The Homestead Strings 48 month lease plan is a fantastic way to get young (or young-at-heart) students started with a high quality instrument that will serve them well on their musical journey.


All instruments are fitted with high quality strings, and are adjusted to respond easily under the bow, producing a clear and warm sound.

All rental outfits are presented in new or like new condition, with no major damage or repairs in their past. You get what you pay for, since the rental price is tied directly to the retail value of the outfit.

These are the prices:

Violins: $15.90 per month

Violas: $18.02 per month

Cellos: $46.64 per month

There's legal "official" stuff (our apologies for that) but here's the gist of the rental:

  • The instrument outfit is rented on a 48 month lease agreement, after which you own it! A 3 month minimum applies to all rentals.

  • All outfits are professionally adjusted and play tested. They are furnished with a case, bow, shoulder rest or pad (Rock Stop for cellos), and rosin.

  • When you grow out of one instrument size, bring it back and exchange it for the next size. This is free of charge during the rental period.

  • All prices include administration, tax, and a protection and maintenance package that covers everything from the bow, to severe accidental damage. Coverage even extends to broken strings.

  • Homestead Strings will deliver new rentals to schools within the State College Area School District at no extra charge.

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