Rental Instruments

Rentals are the stepping stone, especially for young musicians, to continue playing beyond school.  Starting out with a quality instrument is paramount to enjoying the learning experience.

Henry Bischofberger understands the importance of providing rental customers with fine instruments that are set up correctly.  His exacting setup meets the high standards of teachers all over the Northwest.

He highly highly values his rental customers, and seeks to provide the best service in the Puget Sound area.

Henry Bischofberger Violins’ rental program offers nine months of rental towards the purchase of any instrument in the shop.

With excellent instruments, setup and service, people are seeking out Henry Bischofberger for the best violin, viola and cello rentals in Seattle and the East Side.

Henry Bischofberger Violins is family-friendly, so please bring your whole family in to experience the shop.  Please Schedule an Appointment to pick up your instrument.

Henry’s rental instruments include Dominant strings, Wittner tailpieces, ebony fittings, professional setup, ongoing support while you are renting. The prices below include a deductible insurance for every rental.

See our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.

Instrument SizePrice for 3 monthsApprox. Age*
4/4 (full size)$124 + taxOver 5′ tall or adult
1/2 – 3/4$110 + tax9-10 yrs old
1/8 – 1/4$105 + tax7-8 yrs old
1/16 – 1/10$96 + tax3-6 yrs old
15″ – 16.5″$126 + taxOver 5′ tall or adult
14″$124 + tax12-13 yrs old
12″ – 13″$110 + tax9-10 yrs old
11″$105 + tax7-8 yrs old
7/8 – 4/4 (full size)**$239 + taxOver 5′ tall or adult
1/2 – 3/4$226 + tax9-10 yrs old
1/16 – 1/4$210 + tax3-8 yrs old
* We will size the student at your appointment. This is just an approximation. **Please ask about availability before scheduling.

Customer Feedback . . .

"I am blown away by the professionalism and kindness of this business. I came in here today with my 6 yo son (9 months into his violin practice) to have them look at our rental violin (from elsewhere) and troubleshoot a scratchy D sound and potentially switching to a new violin. After watching my son plays "Long Long Ago" Debbie kindly gave him what I would call a mini masterclass and in 5 minutes my son was able to improve right away. We went home with the same violin we came with but with invaluable tips and techniques for producing a beautiful sound on the D string. Thank you so much Debbie for your kindness we will be back when we are ready to make a purchase ??" - J Fani