Givens Violins offers, to the original purchaser, a 100% trade-in on instruments and bows purchased from us. The traded item can be used to acquire another instrument or bow of equal or greater value. The item purchased must be of the same type as the traded item (a bow for a bow, a violin for a violin, etc.). Only one trade is allowed per item purchased.
The trade-in credit is calculated using the original invoice price of the traded item, taking into account its current condition. If there is significant damage, there also may be a deduction for any resultant depreciation to value.
As of November 1, 2010, we are unable to take bows in on trade that were purchased for under $300. All bows purchased before November 1, 2010 are eligible for trade-in.
As of July 15, 2020, Givens Violins will be offering a maximum trade value of 50% of invoice price for all Carbon Fiber bows (minus repairs and depreciation) priced at $300 or more. As the technology for these carbon fiber bows continues to evolve, the newer models surpass the desirability of the older models. Carbon Fiber bows purchased for $300 or more before July 15, 2020 can be traded using the 100% maximum invoice value minus repairs and depreciation.