Instrument Rentals, Repairs, and even some used ones for sale
BAND AND ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENT RENTALS (NO TUBAS, SORRY!)
Calliope Music partners with Menchey Music Services, a family-run company out of Hanover, PA, to provide high quality instrument rentals.
Throughout September and October, the busiest times for rentals, Calliope stocks most sizes of string instruments, as well as plenty of brass, woodwind, and percussion. Our prices are very reasonable and in line with most other rental companies.
We offer a rent-to-own program: the money you pay each month goes toward purchase of your instrument if you decide you want to buy it. For string players who begin with smaller sized instruments, this money can be applied toward size trade ups, so that you don’t lose the money you’ve invested.
One of the benefits of this program is that you’re not locked into a contract. You can bring the instrument back at any time without a penalty. As parents and teachers ourselves, we think this is the best way to rent an instrument.
Our instrumental rental program features:
- Rent-to-own contract
- Competitive prices
- Good student quality instruments
- Knowledgeable staff complete with advice if needed
- Return the instrument at any time without penalty
- Maintenance and repair program that covers any problems (excluding new strings and reeds) and provides you with a loaner instrument if necessary
(Note that we do strongly recommend the maintenance and repair insurance plan offered for instrument rentals.)
We repair instruments! If you’re looking for someone to repair a sticky valve or replace some pads, we can get it done for you. Our repair technician is off-site, so please allow about 2-3 weeks for repair. We also offer free estimates.
Please call or email us to ask about prices or any questions you might have. And if you have a specialized instrument need, contact us! I’m sure that, together with Menchey, we can meet your needs.
USED INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE IN THE STORE AS OF 3/20/13
Nice Yamaha Alto Sax YAS 62 around 6 or 7 years old now in stock. Though I am not a sax player everything I hear about the YAS 62 is good. It’s a great step up for a person who is ready to move from a student rental. Some even say this sax is the best. The seller wants $2000 but would be willing to negotiate. Come on over to see it – don’t forget your mouthpiece!
Bundy Alto Sax $200 for sale – pretty sure it is from 1946. Good starter sax with balanced action, good tone, and great hard case. Will need some work on the pads and a new mouthpiece but I’d buy it for my beginning student
Used Schreiber & Sohne Clarinet S&S59589 $150 or best offer – good wooden clarinet but needs an overhaul. Worth it though.
Full size student violin $200 with bow and case Carlo Robelli P-105 – surprised me when I played it – nice smooth, even tone. Condition is excellent but a few things to expect: the bow will need re-hairing and it will need new strings. Perfect violin for a beginner or someone who just wants to fiddle around. Great deal!
Call or stop by to learn more or to see the instruments at any time. (610.649.8842)