Rent or Buy?
For most new players, we feel it makes
more sense to rent an instrument rather than buy one
immediately. This offers
the flexibility of a much smaller initial financial
investment, with the benefit of applying rental credit to
a purchase. In our opinion, the best rental plans offer
the option of purchasing from a broad stock of sale instruments.
Further, purchasing a stringed instrument is a very personal
choice. Without some playing experience it is difficult
to have the sensibility about instruments that is necessary
to make a well- informed choice.
All of our rental instruments are set-up to a consistently
high standard. Our belief is that new players need to work
with an instrument that will support their development.
We prefer to schedule appointments for rentals, as we take
the time to review care of the instrument with new players.
Rental credit may be applied to any like instrument (e.g.,
violin rental applies to violin purchase); there is no obligation
to buy the specific instrument you have been renting *
The instrument may be exchanged for a larger size when the
We make it our highest priority to service rental instruments
as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Three month trial period: $30.00
Each month thereafter: $20.00
Initial total: $50.00
Violas, all sizes
Three month trial period: $40.00
Each month thereafter: $26.00
Initial total: $66.00
Three month trial period: $75.00
Each month thereafter: $40.00
Initial total: $115.00
Three month trial period: $120.00
Each month thereafter: $60.00
Initial total: $180.00
Violas: $4.00 per month
Cellos: $6.00 per month
Basses: $10.00 per month
RENT TO BUY
Payments can be applied to the
purchase price of an
instrument, subject to
100% of rental fees
applied for purchase in the first year of rental
75% of rental fees
applied for purchase in the second year of rental
50% of rental fees
applied for purchase in the third year of rental
* Account must be kept current;
credit requires purchase of an instrument, bow and
** A major credit card
and checking account are required.