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Ready to start an instrument rental?

Request one today!

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.


Instruments are individually adjusted to exacting standards for easy bow response, comfortable playing, and clear, warm sound. Each instrument is as unique as each new player, and receives a set up that brings out its best.


Major points of the set up procedure include:

  • Bridge cutting and adjustment

  • Sound post adjustment

  • Smoothing of the fingerboard and neck

  • Fitting of the pegs

  • Extensive play testing

  • Final selection of strings

All instrument outfits are presented in good to excellent cosmetic condition, and are 100% structurally and mechanically sound. New cello rentals are provided with a lightweight hard-shell case, not a soft bag.

These are the prices with no hidden fees, including comprehensive insurance and maintenance:

Violins: $18.02 per month

Violas: $21.20 per month

Cellos: $54.06 per month

Essential Elements Book 1 ($11.99+tax--sale price August 20 to September 20) and music stand ($14.99+tax) are sold separately. 

Everything you need is shown above at the price you actually pay. We don't advertise a low price, just to show you more fees as you fill out the form.

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! You can return the outfit any time.

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

  • When you grow out of one instrument size, exchange it for the next size. This is free of charge during the rental period. A fee may apply for upsizing on paid off leases.

  • All prices above 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 and Bellefonte School Districts free of charge.

Violin Rentals
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