What kind of instruments do you rent at Vintage Violins?

  • We rent violins, violas, and cellos. Every rental includes an instrument, bow, case, rosin, and insurance. We offer instruments in all sizes to accommodate players of all ages. 

​How do I know the rental instrument is a quality instrument? Why is it better than the cheaper instruments I can buy online? 

  • ​The success or failure of new musical endeavors is often predetermined by the quality of a beginner's instrument. Poor quality setups make cheap, internet bargain instruments a bad buy, given their many hidden costs, not the least of which will be the enjoyment of making music. Our superior quality, professionally adjusted rental instruments give players the best shot at success without a large upfront investment.

​What is the cost of a rental instrument?

  • We strive to provide you with the best quality instruments at an affordable price. Below is a list of our monthly rental fees per instrument. In an effort to be green, we only offer paperless billing. Rental fees are assessed quarterly (every 3 months) and are automatically charged to a credit card on file.
Violins Violas Cellos
Beginner Level
New - $25/month
Used - $20/month
14" and Below
New - $30/month
Used - $25/month
Laminate
New - $50/month
Used - $40/month
Intermediate Level
New - $30/month
Used - $25/month
15"+
New - $35/month
Used - $30/month
Fully Carved
New - $60/month
Used - $50/month​

NOTE: The above pricing reflects monthly rental costs. Vintage Violins rentals, however, are billed quarterly (every 3 months), so a New Beginner Level violin ($25/month) costs $75/quarter.

What exactly is covered in the rental insurance? 

  • ​Our in-house insurance covers accidental damage and the replacement of broken strings, as well as loss do to fire or theft (with accompanying police report). Insurance does not cover theft resulting from or damage caused by leaving the instrument in an unattended vehicle. Never leave the violin in the car. 

What is rental credit and how can I use it at Vintage Violins? 

  • Renters accrue a discount toward the purchase of any instrument equal to monthly rental fees (excluding insurance and sales tax) paid on their rental agreement. Customers may utilize 100% of their rental credit for up to 80% of the purchase price of any outfit.

​Does rental credit transfer when I upgrade or get a larger size instrument? 

  • ​Yes. As long as you are renting, you are accruing credit. This makes renting the perfect option for parents of young players, who can change instrument sizes as many as six times before reaching full size. Our unlimited rental credit policy allows parents to provide their child with quality, hassle free instruments as they grow, all while accruing credit towards the purchase of an even better adult size instrument. 

If I decide to stop playing, can I get a refund for my rental instrument? 

  • Minimum rental is three months. We offer a prorated refund if you rent longer than three months and terminate the rental before the expiration date. In that event, the balance will be refunded if it is more than $10.