Learning an instrument can be challenging.
Renting one shouldn't be.


How does it work?

  • One half (1/2) of each monthly rental payment applies toward the purchase of the rented instrument or another instrument of equal or greater value.*
  • Rental agreements are month-to-month. You may return or purchase your rental at any time.
  • Rented instruments may be exchanged for another size at any time.
  • A deposit, equal to one month of rent, applies to all rentals.
  • Our rental purchase prices are the same as our normal retail prices.
  • Our instruments are professionally set up by luthiers in our shop.
  • Purchased rentals maintain trade-in value.
    *See rental agreement for details.


Renter's Protection: What does it cover?

  • Provides repair or replacement of instrument, case, and bow if accidentally damaged or stolen.
  • 10% deductible of repair or replacement cost. Minimum $5 deductible.
  • No coverage for misuse by others, extreme, heat damage, or repairs by unauthorized person(s).
  • Provides one (1) set of replacement strings per year, installed by our staff (every two years for basses).
  • Provides free adjustments.
  • Provides one (1) bow rehair per year.
  • Provides 5% discount on accessories from Violins Etc.
  • Only $5 per month ($10 for basses and Level 3 outfits).
  • We are unable to offer renter's protection on short term rentals.


Which one do I pick?

We offer a variety of instruments in our rental program. Here are some descriptions to help guide your decision.


Level 1

  • Our most economical model - featuring ebony fittings and inlaid purfling.
  • Handcrafted with solid spruce top and maple back and sides.
  • Comes with a light-weight case, D'Addario strings, and a genuine horsehair bow.

Instrument New Used
Violin $25.00 $20.00
Viola $35.00 $25.00
Cello $50.00 $40.00

Level 2

  • A nice handcrafted instrument for both beginning and advancing players.
  • Great tone quality and responsiveness.
  • Rental includes light-weight case, D'Addario strings, and a brazilwood bow.

Instrument New Used
Violin $40.00 $30.00
Viola $50.00 $40.00
Cello $75.00 $65.00


Level 3

  • Perfect for the advanced player or those seeking an instrument with superior sound quality.
  • Comes with professional quality strings and upgraded wood bow and case (cello rentals include a high-quality padded gig bag or light-weight fiberglass case.

Instrument New Used
Violin $60.00 $50.00
Viola $70.00 $60.00
Cello $100.00 $90.00


  • Professionally set up with custom fit bridge, ebony fingerboard planed to proper camber, and quality strings.
  • Wonderful tone quality and response.
  • Rental includes instrument bag and genuine horsehair bow (available in both German and French styles).

Instrument New Used
Laminate Fractional Up to 1/4 $80.00 $60.00
Laminate 1/2 and 3/4 $95.00 $75.00
Hybrid $105.00 $85.00
Carved Level 1 $125.00 $110.00
Carved Level 2 $150.00 $130.00


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