"Serving Austin's Orchestral Community for over 18 years"

Welcome to West Bank String Shop


``Serving Austins Orchestral Community for Over 22 Years``

West Bank String Shop is a locally owned, family operated business offering stringed instrument sales, rentals, service, instruction and repair to musicians of all levels from working professionals to students

Stringed Instrument Sales

West Bank String Shop carries a wide selection of string instruments, violins, violas, cellos, basses and more.  

From classical to western swing, to jazz or anything in between we can match you up with the perfect instrument – to help you sound your best.

With options from concert and conservatory grade to beginner instruments we have what you need.

Drop by the shop anytime and try out a few in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Our Suppliers


West Bank String Shop is proud to offer merchandise from these fine vendors

Instrument Rental

Looking for the best instrument rental in Austin? West Bank String Shop Has what you need regardless of ability level.  Since 1997 we have offered rentals for students of all ages. We rent Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses. Whether you’re looking for a reasonably priced violin, or a premium grade viola for an advanced student, we have the best variety in Austin.

Instruments available upon signing rental contract with West Bank String Shop, and payment of the appropriate rental fee. All rental fees for the first 10 months will be applied to purchase (at the discretion of the renter) 

After 10 months, renters may apply up to 70% of rental fees toward purchase. A full 12 month lease required to retain equity.

Violin Rentals

All Sizes

Monthly Rates: From $25.50 per month,+tax

Protection Plan:$3.00 per month

Viola Rentals

All Sizes

Monthly Rates: From $27.50 per month,+tax

Protection Plan:$3.00 per month

Cello Rentals

All Sizes

Monthly Rates: From $37.50 per month,+tax

Protection Plan:$5.00 per month

Double Bass Rentals

All Sizes

Monthly Rates: From $67.50 per month,+tax

Protection Plan:$7.00 per month