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Violin Rentals
(Billed Quarterly)
The silhouette of a violin.
per month

per month

Viola Rentals
(Billed Quarterly)
The silhouette of a viola.
per month

per month

Cello Rentals
(Billed Quarterly)
The silhouette of a cello.
per month

per month

 All Rentals are Paid Quarterly (Every 3 months).
Advanced Rentals are available by request; prices differ from standard rates.

Rental program perks. 100% of rent may apply to puchase. Affordable easy to play instruments set up in store. Optional comprehensive maintenance. Simple payment terms. Change sizes any time.Some brands are limited by availability. 

Not all models are available for online rental; please call or come in for specific requests.
100% of rent may apply toward the purchase of rental quality outfits/instruments; up to 70% may apply toward the purchase of instruments upgraded beyond the rental program.

What to Bring When You Rent

A major credit card in your name. A major credit or debit card with credit card symbol is required for rental payments and must be presented in store. the cardholder must be present at the time of rental; no exceptions. Gift cards will not be accepted in place of a major credit/debit card.
Photo ID and proof of address. A driver's license with a current address may be shown. If new to the area, a bill or lease with proof of address and a separate photo id will also be accepted.
List from the teacher. If the teacher has sent home a list of accessories of requirements, make sure to bring the list along so we can help set you or your student up for success.
The Student. We recommend bringing the student along to double-check sizing and because it's fun to choose an instrument. If you are unable to bring the student and the teacher has not offered a sizing suggestion, click here to visit our home sizing guide.

The Maintenance/Protection Option

The optional fee for coverage, payable with your quarterly rental payments, will protect you while renting an instrument.
(This option is not available once the instrument is purchased. Repairs must be done by Lashof Violins)

Coverage Includes 100% of the Cost of:
A soundpost setter used by luthiers to set soundposts.
All Adjustments to Keep the Instrument and Bow in Playing Condition

Adjustments like: bridge height adjustments, soundpost adjustments, bow rehairs, gluing open seams/fingerboards, missing pegs, fingerboard resurfacing, cleaning/polishing, etc.

A cello bridge.
Repairs Made to Accidentally Damaged Instruments and Bows

Repairs like: gluing cracks, replacing snapped bridges,
repairing broken edges or missing corners, regluing necks,
snapped bows, replacing broken pegs, varnish touch-up, etc.

A violin case.
 Adjustments & Repairs to Cases/Cello Bags

Repairs like: replacing case feet and bow spinners, repairing handles, or cracked cases. 

A broken violin which is missing its neck and has a large hole in its top.
Replacement if the instrument is accidentally destroyed, lost, or stolen. 
(Image: Violin destroyed in a rocking chair accident and replaced through Maintenance/Protection Option.)
A police report is required in the event of loss or theft.

Click Here to Learn What to Do if Your Rental with Maintenance/Protection has been Lost/Stolen

Coverage Excludes:

  • Intentional or Malicious Damage (Carving, writing, stickers on the case/varnish, etc.)
  • Disposable Accessories (Strings and Rosin)
  • Instruments removed from the MD/DC area (no more than 90 miles away from the store).
  • Returning the incorrect instrument/bow.

For all maintenance and repairs, bring the instrument to Lashof Violins who will have the sole discretion in determining if the instrument will be repaired or replaced.

In cases of loss or theft, a copy of a police report will be required before the replacement of the instrument.
In cases of replacement, the instrument will be replaced as close to the original as Lashof Violins has available. 

Rental Program Details

*100% of Rent Paid Applies Toward the Purchase Price of ANY Rental Instrument. 
With every rental payment you make, 100% of the rental credit can apply toward the purchase of any instrument in our rental stock. Once you have accrued enough rental credit to reach the full purchase price of the instrument listed on your contract, you own the instrument. It's that easy! ***

*Change Instruments/Sizes Any Time During the Rental Process.

There are no additional fees/penalties to exchange instruments of equal value.
To exchange your rental, simply bring in the student and your current rental and pick a different rental instrument! 100% of the rental money paid in will transfer to the new instrument listed on your contract.***

*No Obligation to Buy. 
Return the instrument at any time during your rental to cancel the contract. 
(The first quarter is non-refundable, but the account may still be canceled during that time.
If the rental is returned after the first quarter and the account is in good standing, refunds of any unused, pre-paid rent/optional maintenance/protection will be issued by full-month only. Refunds are not processed by day/week.)

*All Rentals Include Instrument, Case, Bow, Rosin, Fine Tuners, and Free Case Tag. 
AND Free Music Folder while supplies last! 
We also carry other accessories like: Shoulder Rests, Shoulder Pads, Extra Strings, Cleaning Cloths, Rock Stops, Music Stands, Method Books, Sheet Music, Mutes, and more!

*Purchased Rentals can be Traded In for Another Instrument. 
Instruments purchased through our rental program can be traded in at a later date toward the purchase of an instrument of equal or greater value.
(For more information on trade-ins, 
Please Click Here.)***

*Professional Set-ups on High-Quality Instruments. 
We offer well-made, professionally set-up instruments so players of all levels can easily succeed. We select instruments made in the traditional style of violin-making (with traditional, high-quality materials), and then our professionally-trained staff set up and adjust every instrument in our stock, on-site in our workshop.

*Optional Maintenance/Protection Program. 
Although we warranty and adjust/repair any issues due to manufacturer defects, we do understand accidents can happen. For this reason, we offer an optional maintenance/protection program. For a nominal fee payable with your quarterly rental payment, the coverage includes 100% of the cost of all adjustments to keep the instrument in playing condition, repairs made to damaged instruments, and replacement if the instrument is lost or stolen. 

*Quarterly Billing. 
All rental contracts are billed quarterly. To rent an instrument, simply pay for the first 3 months upfront and renew every three months thereafter. The contract continues as long as you continue making payments, ending when your rental credit reaches the full price of the instrument or when you return the instrument and cancel the contract. 

*Trade-In Options. 
Once you have paid off your rental instrument, you can still use it as a trade-in toward other instruments in our store. 
Check out our 
Trade-In Policies.

Have more questions? Click HERE to visit our Rental FAQs Page!

***Valid only for accounts in good standing. Rental Rates differ depending on the value of the instrument rented; rentals exchanged for higher-valued rental instruments may have higher rental rates. Purchased rental instruments must still be in resaleable condition to be used as a trade-in. If you wish to trade-up in quality beyond our rental program, 70% of your rental credit may be used toward the purchase of an upgrade instrument/outfit.