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What can I buy?

Take it away drummer

Take it away drummer

Take it away drummer

Take it away keyboardist

Photo credit: Jo Metson Scott

Photo credit: Jo Metson Scott

You can use Take it away to help spread the cost of buying a musical instrument, whether new or reconditioned, from one of our participating music shops.

The range of musical instruments that you can buy with the scheme is vast - from guitars, keyboards and violins, to pianos, saxophones and banjos, you shouldn't have a problem finding what you want from one of our member retailers.

Do you need help choosing which instrument to go for?

Additional items and services

As well as buying your chosen musical instrument, you can also add on additional items to your Take it away loan to help ensure you have everything you need to get playing. You must purchase these items at the same time as your Take it away instrument though - it's not possible to buy the items below using Take it away without including a musical instrument in the purchase.

The kind of items and services you may want to include in your Take it away loan are things like an instrument case, amplifier, strings, reeds, sheet music and delivery or set-up charges. If the shop where you're using Take it away offers tuition, you could also add on a block of lessons to your loan.

Ineligible items

There are a number of items which are not classified as 'musical instruments' under the terms of Take it away and so cannot be purchased with the scheme.

These are:

  • Pro-audio equipment (recording, mixing, sampling items)
  • PA systems
  • Computers or computer-based products
  • Microphones
  • Non-tuition CDs and DVDs
  • Concert tickets
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Take it away offers interest-free loans for the purchase of musical instruments
Take it away offers interest-free loans for the purchase of musical instruments
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Take it away is an initiative operated by Creative United, and supported by Arts Council England and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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