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Now offering half and three-quarter size bass rentals as well as many other orchestral instruments.

orchestra rentals

Be prepared for orchestra class this year! Rent online here!

Rentals are not available outside of Washington State.

Our rental contract makes it easy to join orchestra. Our brands are all approved by local orchestra teachers, repaired and set up in-house by our luthier, stocked with basic supplies, and have everything needed to get you started. Maintenance and repairs are included in your monthly fee, and you can bring your instrument in to the shop anytime if something goes wrong at no extra charge. If you grow out of one instrument, or it doesn’t work out, you can exchange it for any other rental instrument, no questions asked. We want you to be happy with the instrument you’ve chosen.

Our contracts are month-to-month. Rent for as long as you want, and accrue 100% of the rental fee as credit towards the purchase of your instrument.  While you are not obligated to purchase, your credit automatically goes towards the purchase price of any instrument of equal or greater value, and if you exchange instruments, your credit follows you. If you wish to exchange for a lower cost instrument, we transfer the number of months you have rented and pro-rate the rental fee.

We also carry the orchestra books for all of the local schools. To see what book your teacher requires, click Teacher Book preferences 2018.

Below are listed the most common beginning orchestra instruments. If you are interested in renting an instrument you don’t see here, please check out our band rental page, or contact us at 360-733-5840 or info@bellinghamwindworks.com

InstrumentsUsedNew/Like New
Violin (student)
Sizes available -1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full
$20/25 per month$25/30/35 per month
Violin (intermediate)
Sizes available - 3/4, full
$35/45 per month$75/85 per month
Sizes available - 11", 12", 13", 14", 15" 15.5", 16" (call for availability on additional sizes)
$20/25 per month$30/35 per month
Cello (student and step-up)
Sizes available - 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full
$35/45 per month$55/65 per month
Cello (intermediate)
Sizes available:
Not available at this time. $100 per month
String Bass (student)
Sizes available: 1/2, 3/4 (bow not included)
Not available at this time. $55 per month