We primarily rent to students in the Richardson, Plano, Garland, and Dallas school districts. Outside of that area? Give us a call to request permission.


You may make a one time payment for the school year, or sign up for automated monthly payments. Caraway Strings will offer partial refunds to customers who terminate the rental early. Your first year of rental ends at the end of the school year. Each following year, your rental is for a 12 month period, starting in June.

Beginner Violins

Monthly price: $20


Annual price: $150

Beginner Violas

Monthly price: $21


Annual price: $160

Beginner Cellos

Monthly price: $42


Annual price: $340

Not a beginner? Ask about our Prodigy instruments for advanced students.


  1. Insurance against normal wear & tear. This includes strings breaking, and any malfunctioning parts.

  2. Delivery to school for pre-orders.

  3. Instrument made to your ISD's specifications:

    • instrument with all ebony or rosewood fittings & inlaid purfling

    • wood & genuine horsehair bow

    • four fine tuners

    • case, rosin, and ID tag

  4. Free size changes as your student grows.

  5. Automatic enrollment in a rent-to-own plan, which can apply to your current instrument or others from our inventory.

  6. Quality strings: all beginner level instruments come with ProArte strings, intermediate level instruments have Dominant or Helicore strings. Be sure to let us know if your teacher requests a specific type of string.

School kits

We work with orchestra directors to provide school kits with everything your student needs for class.

Violins & Violas: $45

Includes book, folding stand, Everest shoulder rest, and cleaning cloth

Cellos: $35

Includes book, folding stand, rock stop, and cleaning cloth

Some schools may require additional supplies. Our shop has everything you need, and we also do special orders.


our Customers say:

“So easy to rent equipment, and lovely experience overall!”

– Christine K.