Violin rentals - $20.00 / month
Viola rentals - $25.00 / month
Cello rentals - $30.00 / month
Bass rentals - $37.50 / month
Books, music stands, and all required accessories are available
at our store. We also offer loaners if
your instrument needs repair. Call with any questions and we
will be happy to help with your instrument rental requirements.
Indiana�s String Instrument
Frank�s Violins has been Indiana�s string instrument specialist for
over 39 years. Frank�s has been named as the Official Luthier to
the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
We are a full service violin store.
rental instruments have been custom adjusted by one of our luthiers
to standardized MENC (The National Association for Music
Education) specifications to ensure that your child�s instrument
has the best tone quality available and is comfortable to play.
A case or bag, bow, and rosin are included with your rental outfit.
Service & Maintenance
provides all maintenance for the rental instruments by our degreed
luthier and is included in our
rental pricing. Loaner instruments are also supplied for your
convenience as needed.
Renting vs. buying student violins
We generally suggest renting over buying fractional size
instruments since you can move up in size as needed at any time.
If you are in a full size and have made a commitment to the
instrument then buying is to your advantage. If you are in a
full or fractional size instrument and are still "testing the
waters" of your violin endeavors renting is usually preferred as
long as your renting a well set up, quality instrument.
Renting also allows you to delay your purchase decision until you
reach a full sized instrument, have a commitment to playing and your
instrument needs have been determined. Our quality starter
violin outfits (the Encourage outfit) are $389.00 with a case and
bow. Higher quality outfits are available and can be
customized to your needs. Our rental program is not a
purchase agreement! Some rental contracts ARE
purchase agreements, similar to "rent-to-own" agreements in which
you are agreeing to buy an instrument upon signing the contract.
I always suggest, as they say, "reading the fine print and doing the
math" before signing any rental or purchase agreement. Don't
Should you decide
to purchase an instrument, 50% of all rental fees (excluding tax)
paid during the first three years apply toward the purchase of any
bowed instrument in our fine selection at Frank's Violins including
name brands like Sofia, Eastman, Angel, Snow, Scott Cao, Los Angeles
String Instruments, Samuel Shen, and more.
Instrument sizing and
instruments will �grow� with your child. Smaller rental instruments
can be exchanged for the next larger size, as necessary, at no additional
charge. It is very important that your child be sized and
fitted to the appropriate size instrument and we are happy to assist
in that process. Refer to the chart below to
determine the instrument size required. Measure the distance
from the base of the left side of the neck to the middle of the
palm of the left hand with the elbow slightly bent. Your violin
instructor can also assist you in instrument sizing.
Use this chart as a
guideline to determine instrument size:
|14" to 15 3/8"
|15 3/8" to 16 7/8"
|16 7/8" to 181/2"
|18 1/2" to 20 3/8"
|20 3/8" to 22 1/4"
|22 1/4" to 23 5/8"
|23 5/8" and up
||4/4 or full size
Frank�s Violins has
over 40 years experience in working with young music
students. We are uniquely qualified to assist you in getting
your child just the right instrument and educational materials necessary
to help them on their way to a successful musical experience.
All instrument outfits are rented for a four
month period or trimester. See our rental contract for complete
contract details. Rental payments may be made by
phone with a credit card for your convenience.
fee per 4 month period or Trimester
Equivalent Price before tax
Fee including Indiana State Tax at 7%
forward to serving all of your string instrument needs!
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