This is Bertrand's Music's statement on why one should rent an instrument. I do not recommend buying an instrument! I encourage all to read Bertrand's statement and consider renting from The Master Musician or from Bertrand's Music.
The Master Musician is Murrieta's local music shop that offers rental instruments, accessories, and private lessons. They are located off of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and can help with your rental needs.
Bertrand's Music is located in Poway, San Diego. They are a larger store and have a wider variety of instruments available for rent. I have worked with Bertrand's before and have several other colleagues who deal exclusively with Bertrand's in supplying their programs with instruments. I promise it will be worth the drive to visit Bertrand's and seeing what they have to offer.