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Teachers tell us we have the BEST sounding, the BEST playing, and the BEST maintained string instrument rentals!
If you're in the St.Paul/Minneapolis area (including the 5 county Minneapolis/St.Paul Metro area, greater Minnesota, and Western Wisconsin), we offer good quality Violin, Viola, and Cello rentals in all sizes.
Inventory and availability changes weekly, so be sure to call ahead!
Visiting the St. Paul/ Minneapolis area and need a short term rental? Yes! We do that. Minimum rental charge is one month.
Sorry, we don't ship rentals.
Please call (651-228-0783) or text (651-373-1300) before you come to the shop to pick up or drop off a rental instrument.
Everyone that comes into the shop - Please wear a mask. We will do the same!
Not sure what size to get? For Violins & Violas please read our blog post- What size violin does my child need?
For cellos, please measure your child's height and call us with that information.
Violins & Violas:
Please call for availability.
Please call for availability.
During the first 18 months of your rental, ALL of your Rental Fee accumulates as Rental Credit. Your Rental Credit may be applied towards the purchase of any new, handmade instrument from our Atelier Cremone, D. Albert, F. Costa models, or vintage instrument collection. Rental Credit, (less Service Plan charges), accrues for 18 months. You may continue to rent longer than 18 months, but no more Rental Credit will accrue. The Rental Credit will be subtracted from the price of the new instrument. Rental Credit has no cash value.
PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS NOT A 'RENT-TO-OWN' PROGRAM. THE RENTAL INSTRUMENTS ARE NOT FOR SALE. Visit our instrument pages to see instruments your Rental Credit can be applied towards.
Our Service Plan covers the cost of repairs or replacement for ANY and ALL accidental or usage damage done to the instrument, case, or bow while it is in your possession. It also provides free replacement of broken or damaged strings, as well as one free bow rehair (every 18 months or longer) or replacement as needed. The Service Plan is included in the total monthly cost of your rental outfit. The Service Plan DOES NOT cover complete loss. The Service Plan is not optional.
HIGHER QUALITY RENTALS Our higher quality rentals are perfect for the advanced player that isn't ready to make a large financial commitment. You can play on an instrument and bow that will take you to advanced levels for far less than you would pay for an equivalent instrument. All the while accruing rental credit you can use towards buying your dream instrument.
PROFESSIONAL GRADE RENTALS Professional grade rentals are great for musicians traveling to the Twin Cities area who don't want to risk flying with their own instrument, but need an instrument suitable for local performances.
Please note this is not a ''Rent to Own' program. The rental instruments are not for sale.
Visit our instrument pages to see instruments your Rental Credit can be applied towards.
TWO CREDIT CARDS in the renter's name are required in order to complete your rental agreement: (1) A major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover) in the name of the person signing the agreement; and (2) another major credit card OR a debit card.
Rental payments are processed automatically on the 15th of each month, and your receipt will be emailed to you.
To discontinue renting:
(1) Contact us before the 14th day of the month to arrange a time to drop-off your instrument; (2) read our webpage on returning a rental instrument and follow the instructions to clean the instrument, case, and bow; and (3) return the instrument before the 14th of the month and you will not be charged for the next rental period.
When can you start renting? Very soon! Please call or email so we can make sure we have the right size instrument ready for you.
We're open every day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 10 to 6. Please call (651-228-0783) or text (651-373-1300) before you come to the shop.
For more information, or to check the availability of a particular size instrument, please contact us.
CALL US: 651-228-0783