Renting at LRVS is a simple, affordable way to begin playing a string instrument. Our rental program offers players of all ages the opportunity to learn on quality, professionally maintained instruments.
For parents, renting is often the perfect option. Young players can change instrument sizes as many as six times before reaching full size. Our unlimited rental credit policy allows parents to provide their child with quality, hassle free instruments as they grow, all while accruing credit towards the purchase of an even better quality adult size instrument.
Renting is also a great option for new, adult string players. The success or failure of new musical endeavors is often predetermined by the quality of a beginner's instrument. Poor quality setups make cheap, internet bargain instruments a bad buy, given their many hidden costs, not the least of which will be the enjoyment of making music. Our superior quality, professionally adjusted rental instruments give players the best shot at success without a large upfront investment.
Also, every rental comes with our comprehensive in-house Maintenance Plan, which covers all instrument and bow maintenance and protects against accidental damage. If there's a problem, we fix it. Period.
Read below for more info on our rental policies and rates. If you're ready to rent, great! Fill out our New Rental Request Form below, give us a call, or come by the shop. We're ready to get you started on your new musical journey.
We rent violins, violas, and cellos. Every rental includes an instrument, bow, case, rosin, and insurance. We offer instruments in all sizes to accommodate players of all ages. Our varied stock generally includes multiple selections in each size, guaranteeing you'll find the instrument best suited to your musical tastes.
To provide our customers the best musical experience possible, our expert repair staff reviews the setup of every instrument to ensure it works and sounds its best. We carve bridges, adjust soundposts, fit pegs, and shape fingerboards and nuts with exacting detail to meet the highest professional standards. LRVS uses quality fittings and American made strings on all rental instruments.
Our Maintenance Plan covers upkeep, accidental damage, and the replacement of broken strings, as well as loss due to fire or theft (with accompanying police report). Insurance does not cover theft resulting from or damage caused by leaving the instrument in an unattended vehicle. Never leave an instrument in the car.
Renters accrue a discount toward the purchase of any instrument equal to monthly rental fees (excluding insurance and sales tax) paid on their rental agreement. Customers may utilize 100% of their rental credit for up to 70% of the purchase price of any outfit.
Minimum rental is three months. We offer a prorated refund if you rent longer than three months and terminate the rental before the expiration date of the current rental period. In that event, the balance will be refunded if it is more than $10.
Cost and Payment
We strive to provide you with the best quality instruments at an affordable price. In an effort to be green, we only offer paperless billing. Rental fees are assessed quarterly (every 3 months) and are automatically charged to the credit card on file.
New Rental Request
Please use the form below to request a new rental instrument. Once your request is submitted, you will hear back from us regarding pickup or shipment within 1 business day. Please keep in mind that our regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00-6:00 Central Standard Time. Your pickup or shipment time will depend on availability of the size you have requested. Instruments are usually available by the next business day.