At Davidson Violins we know families need a rental program that fits their budget. We reduce the confusion of murky contract terms so students can start learning and parents can have the peace of mind about the money they spend.
We offer a simple, rent-to-own program with 100% of rental fees accumulating towards purchase. For a low monthly fee you can give yourself or your student a chance to try out violin, viola cello, or bass. This program is month-to-month without a long term contract, and the instrument's retail value is the same today or at the end of the rental contract - we never inflate the buyout price. You can buyout at any time, or return the instrument if it is no longer needed. Manage your rental account online at davidsonviolins.com
Violin shop exclusive: You or your student may be a beginner now, but success and hard work often lead to needing an instrument upgrade at a later date. If you are still renting you can use your accumulated rental fees to purchase an upgrade instrument instead of your beginner rental, or if you already own your rental you can trade it in for 75% of your purchase price. And the upgrade can be traded in at a later date as well.
The Instruments and accessories
We hand select every rental and do all adjustments and tuning in-house. Each outfit comes with cases that have room for accessories inside the case, lightweight bows with real horsehair, rosin and a polishing cloth. We put American or European made strings on all of our rentals for a great sound. All violins, violas and cellos are real wood, and our newest cellos have Fine Tune Pegs to reduce frustration with tuning.
We have seen consistently that dropout rates in school orchestra programs and private studios are lower with students who use our instruments.
Please use this short tutorial to determine the correct size of your child’s violin, viola, cello, or bass.
Step 1: You will need a yardstick or tape measure.
Step 2: Have your child stand up straight and place his/her left hand straight out to the side with the palm up.
Step 3: Place the yardstick or tape measure at the base of the neck and measure out to the center of the palm.
Step 4: Use the conversion chart below to determine instrument size.
Violin outfits are $35 per month. Damage Protection Included.
Viola outfits are $38 per month. Damage Protection Included.
Cello outfits are $65 per month. Damage Protection Included. *We are out of all sizes of cello rentals except 1/2 size for fall of 2023*
Bass outfits are $75 per month. Damage Protection Included. Please call for bass availability.