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2017 Rental Rates


Violin Rentals

Standard Violins (1/16 - 4/4 size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for Standard Violin Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $66 $21 $87
6 months $126 $42 $168
9 months $180 $63 $243
12 months $200 $70 $270
Advanced Violins (1/8 - 4/4 size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $90 $24 $114
6 months $174 $48 $222
9 months $252 $72 $324
12 months $280 $80 $360
Master Violins (1/8 - 4/4 size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $126 $27 $153
6 months $252 $54 $306

*Standard violin rentals come with fiberglass bows. Carbon fiber (or wood by special request) can be provided for an additional fee of $6/month for violins.
Please Note: Upgraded bows are not available for 1/16 and 1/10 size violins.

*Prices do not include state sales tax for in-store transactions, and customers who live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Viola Rentals

Small Standard Violas (1/16 - 14" size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for Standard Viola Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $69 $21 $90
6 months $132 $42 $174
9 months $189 $63 $252
12 months $210 $70 $280
Large Standard Violas (15" - 16.5" Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for Standard Viola Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $81 $21 $102
6 months $156 $42 $198
9 months $225 $63 $288
12 months $250 $70 $320
Master Violas (13" - 16.5" Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $159 $27 $186
6 months $318 $54 $372

*Standard viola rentals come with fiberglass bows. Carbon fiber (or wood by special request) can be provided for an additional fee of $6/month for violas.
Please Note: Upgraded bows are not available for 1/16 and 1/10 size violas.

*Prices do not include state sales tax for in-store transactions, and customers who live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Cello Rentals

Standard Cellos (1/10 - 4/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for Standard Cello Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $114 $27 $141
6 months $222 $54 $276
9 months $324 $81 $405
12 months $360 $90 $450
Advanced Cellos (1/8 - 4/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $162 $30 $192
6 months $318 $60 $378
9 months $468 $90 $558
12 months $520 $100 $620
Master Cellos (1/4 - 4/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $207 $33 $240
6 months $414 $66 $480

*Standard cello rentals come with fiberglass bows. Carbon fiber (or wood by special request) can be provided for an additional fee of $8/month for cellos.
Please Note: Upgraded bows are not available for 1/10 size cellos.

*Prices do not include state sales tax for in-store transactions, and customers who live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Bass Rentals

Small Standard Basses (1/10 - 1/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for Standard Bass Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $204 $36 $240
12 months $402 $72 $474
Large Standard Basses (1/2 - 3/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for Standard Bass Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $204 $36 $240
6 months $402 $72 $474
12 months $594 $108 $702
Advanced Basses (1/2 - 3/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $255 $42 $297
6 months $504 $84 $588
12 months $747 $126 $873
Master Basses (3/4 Size)
Term Rent Insurance Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $453 $51 $504
6 months $906 $102 $1,008

*Standard bass rentals come with fiberglass bows.
Please Note: Upgraded bows are not available for standard basses.

*Prices do not include state sales tax for in-store transactions, and customers who live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Building Equity

As a Johnson renter, 100% of your first year’s rent, plus 20% of your rent for subsequent years, can be applied toward the purchase of an instrument from Johnson’s, including the one that you are currently renting.* With our extensive inventory, experienced staff, and free trial policy, we’ll make sure you find an instrument you love.

*Equity and purchase discount amounts are calculated from the rental fee excluding tax and insurance. Equity can only be used for the same class of instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) that is being rented, and not for electric or consignment instruments. Please see our rental contract for details.

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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Resources

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Resources

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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

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

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