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Instrument Purchasing and Rental Options

The Wind Section, Cumberland Street, Edinburgh
The Wind Section - Instruments to Purchase or Hire

If your child has been offered music lessons at school to learn a brass or woodwind instrument, The Wind Section offer a number of purchasing and rental options to help give them the best possible start:

  • Option 1 – Purchase: Buy a musical instrument outright at our competitive prices.*

  • Option 2 – Buy-Back Purchase: Buy an instrument with the peace of mind that you can return it to us within 4 months of purchase and receive 75% of your money back.*

  • Option 3 – Rental: You can rent a brand-new instrument for a 3-month period. At the end of the 3 months either return the instrument to us or ask for a final purchase price.

*If your child attends a state school, they may qualify to purchase an instrument without paying VAT.

Find out more and download a copy of our Education Price Lists for both state schools and private schools at:

Established in 1998, The Wind Section is one of the UK’s leading musical instrument retailers, specialising in brass & woodwind instruments, accessories, and repairs.

The Wind Section, Cumberland Street, Edinburgh
The Wind Section, Cumberland Street, Edinburgh

Our shop is located in the elegant surroundings of Edinburgh’s New Town, within walking distance of the main bus & train stations and tram stops. Here, you will find a full range of instruments and accessories from all the top brands at very competitive prices.

If you’re unable to visit us in person, then you can still order online from our easy-to-use, secure website where we offer an even bigger selection of instruments and accessories with FREE UK delivery on all orders of £50 and over.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or if you would prefer to place an order over the telephone. We’re just a small team, but we’re a friendly bunch and are always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance or just to have a chat!

You can give us a call on 0131 557 6543 or drop us an email at and one of our team will be happy to help.

The Wind Section


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