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How To Rent a Violin from The Violin Company


Renting a violin is a good way for beginners to try the violin with minimum expense. Parents often rent the smaller size violins for their children, it spreads the cost and provides an easy upgrade path from one size to the next as the child grows.

We rent a selection of violin models both new and used.

Our minimum rental period is three months so the initial payment is three months rental plus the delivery charge to you - approx £11.00


These are the steps involved in renting a violin from us.

Read this information
Please take time to read the procedure that we follow before sending a violin, and the terms and conditions that The Violin Company and you as a rental customer need to abide by.
Rent a Violin
At the bottom of this page you will be able to click on a Show Rental Violins button. This will show you a list of violins for rent displaying the intial cost for three months and the monthly amount after the three months. Click on the Add to Basket button of your chosen violin and you will be able to use PayPal to make the payment and start your rental. IMPORTANT - make sure that your home address and email address are up to date on your PayPal account. We use that information to process your rental.
We send you an Agreement
We process your rental and email a Rental Agreement to you within 24 hours. Check your Junk Mail folder and make sure we are marked as a safe sender, if you don't receive a rental agreement within a day or two.
We also send you a Direct Debit authorisation request
After the initial three months we collect the monthly rental payments by Direct Debit using GoCardless. On receipt of your initial payment we send you an email from our account at GoCardless inviting you to authorise us to take a monthly payment after month three of the rental is completed.
You return a signed copy of the agreement.
This will confirm your address, give us your telephone number and confirm that you accept the terms of the agreement. We will accept a scanned PDF copy of the agreement sent by email.
You set up the direct debit at GoCardless
We can then set up the monthly payments starting at the end of the three month initial rental period.
We despatch the violin
We pack and arrange for the courier to collect the violin from us. We send you an email confirming the despatch and expected delivery date.

We are unable to despatch an instrument unless all the above steps are complete.

Please Note: If you rent a violin for someone else to use, you remain responsible for the safe keeping of the instrument and the monthly payments. If you wish to have the violin delivered somewhere other than your address, please email us with the delivery address

Terms and Conditions of Violin Rental - The Agreement

1) We will rent a violin to you for as long as you wish, our minimum term is 3 months.

2) After two years of rental, you may keep the violin without further charge or we will trade it in at 50% of the original value against another violin.

3) At any time after 3 months you may return the violin and replace it with another on rental. This means you can move from one size to another without incurring further charges. We would like an email prior to you returning the violin.

4) You are responsible for the carriage charges for the violin when we send it to you and when you return it either at the end of the rental or for repairs. Typically £11.00

5) We will replace broken strings but only if the string breaks while being tuned by a music teacher and the replacement is fitted either by ourselves or by a music teacher. We will repair any damage caused in transit, if we cannot repair it we will replace the violin.

6) You are responsible for keeping the violin in good condition and for any breakages except strings. We recommend that you insure the instrument against damage. If the violin is damaged beyond repair then you will be liable for the full price of the violin less 75% of the rental paid. If you have been renting the violin for more than 13 months we will waive all charges as long as you continue with renting a replacement violin.

7) If you default on the rental payments you will be charged the full retail price of the violin. If your financial circumstances change and you have difficulty with repayments please email us so that we can sort something out before we feel forced to apply such draconian measures.

8) When you wish to terminate the rental agreement you must email us informing us of the termination and return the violin, securely packaged to ourselves as soon as possible.