We're very proud of our violin rental program that we offer for
the Mesa-Phoenix Metro area. To simply say that our rentals are
the best in the valley, does not really express enough of what it is
that makes our instruments and our program so special. First,
the quality level and the whole 'kit' (instrument, case, bow, rosin
and shoulder rest) is on a very high level and far surpasses our
competition. After seeing and hearing our instruments most
teachers are quick to refer to us. We also have a fantastic
rental 'credit' plan included so that if and when the rentor should
ever decide to just buy an instrument, we offer the most aggressive
credit bonuses here.
When you rent an instrument, there are a few important things to
consider. First, the quality of the instrument being made and
offered, which will include how we process and prepare it BEFORE you
pick it up. We buy and rent only the top name brands. A
good quality instrument is much easier to learn on when the strings
are set just right and the instrument is processed correctly (we call
it the 'set up'). The strings are not
too low or too high, the angles are perfect and we use very good
quality strings (Tonica, Dominant or Corelli). We won't put
cheap quality strings on any of our instruments (like other shops do)
because while it would certainly keep our costs down, they sound bad
and they do not even last. We find that putting on good quality
strings and fittings, they will not only perform far better, they
actually last much longer!
Rent to Own? Most valley shops offer a
portion of the monthly rental fee each month which will accumulate and
can then be applied to own that particular instrument, or another
brand new one. At AZ Fine Violins, we offer the most rental
credit than any other shop in the valley. Lots of students and
parents feel that acruing 'rental credits' is important when deciding
on where to rent their instrument and we agree. To understand
the reasoning behind this idea, we have another dedicated page we
Rent to Own Plan". Please visit this page for more
information and details.
Our Arizona Fine Violins Rental Checklist:
- Quality violins, violas, cellos and basses and that are easier
to learn and play on. All set up and ready to play so that
students and players will 'feel' and hear the difference.
- High quality strings and set just right.
- Nice, protective case (for violins and violas) and thick
highly protective cello or bass covers.
- A new or fresh composite bow
- Rosin included in all violin, viola, cellos
- Nice colorful shoulder rests are loaned and supplied, at NO
additional costs. (All other shops in the valley charge extra for
these. We use the colorful, Everest brand! Saving you around $20.
- Even though we have the best
quality instruments here, we still have the lowest rates: A good
quality violin, for $18!
- Each month, renters receive a special credit that is accrued
towards a purchase (rent to own.)
- No minimum rental periods and or advance payments required
You will often see and read articles or web pages regarding
American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and/or Music Educators
National Conference (MENC) playing standards. This was adopted
many years ago so that string teachers can help the string shops
know and understand the 'minimum' requirements they needed for their
student's instruments. For instance, that the strings will not
be too high to press down on, or string spacing too close or too far
apart, the chin rests placement or type of shoulder rests needed,
including the quality of these needed accessories and strings,
etc.... No matter what your budget is with us, you can rest
assured that all of our violins far exceed
these minimums. Again, our dedication to our learning students
is to make learning on their new stringed instrument as easy as
possible. An instrument that is easy to play and easy
to produce sound on will encourage the student and greatly increase
a much higher success rate for the student.
How to Rent From Us
We offer 'easy to rent' policies here. Simply click on each
link to read how you can rent:
- First, the easiest, best way, is to simply come to our Mesa
shop so that we can see you (the student), size you up properly in
person and quickly get you all ready.
- Some schools offer "Rental Nights" at the start of the school
year. If you do not see ARIZONA FINE VIOLINS on this list, please
make sure that the teachers have indeed invited us
- An easy, fillable
on-line rental form which you can print out to email or bring
to the shop
Is it hard to learn on a violin? No! The best
way to think of in terms of learning how to play any instrument is
that when we were children, we learned to crawl first, then stand,
walk, then run. On a violin, there are all sorts of variables
to deal with: Holding and balancing the new violin, under chin,
holding bow, bow grip and balance etc... so there's lots of new
'instructions' to juggle with, but always learning in 'baby steps'.
In addition to our fine quality rental violins and playability,
the quality of strings are important. Make sure that wherever
you get your violin rental, that the strings are of good quality.
Cheap strings, sound cheap and even an un-experienced student can
and will hear this difference. It's not smart for any shop to
skimp on these (unknown) kinds of variables to save money. In
this way, no one wins, especially the player. We really like
Pirastro's Tonica strings. They are not the cheapest
string brand you can find or buy, but the quality of sound and
durability in them (in just the little extra cost) is a HUGE quality
sound difference and very much worth having them on our rental
violins. The Tonicas sound warm and are very expressive.
If by some chance your teacher prefers another brand of strings, we
can certainly install these for you at whatever the difference is in
Here is a photo of one of our 4/4 size rental violins. It
is the Angel Violins #400 series violin rental. Shown
here, the attractive violin, with wooden Brazilwood bow and
instrument case. We rent these for for only $18 bucks a month
and there is no rental minimum either! Sometimes we may
substitute brands depending on availability and/or if we find
something comparable in quality or better.
All of the instruments in our rental fleet are either brand new
or like new condition.
Prepaid Rental Violin Discount Plan
Here is a great way to save money if you pay in advance.
Here, by paying in advance you can rent a violin for only $12 a
||Rent for 6
||Pay for 5 months
|2 Months Free
||Rent for 9
||Pay for 6.5 months
|3 Months Free
||Rent for 12
||Pay for 8.5 months
($15 a month)
$117 (Most popular)
($13.00 a month)
($19.17 a month)
($16.61 per month)
($16.29 per month)
($29.17 a month)
($25.28 per month)
($24.79 per month)
($33.33 a month)
($28.89 a month)
($41.66 a month)
($36.11 a month)
Month To Month Violin/Viola/Cello/Bass Rental
Fee Chart (There is no required minimum to
start your rental.)
Total Monthly Rental Fee
Plywood Cellos: 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4 sizes
Fully Carved Cellos: 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4 sizes
If and when you are shopping around the valley for the best
violins and for the best price, you will always find us at the top
in every category. Some shops will not talk about tax and/or
maintenance fees until the very end, but be aware of these. We
always include them here for folks to see and read.
Would you like to
download and print our rental forms before you come in?
This will surely save you time when you come in. Please fill
out the form and then print TWO copies. Please bring both
copies with you for us to finish for you.
All violin rentals in our Phoenix/Mesa shop come with a good,
sturdy bow with real horsetail hair, rosin and a good, lightweight,
yet sturdy violin case that has pockets and compartments inside for
various accessories. We proudly offer the best instruments,
accessories. We also spend a lot of time for each instrument
to get the most playability and ease of playing which is crucial for
a student to have.