The VdGSA maintains a rental collection of approximately 50 viols of all sizes on a 12-month rental contract basis (although shorter periods may be negotiated for some instruments). Renters must be members of the VdGSA and pay the rental fee when beginning the rental contract. In addition to the rental fee as detailed below, the renter must pay a refundable security deposit of $100 and the insured shipping cost to return the viol at the end of the rental period.

Elin Soderstrom operates the Canadian branch of the program. Players residing in Canada who would like to rent an instrument should contact Elin (see below for details). As the Canadian program grows, she is seeking available viols from Canadian members, so if you have one you would like to donate or lend, please contact her.

The annual charge to rent one of our instruments is:


The rental contract can be downloaded here.

Information about the availability of these instruments can be had from the rental program administrators. Requests for information should be sent to:

U.S. ResidentsCanadian Residents
Kathleen Merfeld Elin Soderstrom