Rental instruments for adults

Violins, violas and cellos straight from the master workshop in Aachen

Learning a bowed instrument as an adult is possible

Adults learn differently than children, but of course you can still learn the violin, viola or cello!

With our rental instruments, we offer you the opportunity to simply try out whether a bowed instrument is truly right for you.

We carefully select all our instruments and make them ready to play in our workshop to guarantee easy playability and a beautiful sound.

We also credit at least 12 paid monthly rentals if you decide to purchase your own instrument!

Take a look for yourself:

Modell Giocoso

Great instruments for the beginning
  • Made ready to play in our master workshop
  • Strung with brand strings
  • All necessary accessories included
  • No deposit
  • Annual check-up included
  • We credit 100% of the first years rental fees, exculdiung taxes, when yu buy an instrument in our workshop
  • Carefree package available


Mietgeige im Set mit Geigenkasten, Bogen, Schulterstütze, Kolophonium

Modell Cantilena

Better sound and 100% European handwork
  • 100% made in Europe
  • Made ready to play in our master workshop
  • Strung with brand strings
  • All necessary accessories included
  • no deposit
  • Annual check-up included
  • On request personal sound adjustment in our workshop
  • We credit 100% of the first year’s rental fees and 20% of each subsequently paid rent, excluding tax, when you buy an instrument in our workshop
  • Carefree package available

5 reasons for an instrument from our workshop

From a master workshop

No instrument leaves our workshop without having passed through our hands: we choose each one carefully.
If necessary, we rework the fingerboard, top nut, pegs, end button, tailpiece, and chinrest and cut a new soundpost and bridge. Only when we are satisfied with playability and sound: do we pass it on to you.

Without worries

Our worry-free package covers the cost of almost any damage. We will also provide you with a replacement instrument for the duration of the repair if necessary.

Tip: Ask your private liability insurance if it also covers rented instruments! Then you can save yourself the carefree package.

You will enjoy the luxury of learning on a bowed instrument set up by a master craftsman without you having to spend a lot of money. 

And if the new hobby is no fun, after all, cancel the contract, and nothing lies around unused.

Experienced contact persons

We will be happy to advise you on the size and selection of an instrument right for your child.
If questions arise during the rental period or you need help, we will be happy to assist you.
Please don't be inhibited if the subject of bowed instruments is new to you. We welcome all who find their way to us and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Generous rental credit

Many parents want to buy their children an instrument when they can play a full-size violin, viola, or cello.
We credit at least 100% of one year's rental fees, excluding tax, if you buy an instrument in our workshop!
You can buy the rented instrument, but we think the better option is to try out a few instruments before making a decision. After all, it may become the instrument that will accompany your child forever.
Please let us know what you like: Is it an antique instrument or a new one? Should it have a dark or a brilliant sound? What is your budget?

We will prepare a selection for the agreed date and help you choose the best fit. We also recommend involving the teacher.


Ye Gyeong Lim Ye Gyeong Lim

All my students are very satisfied with the rental instruments! The quality, the team and the location are great. Best rental instruments in Aachen!

Hannes Voigt Hannes Voigt

As a passionate and demanding violist, I feel very comfortable in their workshop and have found a thing or two there. I also like to recommend them to my musical friends, knowing that they will be served there with calm and verve.  

Matthias Purrer Matthias Purrer

Dear Mrs. Huppertz, briefly on this way: Thanks again for the fine work, you’ve done a great job. I enjoy it every day! Best regards, Matthias Purrer

  • What size does my child need?

    For violins and violas, the arm length serves as a guide: Measure from where the neck meets the shoulder to the middle of the palm on the elongated left arm.

    For the cello, you need to know how tall your child is.

    If your child is between two instrument sizes, we recommend taking the smaller size first.

    Arm length of the child in cmViolinsizeViolasizeAge*
    43-44,51/81/16 (Bodylength 25cm)5-7
    44,5-501/41/8 (Bodylength 28cm)6-8
    50-561/21/4 (Bodylength 32cm)7-10
    56-603/41/2 (Bodylength 33cm)9-12
    ab 604/43/4 (Bodylength 35cm)  ab 11


    Height of the child in cmCellosizeAge*
    ab 1604/4ab 10/11

    (*Often this is true, but arm length or body size is much better measured here!)

    It is important to choose the right size. The teachers should always have the last say because they see your child regularly with the instrument!

  • How does the size exchange work? Do I need a new contract?

    If the player is ready for the next size, contact us. And we will prepare an instrument to the specifications set up in the contract and will get in touch with you to schedule the swap.
    A new contract is not necessary. We adjust the old one.

  • What is included in the price?

    The set includes the instrument, a suitable bow, a case, a rosin, and for violins and violas, a shoulder rest.

  • I teach a bowed instrument. Would you set up renting instruments according to my preferences?

    We are happy to accommodate your needs.

    Let us know what your preferences are. Sideways or centered chinrest? Which shoulder rest do you like best?

    Which accessories would you like for your students?

    If you send a child to us, and we know it comes from you, we will prepare it accordingly, and everyone saves time and effort.

  • Are other purchases necessary if my child wants to learn a bowed instrument?

    We will provide you with everything your child needs to get started.

    In addition, a music stand for home use is advisable.
    You will find out in class which music books your child needs.

  • Is there a minimum rental period?

    Yes, it is three months.

  • How does the return work?

    After a minimum rental period of three months, the contract can be terminated at any time at the end of the month.

    Upon return, we check the condition of the instrument. Provided the instrument has been handled with care and serviced regularly, there are no additional charges.

    Regular maintenance includes replacing damaged or worn strings and bow hair. A rough rule of thumb here is: Strings and bow hairs must be replaced once a year.

  • What if I don't like the instrument? Can I return it? 

    If you do not like the rented instrument, you can return or exchange it. You have 14 days to do so. Please let us know what the problem is so that we can continue to improve!

  • What should I do if the instrument is damaged? 

    Please inform us immediately.

    Please do not try to repair the instrument yourself and do not give it to a third party for this purpose. We will see to it that the instrument is repaired and will gladly give you a replacement instrument if needed.

  • What is the best way to store the instrument? 

    Please avoid storing the instrument near the heater or in the sun. If you have underfloor heating, please do not place the case or cello on the floor above the heater. The best place to store the instrument in winter is in a room with low heating.

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  • Are strings and bow hairs insured included in the Carefree package?

    No, they are wearing parts and should get replaced regularly to maintain sound and playing quality.

    Very important: Please make sure that your child relaxes the bow hairs after playing, so they do not wear out. Thank you!

  • How do we care for the bow properly? 

    Always relax the bow hairs between practice, or they will wear out, and in the worst case, the bow will break.

    So before playing, tighten the hair by turning the screw until the gap at the narrowest point is approximately as wide as the bow stick is thick at that point. And after playing, loosen the screw again so the hair touches the bow.

    Also, do not touch the hair. Rosin should be used in moderation. It’s best to do this at the beginning of class until your child gets a feel for how much is good.

  • Do you also send the rental instruments by mail? 

    We have a plan to do this for violins and violas. Cellos we will not send by mail, because we think the risk is too high.

    If you want to receive an instrument from us by mail now, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will find a way!

  • Can I also buy the rental instrument? 

    Yes, if you like the rental instrument so much that you would like to buy it, you are welcome to do so.

    The value of the instrument set is stated in your contract. This amount we will reduce by x paid rents (How many months exactly you will get back, is also written in the contract).

    Feel free to contact us, and we will make you a concrete offer ready.

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