Rentals


At The Violin Shop, we believe that the most important instrument a musician will ever play is their first. By offering the highest quality rental outfits at exceptionally affordable prices, we are able to ensure that students are given their best chance for success.


Our "Better that Rent to Own" allows for accrued equity to be applied towards any instrument at the same price point or higher. The player is not locked into purchasing the instrument they are renting.

We offer premium service and selection at competitive monthly rates or deeply discount yearly rates for the budget conscience.

With Free Maintenance and Adjustment as well as needed size changes included, it is no wonder The Violin Shop is considered "The Best Place to rent in Nebraska!"

NO INTEREST CHARGES on rental.

NO INSURANCE CHARGES for maintenance.

NO UPGRADE CHARGES for size changes.

Professional repairs are done on premises by highly trained violin makers.

Our Goal is Your Satisfaction!

Why rent from
The Violin Shop?


● Instruments are on hand and ready for use.
● Greater attention to service and your individual needs.
● No waiting, No Hassle when size change is needed.
● All instruments are repaired and maintained “in-house” by our experienced staff of Luthiers and not sent out of town to an “instrument repair technician” resulting in unnecessary down time.
● “Giving Back” - By renting from The Violin Shop you are in turn supporting Area Music Programs that we provide with financial support and free services.




Monthly Rentals


Each instrument is carefully set up and maintained in our shop to allow each individual the opportunity to play on a properly set up outfit.

BETTER THAN "RENT TO OWN”!
Rental equity is accrued throughout the term of the monthly rental. Our rental customers are not locked into buying the instrument he or she is renting. Instead, The Violin Shop allows accrued aquitity to be applied to any instrument the same price point of the rental instrument or higher.

MAINTENANCE
All Rentals include FREE maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments. Excluding consumables ie; strings, broken or missing bridges, bow rehairs and excessive, intentional, or abusive damage.

SIZE CHANGES
Size changes are available at anytime during the rental period at no extra cost unless the larger instrument rents at a higher rate. (i.e. 3/4 to 4/4 or an upgrade to a premium rental)

Premium step-up rentals are also available for all instruments. Premium rental rates are higher and based on a percentage of the purchase price.

Rates are subject to instrument availability at the time of rental (lower priced rentals tend to rent first).


Monthly Rental Rates


● $27.00 and up per month for 1/16 - 3/4 violins
● $34.00 and up per month for 4/4 violins
● $27.00 and up per month for 8" - 13” violas
● $34.00 and up per month for 14” violas
● $39.00 and up per month for 15” - 17” violas
● $45.00 and up per month for 1/8 - 3/4 cellos
● $55.00 and up per month for 4/4 cellos
● $85.00 and up per month for Double Basses (all sizes)

Autopay with debit or credit card only




Yearly Rentals


Yearly rentals are offered at a significant discount - paid in advance.

Each instrument is carefully set up and maintained in our shop to allow each individual the opportunity to play on a properly set up outfit.

BETTER THAN "RENT TO OWN”!
Our rental customers are not locked into buying the instrument he or she is renting. Instead, The Violin Shop allows the current year’s rent credit to be applied to any instrument the same price point of the rental instrument or higher.

MAINTENANCE
All Rentals include FREE maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments. Excluding consumables ie; strings, broken or missing bridges, bow rehairs and excessive, intentional, or abusive damage.

SIZE CHANGES
Size changes are available at anytime during the rental period at no extra cost unless the larger instrument rents at a higher rate. (i.e. 3/4 to 4/4 or an upgrade to a premium rental)

Premium step-up rentals are also available for all instruments. Premium rental rates are higher and based on a percentage of the purchase price.

Rates are subject to instrument availability at the time of rental (lower priced rentals tend to rent first).

School Year Rentals Expire on June 10th of the following year - partial refund may be available if returned early (3 Month minimum charge).


Yearly Rental Rates


● $159.95 and up per year for 1/16 - 3/4 violins
● $199.95 and up per year for 4/4 violins
● $159.95 and up per year for 8" - 13” violas
● $199.95 and up per year for 14” violas
● $229.95 and up per year for 15” - 17” violas
● $269.95 and up per year for 1/8 - 3/4 cellos
● $329.95 and up per year for 4/4 cellos
● $499.95 and up per year for Double Basses (all sizes)

All fees due at the time of rental




FAQ's


"How do I know what size my child needs?”

Most schools provide a sheet with the required size. If you are unsure of the size, we would be happy to measure your child for a proper fit.

"What if my child quits playing?"

You can return a rental at anytime. Yearly rentals may be entitled to receive a partial refund which is prorated based on the higher monthly rate. There is a minimum charge of 3 months.

"Do you have a waiting list or require a deposit?"

Instrument rentals are on a first come first served basis. You may reserve an instrument by filling out the rental application and paying the rental fee. In most cases we can store the rental for you until the beginning of school or the SAIL camp.

"Do you offer insurance on rentals?"

Not at this time. We recommend that a customer add the instrument to their homeowner’s or renter’s policy to insure against loss or theft. Minor damage. i.e.; nicks, dents and scratches, are considered normal wear and tear. Excessive damage that requires major repair will be charged to the customer at a discounted rate. However, this will not exceed the depreciated value of the instrument. Customers are responsible for consumable items, which include broken strings, lost or broken bridges, replacement rosin and bow rehairs.

"Is it better to buy an instrument or rent?"

As a general rule, it is better to rent an instrument when the child is in the fractional sizes. There are up to 7 different sizes that a child can grow through. Size changes are included in the rental price unless the next instrument rents for a higher price i.e.;3/4 going to 4/4 or when there is an upgrade in quality level.

If the student is on a 4/4, full size instrument and you anticipate playing for more than two years, it may be to your advantage to purchase or rent for one year and purchase by the end of the rental term.





The Violin Shop in Lincoln is your most complete shop for sales, service, rental, and repair of string instruments in Nebraska.

All repairs and rehairs are carried out using time-tested methods and materials that stress a conservative approach.

Stop by and see why The Violin Shop has been Nebraska's favorite for over 35 years.


Tuesday - Saturday, 10 to 6
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The Violin Shop will close on LPS Snow days and most major Holidays.

1641 South 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502