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.

Our Recommendation – Old Violin for Rental (Black Plan)

Nicolo Gagliano C1760

The first son of Alessandro Gagliano. He is said to be the most talented maker in the Gagliano family, who was most prestigious violin maker family in Naples for as long as two centuries, from the 17th century to the middle of the 19th century.
Considering the fact that many makers of the following generations copied his style, it can be said he established the tradition of violin-making in Naples. This violin is a piece of artwork of his most skillful period.
The well-balanced arch of grand feeling, and thin scroll of delicate feeling, outstandingly characterize the violin.
The deep but gorgeous tones woven from such a masterpiece reach every corner of a large hall, satisfying a soloist’s requests completely

Place of making
Naples, Italy
Category
Old

Hannibal Fagnola 1932

The tradition of Piemonte from the 18th century was handed over continuously by Guadagnini, Pressenda and Rocca, and it was ranked up with fabulous characters by Fagnnola, who was one of the most excellent makers from Turin in the 20th century.
He acquired many medals in violin-making competitions, and in the last half of his life he got high reputation from the world through dealing with W. E. Hill and Sons.
This violin is one of those of such high reputation, made in the last half of his life.
Its capability meets any sort of requests for players’ expressions, and its powerful full-bodied sound has been sought for by players of every generation.

Place of making
Torino, Italy
Category
Modern

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. 1Enter the “Contact Us” page of our website, and fill in the period, purpose, rental plan and etc. you would like. The more details, the better for our arrangements.
     
  2. 2After choosing a plan, let us hear more of your requests about your favorite sounds, like large volume, deep and dignified feeling, louder high tones or low tones, etc.
  3. 3Every instrument for any rental plan is tuned for the best condition by our richly experienced craftsman who has tuned the largest number of celebrated instruments, including Stradivarius, in Japan.
  4. 4We select multiple instruments and make them ready for you choice in time for you visit.
  5. 5Please try playing some instruments for your choice in our shop. If you make a contract for an instrument on the spot, you may bring it back with you.

More Information

  1. If your residence is some far from our shop and you would like to use courier services for a rental instrument, we will appreciate your understanding that the “to-and-from” courier cost should be paid by you.
  2. With advance one-time payment for a long period rental (12 months or more), we deduct one-month rental fee from the total as our gratitude.
  3. After starting the rental, if you would like to purchase the instrument and/or the bow, we deduct the rental fee amount of “from the start to the third month” from the total purchase price. *Please be aware there are some instruments “not for sale.”

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).

* Consumables like a shoulder rest or resin are not attached.

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

Payment

  • Automatic withdrawal by a credit card (Square)
    * Square: collection agency service
  • Cash / bank remittance (for one-time payment of the contract fee only)

Application/Inquiry

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※ Limited to residents in Japan.

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