from just £16.00 per month
  • Continue for as long as you like (minimum 3 months)
  • All maintenance included
  • All instruments checked and ready to play
  • Convenient monthly payments by Direct Debit
  • Subject to a credit-check
  • Available throughout the UK

Prices (per month)

The specific instrument models below are provided only as an example.
Sometimes an instrument of similar standard will be available instead.

Student (Straight head) (e.g. Straight head flute) £ 25.00
Student (Curved head) (e.g. Yamaha YFL211 flute (with curved head)) £ 30.00
Student (e.g. Howarth Academy Bb Clarinet / Buffet Prodige / Yamaha 255 Bb Clarinet) £ 20.00
Intermediate Bb (e.g. Buffet E13 Bb Clarinet) ~ wooden body £ 50.00
Intermediate A (e.g. Buffet E13 A Clarinet) ~ wooden body £ 60.00
Alto Saxophone
Junior (e.g. Alphasax Alto) ~ For younger beginners £ 30.00
Student (e.g. Jupiter JAS 567 or Buffet Alto Saxophone) £ 25.00
Student (e.g. Yamaha YAS 275 / 280 Alto or Chiltern Alto Saxophone) £ 35.00
Junior (e.g. Howarth Junior Oboe)
( for details about the new Junior Oboe click here )
£ 35.00
Student (e.g. Howarth S10 Oboe) £ 45.00
Intermediate (e.g. Howarth S20 Oboe) £ 55.00
Advanced (e.g. Howarth S40 Oboe) £ 65.00
Junior / Beginner (e.g. Mini-Bassoon PLUS+ / Tenoroon / Children's Bassoons)
( for details about Mini-Bassoons, Tenoroons and Children's bassoons click here )
£ 65.00
Student (e.g. Amati Standard Bassoon / Short-Reach) £ 65.00
Advanced Student (e.g. Howarth Academy Bassoon / Short-Reach) £ 90.00
(all prices include VAT)
Postage quotes available

Bassoons are popular! Unfortunately this means there is often a short waiting list for renting them. Please contact our bassoon dept for the latest information. Please note we currently have high demand for mini bassoons and short reach bassoons, so please call before coming in E-mail or phone 020 7935 2407

How it works

The Howarth rental scheme helps you try an instrument at low cost. Pay for the first 3 months in advance, then monthly by direct debit. To finish renting, simply return the instrument at any time and pay nothing further.

How to rent

  • By Web: Download our application form and post or email to us in London. The rental documents will be posted to you. Sign them, and return them by post. There is a standard carriage charge of £16.95 (£24.95 for short reach and full size bassoons as well as saxophones); for sending your instrument to you.
  • In Person: at our London showrooms at 31-35 Chiltern Street, or from our new showroom at 19 Buckingham Road, Worthing, West Sussex. Please phone first to reserve your instrument.
    • Please arrive before 4:45pm (3:30pm Saturdays).
    • Please bring with you full bank details and two forms of ID including a proof of address (drivers license, domestic bill, bank statement etc - A Debit/Credit Card is NOT a form of ID).
  • By other means: If you have any questions about the rental scheme, contact us and we will do our best to help. Should you wish to proceed, the documents can be posted to you. Sign them, and return them by post. There is a standard carriage charge of £16.95 (£24.95 for short reach and full size bassoons as well as saxophones) for sending your instrument to you.

Common Questions

Maintenance of Rental Instruments

We will be happy to carry out all necessary servicing on instruments rented by us. This does not cover accidental damage, which is the responsibility of the hirer.

Insurance of Rental Instruments

You will need to arrange suitable insurance cover against loss and damage to the instrument as it is a condition of rental that the instrument is fully insured. We are happy to supply information regarding comprehensive annual insurance though Allianz Cornhill.

Can I buy the instrument I have been renting?

No. However if having rented an instrument from us, you wish to purchase a new instrument (either outright or on credit terms) we will deduct a sum equivalent to three months rental from the price.

When do I return the instrument?

You can return the instrument to us at any time to terminate the agreement, no notice is required. The agreement finishes when the instrument arrives back at our showroom. No further payments will be payable (excluding any arrears), however there will be no refund of any part of rental already paid. 

The Small Print

  • Please see our full Rental terms and conditions.
  • This scheme is available for UK residents only.
  • Minimum rental period is 3 month, there is no maximum period.
  • We can only rent to persons over the age of 18.
  • Instrument rental is subject to credit approval.
  • We reserve the right to refuse rental.
  • Please see details of our complaints procedure.
  • Written quotations are available on request.
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