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Instrument Rentals with 100% Guarantee

We offer a 30-day 100% No Cost To You Guarantee: If you're not happy for ANY reason, you can exchange with free shipping or return it for a full refund and the shipping cost is on us!

We only offer quality instruments tested and maintained by our expert luthiers.

We protect you by making all rentals fully insured.

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Our No Cost To You Guarantee...

We are completely confident that you will love your instrument rental from Johnson String Instrument. Our "no cost to you guarantee" applies to all new rentals made via shipping: If within 30 days you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of your rental outfit, you can exchange with free shipping or return it for a full refund and the shipping cost is on us!

Simply retain all the packing materials and contact us for a return label. For exchanges, we will send you another outfit right away. For returns, once we receive the outfit in good condition, we will issue a full refund including the outbound shipping from the original order.

We offer only quality instruments tested and maintained by our expert luthiers. We protect you by fully insuring all rentals. Order online today and see why the Johnson rental program is the best in the business!

Offer good on rentals ordered through September 30, 2017. Not valid on rentals received in-store or via music program delivery. Limit one preference exchange per rental, subject to availability. Free shipping not offered for size exchanges. All shipments must be arranged by JSI; no reimbursement will be issued for shipping costs incurred by the customer. Other restrictions may apply, please inquire for details.

"...although I live in California, the first place I think of is Johnson String Instrument. Their products, quality and customer service, have always been the best" - Elizibeth C

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

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