SHAR Trade-In Policy
100% Trade-In Policy on SHAR Instruments
Effective March 23, 2015

There has never been a better time to "Step-Up" to your next instrument!
SHAR is devoted to your musical development from your first beginning instrument to the eventual instrument of your dreams. We know how important your equipment is in producing the best sound possible. As you grow musically, you will undoubtedly need an instrument that can grow with you. We encourage you to take advantage of our Trade-In Program. Whether it is from a 1/4 size to a 1/2 size or from an advanced instrument to a professional instrument, we offer you a generous trade-in credit for your current instrument:
Franz Hoffmann
Instruments and Outfits


Trade-in Credit may be used towards up to 50% of the purchase price of a new, used or blemished instrument or instrument outfit at SHAR!
Refurbishment fees and other conditions apply, please see below.

SHAR Violin Shop


(Includes Carlo Lamberti, Otto Ernst Fischer, Karl Joseph Schneider, John Cheng and those from our Fine Instrument Collection) Trade-in Credit from any new, used or blemished instrument may be used towards the purchase price of an instrument of equal or greater value.
Refurbishment fees and other conditions apply, please see below.
Trade-In Terms and Conditions:
You must have purchased the original instrument or outfit directly from SHAR. Trade-in credit may only be applied to the purchase of the same type of instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) and may not be applied to electric instruments, consignments or SharWay. Trade-in credit from multiple instruments may not be combined. Trade-in credit may not be used toward the purchase of some highly discounted instrument special offers. May not be combined with any other discount or promotional offer. A depreciation fee may apply if the instrument has had serious damage such as cracks. SHAR reserves the right to change all policies at any time at SHAR's sole discretion and to refuse a trade-in due to excessive wear, damage, or any other condition at SHAR's sole discretion. Trade-Ins must be processed within 30 days of purchase to qualify.
Refurbishment Fees for
Franz Hoffmann Instruments:
Refurbishment Fees for
SHAR Violin Shop Instruments
  • $25 for Amadeus/Prelude/Danube Violins and Amadeus Violas
  • $50 for Etude/Maestro/Concert/Vienna Violins and Prelude/Danube/Vienna Violas
  • $150 for Hoffmann Cellos
  • $250 for Hoffmann Studio Edition Concert Cello
  • $100 for violins $1,000 and under
  • $150 for violas $1,000 and under
  • $250 for cellos $2,500 and under
  • $300 for basses $2,500 and under
  • $200 for violins above $1,000
  • $250 for violas above $1,000
  • $350 for cellos above $2,500
  • $400 for basses above $2,500
Instruments not purchased from SHAR
Whenever possible we will try to accomodate customers with trade-ins from other companies. If you would like to trade-in an instrument you purchased elsewhere towards a SHAR instrument, please call our Violin Shop Staff at 866.742.7270. Please note that each situation is unique and we are not able to accept all trade-ins. However, the SHAR Violin Shop Staff promises to do their best to present a trade-in option towards a SHAR instrument.