日本ヴァイオリン

High Class
Violin Rental

We offer you our rental system with full range of services: for a short period or a longer period, with modern violins of high classes or old violins, for various scenes like concerts, competitions, examinations, or entrance examinations for schools, fractional sizes for kids, for amateur orchestra activities, or for music school students or those who hope to enter music schools.

How to choose an instruments: You may visit us at our shop and try playing some instruments to choose the best for you. Otherwise, if you let us choose one on behalf of you after your desire, we send our choice to your home by courier. (Part of the black plan is not included.)

We recommend these services to those who:

  • Have a little child in the important growing period of the hearing sense, and would like to have him/her learn the violin of high quality sound. (Fractional sizes are available.)
  • Would like to start the violin, but refrain from going out to an instrument shop.
  • Would like to try a one-rank higher violin by making the most of the time at home.
  • Have a violin of his/her own but would like to try playing a high-class violin from ours.

Please see more about rental of fractional sizes

Process of High-Class Violin Rental – carefully selected

  1. 1After receiving your application form, we respond to you by email or phone, then we explain details of each plan (standard, silver, gold and black).
  2. 2After choosing a plan, we receive more of your requests about your favorite sounds, like large volume, deep and dignified feeling, louder high tones or low tones, etc.
  3. 3To meet such requests, professionals at our atelier, who have more than 30 year experiences, render careful adjustment to the instrument.
    Basically, violins for all of the plans (standard, silver, gold and black) are adjusted according to applicants’ requests by experienced professionals who have adjusted the largest number of celebrated instruments including Stradivarii in Japan.
  4. 4After adjustment, our sales staffers check the sound.
  5. 5Preparation for delivery by our originally-developed packaging. → Dispatch.
    ※ About safety of delivery Our originally-developed cardboard packaging kit for violin transportation has been receiving high reputation from our customers for its safety in transportation since our foundation. Should any accident occur in transportation, please rest assured that the damages would be covered by the indemnity insurance that we have contracted.
  6. 6After your receiving the instrument, we ask your comments or feeling about it. If the sound is not what you hope for, we are able to offer readjustment or replacement.
  7. 7During the two-week trial period, if you find anything unclear about how to treat it, basic movements and so on, we offer you online support (20 min) if you would like.

Outline of Rental

  • We offer you one-week-trial free of charge.
  • When using a courier to your home for the first time, the delivery cost is on us.
  • From the second delivery, to send the instrument back to us, or to exchange instruments, please pay the delivery cost.
  • For rental fees, we offer a discount where one month in the contracted rental period is free of charge, if the contracted rental period is 12 months or longer and if the rental fee for the whole period is paid at one time.

Rental instrument

Please See the following example.

Black plan
Januarius Gagliano 1754

A son of Alessandro Gagliano, who started the Gagliano family in Naples. He is well known as well as his younger brother Nicoló as the most excellent instrument makers of the Gagliano family. His instruments made between 1750 and 1760 show clear influence from Stradivarius. The number of his instruments is not so large, but each and every instrument of his is highly refined. Their deep sounds have been sought for and loved by many soloists.

Black plan
Lorenzo Ventapane ca1825

Let us introduce a violin made by Lorenzo Ventapane in the early 19th century.

Lorenzo Ventapane is top ranked in Naples school and has received an excellent reputation as well as the Gagliano family.

Some say he was a pupil of Giovanni Gagliano, and his making style shows many points of influence from the Gagliano family. The most obvious examples are the paper used as a material for the black line on the purfling, and the f-holes cut in almost parallel with the body.

This instrument was made in the early 19th century and covered with soft red-brown varnish on the base of beautifully reflecting golden-brown, which holds a different mood from a little greenish varnish that many of the Gagliano family’s artwork preserve.

With its powerful sounds woven from the smooth arch as well as its deep sounds, it is a real gem that would be able to meet requests by soloists in a large hall.

Gold plan
Mario Gadda

A son of Gaetano Gadda – one and only person who succeeded to the atelier of Stefano Scarampella, a master in Mantova. He left many instruments for the following generations as his father did, of which robust sound has received an excellent reputation from many professional players.

Silver plan
Erminio Malagutti

Born in 1914. He studied instrument-making at the atelier of Stefano Scarampella in Mantova, a modern-Italian master, and got independent with an atelier in Milan in 1938. He followed Scarampella’s style through his life, and received a gold medal in the cello-making category of the instrument-making competition in Cremona in 1976.

Most of his instruments have been exported to US, where they have been loved by many players.

Standard plan
Silvio Arietta

We have prepared instrument sets of reasonable prices for those who are thinking of raising the size of a fractional violin or of starting learning the stringed instrument. This set includes all the necessary kit to start the instrument learning, so you can rest easy to wait for a set to arrive at your hand and just start playing.

This violin set of our original is made under the concept; “Beginners should learn genuine values.” From selection of materials to vanish to the final setting up, under instructions from experienced craftsmen, with no compromise, each of the instruments is carefully finished up. Its soft delighted sound will bring excellent sound-feeling and impress your heart so that you would like to play more and more.

Specially for this new rental project, we have upgraded every detail of the instrument.

Monthly rental fees

Please See the following example.

  • Standard plan:9,800 yen/month Nippon Violin’s original set (instrument, bow, case), market price of 240,000 yen.
  • Silver plan:19,800 yen/month Instrument set of our recommendation, market price of 1,000,000 – 2,000,000 yen.
  • Gold plan:33,000 yen/month Instrument set of our recommendation, market price of 3,000,000 yen.
    ※With your request, our sales staffer delivers it to your home.
  • Black plan:Ask us. Instrument of our recommendation (Old or Modern), market price of 100,000USD – 1,000,000USD.

Accessories

  • Violin case
  • Only the standard plan comes with a bow (35,000 yen).

* Bow rental is also available separately. 6,600 yen / month ~

Payment

  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • PayPal (paid by a credit card) This service is being prepared.

Application/Inquiry

Fill in the following form to apply.
※ Limited to residents in Japan.

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