Take it away

The Sound Garden is pleased to have been appointed by the Arts Council as a 'Take it away' dealer, which  is an initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music.

Loans are available up to £2,000, or as little as £100. The loan amount can be a part-payment towards an item that costs more than £2,000, or you can buy several lower value items with a combined value of up to £2,000 or more.

You will need to pay a minimum 10% of the loan amount at the point of sale. The rest is then paid back over nine months in equal instalments. There is no administrative charge or handling fee when you take out the loan, so you will never be paying more for your purchase than the ticket price.

To apply for a loan you need to be:

 -18-25 years old. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian can apply for a Take it away loan on your behalf.
 - A permanent
UK resident
 - Hold a bank or building society account capable of handling direct debit payments.

Loans are subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

You can use Take it away to finance the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, whether new or reconditioned, from a Drum kit to a bassoon.. You can also include music stands, stools, sheet music, amplifiers, equipment and sometimes tuition as part of your loan.

Recorded music, PA systems and computer hardware are not eligible to purchase under the scheme.

There is no limit on the number of times that you can use the scheme. However, you will normally have to allow at least three months between loan applications in order to establish a repayment record with the bank.


How do I Take it away?


First, visit  our store or look on our website and find an instrument that you want to buy. If you don't know what you're looking for, SoundGarden staff will be able to give you help and advice in selecting the right instrument for your needs.


Once you've made your decision, you can apply for a Take it away loan to finance your purchase. You will need to bring a credit or debit card with you in order to pay the 10% deposit. The application process takes no more than a few minutes and, if approved, you can take your purchase away with you there and then.