Performance Level and Pro Level Instrument Rentals

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Rent a performance level (step up) or pro level instrument with Johnstonbaugh's Music Centers

Johnstonbaugh's Music Centers is pleased to offer a performance level (step up) or pro level instrument rental program! If you're ready to elevate your playing to the next level but aren't quite ready to make a purchase, consider renting! We offer all of our professional instrument rentals for $49-$120 per month. There is no minimum monthly obligation, and you can apply up to nine months of rental payments toward the purchase of a new instrument. These instruments are all in new or like-new conditions and are maintained by our expert repair technicians. To see a current list of available models, scroll below

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Flute

Azumi AZ3SRBEO Flute

Designed by Altus founder Shuichi Tanaka, Azumi flutes come with the Altus Z-cut professional headjoint and the Altus/Bennett scale which make these flutes effortless to play in tune. The AZ3SRBEO features a sterling body, open holes,offset G and split E.

  • Open Hole
  • Offset G
  • Split E Mechanism
  • B Foot
  • Gizmo Key
  • Altus Professional .925 Sterling Silver Z-Cut™ Headjoint
  • .925 Sterling Silver Body
  • Altus-Bennett Scale
  • wide rib construction
  • silver-plated keys and mechanism
  • French-style pointed key arms
  • stainless steel springs
  • French case and cover

Di Zhao DZ770

Di Zhao worked for Powell for several years and set up the Sonare Factory. He is now on his own and makes great flutes at affordable prices

  • 9K GS Lip Plate
  • C# Trill
  • D# Roller
  • Special Engraved Rings
  • Cherry Case/Leather Cover
  • Open Hole
  • Offset
  • Lo B
  • Pointed Arm
  • Sterling Body & Head

Powell PS61BEF Sonare Flute [split E]

This flute is the first in the Sonaré range and features a Nickel Silver, Silver Plated Body and Mechanism. Available with Offset or In-line G Keys, B or C foot joints, this model has Y-arms.

  • Sterling Silver Body
  • .016" Tubing Thickness
  • Footjoint :B or C Foot available
  • Modern Powell A-442 Scale
  • French Cups
  • Traditional Pinned Mechanism with Adjustment Screws
  • Nickel Silver and Silver Plated Keywork Material
  • Y-Arms
  • Elgiloy Springs

Clarinet

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Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet with Nickel Keys

The Legendary Choice of Professionals was created in 1955 by Robert Carrée and is the most popular professional clarinet in the world. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.

  • Keywork: 17 keys, 6 rings, adjustable thumb rest, blue steel springs, silver plated finish
  • Pads: Bladder
  • Case: Leather
  • Key: Bb
  • Pitch: 440/442 Hz
  • Body: Stained Grenadilla wood, poly-cylindrical bore

Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet with Silver Keys

The Legendary Choice of Professionals was created in 1955 by Robert Carrée and is the most popular professional clarinet in the world. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.

  • Key: Bb
  • Pitch: 440/442 Hz
  • Body: Stained Grenadilla wood, poly-cylindrical bore
  • Keywork: 17 keys, 6 rings, adjustable thumb rest, blue steel springs, nickel plated finish
  • Pads: Bladder
  • Case: Leather

Buffet Tradition Bb Clarinet

The Legendary Choice of Professionals was created in 1955 by Robert Carrée and is the most popular professional clarinet in the world. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.

  • Keywork: 17 keys, 6 rings, adjustable thumb rest, blue steel springs, silver plated finish
  • Pads: Bladder
  • Case: Leather
  • Key: Bb
  • Pitch: 440/442 Hz
  • Body: Stained Grenadilla wood, poly-cylindrical bore

Backun Q Series Bb Clarinet

The Q Series Bb Clarinet offers those who prefer a more traditional French-style instrument the chance to experience the world of Backun. Backun combines modern manufacturing techniques and treatments, including a carbon fibre middle joint ring, with classic grenadilla wood and silver-plated key work to produce an instrument with truly familiar feel and playability. Inline trill keys help reduce condensation accumulation, and precision under- and over-cut tone holes ensure impeccable intonation and response. An affordable masterpiece, the Q Series is the classic choice.

  • Keywork: 17 keys, 6 rings, adjustable thumb rest, blue steel springs, silver plated finish
  • Key Finish: Silver
  • Case: BAM Custom Case
  • Key: Bb
  • Pitch: 440/442 Hz
  • Body:Grenadilla wood

Saxophone

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Selmer AS42

The Selmer AS42 Alto Saxophone marks a first ever collaboration between Henri Selmer Paris and Selmer USA on an entry-level professional saxophone. Featuring a fully ribbed body construction, Pisoni pro leather pads with metal resonators, blued steel springs and hand engraving - the body for the AS42 is ready for the advancing player, but it also comes with a neck designed and manufactured by Selmer Paris for this instrument, as well as a mouthpiece from Selmer Paris specially made for the advancing player. This makes the AS42 the most unique instrument in its class and price range, and the only one that can boast a genuine Henri Selmer Paris neck and mouthpiece.

  • Key of Eb
  • Henri Selmer Paris Neck
  • Henri Selmer Paris Mouthpiece
  • BAM Backpack Case
  • Body/Neck/Bell - Yellow Brass
  • Clear Lacquer Finish
  • Key Material - Brass
  • Aux Keys - High F#
  • Drawn Tone Holes
  • Ribbed Mounting
  • Treated Leather Pads
  • Metal Resonators
  • Blue Steel Springs
  • Metal Adjustable thumbrest
  • Engraved Bell

Buffet BC8401-1-0 Pro Saxophone

The 400 Series is designed for the advanced student through the professional saxophonist. The saxophones are meticulously hand-engraved and assembled for the highest level of quality and workmanship. With keywork up to high F# and exceptional response in the upper and lower registers, the 400 Series saxophones provide even response and intonation. Available with lacquer or matte finish.

  • Yellow brass with gold lacquer finish
  • Key :Eb
  • Hand engraving on key cups, bell, bow, body and neck
  • Double arms on low C, B, Bb
  • Ribbed construction
  • Simulated mother of pearl key buttons
  • Leather pads wtih metal resonators

Trumpet

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Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Bb Trumpet

Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both an accomplished musician and a talented engineer to create brass instruments of unequalled tonal quality. Often copied but never duplicated, Bach Stradivarius instruments today remain the sound choice of artists worldwide. The Bach 180 series Bb trumpets are the most versatile available offering more options that meet the demanding needs of today's most discriminating players.

  • 1st slide thumb saddle
  • Adjustable 3rd slide rod stop
  • Silver-plate finish
  • Bach 7C mouthpiece
  • C180 woodshell case
  • .459" Medium-large bore
  • Standard weight body
  • Standard weight yellow brass one-piece hand-hammered #37 bell
  • Standard construction #25 mouthpipe
  • Monel pistons

Bach LR180S37 Stradivarius Bb Trumpet with Reverse Leadpipe Professional

The LR180 series feature lightweight bodies with standard weight one-piece hand-hammered professional bells and reversed #25LR leadpipes. This unique construction offers the quick response of a lightweight model with less resistance from the reverse leadpipe and the projection of a standard weight #37 bell. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. The LR180S37 with a .459" medium-large bore gives a player a more open feel and response resulting in an instrument that is well suited for all types of music.

  • 1st slide thumb saddle
  • Adjustable 3rd slide rod stop
  • Silver-plate finish
  • Bach 7C mouthpiece
  • C180 woodshell case
  • .459" Medium-large bore
  • Standard weight body
  • Standard weight yellow brass one-piece hand-hammered #37 bell
  • Standard construction #25 mouthpipe
  • Monel pistons

Bach C180SL229CC Stradivarius Chicago C Trumpet Professional

The C180SL229CC "Chicago" C Trumpet features a .462" large bore, special 25C mouthpipe based on Vincent Bach's original design, and a lightweight #229 one-piece hand-hammered professional bell with a classic French bead flat rim providing a quick response with outstanding projection and tone. The 1st valve thumb ring allows for easier tuning adjustment. Narrower bell to valve casing and valve casing to mouthpipe braces improve resonance. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound.

  • .462" large bore
  • Lightweight one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass #229 bell with classic French bead flat rim with soldered bell wire
  • Special #25CC leadpipe based on 1947 design
  • Wide foot bell to leadpipe braces
  • Narrower braces at bell to valve casing and valve casing to leadpipe
  • Thumb ring on first valve
  • Narrow tuning slide....1947 design
  • Single brace on tuning slide
  • Bead rings on all slides
  • Hexagon shaped pull knobs
  • 1st slide thumb ring
  • 3rd slide pin stop, silver-plate finish
  • Bach 7C mouthpiece
  • C180C woodshell case

B&S Challenger I Silver BS3137-2-0W

The B&S 3137 Challenger I trumpet is 100% German-made and holds true to the brand’s 250-year-old tradition of making high quality brass instruments. The 3137 is a professional Bb trumpet with classic and familiar ergonomic features. The 3137 features a very unique one-piece hand-hammered bell made in the traditional way using the knowledge of skilled master craftsmen at B&S who use hand-on techniques. This allows the trumpet to be full of rich colors and resonate freely with a wide array of characteristics.

  • Key :Bb
  • .459" / 11,66 mm ML bore
  • One-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell, 4.803"/ 122mm #37
  • Valves :3 top-sprung hand-lapped Monel pistons
  • Water keys :2 lever-style, forged (main tuning and 3rd valve slide)
  • Standard gold brass lead pipe and tuning slide bow
  • Adjustable rod stop on 3rd valve slide
  • Thumb saddle for 1st valve slide
  • Maintenance-free rubber valve cap in-lays
  • Outfit :Hard wood-shell case, Mouthpiece, valve oil, slide grease, cleaning cloth and rod
  • Silver plated finish

B&S Challenger II Silver BS31372-2-0D

The B&S 3137 Challenger II trumpet is the logical step in taking the Challenger Series to the next level for the most ambitious players. With a slightly different lead pipe taper and bell design, the Challenger II has less resistance and allows the player to choose their preference of lead pipe and bell flare combination.

  • Key :Bb
  • .459" / 11,66 mm ML bore
  • 4.803" / 122 mm, #37 one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell
  • Valves :3 top-sprung hand-lapped Monel pistons
  • Water keys :2 lever-style, forged (main tuning and 3rd valve slide)
  • Standard lead pipe
  • Long screw stop on 3rd valve slide
  • Thumb saddle for 1st valve slide
  • Quiet felt valve cap in-lays
  • O-ring dampeners for 1st/3rd slides
  • Outfit :Double hard wood-shell case, mouthpiece, valve oil, slide grease, cleaning cloth and rod
  • Silver-plated finish

Trombone

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Courtois Legend AC420MBO Trombone

Antoine Courtois Legend 420 trombones have entirely handmade bells which adapt over time to a musician’s playing. With their elegant and homogenous sound, yellow brass bells provide a nice balance between the various playing parameters which make it the most widely used and widely played alloy in the world. Standard The slide is ultralight brass with a soldered sterling lead pipe for a lightweight clear centered tone.

  • Key :Bb/F
  • Bore :.547” / 13,89 mm
  • Bell :Hand hammered one piece bells (yellow) 8.46" / 215 mm
  • Finish :Clear lacquered
  • Open wrap standard rotor
  • Open wrap standard rotor
  • Lightweight yellow brass slide with solid silver lead pipe
  • One piece yellow bell
  • Outfit :Deluxe contoured case in vegetable fibers, mouthpiece (Antoine Courtois 6 1/2 M-Michel Becquet model), slide grease, cleaning cloth

Shires TBVE Vintage Elkhart

The S.E. Shires Vintage Elkhart trombone is an ideal instrument for any professional musician or advanced student. The red-brass bell with unsoldered bead is made in the fashion of classic, Elkhart bells of the mid-20th century. It produces a rich, warm sound with complex overtones and a wide palette of colors at all dynamic levels. This is combined with the ease of playing and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed.

  • 2RVE Bell: 8.5 inch, two piece, hand-hammered “TI” taper in red brass with traditionally brazed seams and unsoldered bead
  • S.E. Shires dual-bore F valve
  • TY Tuning Slide: yellow brass, drawn tubing
  • T47YC Handslide: .547-inch bore, standard weight yellow brass, yellow-brass crook
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern
  • Includes S.E. Shires tenor trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit

Euphonium

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King 2280SP Euphonium

The King 2280SP is an excellent intermediate, non-compensating euphonium that produces a great overall sound. The spring-loaded 3rd slide and extra long 4th pull slide allow for extended range and aid intonation adjustments. Top-action, nickel plated pistons provide smooth, quick action and unmatched durability.

  • King "Legend" - .580" primary bore
  • 4 valve top action
  • .600" bore through 4th valve
  • 11" upright bell
  • Nickel plated pistons
  • Nickel silver outside tubes
  • Spring-loaded 3rd slide with adjustable finger ring
  • Extra long 4th pull slide
  • Silver-plated finish
  • Marcellus mouthpiece
  • 7619C plastic shell case.
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