Instrument Rentals


Congratulations on your decision to play Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass!

You will be learning and growing in many areas, including musical knowledge, problem solving, in addition to gaining confidence. A new world awaits you and we are thrilled to be a part of that. Let us help as you delve into the challenging and satisfying life of a musician. We are happy to offer superior hand made instruments at great prices. Our friendly staff will walk you through the basics of instrument care. We will measure your child to ensure he/she is outfitted correctly & provide maintenance for the instrument you rent. We are always available for any questions or concerns you may have. We also work closely with teachers to ensure every is happy.

Wm Mason II Violin Shop is a full service shop dedicated to musicans of all ages and abilities. We support all of your string needs including repairs and restoration, supplies/accessories, and rental instruments.

We also have a wide variety of hand made instruments for sale. We have TWO full time violin makers on staff to make adjustments and repairs as needed. If your rental needs to be left at the shop for repairs, we will provide a loaner instrument so no lessons or practices are missed.

Student Rental Program

Trust Fredericksburg’s own String Instrument Authority with your child’s rental. We ensure your student is outfitted correctly and has all the accessories they need to get their music education off to a great start. Plus, we work closely with your child’s teacher t ensure everyone is happy. Wm Mason II Violin Shop is a family owned and operated full service shop with 2 professional violin makers that are dedicated to musicians of all ages and abilities.

Our included maintenance plan covers most repairs that may arise. Please call with any questions. Rental Outfit includes upgraded, professionally adjusted instrument, bow, case and maintenance with a convenient payment plan.

75% of rental payments applies to the purchase of any new instrument we own. We also offer a convenient auto-draft payment option. Bass rentals are limited, so please call ahead for availability.

Rent to own credits are not limited to the rental instrument and may be applied to higher grade instruments in the shop.

The Best Quality Instruments

  • Professionally set up by experienced luthiers.

The Best Price

  • We own and maintain our rental instruments in house which allows us to keep prices lower.

The Best Maintenance Plan

  • Strings, cases and bows included!

The Best Service

  • Family & Veteran Owned & Operated. We care about your family too!

Music Lessons Offered at the Sound Post

  • Our music learning center specializing in string instruments.

Download the rental information sheet to learn more about our rent to own program.

Get started today by downloading the rental registration form!

Ready to Rent?

Because of the current Coronavirus pandemic we are only accepting rental registrations by email, mail or telephone. Your rental instrument will be delivered directly to your school.

Download and complete the fillable rental registration form. You can email your registration to [email protected] or mail it to 509-1 Jackson Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. If you wish to register by phone, please gather the information on the form and call the shop at (540) 645-7498.

Wm Mason Violin II Shop is partnered with Strings without Borders, the educational outreach program of the Rappahannock POPS that provides opportunities for kids that cannot afford to rent or own. If your child is interested in learning music, but it is not in your budget, we lend instruments out for the school year. We are accepting instrument and monetary donations, and can provide appraisals for the donations.

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