Violin and Viola Rentals
Instruments available for rent:
- Violin sizes available: 1/32, 1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full size
- Viola sizes available: 12", 13", 14", 15", 15 1/2", 16", and 16 1/2"
- We do not rent cellos
Cost: Violin and viola rentals are $20/mo
The first month is a trial month with a refundable deposit of $20. Anytime in that first month if you return the instrument you simply get your $20 back. After the first month we will bill you for three months at a time. We bill quarterly, and most people use automatic payment using either a credit or debit card, but renters are also welcome to pay by cash or check or PayPal. There is a $20 late fee for people who do not pay on time. At any point if you return the instrument in good condition you receive your deposit back and we refund you for any time you may have paid for but have not yet used.
Rentals include the instrument, bow, suspension case with shoulder straps, rosin, cleaning cloth, professional-grade strings with replacements as needed, and basic maintenance. (Basic maintenance means any normal adjustments and simple repairs, replacement of parts if necessary, if anything happens to your bow we just give you a new one, etc.) The only things not covered are if you lose the instrument or if you damage it in such a way that we can't rent it to the next person, in which case you are responsible for its cost.
If you would like to see a copy of our rental contract, or to fill it out before you come in, here it is: Korinthian Violins Rental Contract. You can optionally e-mail it to us.
We take great pride in our rental program. Our own children and students use these instruments and it's important to us that they be set up comfortably and speak clearly. We use professional grade strings, and believe instruments should always be stage presentable. We are happy to change out chinrests of different styles upon request, and we do our best to address any problems or concerns our rental customers may have as quickly and easily as possible. Making music is a wonderful experience, but learning to play violin or viola is challenging enough without fighting poor equipment or suffering poor service. Our goal is that Korinthian Violins provides rental instruments to the community that people are proud to play and that make learning easier.