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The Duet Shop Musical Instrument Rent-to-Own service tailored for individuals

Rental with the option to own - a revolutionary new concept in musical instrument hire

Why choose Duet Shop?


Instruments available from as little as £7.50 per month


Cancel anytime from half way through the plan and return the instrument or swap to another


...or complete the plan and the instrument is yours to keep!

Select your brand new instrument from our curated range

Our online catalogue features multiple options for every member of the orchestra along with all the other most popular learner instruments like guitars and drum kits. All the stringed instruments are available in a selection of sizes down to 1/16 to ensure that even the youngest players can learn with ease. There are also many pianos and large percussion instruments available for those with the space - schools and orchestras will finally be able to manage the cost of these valuable investments by spreading the cost over several months or years. As well as instruments, our range includes vital consumables and accessories such as music stands and audio equipment.

Choose a payment plan that's right for you

The cost of every instrument and accessory can be split over a choice of 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months. Please note: there is a minimum monthly payment of £7.50 – if your choice doesn’t reach this threshold, check to see if choosing a shorter payment period will - or you'll need to add more items to your basket! If you make all the payments, the instrument is yours to keep forever with nothing extra to pay!

Alternatively, if you've paid at least half of your planned instalments you can send it back to us. The exact contract terms can be found here.

Complete a quick online application

Instead of a normal shop checkout we have an extremely clever automated online application and credit reference system. To complete the process, you'll need your bank details, mobile phone number, email address, and credit/debit card details to hand. You'll get an instant result, and if accepted will proceed to e-sign a contract and pay the first instalment.

This all happens online, so there’s no confusing paperwork and no waiting time! Please telephone us on 01233 896822 or write to us if you want to have details of the credit reference agencies or any other agencies from whom we obtain, and to whom we pass, information about you.

Start playing your instrument in 7-10 days

After e-signing the contract and paying the first instalment, you'll be sent a confirmation email and courier tracking details. You will receive your instrument in 7-10 working days unless it’s out of stock at the time of ordering, in which case delivery times may be extended. If you’ve still not received your order after the expecte date, contact us and we'll do our best to resolve any problems immediately.

All the instruments that leave our warehouse are set up and ready to play unless otherwise stated in the product description.

Keep it or return it

If you keep up payments for the full term, the instrument is yours to keep forever. You can cancel the agreement after having paid at least half of your plan, on condition that you return the instrument to us in its original packaging. Provided the goods are undamaged and in sound condition (and your payments are up to date), we will then cancel the plan and you will not need to pay anything more. Please note, returns will need to arrive with us at least 5 days prior to your next monthly payment to ensure you are not charged. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further advice and returns address. We cannot accept returns without notification.

Please note, you can have a maximum of two Rent to Own plans with us at any one time, the second being at our discretion.

Got questions? Check our FAQ or contact us

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