Extended Holiday Return Window

With the coming "most wonderful time of the year" also means it's the most busy time of the year. We know that buying a musical instrument for yourself or someone special is a life changing gift that can open up an entire world of self-discovery, creativity, and mastery experiences. But it's also a deeply personalized decision, and we want everyone who gets an instrument for the holidays to have plenty of time to decide if it's right for them. That's why we're excited to extend your return/exchange period on all holiday purchases.

Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.

Standard returnĀ policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return most items within 45 days of delivery (unless otherwise specified) for a refund of the original purchase amount (shipping charges are not refundable). In order to get a full product refund, returned items must be in the original packaging and condition - showing no signs of wear or abuse, and be complete with all included materials such as cases, straps, strings, care kits, and any other materials that originally shipped with the product(s).

We recommend using a reliable carrier and insuring your package when returning your item(s). Fiddlershop is not responsible for shipping damages on returns. We require returns of instruments $1000 and up to ship via FedEx. For returnsĀ totaling less thanĀ $500, we can provide a label and deduct the cost from the refund due (Our average return shipping cost for a violin in the contiguous US is $25, whereas for a customer walking into a FedEx store, the cost can be over $100).

Unless there's a problem with your product, you will be responsible for return shipping costs. If the returned item shows signs of wear or don't meet our return-requirements, it may be refused. We issue refunds only in the same form of payment you used to make your purchase.

*If your instrument included a certificate of authenticity and it is not returned with the instrument, you will be charged a $150 replacement fee.

How can I cancel or change an order I just placed?

If you just placed an order, and for any reason changed your mind and would like to cancel or make a change, we have a small window to do so. For any order cancelation/change requests, we recommend calling us as soon as possible at 800-595-0592.

We work our hardest to ship your order as quickly as we can. If you are not able to cancel or make changes on time, we can help you find a solution. Our return policy also makes it easy to return your purchase.

Fiddlershop's Exchange Policy

If an item arrives broken or with a manufacturer's defect, we will fix, replace or credit you for the item(s) - free of charge. Please call us within 14 days of receiving your item(s) for these claims. If an item breaks/malfunctions within the warranty period, we will also replace/exchange the item at no cost to you! We'll completely cover shipping/handling both ways (excludes international shipments).

Non-Returnable Items

We do not give refunds for the following items if opened or used: cleaners, polishes, rosin, strings, polishing cloths and cleaning kits. We may exchangeĀ these itemsĀ for free, however, if applicable. Returned merchandise with damages, broken parts, or that are otherwise considered non-sellable are non-returnable.

International Returns

Internationally shipped items can only be returned/refunded on a case-by-case basis. If an item is returned and is in resellable condition, we will refund the cost of the item. Refund of shipping fees is only possible in a situation where we are at fault (e.g. we shipped to an address other than the given address).Ā Ā 

How to Return an Item
  1. Email us atĀ support@fiddlershop.com, provide us with your order number and list which product(s) you are returning.
  2. Wait for us to contact you and go over the return.
  3. Ship the package back to us following the given instructions. In mostĀ cases we canĀ provide a return label.
Refusal of Delivery

If you refuse a delivery, miss your delivery appointment(s), provide an inaccurate/non-deliverable address, it is considered Refusal of Delivery. If an item is refused upon delivery for any reason other than showing obvious signs of damage, you are responsible for both outgoing and return shipping cost.

Extended Return Window

Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.