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Allianz Musical InsuranceIt’s important to think about insurance for musical instruments. Whilst many musicians think home contents insurance is sufficient, it might not be. Specialist musical insurance is inexpensive and often costs less than adding your instrument to your home contents insurance and if you make a claim, your home contents no claims discount won’t be affected.

What’s more, home insurance policies often have high excesses and these can deter musicians from making a claim when they need to. Instruments can often exceed the single item limit on home contents policies, and listing an instrument as a specified item can significantly increase the premium.

Specialist musical insurance covers professional use and provides specialist and prompt claims settlements on a ‘like for like’ (best for vintage instruments) or ‘new for old’ basis (for newer instruments), whatever best suits your needs.

First month free with Allianz Musical Insurance

Allianz Musical Insurance offers market-leading musical insurance policies* that have been designed with the music world in mind. With over 40 years’ experience, customers value Allianz Musical Insurance’s reputation of a fair, prompt, expert claims service. Allianz Musical Insurance offers extensive musical insurance for all kinds of instruments.

Allianz Musical Insurance (no excess):  for stringed, woodwind, brass, orchestral percussion and acoustic instruments. Cover includes:

  • Theft, accidental loss or damage
  • Theft from unattended vehicles (optional extra)
  • Unlimited professional use
  • Cover for instruments whilst in transit
  • Cover for the cost of hiring alternative instruments in the event of a claim
  • Personal accident and public liability (optional extra)

Click here for an instant quote and to get one month free cover.

*Mintel 2008

†12 months’ cover for the price of 11. Offer applies only to the first year of cover. Terms, conditions and excess apply.

Allianz Musical Insurance is a trading name of British Reserve Insurance Company which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Registered office address: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1DB, United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 307622. British Reserve Insurance Company Limited’s FSA Register No. is 202058. This can be checked by visiting the FSA website at

Allianz Musical Insurance’s trading address is: PO Box 589, Great West House (GW2), Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 1AH. Email: British Reserve Insurance Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Insurance plc.