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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 than 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.

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 student the opportunity to play on a properly set up outfit.

BETTER THAN "RENT TO OWN”!
Rental equity is accrued throughout the entire 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 equity 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.

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).

You may print and fill out the downloadable PDF forms below prior to visiting the shop.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please fill out only the top three lines of the Rental Agreement and we will complete the remainder.
The Rental Application must be completely filled out.
Please be advised we will need to verify the ID and credit card information used on the forms.
(Your financial information is never stored on our computers)



Monthly Rental Rates


● $29.00 and up per month for 1/16 - 3/4 violins
● $35.00 and up per month for 4/4 violins
● $29.00 and up per month for 8" - 13” violas
● $35.00 and up per month for 14” violas
● $40.00 and up per month for 15” - 17” violas
● $50.00 and up per month for 1/8 - 3/4 cellos
● $58.00 and up per month for 4/4 cellos
● $90.00 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 student 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.

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 May 15th of the following year - partial refund may be available if returned early (3 Month minimum charge).

You may print and fill out the downloadable PDF forms below prior visiting the shop.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Please fill out only the top three lines of the Rental Agreement and we will complete the remainder.
The Rental Application must be completely filled out.
Please be advised we will need to verify the ID and credit card information used on the forms.

Yearly Rental Prepayment and Yearly Rental Renewals may be made online through the secure Payment Portal. If you know what size your student needs, please include it in the notes upon check out and we will have it ready for you.
(Your financial information is never stored on our computers)



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 any time. 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 person or through our yearly, online payment portal. 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?"

We recommend adding them to your homeowner's or renter's policy to cover your instrument for loss or theft. This is the most economical solution for our customers. The Violin Shop rental plan includes all maintenance, adjustments and minor repairs. We do not charge extra for these services as others do. Most other's insurance or "piece of mind" plans do not cover routine repairs, but only the loss or theft of an instrument. Why pay $5 to $10 a month extra for the same coverage you can get from your own policy for $15 to $20 an entire year! 

In the event that your insurer will not provide coverage, we recommend the following musical instrument insurance providers.

Heritage Insurance Services  or  Anderson Insurance Group


"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 8 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 at 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