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Instrument Rentals

The Right Start...

Whether it be Suzuki or traditional, private or public school, city or rural, every child deserves it. Our rental program is designed to benefit and accommodate students, teachers, and parents.

Order a New Rental Online!

We've made it easy to order a new rental online for in-store pick-up or scheduled school delivery! We can also ship your rental violin, viola or cello via UPS right to your door (sorry, we do not ship rental basses). Please begin the process of ordering your new rental. You will be asked a series of questions to help us arrive at the best type of rental outfit for you.

Please note that school delivery service is offered only to families enrolled in the schools that we service. If you are currently not enrolled in one of these schools, please choose options for shipping or in-store pickup, or call us at 800-359-9351 for assistance.

Also, please note that requests for in-store pickup will be confirmed by our staff by both the phone number and email supplied during the rental ordering online process. Please do not come to the store until you have received a confirmation that your requested items are ready. You will be notified within 1-2 business days of your completed instrument request, or if there are any problems with your submitted request. If you require same-day pickup, please call 800-359-9351 and request an instrument be put on hold for 24 hours.

Do You Need To Update Your Rental Information or Pay For a Rental?

You can update your rental information, or to pay for an existing rental.

JSI now offers paperless rental renewal notices. If you would like to receive an E-Notice for your rental account renewal instead of a mailed notice, please email us at or call us at 800-359-9351 to sign up for this new feature. Go green!

Paperless Billing

Tell us How To Improve

We are constantly striving to make your experience with Johnson String a positive one. We value your suggestions and comments about how to improve our services. We welcome your input!

Let us know what you think.

For answers to typical questions about our rental program, please see our Rental FAQ.

Additional Resources

Carriage House Violins

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Whether searching for a job, learning about the "Mozart Effect," looking for a summer music camp, or choosing the right instrument string, you need look no further.

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The Johnson String Project

Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in underserved communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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The Johnson String Blog

JSI Blog

Information and helpful articles about the music and instruments we love.

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JSI Media


Helpful "how to" videos and useful information about JSI and the products and services we offer.

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