November 19, 2012
LEFT-HANDED Rickenbacker 4003FG £2149
We’d been hearing rumours for a while to the effect that, for the first time in several years, Rickenbacker have made a production run of left-handed 330 guitars and 4003 basses. Well, it’s true. So, if you’re a lefty and have been lusting after a Rickenbacker but never thought this day would ever come. Now’s your chance! We only have very limited stocks - Model 330 one each in Jetglo, Fireglo & Mapleglo and a 4003 bass in beautiful fireglo (see picture). When they’re gone, they’re gone - at least for a (probably very long) while. So don’t miss this opportunity:
4003L Fireglo £2550 £2149
330L Mapleglo £2399 £1999
330L Jetglo SOLD
330L Fireglo SOLD
Call us on 0161 834 3281 extension 606 to order or pop in and see us.
Full pictures and page entry will be up soon on the Rickenbacker page.
September 27, 2012
Johnny Marr Jaguar £1475
One of the most eagerly anticipated signature guitars of recent times. The Johnny Marr Jaguar signature guitar represents Johnny’s own take on this classic Fender design and you can read all about his take on it here. Of course, being a Manchester Institution ourselves we had to have this particular model in stock. Unfortunately, our Olympic White Johnny didn’t last long enough to blog about but here we have the striking Metallic KO finish for one of you lucky punters. RRP is £1942 - yours for just £1475! We’ve got lots of other short run and special editions and loads of good old standard Fenders right here.
July 18, 2012
2005 Lowden O25c SOLD
We generally have a few tasty pieces of second hand and vintage guitar stock such as this beautiful Lowden O25c pictured left. This guitar was chosen by George Lowden to be displayed at the NAMM music show in California in 2005 and has been in the hands of one careful owner since, before coming to us a few weeks ago. This guitar has now SOLD.
We’ve also got a particularly good selection of other used guitars and you can look at them here. Or here’s a list:
1965 Epiphone Casino SOLD
1990s Lowden S35c £2999
1960s Hofner President bass SOLD
2002 Heritage 535 £1499
1992 Rickenbacker 360 mapleglo with black hardware £1249
1999 Taylor K10 SOLD
1997 Gibson SG Special SOLD
Give us a call or drop us an email for more information on any of our instruments or pop into the shop and have a try!
May 12, 2012
Rickenbacker 4003 in new ruby finish £1799
At the NAMM show in California in February Rickenbacker announced they were adding a new standard finish to the range. Usually with Rickenbacker, as anyone who has ever sought the model of their dreams in the finish of their choice will know, there can be something of a wait between the announcement of a new model or finish and it actually being available. But not this time. We’ve taken delivery of a 4003 bass in the new ruby finish; and as you can see from the photo, it’s a beauty indeed.
Do you want to be one of the first people to own a Ricky bass in the new finish? Do you want Rickenbacker aficionados to gasp in awe and wonder? Well, it could be so if you snap up this rare and fantastic beast.
4003 RUBY BASS IS NOW SOLD
We’ve also had delivery of two other, rarer than hen’s dentures, Rickenbacker 4004 basses. A 4004 Cheyenne II in breathtaking fireglo finish and a 4004 Laredo in jetglo. You can see all our Rickenbackers - guitars and basses - here
December 24, 2011
Dave King The Loiuse 6 & 12 string
A very merry Christmas to all our customers!
We got a Christmas treat this week in the instrument department. A pair of new Dave King ‘The Louis’ models one 6-string, one 12-string with English Yew back and sides and spruce tops. These are parlour sized, 12-fret to the body instruments with a very distinct bright sound and incredibly distinctive looks. The 6-string is £1900 and the 12-string is £2100 and both include hard cases.
You never know, we might make a deal if you wanted to take the pair! There’s more pictures on the Dave King page.
December 5, 2011
Ukulele Day during the workshop by Steven Sproat
A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Ukulele Day last Saturday and made it such a rip-roaring success. The workshop with Steven Sproat was amazing and taught us all a few new tricks. There was ukulele maker Steve Caldwell from Weazel Wharf and we now have a couple of his ukuleles in stock. We had our friend Mark from Stones Music who very gamely put together one the wolfelele kits he distributes in the shop window in a personal best time of only 3 hours. We’ve got the kits in stock now and at only £49 they make an ideal Christmas present. He’s also responsible for the impressive range of Uluru ukuleles we have in stock. There was also special ukes brought along for the day by Lani, Lanikai and Kala so we had a fabulous selection for people to try and buy. We still have a fantastic collection and you’re more than welcome to come in and try our wares. It was such a good day, we’re thinking about having another one before too long. Keep your eyes peeled.
September 13, 2011
Martin 0018V Serial No 1453022 thief
On 30 July a Martin 0018V acoustic guitar Serial Number 1453022 was stolen from our 2nd floor instrument department by the person in the photos above (click on for larger image). If you know this person or have been approached by someone trying to sell this guitar please let us know.
September 8, 2011
Fylde Falstaff £2750
At last! Our Fylde guitar drought was relieved slightly this week by the arrival of THREE new Fylde guitars! Unfortunately for you, the Oberon was already sold. But… we do have a Falstaff and a Goodfellow that you can buy! Hurrah. They won’t last long so get in quick. Have a look at pictures on our Fylde page. Yum.
April 16, 2011
Acoustic 53 cover star - now in stock!
Anyone picking up this month’s copy of Acoustic (Issue 53) will no doubt have had their attention drawn towards the strikingly beautiful guitar taking pride of place on the cover. Acoustic is the UK’s only dedicated acoustic guitar magazine and as such they’ve seen it all but this guitar impressed them. A lot.
The guitar in question is a Patrick James Eggle Saluda with Oregon myrtlewood back and sides and an Italian bearclaw spruce top. Finished with falling leaf rosette and fingerboard inlays and with a factory installed AER AK15+ pickup. The review describes the guitar as “truly impressive” and that it has “very high standards of workmanship, great sounds which transfer to stage use seamlessly.”
And that guitar is now here at Forsyths for your delectation and delight. We have a good selection of Patrick’s wonderful instruments in stock and after this instrument returned from its triumphant visit to Acoustic he gave us a call to see if we wanted it.
The guitar has now sold but you could get Patrick to make you the guitar of your dreams or visit our Patrick James Eggle page for more pictures and to peruse our range of these fine guitars.
March 25, 2011
Rickenbacker 4003 Jetglo £1730
Ooh look! We’ve got another Jetglo 4003 bass in stock! Our last one was about a year ago and we don’t know when the next one’s coming in so if you want this one, better hurry up! Too late it’s gone.
We do still have a Mapleglo 4003 in at the moment - also £1730 and probably our last 4001C64 in Fireglo - £2699.