Top 10 Reasons To Rent Your Instrument From The LIVS

We Don't Just Rent Instruments, We Build Relationships That Last A Lifetime


We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to renting your Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass. We want you to know what sets The Long Island Violin Shop apart from the competition.

We're real people. We have names; you can call us on the phone. Our studio in Huntington, NY services all of our rental customers with real solutions to the everyday issues facing string players.

We're dedicated to our customers, and care about their future as students, players and professionals. That's why we start with quality instruments; the same entry level instruments you can buy in our shop.

We continue earning your business with our zero deductible protection plan that safeguards your investment. Add in our 100% rental credit guarantee, and your rental contract will put you on an affordable path to ownership should you elect to advance your studies.

These, and many other points make our rental contract stand out from the competition.

Here's our Top 10 Reasons to rent your instrument from us...

1. Superior Instrument Quality:

Our rental inventory is superior to what many stores offer for sale and we use only top-quality professional strings like Dominant, Helicore, and Jargar. All bows have real horsehair.

2. Equity Purchase Plan:

100% of rental payments accrue towards the future purchase of an instrument as long as you continue to rent, unlike other programs which credit only 50-80%, or only your first year at 100%.

3. Protection Plan:

Our Instrument Protection Plan is included in the price of every rental. We will maintain your instrument, bow, and case in excellent playing condition. Our Protection Plan includes free string replacement, as well as replacement or repair for more serious damage.

4. Regular & Premium Quality Programs:

We have two plans to fit every budget and musician. Our Standard Rentals are of a higher quality than most basic rentals from other shops. Our upgraded Scholastic Strings Rentals are comprised of intermediate level instruments for serious players looking for the right balance of tone, aesthetics and playability.

5. Nationwide Service:

We ship rental violins and violas nationwide for a small additional charge. You may try it for several days and if you do not like it, simply return the instrument for a full refund.  Sorry, at present we do not ship cellos.

6. Professional Staff:

Our staff is professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. A trained violin maker does all repairs in-house so we keep our instruments in top-notch condition for playability, tone and looks.

7. Purchase from Entire Stock:

Unlike most rent-to-own programs, we do not force you into purchasing the instrument you are currently renting. You may purchase any instrument that we stock with your rental credit. That's right, you can upgrade from a standard rental to a stunning instrument to call your own, and 100% of your rental payment will be applied to the purchase of the instrument you've been dreaming about.

8. Future Equity Guaranteed:

If you want to upgrade an instrument that you purchased using rental credit, 100% of the rental credit portion of your payment counts toward all future trade-ins. That is, your trade-in value will be the rental credit plus any additional you paid to purchase an instrument. Your rental credit retains it's value even after you make a purchase.

9. Inventory of Fine Instruments for Purchase:

Our stock of instruments and bows extends well into the professional range. You can trade-up repeatedly without running out of choices.

10. Flexible Contract:

You may change your instrument size, pause renting, or even stop renting at any time (after the initial 3 month minimum) without penalty.