We are proud to rent fine instruments, set up by our luthiers, to professionals and students. Our student instruments are high-quality and fun to play, a time-tested aid for productive practice and creative inspiration.

For rental inquiries, please call the shop at 212-274-1322, or email at spencer.friedman@davidgage.com

Monthly student renters can apply up to 12 months of payments toward the purchase of a shop-owned instrument (restrictions apply, we do not sell the instruments in the rental fleet, and we do not offer "rent-to-own"). Rental credit remains valid for one year after the rental instrument is returned. Credit applied towards the purchase of an instrument is exclusive of any tax paid while renting. 

Insurance is required for all rentals at 10 percent of rate. 

All rentals must be collected and returned during our business hours. Unfortunately we do not deliver; renters are solely responsible for arranging their own delivery and transportation. Trunk rental fees may apply in case of transportation via backline, airplane, truck, bus, or other non-preferred vehicle with cargo. 

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any rental cancelled after 24 hours will be charged in full.

 

Bass Rental Rates

Beginner Student Plywood Bass: $60/month, $6/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes fiberglass bow and cover (rosin not included)
Realist pickup $20/month, wheel $13/month

Intermediate Student Hybrid Bass: $75/month, $7.50/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD

Includes fiberglass bow and cover (rosin not included)

Realist pickup $20/month, wheel $13/month

Advanced Student Hybrid Bass: $120/month, $12/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD

Includes carbon fiber bow and cover (rosin not included)

Realist pickup $20/month, wheel $13/month

Czech-Ease Road Bass: $50/day, $110/week, $275/month

Includes carbon fiber now and cover 

wheel $13/month

Professional Plywood Bass: $75/day, $200/week, $650/month
Includes wood bow, cover, rosin, and Realist pickup

Professional Carved Bass: $155/day, $350/week, $1205/month
Includes wood bow, cover, rosin, and Realist pickup
*Proof of insurance required

Professional Carved 5-String or C-Extension Bass: $190/day, $450/week, $1530/month
Includes wood bow, cover, rosin, and Realist pickup
*Proof of insurance required

Cello Rental Rates

Beginner Student Carved Cello: $50/month, $5/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes bow and cover (rosin not included)
Wood bow $10/month, Realist pickup $20/month, cello stand $10/month

Advanced Student Carved Cello: $70/month, $7/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes bow and cover (rosin not included)
Wood bow $10/month, Realist pickup $20/month, cello stand $10/month

Professional Carved Cello: $120/day, $250/week, $845/month 
Includes wood bow, cover, rosin, and Realist pickup
*Proof of insurance required

Viola Rental Rates

Student Viola: $31/month, $3.10/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes case, bow, rosin, and shoulder rest
Realist pickup $20/month

Violin Rental Rates

Beginner Student Violin: $28/month, $2.80/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes case, bow, and rosin (plus shoulder rest for sizes 1/2 and up)
Realist pickup $20/month

* Availble in 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4

Intermediate Student Violin: $38/month. $3.80/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes case, bow, and rosin (plus shoulder rest for sizes 1/2 and up)
Realist pickup $20/month
* Available in 4/4

Advance Student Violin: $48/month. $4.80/month insurance, MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD
Includes case, bow, and rosin (plus shoulder rest for sizes 1/2 and up)
Realist pickup $20/month
* Available in 4/4

Realist Violin 4- or 5-String Standard: $20/day, $50/week, $150/month 
Includes case, bow, rosin, and shoulder rest
A Realist pickup is built into the violin, learn more

Realist Violin 4- or 5-String Professional: $25/day, $65/week, $200/month
Includes case, bow, rosin, and shoulder rest
A Realist pickup is built into the violin, learn more

Bow Rental Rates

Wood/carbon fiber bow: $15/day (bass, cello or violin only)

Pickup, Mic, & Amp Rental Rates

Realist Bass SoundClip: $10/day, $40/week, learn more
Realist Cello SoundClip: $10/day, $40/week, learn more 

Trunk (Hard Flight Case) Rental Rates

3/4 or 7/8 Gage Case for Bass: $30/day, $200/week, click here for dimensions
4/4 Gage Case for Cello: $30/day, $200/week, click here for dimensions
Please call 212.274.1322 to reserve a trunk.