Violin-Viola-Cello Rentals

Renaissance Strings rents all sizes of violins, violas and cellos. Instruments are rented for a minimum of three months. See below for our full list of rental rates.

  • All new instruments adjusted to MENC standards
  • Violin Viola Cello
  • Instruments available in all sizes
  • First year rental fee can be applied to the purchase of the instrument
  • For beginner through advanced players
  • Upgrades available
  • Professional sizing available by appointment
  • Prompt, professional repair and replacement

Rental instruments are student quality, but selected for tone and playability. We believe that it is especially important for a beginner to have a well-fitted and adjusted instrument, making practice enjoyable for both parents and students.

A small number of better instruments are also available for rental.


At any time during rental period, if a larger size is needed the instrument can be exchanged for the next size up.

New instruments purchased from us at retail may be traded at 50% buy back for an instrument of greater value, minus the cost of any repairs.

3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months
Rental Cost $75 $144 $207 $230
3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months
Rental Cost $90 $174 $252 $280
3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months
Rental Cost $123 $240 $351 $390
12 months
Rental Cost $360
12 months
Rental Cost $600

Renaissance Strings Services

Jim Robinson has been a woodworker by trade for over 27 years specializing in custom cabinetry, furniture and architectural millwork and design. Because of the overwhelming desire to produce the ultimate expression of woodworking, he started his violin making studies in 1995. Formal training began in 1999 at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute under Master Violin Maker Karl Roy. For 6 years, Jim worked as assistant teacher with Karl now he dedicates the remainder of his time to making and repairing bowed instruments.

Handcrafted Violins Violas and Cellos

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Repair & Restoration

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Student rentals

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Bow Rehair & Repair

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