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Instruments For Hire

Viva Violins can rent out any student instrument in any size.

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When to hire an instrument?

See the check list below to see if hiring is for you:

• I am not sure my child will continue with this instrument for a long time. I don’t want to pay a large sum of money at once, I would rather have small monthly payments at the beginning.

• My child is growing rapidly, I need to be able to change their instrument quickly at no extra charge

• Until they reach a full size instrument I don’t need to own one.

• I would like to have the support of a professional on hand should anything go wrong with the instrument.

• I want a good quality violin but can’t afford to buy the one I really want.

Did you answer YES to most of the above? Hiring is for you!
Talk to Rebecca at Viva Violins for more information.

Violins for hire:

Primavera 90 – Sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 – Hire per month: £8.00

Primavera 90 violin outfit
RRP £111.99

Hire per month: £8.00

A budget instrument for the value market. The Primavera 90 is the only instrument in its class with rosewood fittings. The pegs are durable, easier to tune and keep their shape longer. Matching rosewood chinrest.

Available Sizes: 4/4-1/16

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut
  • New design carbon fibre tailpiece
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps & half music pocket
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings

Primavera 90 – Sizes: 3/4, 4/4 – Hire per month: £9.00

Primavera 90 violin outfit
RRP £111.99

Hire per month: £9.00

A budget instrument for the value market. The Primavera 90 is the only instrument in its class with rosewood fittings. The pegs are durable, easier to tune and keep their shape longer. Matching rosewood chinrest.

Available Sizes: 4/4-1/16

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut
  • New design carbon fibre tailpiece
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps & half music pocket
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings

Primavera 100 – Sizes: 1/32, 1/16 – Hire per month: £8.00

Primavera 100 violin outfit
RRP £133.99

Hire per month: £8.00

An exceptional instrument for the education market, the Primavera 100 is supplied with ebony fittings as standard: Quality Ebony pegs are longer lasting, easier to tune and keep their shape longer.

Available Sizes: 4/4-1/32 (including 1/10)

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut
  • New carbon fibre tailpiece with accurately machined fine tuning
  • Fitted quality maple bridge stamped “Prima”
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, stitched handle, full length music pocket & additional hi-vis safety features

Primavera 100 – Sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 – Hire per month: £10.00

Primavera 100 violin outfit
RRP £133.99

Hire per month: £10.00

An exceptional instrument for the education market, the Primavera 100 is supplied with ebony fittings as standard: Quality Ebony pegs are longer lasting, easier to tune and keep their shape longer.

Available Sizes: 4/4-1/32 (including 1/10)

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut
  • New carbon fibre tailpiece with accurately machined fine tuning
  • Fitted quality maple bridge stamped “Prima”
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, stitched handle, full length music pocket & additional hi-vis safety features

Primavera 100 – Sizes: 3/4, 4/4 – Hire per month: £11.00

Primavera 100 violin outfit
RRP £133.99

Hire per month: £11.00

An exceptional instrument for the education market, the Primavera 100 is supplied with ebony fittings as standard: Quality Ebony pegs are longer lasting, easier to tune and keep their shape longer.

Available Sizes: 4/4-1/32 (including 1/10)

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut
  • New carbon fibre tailpiece with accurately machined fine tuning
  • Fitted quality maple bridge stamped “Prima”
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, stitched handle, full length music pocket & additional hi-vis safety features

Primavera 150 – Sizes: 1/4, 1/2 – Hire per month: £12.00

Primavera 150 violin outfit
RRP £152.00

Hire per month: £12.00

A new outfit designed and priced between the Primavera 100 and Primavera 200. Featuring an ebony fingerboard & fittings and a distinctive new green case.

Available Sizes: 4/4 to 1/4

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony top-nut and ebony pegs
  • New design composite tailpiece
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Green Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, full length music pocket and additional high-vis safety features
  • Primavera virtually ‘student proof’ composite bow with half-mounted ebony frog

Primavera 150 – Sizes: 3/4, 4/4 – Hire per month: £13.00

Primavera 150 violin outfit
RRP £152.00

Hire per month: £13.00

A new outfit designed and priced between the Primavera 100 and Primavera 200. Featuring an ebony fingerboard & fittings and a distinctive new green case.

Available Sizes: 4/4 to 1/4

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony top-nut and ebony pegs
  • New design composite tailpiece
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Green Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, full length music pocket and additional high-vis safety features
  • Primavera virtually ‘student proof’ composite bow with half-mounted ebony frog

Primavera 200 – Sizes: 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 – Hire per month: £14.00

Primavera 200 violin outfit
RRP – £183.99

Hire per month: £14.00

Voted Best Bowed Instrument 2013 at the MIA Awards

This model has ebony fittings and a satin varnish. It comes complete with a virtually unbreakable composite bow, sturdy case and quality ebony fittings for a long service life.

Available Sizes: 4/4 to 1/8

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Shaded varnish recipe with a satin antiqued aspect
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony top-nut and ebony pegs (Swiss Model)
  • New design carbon fibre tailpiece
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Fitted factory multi-filament strings for improved tone
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, full length music pocket & additional high-vis safety features
  • Primavera virtually ‘student proof’ composite bow with half-mounted ebony frog

Primavera 200 – Sizes: 3/4, 4/4 – Hire per month: £15.00

Primavera 200 violin outfit
RRP – £183.99

Hire per month: £15.00

Voted Best Bowed Instrument 2013 at the MIA Awards

This model has ebony fittings and a satin varnish. It comes complete with a virtually unbreakable composite bow, sturdy case and quality ebony fittings for a long service life.

Available Sizes: 4/4 to 1/8

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Shaded varnish recipe with a satin antiqued aspect
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony top-nut and ebony pegs (Swiss Model)
  • New design carbon fibre tailpiece
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Fitted factory multi-filament strings for improved tone
  • Styrofoam shaped case with back pack straps, full length music pocket & additional high-vis safety features
  • Primavera virtually ‘student proof’ composite bow with half-mounted ebony frog

Violas for hire:

Primavera 100 – Sizes: 12" 13" 14" – Hire per month: £15.00

Primavera 100 viola outfit
RRP 12″ – £130.00
RRP 13″ – £136.00
RRP 14″ – £165.00
RRP 15″, 15.5″, 16″ – £171.99

Hire per month: £15.00

An exceptional instrument for the education market, the Primavera 100 viola is supplied with ebony fittings as standard: Quality Ebony pegs are longer lasting, easier to tune & keep their shape longer.

Available Sizes: 12”, 13”, 14”, 15”, 15.5” & 16”

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut & ebony pegs
  • Metal alloy tailpiece
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings
  • Styrofoam shaped case with backpack straps, stitched handle, full length music pocket and additional hi-vis safety features

Primavera 100 – Sizes: 15", 15.5", 16" – Hire per month: £16.00

Primavera 100 viola outfit
RRP 12″ – £130.00
RRP 13″ – £136.00
RRP 14″ – £165.00
RRP 15″, 15.5″, 16″ – £173.98

Hire per month: £15.00

An exceptional instrument for the education market, the Primavera 100 viola is supplied with ebony fittings as standard: Quality Ebony pegs are longer lasting, easier to tune & keep their shape longer.

Available Sizes: 12”, 13”, 14”, 15”, 15.5” & 16”

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Ebonised fingerboard with ebony top-nut & ebony pegs
  • Metal alloy tailpiece
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Primavera hardwood bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted with factory standard strings
  • Styrofoam shaped case with backpack straps, stitched handle, full length music pocket and additional hi-vis safety features

Primavera 200 – Sizes: 15", 15.5", 16" – Hire per month: £17.00

Primavera 200 viola outfit
RRP 12″ & 13″ – £190.00
RRP 14″ – £228.00
RRP 15″ & 15.5″ – £240.00
RRP 16″ – £247.99

Hire per month: £17.00

An exceptional instrument for the education market, the Primavera 200 viola is supplied with ebony fingerboard and fittings as standard: Quality Ebony pegs are longer lasting, easier to tune & keep their shape longer.

Available Sizes: 12”, 13”, 14”, 15”, 15.5” & 16”

  • Hand carved maple & spruce with inlaid purfling
  • Full ebony fingerboard with ebony top-nut & ebony pegs
  • Composite tailpiece with smooth action adjusters
  • Fitted quality maple bridge
  • Primavera virtually ‘student proof’ composite bow with half-mounted ebony frog
  • Fitted factory multi-filament strings for improved tone
  • Styrofoam shaped case with backpack straps, stitched handle, full length music pocket and additional hi-vis safety features

Cellos for hire:

Primavera 90 – Sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 – Hire per month: £20.00

Primavera 90 cello outfit
RRP 1/2 – £490.00
RRP 1/4 – £470.00
RRP 1/8 – £460.00

Hire per month (all sizes): £20.00

Suitable for beginners and student players alike, this instrument is durable and easy to maintain.

Available Sizes: 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2

  • Hand-carved spruce and maple wood body.
  • Together the woods are capable of producing a full and resonant sound.
  • Ebonised hardwood fingerboard
  • Fitted with steel strings.
  • Easy to use rosewood tuning pegs
  • Lightweight metal alloy tailpiece

Primavera 100 – Sizes: 3/4, 4/4 – Hire per month: £22.00

Primavera 100 cello outfit
RRP  – £509.99

Hire per month (all sizes) : £22.00 

Suitable for beginners and student players alike, this instrument is hard wearing  and easy to maintain. The cello not only looks appealing but creates a full and resonant sound.

Available Sizes: 3/4 and 4/4

  • Hand-carved spruce and maple wood body.
  • Together the woods are capable of producing a full and resonant sound.
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Fitted with steel strings
  • Ebony tuning pegs
  • Tailpiece in metal Alloy with fine adjusters

Our terms

Please read our Terms & Condtions of hiring an instrument:

An instrument may be rented for as long as the customer wishes with a minimum hire period of 3 months. The first payment must be made by cheque or cash on collection. Thereafter the customer must set up a standing order with their bank for the remaining payments. Please use your surname as a reference. If the standing order has not been set in action 3 months after the violin is taken home Viva Violins will request return of the instrument and will start proceedings to recover the unpaid rental.

A rental instrument may be exchanged at any time with another of a larger size. This may incur a slight increase in the monthly charge depending on the size required. Please be aware that it is the customer’s responsibility to alter their standing order with the bank.

The customer must provide insurance for the instrument during the hire period. This is not expensive and Viva Violins can offer advice on insurer.

General wear and tear is expected but repairs required due to misuse of an instrument or accidental damage will be paid for by the customer. Any repairs which become necessary must be carried out by Viva Violins otherwise the terms of the rental contract will have been breached and the customer will be liable to buy the instrument at full retail price.

The outfit hired will remain the property of Viva Violins unless the customer decides to buy it after a period of rental. In this case a discount will be offered on the list price. The longer the rental period, the bigger the discount. Viva Violins offers a trade in discount for any ex-rental instrument when another instrument from the Viva range is purchased.

Instruments must be safely stored away from direct heat sources (e.g. near radiators on in hot conservatories). The use of a white microfibre cloth for cleaning is strongly recommended, these can be purchased from Viva.

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