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Violin Rentals

Standard Violin (1/16" - 4/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for Standard Violin Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $67.80 $22.50 $90.30
6 months $129.60 $45.00 $174.60
9 months $185.40 $67.50 $252.90
12 months $206.00 $75.00 $281.00
Advanced Violin (1/8" - 4/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $91.80 $25.50 $117.30
6 months $177.60 $51.00 $228.60
9 months $257.40 $76.50 $333.90
12 months $286.00 $85.00 $371.00
Master Violin (1/8" - 4/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $129.00 $28.50 $157.50
6 months $258.00 $57.00 $315.00

*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 Viola (1/16" - 1/8" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for Standard Viola Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $67.80 $22.50 $90.30
6 months $129.60 $45.00 $174.60
9 months $185.40 $67.50 $252.90
12 months $206.00 $75.00 $281.00
Standard Viola (11" - 16.5" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for Standard Viola Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $79.80 $22.50 $102.30
6 months $153.60 $45.00 $198.60
9 months $221.40 $67.50 $288.90
12 months $246.00 $75.00 $321.00
Advanced Viola (14" - 16.5" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $115.80 $25.50 $141.30
6 months $225.60 $51.00 $276.60
9 months $329.40 $76.50 $405.90
12 months $366.00 $85.00 $451.00
Master Viola (14" - 16.5" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $162.00 $28.50 $190.50
6 months $324.00 $57.00 $381.00

*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.

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

Cello Rentals

Standard Cello (1/10" - 4/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for Standard Cello Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $117.00 $28.50 $145.50
6 months $228.00 $57.00 $285.00
9 months $333.00 $85.50 $418.50
12 months $370.00 $95.00 $465.00
Advanced Cello (1/8" - 4/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $166.80 $31.50 $198.30
6 months $327.60 $63.00 $390.60
9 months $482.40 $94.50 $576.90
12 months $536.00 $105.00 $641.00
Master Cello (1/4" - 4/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $213.00 $34.50 $247.50
6 months $426.00 $69.00 $495.00

*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 LDW Total
*See below for Standard Bass Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $201.00 $37.50 $238.50
6 months $330.00 $75.00 $405.00
12 months $405.00 $112.50 $517.50
Large Standard Basses (1/2" - 3/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for Standard Bass Bow information. - *See below for sales tax information.
3 months $210.00 $37.50 $247.50
6 months $414.00 $75.00 $489.00
12 months $612.00 $112.50 $724.50
Advanced Basses (1/2" - 3/4" Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $262.80 $43.50 $306.30
6 months $519.60 $87.00 $606.60
12 months $756.00 $145.00 $901.00
Master Basses (3/4 Size)
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
3 months $465.00 $52.50 $517.50
6 months $930.00 $105.00 $1,035.00

*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.

Guitar Rentals

All Guitar
Term Rent LDW Total
*See below for sales tax information.
12 months $81.00 $21.00 $102.00

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

Building Rental Credit

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.

*Rental credit and purchase discount amounts are calculated from the rental fee excluding tax and LDW. Rental credit 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.

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