Violins and More

of Lynchburg


Violins & More is THE place for fine stringed instrument rentals in Lynchburg and all of Central Virginia.  Besides quality violins, violas, cellos, and basses for rental and sale, Violins & More offers a friendly environment with excellent customer service where "Strings are our only business!"  We look forward to working with you!


About Us

Allan Heer:

Allan and Angela Heer (Angela not pictured) are originally from Baltimore. Angela has been a vocalist since childhood and Allan is an accomplished pianist. They have been living in Lynchburg for 17 years. When asked why this business became their passion, Angela and Allan stated, "We've found so much joy in music and wanted to share that joy with Lynchburg, especially the youth." 


Charity Drewry:

Charity Drewry received her B.A. in History from Liberty University right here in Lynchburg. She has been handling the day-to-day operations of the shop since 2011 and appreciates the opportunity for constant learning!  She enjoys karate, hot yoga, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, friends, and large family.  She plays the piano and is a beginner cellist.

Our Master Craftsman:

Tinnin Martin, of T. Martin & Son Violins & Bows, works closely with Violins & More of Lynchburg, assisting with instrument repairs, instrument set-ups, sales, inventory purchase, and all around solid, expert advice when we are floundering!

Our Instrument Caretaker:

Jim Robertson provides quality control for our stringed instruments. He specializes in quick fixes, minor repairs, and keeping our instruments in spotless condition. He does tune-ups and touch-ups for our rental fleet.


Instrument Rentals and Sales


Our rental violins range from fractional to full size:

Fractional size violin: $18 per month

Full size violin: $22 per month


Violas are available from 12" to 16.5": 

$22 per month


Cellos are rented from fractional to full size: 

$41 per month


Basses are available in fractional to full size: 

$55 per month

We rent excellent, student level stringed instruments, K. Holtz fiberglass bows, and Bobelock cases. We buy all pieces individually and each instrument is set up and inspected by master craftsman Tinnin Martin before entering the rental fleet. All will be pleased by the quality of sound, the ease of tuning, and pegs that stay put.

We offer a wide variety of quality violins, violas, cellos, and basses for purchase. Many come from our beautiful European collection, but we also offer new instruments as well. Violins & More also carries a selection of bows (including fiberglass, carbon fiber, Brazilwood, and even Pernambuco) and various style cases. A diverse selection of sheet music and method books are available in store. We also have strings, tuners, rosin, shoulder rests, chin rests, metronomes, mutes, and stands available for purchase. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will gladly order it for you!

Contact Us 

Please feel free to email, call, or simply stop by the store if we can assist you in any way! We are always happy to see a new face and would enjoy speaking with you about renting, purchasing, or lesson opportunities.

Call, email or stop by and visit us!

Open Tuesday - Friday, 10:30am - 5:30pm, and by appointment

(434) 845-2516

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712 Twelfth Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504


Please send mail to: Violins and More of Lynchburg, P.O. Box 58, Lynchburg, VA 24505