Emma Hardy

Rent / buy


Instrument Rental and Sales

All violins available through me have been thoroughly checked over and set up.
Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to request rental of an instrument after viewing the rental agreement below:

Unsure what size your child needs? Ask their teacher, or learn how to measure them by clicking here


Instruments Currently Available

The instruments below are currently available to rent or buy. In addition to those in stock, I can order in and set up Yita violins, cellos and violas. The information can be found further down the page.

To purchase or rent one of the ‘currently available’ instruments, please email: hello@emmajhardy.co.uk quoting the instrument you are interested in.


4/4 Antique violin from Czechoslovakia

Recently restored violin with new set up including Pirastro Tonica strings. Perfect for serious beginners and intermediate players.

This violin has a soft, sweet sound which would suit playing in an ensemble or orchestra.

N.B. Case and bow not included but can be arranged for additional £60

Rent: £20 p/m
Buy: £450


1/4 Violin, Yita

Good quality modern Chinese violin with improved set up from my workshop. Pirastro Tonica strings, adjusted bridge for correct action, Wittner tailpiece and adjusted soundpost.

Hand made and varnished with seasoned solid spruce top and flamed maple back. Ebony Fingerboard and inlaid purfling

Includes student quality brazilwood bow and a case.

Rent: £15 p/m
Buy: £350

1/2 Antique violin, German c.1930s

1/2 size violin from c.1930s. Prelude strings, new bridge set up with correct action, Wittner tailpiece and adjusted soundpost.

This charming violin has a beautiful tone and presence for its size and would suit a child beginner-intermediate level perfectly.

N.B. Case and bow not included but can be arranged for additional £60

Rent: £20 p/m
Buy: £450

Rental Violins and Violas

These instruments are properly set up in my workshop with upgraded strings, lubricated pegs and correct bridge height.
Please allow up to three days for your order to be prepared.

The violins used for my main rental fleet are made with good quality tone wood and ebony fingerboards. Once the instruments have been appropriately set up in my workshop, your child will have a good quality student instrument to begin their musical journey with.

Once the instrument is ready you will be notified and collection can be arranged from my home workshop or if your child attends one of my partner schools, the instrument can then be collected from your child’s school.

Rental request form

After submitting the form, you will be sent a confirmation and directed to GoCardless, a secure direct debit payment provider.

Name *
If you are uncertain what size your child requires, please refer to my 'instrument sizing' page under resources, or ask your child's music teacher.
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You can find the rental terms link at the top of this page
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Additional accessories are available to add to your order