Instrument Rentals

***Updated 11/22/2022***

Renting an Instrument from RDG Woodwinds

RDG Woodwinds is proud to offer a variety of high quality oboes, English horns, and clarinets for rent. 

For rental pricing and availability, please see our chart below.

If you are interested in booking an instrument and would like to inquire about availability, please complete our rental form at the bottom of this page. 

Oboe, Oboe d'amore, English horn, Bass Oboe

All of our rental oboes and English horns are either full-conservatory system or very close to full-conservatory, so they are suitable for use both by experienced players and by beginners who do not want to be held back by missing keys. All of the instruments are wood, with the exception of a few professional plastic oboes.  Rental prices vary by instrument (prices are subject to change without notice):

Oboe - professional available | intermediate unavailable
Intermediate models:    $95 per month | $40 per week
Professional models:     $135 to $180 per month | $50 to $75 per week

English horn - professional available | intermediate unavailable
Intermediate models:    $195 per month | $90 per week
Professional models:     $275 per month | $100 per week
Low Bb extension is available for an additional fee

Oboe d'amore two available
$350 per month | $125 per week

Bass oboe - available
$520 per month | $200 per week


We have a variety of rental clarinets in A, Eb, and bass (low C). Rental prices vary by instrument (prices are subject to change without notice):

A clarinet - available
Intermediate models:     $80 per month | $40 per week
Professional models:      $120 per month | $60 per week

Eb clarinet available
Professional models:      $150 per month | $70 per week

Bass clarinet - not available
Professional model:        $325 per month | $150 per week


Bassoons are not available to rent at this time.


Rental Policies

Our minimum rental period for all rental instruments is one week. Renters have the option of continuing to rent on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on availability.  After the initial rental period is completed, rental payments will be charged to the renter's credit card on a weekly or monthly basis until the instrument is returned to our store.

Rental instruments are part of a dedicated rental fleet.  Please note that we do not offer a rent-to-own option.

A valid credit card or debit card is required to book a rental.

Please note that the instrument renter is responsible for keeping the instrument in good condition while it is in their possession.  This includes swabbing the instrument after each use and keeping its outer surfaces clean, protecting it from unnecessary exposure to the elements, and immediately reporting to us any problems with it.  If the instrument incurs damage during the rental period, a repair fee will be assessed upon its return.  Accessories, such as swabs and cork grease, are not included with our rental instruments; however, we offer a discount for items that will help in caring for the instrument properly.

For further information about our rental instruments or for questions about our rental policies, please complete our rental contact form below or contact us at