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The Stringers Hire Scheme

Cello standing on its ownThe Stringers Hire Scheme provides customers with the opportunity to hire instruments on a monthly basis.


This scheme is ideal for parents of growing children, students and adult beginners who are not yet ready (or able) to invest in their own instrument.


All Stringers hire instruments are in very good condition and have been set up to a high standard in our own workshops.


All instruments are also supplied with a sturdy student bow and a lightweight case with rucksack straps.


There are several additional advantages to hiring an instrument from Stringers:

  • If a hire customer decides to purchase an instrument, the initial 3 month minimum hire charge will be deducted from the cost of a new instrument
  • A hire instrument may be returned and exchanged for a larger size at any point during the term of hire, with no additional cost to the customer, providing that the instrument has not been damaged in any way
  • Stringers staff are always on hand to help with any difficulties encountered during the period of hire (for example, changing strings and lubricating pegs)
  • Payment of the Hire Scheme is by direct debit
    • Stringers also offers a Hire Insurance, for a small additional monthly sum (see Hire Costs).
    • Please note that strings are not covered under the hire scheme and are considered wear and tear

    Please note that Stringers London do not usually offer adult-sized (4/4) instruments for hire and stock only a limited number of hire instruments across the board. Please phone ahead of coming in to ensure we have the correct size for you.


    Special offers

    Visit the Stringers violin shop Special Offers section for discounted violins, violas and cellos

    Visit our workshop

    Click here to find out more about violin, viola and cellos repairs

    Hire & Part-exchange Schemes

    Click here for details of how to hire and part-exchange violins, violas and cellos.