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Renting an Instrument

Renting an Instrument from RDG Woodwinds


RDG Woodwinds is proud to offer a variety of high quality oboes and clarinets for rental.


Oboe, Oboe d'amore, English horn, Bass Oboe

All of our rental oboes and English horns are either full-conservatory system or very close to full-conservatory, so they are suitable for use both by experienced players and by beginners who do not want to be held back by missing keys. All of the instruments are wood, with the exception of one plastic instrument of professional quality.  Monthly rental prices for oboes vary by instrument, ranging from $65 to $100 per month.  The rental price for fully professional English horns is $200 per month, with intermediate English horns being a bit less. We also have an oboe d'amore and a bass oboe in our rental inventory.  Please contact us for more specific information about price and availability.



We have a number of Bb clarinets for rent, including professional instruments and plastic instruments suitable for beginners and young players.  Clarinets in A and Eb are also available.  Monthly rental prices range from $30 to $60 per month for Bb clarinets. Auxiliary clarinet rental rates are slightly higher.  Please contact us for more specific information about price and availability.


Rental Policies

The minimum rental period is three months for most instruments; however, auxiliary instruments such as the Eb clarinet and English horn can be rented on a weekly basis.  The first and last month's rental charges are due at the time the instrument is checked out.  Intermediate payments will be charged to your credit card on a monthly basis.


Please note that the instrument renter is responsible for keeping the instrument in good condition while it is in their possession.  This includes swabbing the instrument after each use and keeping its outer surfaces clean, protecting it from unnecessary exposure to the elements, and immediately reporting to us any problems with it.  If the instrument incurs damage during the rental period, a repair fee will be assessed upon its return.  Accessories, such as swabs and cork grease, are not included with our rental instruments; however, we offer a discount for items that will help in caring for the instrument properly.


For further information about our rental instruments or for questions about our rental policies, please feel free to contact us.