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/organist. They have been living in Lynchburg for 20+ 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 exercising, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and adorable German Shepherd, Chloe. She plays the piano and is a beginner cellist.






Our Master Craftsman:

Mr. Eckenrode works in collaboration with Violins & More.  To ensure optimal playing condition, Bob sets up and expertly checks each instrument before it enters our rental fleet.  He also stands by our side to repair any damaged instruments and service string needs of the community and local schools.


Instrument Rentals and Sales


Our rental violins range from 1/16 to 4/4:

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 available in 1/8 to full size: 

$41 per month


Basses are available in 1/8 to 7/8 sizes: 

$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 by master craftsman Bob Eckenrode 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. We have some European instruments, as well as new ones. 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, visit us on Facebook, 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!

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

(434) 845-2516

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3200 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA, 24501


Please send mail to: 3200 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA, 24501