All rentals are billed quarterly (every 3 months). Price ranges/ instruments subject to availability.
Rates vary by instrument value--used instruments typically have lower rental rates than newer instruments.
Maintenance/Protection does not apply toward purchase.
Advanced Student Rentals available by reservation. Advanced Student Rental & Maintenance/Protection rates differ.
*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. This means 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 or 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.
Simply 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.)
*All Rentals Include Instrument, Case, Bow, Rosin, Fine Tuners, and Free Case Tag.
And BY REQUEST for a limited time during distance learning--A First Fret fingerboard marking guide.
We also carry other accessories like: shoulder rests and shoulder pads, extra strings, cleaning cloths, music stands, method books and 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. (Some exclusions apply. For more information on our maintenance/protection program, please click here.)
All rental contracts are billed on a quarterly basis. 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.
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.
***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.
1. A Major Credit Card (in your name).A major credit card (or debit card with a major credit card symbol) is required for the first payment and as a guarantee of future payments. Lashof Violins requires the first rental payment be made on the credit card left on file. After making the first payment on a credit card, the renter will have the option to have their credit card automatically charged each following quarter or may opt to receive a statement in the mail and pay upon receipt of the statement by check/money order, cash or credit.
2. Photo ID and Proof of Current Address.A driver's license with a current address may be shown or, if new to the area, a bill/lease with proof of address and separate photo ID will also be accepted.
3. The Student.We recommend bringing the student along for sizing and because, well, it's fun to choose an instrument!
4. List from the Teacher.If the teacher has sent home a list of accessories or requirements, make sure to bring this list along so we can help set up you/your student for success!