*Price based on string instruments worth £400 in total, in a CO9 postcode area. Annual premium of £12.44. Prices are correct as at 23/09/19


Cover for your string instruments from £1.04 per month*

*Price based on string instruments worth £400 in total, in a CO9 postcode area. Annual premium of £12.44. Prices are correct as at 23/09/19

Key features

If you’re travelling to rehearsals or touring with an orchestra, it’s only natural to worry about the safety of your instrument. Whether it’s a bulky cello or a delicate violin, you can’t always be sure that others are going to take the same care with your instruments as you do. Our Global Travel option can provide up to £300 in cover for damage caused to your purpose-built equipment case on your journey - and best of all - you can travel all year round and still be covered. Find out more about both our standard and optional covers and how we can keep your string instruments protected below.

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Public Liability

Accidents can happen, especially if you’re a performing musician. That’s why we will protect you against third party damage or injury claims.


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Instrument & Equipment Cover

Our cover goes beyond standard theft and accidental damage and includes vandalism, attempted theft and even fire damage in the UK and abroad (up to 30 days). Security requirements apply.

Equipment Hire

Making a claim with us and still need an instrument? It’s covered as part of our claims service, up to £2,000 of equipment hire available if you need it.

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In-Vehicle Cover

Keep your equipment safe when you're on the road. Our policy automatically includes in-vehicle cover and up to £300 in vehicle damage costs in the event of a theft. Storage and vehicle security requirements apply.

New for Old Cover

No value depreciation on your instrument and equipment when you use our approved claims service, which are all handled by our own claims team – so no outsourcing to a third party. Evidence of ownership needed if you make a claim.

Loss of Earnings

Loss of Earnings

Had an accident resulting in a personal injury that's keeping you from performing? You shouldn't have to be out of pocket. We can offer up to £800 to cover the loss of your earnings.

Our optional extras

If you're heading off on your first overseas tour then you may want to take a look at our extended policies. We know how important it is that things go smoothly while you're gearing up to perform abroad, so that's why our Global Travel cover provides you with up to £300 to cover damage sustained by your purpose-built travel case should something go wrong as you arrive. If you play in an orchestra, then you might even be interested in our Public Liability extension which gives you £5million to cover the costs of third party damage and theft claims made against you should an accident occur while you're playing. Take a look at our optional covers and get a quote from us today.

Global Travel

Global Travel

30 days travel cover not enough? If you’ve got a string of gigs lined up then you can extend your policy to include 365 days of global travel cover.


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Public Liability

£5m Public Liability

Option to increase your Public Liability cover up to £5million. You can also extend your insurance to include up to 4 additional band members.


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Extended Mechanical Breakdown

Mechanical Breakdown

It’s frustrating when your equipment breaks outside of its warranty. Our Mechanical Breakdown option can cover faulty kit that's up to 5 years old.

Frequent questions about string instruments

Want to find out more about string instruments? We've answered a few questions for you right here.

Which instruments are in the string family?

The string family of instruments consists of the violin, viola, cello and the double bass. The violin is the smallest of the string instruments and the double bass is by far the largest. Many models of double bass – also known as the contrabass – stand at over a metre tall.

How should you tune a violin?

Violins have four strings, with each string tuned in perfect fifths. When tuning a violin, the pegs and fine tuners are used to either tighten or loosen the strings to produce the correct note. Care should be taken when using the pegs to tighten the strings of a violin in order to avoid either damaging or breaking the strings.

What's the difference between an electric and an acoustic violin?

One of the main differences between electric and acoustic violins concerns the structure of the instrument. An electric violin usually has a solid structure (or a hollow body), whereas an acoustic violin tends to have a solid structure (full body). An electric violin also does not have a sound box unlike their acoustic counterparts. Therefore, an electric violin will need either an amp or a set of speakers in order to hear the sound being produced.

How do you tune a cello?

The cello has four strings, with each string tuned in perfect fifths. There are four tuning pegs and four fine tuners that can be used to tighten and loosen the strings to produce the correct note.

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