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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.

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.

All Rentals include FREE maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments.

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).

Out-of-Town Customers may choose to have a rental shipped, arrange for in-store pick up, or in some cases arrange for delivery.

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


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

"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.  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
Anderson Insurance Group

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