Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio by Paul J. Bartel the Baroque Violin Shop has grown to accommodate the changing music community by providing services to all fifty states.  With one of the largest rental programs, and for sale inventory in the industry, the Baroque Violin Shop offers professionally set­up, high quality instruments for rent or sale, at prices that are extremely competitive across the country.  In addition to the rental program the Baroque Violin Shop provides a full line of luthier services, including artistic repairs and restorations.  With over two­ thousand instruments for sale, in stock, the Baroque Violin Shop accommodates the needs of the beginning student to the professional musician.



Baroque Violin Shop has the best and one of the biggest rental programs in the country.  Although we're based in Cincinnati, we serve all 50 states through online sales and rentals, and our national reps.  We don’t believe in renting low quality instruments, but it’s our goal to make it affordable for any student to rent from us. Instead of offering different levels of instruments at varying price points, we only rent the highest quality student instrument because we believe this is crucial to maximizing a student's potential.  We work hard to keep our costs low because we believe that cost should not prevent anyone from becoming a musician.  A high-quality and professionally set-up instrument actually makes it easier for the student to learn musical techniques and progress faster.