Guarantees

Instruments (violins, violas, cellos)

The Stradivari House of Phoenix guarantees that all instruments sold in-store and online are in good ready-to-play condition, free from buzzes and any other defects that would prevent normal playing.  Buyer hereby acknowledges that the instrument is being purchased in “as is” condition with no warranties, guarantees or obligations other than Seller’s agreement to pay Buyer a full refund if and only if the instrument is returned in the same condition as it was at the time of purchase. We offer the following 1 year free adjustments on all instruments purchased directly from us: adjusting positions of soundpost and bridge for sound-optimization, and string tuning. Any structural or aesthetic issues discovered after the time of purchase will be the financial responsibility of the buyer. 

The following items are specifically not covered by our 1 year adjustment policy: Shortening or replacing soundpost; lowering or replacing the bridge, or adjusting the bridge curve; seams that have opened up at spots that were previously glued at time of purchase; adjustments to fingerboard “scoop” or removal of bumps that might cause buzzing; pegs that do not maintain an acceptable level of friction; unexpected breaking or loosening of the tail-gut holding the tailpiece; fine-tuners in the tailpiece that do not turn smoothly; cracks of any kind; damage to, or breakage of strings; breakage of the bridge, chin rest, pegs, tailpiece, endpin, endpin housing, or endpin screw mechanism; breakage of any part of the neck, fingerboard, pegbox, or scroll. 

 

Bows

The Stradivari House of Phoenix guarantees that all bows sold in-store and online are in good ready-to-play condition, free from any defects that would prevent normal playing. Any other structural or aesthetic issues discovered after the time of purchase will be the financial responsibility of the buyer. 

 

Strings

Instrument strings can only be returned if undamaged and unopened. Please notify us via phone or email before returning through mail. 

 

Cases and accessories

Cases and accessories can only be repaired by the manufacturer. Stradivari House can facilitate warranty repairs but does not have the means to make our own repairs. Items can only be returned within 30 days of purchase due to manufacturing defect. Accidental or shipping damage, as well as normal wear are not covered by our return policy. 

 

Trade-ins

Any instruments or bows purchased directly from our physical or online store can be returned at any time and used as a partial payment for a new instrument or bow. Up to 100%* of original purchase value may be used towards any trade in. 

*Actual trade-in value depends on condition of instrument at time of trade-in and is at the discretion of Stradivari House of Phoenix.