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Renowned Los Angeles Violin Shop To Offer Financing


Benning Violins, a renowned family-owned and operated violin shop since 1953, is pleased to now offer individualized financing plans on instruments, bows and accessory purchases. The distinguished violin shop, which offers one of the largest and finest collections of old and new violins, violas, cellos and bows on the West Coast, begins financing on June 1.

Los Angeles, CA. June 1, 2012 - Benning Violins, an established and renowned Los Angeles violin shop providing sales and service to the classical music scene of Southern California since 1953, has announced the genesis of a customizable financing program beginning in June. The program offers three varying plans that include an interest free option. It allows financing on instruments, bows and accessory purchases by students, amateurs and the most avid professional.

"Our new financing will be welcome news to those who are ready to purchase and invest in a fine, quality instrument that fits their budget," said owner and business manager Nancy Benning. "These flexible financing plans will make it possible for up-and-coming performers to own an instrument that will elevate their playing to the next level."

Benning Violins, formerly known as Studio City Music, has become a mainstay institution for premier performers - most notably the late Jascha Heifetz, "the violinist of the century" - as well as many other concert and recording artists, renowned teachers, amateurs and students of all levels.

The distinguished violin shop houses one of the most extensive collections of fine instruments for sale in the world with names like Gagliano, Tononi, Scarampella, Balestrieri, Gaggini and Galimberti listed in their current catalog, as well as performance-level cellos, violas and violins for sale crafted by resident master violinmaker and luthier Eric Benning.

According to Laura Phillips, Benning's Client Service Manager, the financing answers the needs of student musicians as much as those of the professional. "Aside from master crafted instruments, we carry lesser-cost student outfits from a number of different countries and of varying levels that are set up in our workshop and to our exacting specifications," states Phillips.

The financing program, made possible through GE Finance, offers monthly payments, deferred interest as well as no finance charges for early payment. Longer term, revolving plans are also available.

"Aside from instruments, standard accessories are also financeable with a minimum purchase of $249.00. That includes music stands, metronomes, shoulder rests, strings and cases," said Phillips. "Additionally, one can finance any balance after a trade-in and purchase credits are applied and can be applied to commissioned and consignment instruments as well as restored fine instruments."