Buying and Renting

The Baker Violin Shop carries instruments from around the world and through the centuries. These instruments fulfill a wide variety of performance expectations. Since every instrument has its own personality, we encourage you to come and play several that are within your budget, and see what appeals to your specific tastes. Our combination of service, quality and price is hard to beat!

We have a well stocked and always changing inventory:

  • Vintage and new instruments
  • Violins and fiddles from tiny to oversize
  • Violas from 12" to 17"
  • Cellos from 1/32nd to full size
  • Bows to bring out the best in your instrument
  • Cases, stands, strings, rosin, tuners and other accessories.


We offer rentals of instrument outfits in all sizes, at levels from thrifty to advancing student. All instruments are set up for best playability, and full service for adjustments and repair, and insurance are provided. 

If you are interested in renting or buying, please call ahead (1-802-254-4425) to schedule a convenient time. Also, please give us an idea of what you're looking for, so that David can prepare a selection of instruments for you to try out.