String Instrument Rentals At Fein Violins

Violin, Viola, and Cello Rentals

Teachers tell us we have the BEST sounding and BEST playing string instrument rentals. 

Start off right! Stay playing great! Instruments to grow with you!

If you're in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area (including the 5 county MN Metro area and Western Wisconsin), we have good quality Violin, Viola, and Cello rentals available in all sizes. 

In store pickup and exchange only. Sorry, we don't ship rentals.

Not sure what size to get? We can help with that when you come to the shop. Bring the player along for accurate sizing.

Violins & Violas: $25/month plus tax. 

Higher quality violins & violas available in full, 7/8 & 3/4 size - $45/month plus tax.

Cellos: $45/month plus tax. 

Higher quality cellos available in full, 7/8,& 3/4 size - $65/month plus tax.

  • Rentals are processed on a month-to-month basis, with a one month minimum rental fee.
  • Optional Service Agreement covers ANY AND ALL accidental damage to the instrument, case, or bow and free replacement of broken strings. 
  • 100% of your rental fee (up to 18 months) accumulates as Rental Credit & can be applied toward the purchase of any new handmade instrument.
  • Our rental instruments are fitted with Wittner FineTune pegs and a carbon composite tailpiece with 4 fine tuners built. The FineTune pegs never slip or stick, making it very easy to keep your instrument in tune.
  • Coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul for a performance or vacation? Don't trust the airlines with your expensive instrument - rent one! HIGHER QUALITY rental instruments are available.
  • Many of our rentals are trade-ins from local, national, & online retailers of instruments. We take them in, put in better pegs, strings, bridges, & bows, and then RENT them to you. So, if you're considering buying from one of those sources, consider renting. You'll get a better playing instrument at far less cost.

Rental Credit 

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 handmade instrument from our Atelier Cremone, D. Albert, F. Costa models, or vintage instrument collection. Rental Credit (less Service Agreement charges) will accumulate for 18 months. You may continue to rent past 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.

Service Agreement

Our Optional Service Agreement covers against ANY and ALL accidental damage to the instrument, case or bow and free string replacement. The Service Agreement is an additional $5/month plus tax for violins and violas, and $10/month plus tax for cellos. The Service Agreement DOES NOT cover complete loss. 

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.


Payment Details

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, return the instrument on or before the 14th of the month to avoid being charged for the next month.

When can you start renting? Today! We're open every day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 10 to 6.

For more information, or to check the availability of a particular size instrument, please contact us. 

text: 651-333-8993

CALL US: 651-228-0783


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