Frequently Asked Questions

RETURN POLICIES: Fein Violins wants you to be happy with your purchase! We give you a 10-day trial period from the date you receive the instrument, to play and evaluate it. If, during that time, you decide that it is not for you, we will arrange for free return shipping. After the instrument has been returned in good condition, we will refund your full purchase price.

 SHIPPING: With Fein Violins, ground shipping is FREE anywhere in the United States. 

We ship almost everywhere in the world, but outside the United States, there will be an additional shipping fee. Please contact us for a shipping quote. Whenever possible, we will include any applicable duty and/or taxes in your quote.

3-day, 2nd day, and overnight shipping options are available, but will involve an additional fee. Please contact us if you require expedited shipping.

Ground shipping - FREE

Return shipping - FREE 

2 violins or 2 violas to the same destination - add $45

2 cellos to the same destination - add $100

If you live outside the United States, please contact us for shipping costs. For our Canadian customers, we will pay for shipping, and collect any applicable duties, fees and/or taxes so the instrument will come right to your door!

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Customs and import duties may be applied to International orders when the shipment reaches its destination. Such charges are the responsibility of the recipient of the order and varies by country. Contact your local customs office for details. 

MATERIALS DECLARATION:  OUR PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN: Brazilian Rosewood, Ivory, Snake or Lizard leather, wild harvested abalone shells, and/or Tortoiseshell protected/prohibited under CITES and/or ESA. Our products include: Violins, Violas & Cellos bearing the following labels: "Atelier Cremone/Andrew Fein", "F.Costa/ Andrew Fein", or "D. Albert/Andrew Fein" and Violin, Viola, or Cello Bows bearing the stamp "A. Fein" or "Fein".  Abalone shell used for some bow slides is from farm raised Haliotis fulgens or Haliotis discus hannai. The leather on the bow grips is from sheep, goat, or cow. Horn for some frogs is from Water Buffalo. Bow tips are made from Bone or Plastic. SOME, not all, of our instruments MAY contain non-Brazilian Rosewood fittings. All of the non-Brazilian Rosewood was legally received prior to 1/1/2017. 



WARRANTY:  We warrant your instrument for one year from the date of purchase. We will replace or repair, free of charge, any part or parts of the instrument as needed through normal use of the instrument. This includes the bridge, sound-post, pegs, tuners, chin rest, and tailpiece, but does not include strings. We will also make any adjustments that might be needed. For any warranty repairs, the cost of shipping is the responsibility of the owner of the instrument.

I FOUND A STRADIVARIUS: You probably didn't. Please read our blog post "So You think You Found a Stradivarius". If you still believe you have a valuable instrument and want to know the value, please purchase an appraisal. 


To recive a 100% trade-in value, the second purchase must be of greater value than the trade-in. The purchase price of the trade-in, excluding sales tax, shipping, and accessories, will be applied towards the LIST PRICE of any of our F. Costa, D. Albert, or Atelier Cremone violins, violas, or cellos.  Any other discounts will be applied AFTER the trade-in has been deducted from the list price. 

ONLY ONE trade-in can be applied per purchase.  The instrument, bow and case must be in good condition.

We will also accept your trade-in if you purchased the instrument elsewhere, matching that company's trade-in policy dollar for dollar! Please have a receipt, purchase record, or a written trade-in value to take advantage of this type of trade-in. 

RENTAL CREDIT: We'll honor your rental credit from anywhere, not just our shop. Please call us for details. 

FINANCING:  You can finance your purchase through PayPal Finance: PAYPAL FINANCING

Wittner Pegs:  Wittner pegs are geared pegs that do not slip or stick, allowing a player to tune accurately, easily, and confidently without struggling. We highly recommend them! Please visit our blog at: Wittner Peg Blog

Sale Prices: Our 'Sale Prices' reflect our Standard Internet Discount Price. You will also get that same discount in person at our shop.