Kolstein’s™ Instrument Rentals

Samuel Kolstein violin makers located in Baldwin, New York along the south shore of Long Island has been the bastion for string musicians and internationally renowned for over 60 years. We offer a low cost introduction to the string instrument learning experience through an equity enhanced rental program. The advent of our exclusive two tiered rental program is the ever increasing number of talented young stringers in the public schools. Our premium program caters to the beginner with a high quality solid carved instrument. Our Elite program for the advanced student consists of a beautifully hand carved and totally superior instrument.

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accuracy of size and comfort is paramount to the student’s ability to perform on a stringed instrument. When you arrive at our Baldwin facility, your child will be personally and carefully measured to ensure a perfect fit to the instrument of his or her choice. The greatest motivation and encouragement for the beginning string player is to perform on a professionally sharp adjusted violin, viola, cello or string bass. Our staff of expert technicians sets up each individual instrument to meet or exceed standards for stringed instruments. As established by the music educators national conference, you can have confidence that your educator approved instrument will be of high quality, perform as designed and be problem free from the moment your student opens the case. Your instrument will include a protective case or cover, coal steam supreme student rosin cleaning cloth identification name tag, a quality brazilwood bow and a Kolstein music folder. In addition, we have a wide selection of accessories such as shoulder rests in music stands to compliment your students playing experience. We also have a limited selection of student method books in use by the local public schools. Our rental program economically guides you towards instrument ownership as you accrue 75% rental equity the first year and 20% for each subsequent year. There are free incremental size upgrades, and an optionally available service contract if desired. Premium rental instruments are equipped with high quality, long lasting Hila core strings and Elite instruments may be equipped with dominant Jaeger or Larson strings. All bases are equipped with Kolstein Vera core or heritage strings. For further information, please contact us at 516-546 9300 or visit us at 795 Fox horse road in Baldwin New York.


Seventy-five percent (75%) of the first year rental fee and twenty percent (20%) of each subsequent year of the rental fee will be credited towards the purchase price of a new instrument.