The VdGSA maintains a rental collection of approximately 70 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.

The VdGSA has set apart a small collection of instruments of excellent quality (the Select Reserve Viols) to rent through an application process. Normal rental rates apply, but the renter is required to show proof of insurance. Please send an email indicating interest to Kathleen Merfeld.

Kathleen Merfeld operates the program across the US and Canada. 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:

SizeCost
Pardessus$300
Treble$300
Tenor$300
Bass (6 or 7 string)$400

The rental contract can be downloaded here.

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

Kathleen Merfeld