Rental Rates

What's Included?

The Long Island Violin Shop Rental Program includes everything you need for school and play in a complete outfit for one low price.

Every LIVS Rental Comes With:

  • Instrument
  • Bow
  • Case
  • Strings
  • Rosin

Service Too?

YES! The LIVS Rental Protection Plan is included in the monthly rental rate. This covers all minor damage such as broken strings, bridges, bows, etc, which are repaired at zero cost to you.*

*see our full policy here...


Did You Say Strings?

We Did! Strings which break, unwind or become false under normal use will be replaced at no charge with the usual string we use for rental instrument setup.

LIVS Standard Instrument Rental Rates

The Long Island Violin Shop's Rentals are high quality, valuable instruments several steps above the competition. We appreciate that learning on a quality instrument leads to greater engagement and less frustration. You can rent our high-quality instruments for a low monthly fee while building credit towards a future purchase.

Approx. Standard Instrument Values: Violin - $700, Viola - $850, Cello - $1,700, Bass - $3,500
Approx. Scholastic Strings Instrument Values: Violin - $2,500, Viola - $3,500, Cello - $5,500

Instrument Monthly Rent Protection Plan Monthly Total
Violin: Small (1/16 - 1/4) $22 $6.25 $28.25
Violin: Large (1/2 - 4/4) $27 $6.25 $33.25
Viola: Small (11" - 14") $30 $6.25 $36.25
Viola: Large (15" - 16.5") $37 $6.25 $43.25
Cello: Small (1/8 - 1/4) $43 $9.50 $52.50
Cello: Large (1/2 - 4/4) $48 $10.50 $58.50
Bass: Small (1/4) $53 $14.50 $67.50
Bass: Large (1/2 - 3/4) $57 $15.50 $72.50

LIVS Scholastic Strings Instrument Rental Rates

Instrument Monthly Rent Protection Plan Monthly Total
Violin: Small (1/16 - 1/4) $27 $6.25 $33.25
Violin: Large (1/2 - 4/4) $32 $6.25 $38.25
Viola: Small (11" - 14") $37 $8.25 $45.25
Viola: Large (15" - 16.5") $42 $8.25 $50.25
Cello: All Sizes $55 $11.50 $66.50

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Rentals

The natural temptation is to economize — unfortunately, the lowest price always has hidden costs. Cheap instruments are difficult to play, sound nasty, and discourage you from practicing. How would you like to ride a bike with flat tires and no brakes? Don't just take our word for it; read an expert from Violinst.com explain why Cheap Instruments Are Bad For Beginners.