Stringed Instrument Sales and Rentals

Tiller Strings specializes in helping you find the right instrument through collaborating with each customer on a unique and personal basis.  As inventory is constantly changing, be sure to contact Tiller Strings to inquire about an instrument.

Instrument Rentals

Tiller Strings works closely with strings teachers in the area to offer their preferred, high quality student and advancing instruments as rentals.  Rental instruments include violins, violas, cellos, string basses, and guitars.  All sizes are available.

Contact Tiller Strings to obtain a rental agreement with all the details you’ll need to know about renting an instrument.

RENTING VS BUYING

While buying an instrument might save you more in the long run, renting gives you the flexibility of having a low initial investment while accruing rental credit toward the purchase of an instrument.  Unsure of which might be better for you?  Talk to your teacher, or contact Megan for advice.

RENTAL FAQ

  • all outfits include a deluxe case, bow, rosin, and shoulder rest or rock stop (if needed)
  • exchange for a different instrument or a different size at any time
  • return at any time
  • string replacement and repairs due to normal wear are covered
  • with teacher recommendation, minor adjustments will be provided at no charge (for example, a different chin rest or shoulder rest for a better fit)
  • rent to own: rental credit may be applied toward the purchase of an instrument of equal or greater value

Instruments for Sale

VIOLINS, VIOLAS, CELLOS, STRING BASSES, BOWS
Instruments are carefully chosen and range in quality and craftsmanship from “student” to “workshop” (for the most advanced musicians).  New and used options available; hand built by luthiers in America and around the world.

GUITARS, MANDOLINS, BANJOS, DULCIMERS
Emphasis is placed on connecting customers with talented luthiers local to Virginia and the region.

TRADE-IN PROGRAM
You may trade in your Tiller Strings instrument for credit toward an instrument of equal or greater value (ideal for moving to a larger size or upgrading to a more advanced instrument).

CONSIGNMENT
Contact Tiller Strings if you are interested in arranging a consignment.