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The Fret Shop has a great Stringed Instrument Rental Program to get you or your child started on violin, viola or cello.  Our rates are very reasonable, and our instruments are top notch and very well maintained.  Also, our rental program lets you build credit on your account which you can apply towards the purchase of an instrument down the road. (Click here for details)



  • Violins (All Sizes) ~ $21/month*
  • Violas (13″-14″) ~ $21/month*
  • Violas (15″+) ~ $25/month*
  • Cellos (All Sizes) ~ $38/month*

Major credit card or debit card required for rental.
2-month minimum rental required.

* Prices subject to change without notice.

Rental Credit Purchase Plan

In addition to our top-notch service and included maintenance agreement, a great reason to rent your stringed instrument from The Fret Shop is our rental credit purchase plan. We have recently made changes to the plan which will now make it even easier to buy your violin, viola, cello or even guitar using credit you have accrued from your rental account.

You will accrue credit for the rental fees (less taxes) that you pay while renting the instrument. At any time while you are renting, you may opt to return the rental instrument and make a one-time purchase of a new instrument of the same type (i.e. violin, viola or cello) according to the guidelines below:

  • Purchase price of $100-$499.99 (Sales Tax excluded) 25% of the purchase price.
  • Purchase price of $500-$749.99 (Sales Tax excluded)
    50% of the purchase price.
  • Purchase price of $750-999.99 (Sales Tax excluded)
    75% of the purchase price.
  • Purchase $1000 or greater (Sales Tax excluded)
    100% of the purchase price.

You may also opt to use your rental credit to purchase a used instrument (consignments excluded) or an instrument other than the type you are renting to cover up to 25% of the purchase price.

Please note that all rental accounts must be current to use any credit amount and some items (primarily consignments and certain used items) may be excluded. Rental credit may not be combined with any other coupon, discount, closeout or sale price and is good for items at regular Fret Shop price only. Rental credit must be used within 30 days of instrument return and may only be used towards one purchase.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mark Torstenson
256-430-4729 or