Dutch Auction on Blemished and Pre-owned Instruments 10-Day Dutch Auction: Blemished and Pre-owned Instruments
Your Chance to SAVE up to 90% off the price of a regular instrument
Limited quantities and of course the first bidder wins!

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All instruments are fully inspected and refurbished as needed. All are covered by the SHAR 30/365 Guarantee! Dozens of models and sizes to choose from - but stock is very limited!

What is a Dutch Auction?
It's a backwards auction, where the price goes down each week!

At the start of the Auction, we post all the instruments available and what their price will be each week.  At the start of each week the prices of all instruments that have not been sold yet will go down by the amount shown on the table below.

Who wins the auction?
The first person to bid (buy) the instrument wins. If we have only one, no one else can win it. If we have
more than one, other people will have the chance to bid (buy) them, until none are left.

When do the prices change?
Prices are discounted 10% off our normal discount on October 3rd, the first day of the Auction. Prices drop about 10am Eastern time on Sunday October 7 and again on Thursday October 11. The Auction ends about 9pm Eastern time on Friday October 12. Quantities are limited, so the longer you wait, the more you can save ... but someone else may grab these great bargains if you wait too long! No backorders accepted.

What are the guarantees?
All instruments have the full SHAR 30/365 Guarantee.

How many instruments do you have?
We have a wide selection, but in many cases there is only 1 of a given size or style.
We cannot take backorders for any instrument. The first bidder wins.

Can I try these with the In-Home Trial program?
Sorry, at these prices there are no Trials, but you can return for any reason within 30 days.

Can I use Trade-In or Rental credit for these instruments?
Sorry, at these highly discounted prices these instruments are available for purchase only, without the use of any credits, except SHAR gift certificates.

What do all the different levels mean?
All instruments are fully playable, but will have different amounts of wear. Each instrument is unique.
Blemished - New instruments with some cosmetic damage. You will usually see this in a few weeks or months of normal playing anyway.
Trade-in A - Previously played instruments that are in almost new condition.
Trade-in B - Previously played instruments that show moderate wear and tear, may include scratches, dings, dents.
Trade-in C - Previously played instruments that show extensive wear, but are fully playable.

What is included with the instrument?
This auction is for violins or violas ONLY. No cases or bows are included, so don’t forget to order them if you need them!

What are the discounts?
  Blemished or Trade-In
Like new
(A grade)
Slightly used
(B grade)
(C grade)
Regular Price 30% Off retail 40% off 60% off
Dutch Auction Price      
Oct 3-6 40% off 50% off 70% off
Oct 7-10 50% off 60% off 80% off
Oct 11-12 60% off 70% off 90% off

What is available and what will the prices be?
Scroll down to see what is available.

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Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Etude Viola - Instrument Only - 12 inch

Item # BSA12512
Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Etude Viola - Instrument Only - 12 inch

In Stock

Sale: $160.00 SHAR: $229.00

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