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Celebrate expression through musicality and experience creative freedom with our Simply for Strings Rental Program where we invite you to learn at your own pace. No strings attached.


Rental Program

At Simply for Strings, we are honoured to be able to help, guide and inspire you in your musical journey to find your musical voice by supporting you to find your perfect string match. 

Designed for those who wish to try more than one instrument from the different string families before buying, or those who are wishing to test the waters in learning a string instrument before purchasing, each instrument in our rental program is in quality condition and can be ready to take home immediately.

Test the water before diving in with our obligation-free instrument rentals

Have our strings guide you on your musical learning journey. Or let the beauty of our handcrafted stringed instruments ignite your child’s curiosity for music.

Professionally set up

Professionally set up and maintained by our in-house luthiers.


Huge Range

Our rental range includes violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.

Easy Application

Easy in-store application to start your musical journey off with smooth sailing.

“It’s never too late, and it’s never too early, to put the magic of music in your hands.”

Here at Simply for Strings, we believe in the power of music. To spark passion. To be the key that unlocks creative expression. To change lives.

As string players ourselves, we’ve felt the magic of music firsthand. And now? We want to share it with you. 

Our rental program is the perfect place to start your musical learning journey.

Whether you’re 6 or 106, the best time to start writing your story with strings? Is now.


Benefits of Renting with Simply for Strings

Our Professional Set up

Every instrument in our rental program comes with high quality strings and bow, and has been inspected, played, and tonally adjusted by our professional luthiers. 

And when you apply in-store, a Simply for Strings team member will match you up with the right sized instrument to fit you.

Terms to fit you

Our goal? To help you forge a musical path that will have you playing on for life. You begin with a 3-month minimum contract, where you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your instrument properly. 

If you’d like to continue your rental after your initial 3-month contract ends, your rental agreement will be billed on a monthly basis. At any time, you can change your instrument size (subject to availability).

Bonuses to strike a chord

Every team member here at Simply for Strings is a passionate strings player. Enjoy tailored advice and insightful tips on how to get the most out of your playing.

Included in your instrument rental is also:

• Rosin

• Luggage tag

• Cleaning cloth

• Tuning, adjustments, and instrument servicing during your rental period.

Rental Protection Plans

All manufacturing faults will be repaired free of charge*.

However, to protect you and your instrument, we offer a range of Rental Protection Plans to cover up to 75% of all repairs required from accidental damage.

Monthly Rental Protection Plans available for:

• +$10 p/m for violin and viola

• +$15 p/m for cello

• +$20 p/m for double bass

*excludes strings and bow hair.

Let’s put inspiration, empowerment, and creativity in the palms of your hands.

To learn more about our rental program, connect with us.

*Don’t forget to include your details and required instrument size so we can fill you in on accurate availability.


Thank you for helping me start my strings journey!

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A beautiful little store with knowledgeable and welcoming staff who were very willing to help. Ample parking and easy to find. I visited to rent an instrument and the process was extremely simple. Thank you for helping to start my strings journey!

Very enthusiastic and super professional service...

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I left a message on the Simply for Strings website saying that I would like to rent a viola for a few months, and within minutes Michael was in touch. From there I received great advice about my choice of instrument, very enthusiastic and super professional service, and prompt delivery of the instrument.

Happy to call myself a loyal customer!

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Great customer service, lovely packaging, excellent quality products and prompt delivery. I only started my musical journey last year and already am happy to call myself a loyal customer. I order from Melbourne because the experience has been so pleasant.

Welcoming and friendly from the first moment...

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This is by far the best music store I’ve ever been to. Welcoming and friendly from the first moment. They are helpful in explaining information, reasonably priced even though the shop seems like an elite store from the setup and decor. I will be a customer as long as I live in the area and they are in business. Thanks Simply Strings!

Very passionate about everything they do, extremely helpful to strings newbies like myself and my daughter.

Start Ratings

Cannot recommend simply for strings enough. Very passionate about everything they do, extremely helpful to strings newbies like myself and my daughter. Nothing was too much hassle and they really took the time to show us the instruments. They made the whole experience an enjoyable one and were excited about our new musical journey as we were.

Want to indulge your curiosity for stringed instruments for the very first time?

Ignite your child’s inner creative fire?

or just want to spend some 1:1 time getting to know a different member of the strings family?

You’re in the right place. We’d love to help guide you on your journey with musicality.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to start learning a stringed instrument, but how do I know what’s right for me?

Every member of the in-store Simply for Strings family is a musician.

And better yet, plenty of our team members are also performers and music teachers.

If you aren’t sure where to start, head over to the Old Church and have a chat with us.

We’d love to help you begin your journey with musicality on the right note.

If I accidentally drop my instrument, will the repairs be covered by you?

We will repair any instrument manufacturing faults free of charge (excluding strings and bow hair). But accidental damage such as knocks, drops, and falls are not covered. 

To protect yourself, and your instrument, we offer Rental Protection Plans available at:

$10 p/m for violins and violas

$15 p/m for cellos

$20 p/m for double basses

Our Rental Protection Plans cover up to 75% of all repairs required for accidental damage, so you can play with peace of mind.

I want some extra guidance. Do you offer music lessons?

We don’t offer music lessons, but we have access to a whole community of teachers who would love to meet you. Visit us in the Old Church and we can connect you with the right teacher for you.

Do you have instruments available today?

Our rental instruments are subject to availability. If you’re after strings in a snap, please give us a call on 1300 739 293 to be sure we have what you’re looking for.

What do I need to bring with me to get started?

To secure your strings, please bring with you a valid ID (Driver’s License or Passport) and your first month’s payment (which we require upfront).

Get in touch

Interested in our rental program or have a query that needs answering quickly? Simply fill in the form below and one of our expert customer service gurus will get back to you!


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