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In-Home Trial

As professional performers and teachers, the Kennedy Violins staff recognizes the importance of playing an instrument first-hand when purchasing a new instrument. We understand the difficulty in judging a violin based on descriptions and performance videos alone, which is why we offer a unique, simple in-home trial program.

Safely and easily try a number of our instruments with little cost and effort. For less than the cost of shipping, choose up to two violins, two violas, four bows, and one cello to try out in the comfort of your own home!

Kennedy Violins creates all the shipping documents necessary — you don’t even have to visit the post office. Instrument trials are offered for a twelve days. Extend your trial period at no cost by calling our helpful staff at 1-800-779-0242.

In-Home Trial Rates




1-2 Violins for $45.00 Buy Now
1-2 Violas for $45.00 Buy Now
1 Cello for $79.00 Buy Now
1-4 Bows for $20.00 Buy Now

How can you take advantage of our in home trial? It's simple. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1

Contact us by email or phone to let us know which instruments you would like to experience. Once we get your information, we will ship them to you within two business days, OR simply add the trial instrument to your shopping cart by selecting one of the products below.

Step 2

Play and experience your instrument selection to decide which instrument is right for you. Feel free to choose any instrument that interests you. Contact us to purchase any instruments you decide to keep. Use the pre-paid shipping label provided by Kennedy Violins to return trial instruments.