String Instrument Rentals

 


We offer a wide range of fractional sizes -- violins from 1/32 to full size; violas from 12" to 16.5"; and cellos from 1/8 to full size. Our qualified staff can help you determine which size instrument you need. All of our rental outfits come equipped with a case, bow, rosin and instrument care instructions.

Every instrument is individually set up at Allegro Music Center by our qualified in-house luthier. All necessary adjustments are made to the bridge, soundpost, fingerboard and tailpiece to ensure optimal playability and a balanced, superior sound.

Instrument Model Rental Fee Maintenance
& Replacement
Total(Per Month) Extended Total
3-Month Period
Violin Student Model $19.00 $4.00 $23.00 $69.00
Advanced Model $32.00 $6.00 $38.00 $114.00
Viola Student Model $22.00 $4.00 $26.00 $78.00
Advanced Model $37.00 $6.00 $43.00 $129.00
Cello Student Model $37.00 $6.00 $43.00 $129.00
Advanced Model $72.00 $8.00 $80.00 $240.00
Bass - $127.00 $11.00 $138.00 $414.00
  • Prices shown do not include applicable sales tax.
  • Purchase of the Maintenance & Replacement is required for all rentals.
  • Except as noted, there is an initial 3-month minimum rental period.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Determine The Right Size Instrument For You

Violin & Viola Sizing Guide

To determine the approximate correct size violin or viola your child needs, using a yardstick, measure from under the chin against the left side of the neck to the middle of the left palm, with left arm and hand fully extended out perpendicular to body (as if holding the instrument).

The following charts list the corresponding measurements for each violin and viola size. Find the appropriate length using the above method and use the following charts to determine the proper size of violin or viola to get.

Violin

2–3 years 3–5 years 4–7 years 6–10 years 9–11 years 9–Adult
1/32 1/16 1/10 1/8 1/4 1/2 3/4 4/4
Under 14 14–15 3/8 15 3/8–16 7/8 16 7/8–18 1/2 18 1/2–20 3/8 20 3/8–22 1/4 22 1/4–23 5/8 Over 23 5/8

Viola

8–10 years 8–11 years 10–12 years 12–15 years 15–Adult
12″ 13″ & 14″ 15″ 15.5″ 16″ 16.5″
21 7/8-23 1/4 23 1/4–24 7/8 24 7/8–25 5/8 25 5/8–26 3/8 26 3/8–27 1/8 Over 27 1/8

Cello Sizing Guide

To determine the approximate correct size cello your child needs:

  1. Seat the child so that the knees are bent at a ninety degree angle.
  2. With the endpin of the cello set at around 12 inches and the cello at a 45 degree angle, the instrument should rest such that the upper rim of the cello body rests on the sternum, and thw left knee contacts the curve below the lower bout corner.
  3. The C-string peg (for the thickest string) should be near the left ear, with the neck a few inches away from the shoulder, and the left hand able to reach both ends of the fingerboard with ease.

The following chart lists the corresponding measurements for each cello size. Find the appropriate size using the above method and use the following chart to determine the proper size cello to get.

2–4 years 4–6 years 5–7 years 7–11 years 1–15 years 15–Adult
1/10 1/8 1/4 1/2 3/4 4/4
Below 4 feet 4 feet - 4 1/2 feet 4 1/2 feet - 5 feet Over 5 feet
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