We have recently partnered with luthier Anya Burgess. Anya is a violin maker, restorer, and Grammy-Nominated player herself. She uses traditional methods and design and received her formal luthier training in violin making at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. From there, working with other luthiers in Canada and the U.S., Anya has established herself as an experienced luthier and owns her own shop in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana called Sola Violins – a beautiful shop! LAFARGUE String Department will work with Anya to continue to provide rentals, repairs, sales, and maintenance of violins, violas, and cellos. Call for an appointment!



Not ready to buy? Not sure your child will stick with it? Worried about purchasing multiple instruments as child grows? Rent a quality student instrument from Lafargue instead!

Student Instrument Rental Program

Violins $18/mo – $25/mo * Sizes available: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16

Violas $25/mo – $30/mo * Sizes available: 16″, 15.5″, 15″, 14″, 13″, 12″, 11″

Cellos $40/mo – $45/mo * Sizes available: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8

* Includes instrument, bow, case and rosin.

Minimum rental period is 3 months for violins and violas, 6 months for cellos. Additional $10 setup fee applies to all new contracts.

Automatic bank draft or credit card billing required for monthly payments.

Please contact us for any additional information about our inventory and services.

Contact us for more information to schedule an appointment regarding your violin, viola, or cello!