Quality Violin, Viola & Cello Rentals


Highly recommended by string teachers for its consistently high quality instruments and service, Amadeus Strings specializes in the rental of string instruments to students in the Hudson Valley. A family-owned business, Amadeus Strings is proud to offer personal and individualized attention to every student. At Amadeus Strings, we offer only high quality handmade violins, violas, and cellos for both beginning and advancing students. Because we specialize in the bowed string instruments, all of our instruments are expertly maintained and set up with the finest strings and fittings. All new rentals are delivered to the student’s school prior to the 1st week of September. Insurance is included in your rental fee, protecting you in case of damage or theft of the instrument. In the event the instrument requires repair, we provide a loaner instrument free of extra charge. Amadeus Strings is a full-service instrument shop, conveniently located near Route 55 and the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Poughkeepsie. Our experienced staff can assist you with any necessary repairs, string replacements, or size exchanges. Additionally, we carry a wide variety of accessories for purchase, including music, rosin, cases & strings.


Our equity program allows you to apply a percentage of your rental fee towards the purchase of any violin, viola, or cello outfit from Amadeus Strings. In addition to quality rental instruments, we also carry a wide range of hand-selected intermediate and professional-grade instruments and bows for the advancing student. Equity accrues at 100% of the first year’s rental fee (excluding insurance and tax), plus 40% of the second year, and 20% of each additional year.

Key Features:

  • Hand carved with the top made of solid Carpathian resonance spruce
  • Back, sides and neck made of solid maple
  • Inlaid purfling on the top and back
  • All fittings are ebony
  • Thomastik Dominant or equivalent quality strings
  • Oil varnish
  • Natural horsehair bow
  • Lightweight hard case
  • High quality rosin
  • Contoured sponge shoulder rest
  • Fine tuners on all four strings