Violin, viola, and cello rentals, available nationwide.  Fully carved, solid wood instruments starting at only $14/mo, with no term requirements, and rental credit toward any instrument purchase!* We ask for a 3-month refundable security deposit with each rental.  

Available NATIONWIDE - we ship to YOU! Flat rate shipping on all rental instruments. 

When you are looking for a violin, viola or cello rental of higher quality - one with superior sound, guaranteed construction, and professional setup, look to StringWorks - violin, viola, and cello specialists

  • No contract terms - rent for a month, rent for a year!  If you do decide to pay for 6 months or a year upfront, there is a discount...just ask!  
  • We ship to YOU, nationwide
  • Generous rental credit program
  • StringWorks guaranteed quality

Our standard rental instruments are equal to or superior to that of the high quality Crescendo Line of instruments (see our comments page for quotes from our customers about our instruments - a premium level of violin rental is available as well). They feature all solid, hand-carved construction, beginning with high quality maple and spruce, are hand varnished to our exacting specifications and setup to the highest in professional standards. Extensive research and development by professional musicians assures that these rental instruments are superior to other rentals available in the same price range at music stores throughout the nation.

Optional maintenance fees are available at $3.00 per month for violin and viola, $5.00 per month for cello rentals.  (Maintenance fees cover all non-negligent damage due to wear and tear, cracks, and other repairs at trade-in or return, such as new strings, new bridge, and instrument cleaning and polishing.) In addition, StringWorks musical instruments are backed by our limited lifetime warranty against damage due to faulty workmanship or materials.

Order your StringWorks rental instrument outfit anywhere in the U.S! If you prefer to rent a new instrument at the higher rate, please contact us after filling out your form to make those adjustments in price.  Click here to submit your information or use the links below to specify which instrument - please make note of size and decision regarding insurance. To review the details of our month to month contract that covers your rental, pease click here. Rentals are normally shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - if you need yours expedited or have any questions about your submission, please don't hesitate to call! Otherwise, we will reach out to confirm and look forward to helping you or your player with a superior rental. 

Rent A Violin

Looking to rent a violin? Look no further than our StringWorks Crescendo Violin. Our high quality violin rental features solid carved flamed maple back, sides, and neck, solid carved spruce top, lightly antiqued varnish, solid highest quality ebony fittings, inlaid purfling, D´Addario Pro-Arte strings, brazilwood/horsehair bow, hardshell case with two bow holders, music pocket, strap and Cordura cover. Meets or exceeds all NAfME specifications.

 

Violin Rental Rates:

Basic violin rental $14.00/mo
Fractional sizes (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4) only, these are 'well-loved' instruments that are subject to availability

Standard violin rental: $25.00/mo
Available in all sizes, these are lightly used or new instruments, solid carved wood, StringWorks Setup®, play-tested 

Premium Violin Rental Program

StringWorks has a premium level violin rental program for violins, providing greater tonal depth and higher quality woods and workmanship. Outfit includes Joh. Krausch pernambuco violin bow and deluxe oblong case

Premium Violin Rental Rate: $45.00/mo - inquire for availability 

 

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Viola Rentals

Our high quality viola rentals feature our StringWorks Crescendo Violas.
(13" - 16.5") - Solid carved flamed maple back, sides, and neck, solid carved spruce top, lightly antiqued varnish, solid highest quality ebony fittings, inlaid purfling, D´Addario Pro-Arte strings, brazilwood/horsehair bow, hardshell case with two bow holders, music pocket, strap and Cordura cover. Meets or exceeds all NAfME specifications.

Current shortage on used violas - rental violas from our new Crescendo workshop are still available with discounted deposit. Much better tone and craftsmanship!


Rent a Viola For Only: $15.00/mo. used if available, $30.00/mo. new

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Cello Rental Online

Looking to rent a cello? Our StringWorks Crescendo Cellos feature solid carved flamed maple back, sides, and neck, solid carved spruce top, lightly antiqued varnish, solid highest quality ebony fittings, inlaid purfling, D´Addario Prelude or Kaplan/Helicore strings, brazilwood/horsehair bow, padded case with bow holder, music pocket, and strap. Meets or exceeds all NAfME specifications. (4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8)

Cello Rental Rate: $34.00/mo. used ($45.00 for 4/4 size used), $60.00/mo. new
(NOTE: 4/4 used availability varies, please call about the options)

 

 

* 2/3 of all rental fees paid in one year apply toward any instrument purchase, and security deposit can also be applied to purchase as well.  We have several payment plan options (3-month no interest, 12-month at 18% interest) for you as well, if you prefer a 'rent-to-own' program.  Just give us a call!  (888) 624-6114 NOTE: for all renters outside the immediate area of StringWorks' location(s), a backup form of payment may be required to prevent default on the account.

SCHOOL RENTAL PROGRAMS - CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES

StringWorks creates custom rental packages at the request and guidance of school orchestra teachers.  Please reach out if you'd like your school's program to have their very own customized rental outfit.
Trala Online Violin School
St. Pat's School - St. Charles, IL
Rotolo Middle School - Batavia, IL
Thompson Middle School - Saint Charles, IL
Sycamore Middle School - Sycamore, IL
Classical Charter School - Appleton, WI
Leman Middle School - West Chicago, IL
Appleton Classical School - Appleton, WI
Wheaton Community School of the Arts - Wheaton, IL
Youth Music Illinois (YMI)