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Instrument Sales at Forsyths Music Shop, Manchester

Forsyth is the complete musical instrument store, with over 150 years experience finding the right instrument for musicians of all standards. Whether you are looking for folk instruments, stringed instruments, woodwind, brass, percussion, standard or electric models, new or pre-owned, we stock ...

Instrument Sales at Forsyths Music Shop, Manchester

Forsyth is the complete musical instrument store, with over 150 years experience finding the right instrument for musicians of all standards. Whether you are looking for folk instruments, stringed instruments, woodwind, brass, percussion, standard or electric models, new or pre-owned, we stock the broadest range of instruments and musical accessories in the North West and now serve the UK and beyond via our comprehensive online store.

Renovated Instrument Department 

Our instrument department has been getting a facelift recently. Come along and see how we are getting on and try some fantastic instruments at the same time. We have restored the original Victorian ceiling, repaced the carpet and are now opening up more display space to give you even more choice when you vist us.

Instrument Repairs

If you are having instrument problems, our on site technicians can help from basic set ups to full restoration. Contact the instrument department via the Ask a Question button or call 0161 956 2052 ext. 606.

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  • £ 3,855.00 £ 4,860.00
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    If you're looking for a top-notch classical instrument, you can't go far wrong with a Selmer, and the Series II Alto Saxophone has a very open, harmonically rich sound and excellent projective power, making it ideal for classical playing, with keys that respond quickly and cleanly. The 125th Anniversary Edition also features beautiful floral engraving...

    £ 3,855.00 £ 4,860.00
  • £ 3,950.00

    In solid Sterling silver, this flute obtains a wide sound with a darker colouring than other Altus instruments. Because of the modulation capacity of the sound, the notes’ carrying capacity and its dynamic range, the ALTUS 1107 is particularly suitable for the gifted and ambitious flutist.

    £ 3,950.00
  • £ 3,900.00

    The legendary choice of professionals Completely handmade In France by Buffet's master craftsmen, the R13 Prestige is the best 'R13' modern clarinet available today. Buffet uses only the best quality grenadilla wood, leaving it unstained and in its natural state. They add a left hand Eb lever and upgrade the clarinet to the GoreTex professional pads.

    £ 3,900.00
  • £ 3,150.00 £ 3,813.00

    The sax of choice for many of the world's top pros Versatile: can be used for virtually any genre of music Highly expressive tone Great playing experience Extremely accurate intonation Keeps value very well

    £ 3,150.00 £ 3,813.00
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  • £ 2,685.00 £ 3,743.00

    Very reliable and highly respected maker of professional-level saxophones Lots of new features designed to make playing easier, such as the additional feet under the right side key levers, and the new angle of the right pinky key Very fast response and playability Incredible, clean and direct tone thanks to the redesigned bore For more details and...

    £ 2,685.00 £ 3,743.00
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  • £ 3,725.00

    From the Miyazawa Sterling Silver series, the 402 is a handmade flute with all 925 silver headjoint, body, footjoint, and key mechanism. An open hole version with French style pointed key arms. Drawn Toneholes and Brogger System (the Brögger SystemTM features an innovative pinless mechanism allowing precise adjustments and balance of the spring tension of...

    £ 3,725.00
  • £ 2,395.00 £ 3,450.00

    The sax of choice for many of the world's top pros Versatile: can be used for virtually any genre of music Highly expressive tone Great playing experience Extremely accurate intonation Keeps value very well

    £ 2,395.00 £ 3,450.00
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  • £ 3,091.00 £ 3,434.00

    The Prestige 2028 cornet with its fine array of impressive tone colours and centred tone, complete with a main tuning slide trigger and dashing good looks is a stunningly good instrument.It is probably the best cornet on the market at the moment because it is impressively engineered with a great specification which plays wonderfully.

    £ 3,091.00 £ 3,434.00
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  • £ 2,295.00 £ 3,125.00

    Combining reliability and innovative design, the AWO1 caters to all players, from beginners wanting to play on a top level instrument, to gigging professionals.

    £ 2,295.00 £ 3,125.00
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  • £ 2,375.00 £ 2,999.00

    This baritone saxophone from Trevor James is an excellent quality and beautifully sounding instrument. It is free blowing and produces rich tonal characteristics with a very strong sound.  The ‘The Horn’ Revolution II saxophone model remains at the quality end of the student saxophone market but with a significant ‘Performance’ advantage due in part to...

    £ 2,375.00 £ 2,999.00
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  • £ 2,999.00

    This is a 3/4 size student Double Bass from Gewa, a long established German instrument maker. This instrument is setup in shop - therefore shipping is complicated! Please contact for shipping options.

    £ 2,999.00
  • £ 2,400.00 £ 2,861.00

    The Xeno cornets were developed in close collaboration with some of the worlds best players. The new instruments result from more than 20 years of research and experiments. A striking instrument with a refined look and sound. It features a redesigned mouthpipe for optimal resistance, a comfortable yet controllable new trigger location, and a one-piece...

    £ 2,400.00 £ 2,861.00
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  • £ 2,385.00 £ 2,804.54

    Hand hammered gold brass bell 2lb 7oz Shepherd's crook Comes with hard wood shell burgundy form fitted case With lyre, micro-fibre cloth, Alliance mouthpiece and valve oil

    £ 2,385.00 £ 2,804.54
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  • £ 2,436.00 £ 2,707.00

    The legendary choice of professionals From the Buffet Professional series, the R13 clarinet is a historic professional model, handmade in France, that is still loved the world over by musicians including members of the New York Philharmonic. It is noted for its rich & focussed tone, beautiful intonation and responsiveness.    

    £ 2,436.00 £ 2,707.00
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  • £ 2,595.00 £ 2,700.00

    Please note that the photograph is of a PB202 Open Hole instrument.   From the Miyazawa Sterling Silver series, the 202 is a handmade flute with 925 silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and key mechanism. Plateau holes with French style pointed key arms, drawn toneholes , partial Brögger system and pinless left-hand mechanism.

    £ 2,595.00 £ 2,700.00
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  • £ 2,419.00 £ 2,688.66

    Hand hammered gold brass bell 2lb 7oz Shepherd's crook Comes with hard wood shell burgundy form fitted case With lyre, micro-fibre cloth, Alliance mouthpiece and valve oil

    £ 2,419.00 £ 2,688.66
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  • £ 2,514.00 £ 2,645.00

    Top quality professional clarinet Made from carefully selected Grendilla wood Excellent tuning stability Round and sweet tone Consistent tone across registers Easy blowing and very fast response For more details please see below

    £ 2,514.00 £ 2,645.00
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  • £ 1,978.00 £ 2,532.00

    The Yamaha Xeno Series Bb Trumpet has a reputation for excellence at an exceptional value. This instrument allows satin-smooth playing and is highly responsive to the musician. A substantial, heavyweight instrument, the Xeno Series Bb Trumpet offers a dark, rich, controlled tone. The Yamaha name is known for its attention to detail. 

    £ 1,978.00 £ 2,532.00
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  • £ 2,095.00 £ 2,512.00

    The Yamaha 62 has always been the sax of choice for many of the world's top pros. Offering surprising value for the price, and amazing flexibility (it can be used for virtually any musical genre) it is characterised by a highly expressive tone, comfortable playability and extremely accurate intonation.

    £ 2,095.00 £ 2,512.00
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  • £ 2,399.00 £ 2,499.00

    The new 'Raw' Signature Custom saxophone has been developed following research with sax players around the world who wanted a genuine vintage sound along with an aged look to their instrument.   This version has a gold lacquer finish, rather than the traditional Signature Custom, which has a RAW finish.

    £ 2,399.00 £ 2,499.00
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  • £ 2,495.00

    Altus Artist flutes offer the exceptional hand craftsmanship, tonal colour and playability of Altus Professional flutes. The ALTUS 907 is a highly popular flute among advanced players. Due to its increased silver content, the 958 Britannia silver headjoint lends this instrument richer harmonics and, thus, expands the musician’s range of tonal expression.

    £ 2,495.00
  • £ 2,425.00

    Intermediate model with the English Thumbplate System, designed for the keen student player. This instrument easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an...

    £ 2,425.00
  • £ 2,375.00

    Handmade modern interpretation of Newark school of violin making Figured two-piece back Hand varnished with oil varnish Manufactured from hand-selected Balkan maple and Bavarian spruce Fitted with rosewood fingerboard, Hill style pegs and tailpiece with adjuster Set up with Pirastro Obligato strings

    £ 2,375.00
  • £ 2,199.00 £ 2,309.00

    The new 'Raw' Signature Custom saxophone has been developed following research with sax players around the world who wanted a genuine vintage sound along with an aged look to their instrument.   Rather than simply apply a coloured finish to the instrument to give it the appearance of being old, Trevor James have taken the saxophone in it's raw...

    £ 2,199.00 £ 2,309.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 2,099.00

    This is a 3/4 size student Double Bass from Gewa, a long established German instrument manufacturer. This instrument is setup in shop - therefore shipping is complicated! Please contact for shipping options.

    £ 2,099.00
  • £ 1,869.00 £ 2,025.00

    Intermediate level soprano saxophone Punchy and powerful, thanks to the gun rifled crook Based on the origianal 'Horn' design, from 1988 Champagne gold frost finish Free blowing and the same high quality you'd expect from a Trevor James instrument Suitable for a wide range of styles, from classical to jazz and R'n'B For full description see below.

    £ 1,869.00 £ 2,025.00
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  • £ 1,825.00 £ 1,995.00

    Manufactured in Buffet's German workshops New plateau key design More ergonomic placement of spatulas and plateau keys Octave pips in German nickel silver African blackwood body and Luracast bore

    £ 1,825.00 £ 1,995.00
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  • £ 1,900.00

    Handmade modern interpretation of English violin making Lightly figured two-piece back Hand-finished with oil varnish Manufactured from hand-selected Balkan maple and Bavarian spruce Fitted with ebony fingerboard, swiss pegs and tailpiece with adjuster Set up with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings

    £ 1,900.00
  • £ 1,795.00

    Handmade by Mr William Hsu and his wife Miss Wong in China to the Guarneri Cremona pattern Beautifully formed two-piece back Hand finished with oil varnish Manufactured from hand selected maple Fitted with ebony fingerboard, rosewood Paris eye swiss pegs and tailpiece Set up with Pirastra Evah Pirazzi strings

    £ 1,795.00
  • £ 1,499.00 £ 1,769.00

    Using the hand built professional Signature Custom models as the template, the new SR instruments have taken on many of the mechanism and crook features that were previously only available to professional players. Therefore it is a very free blowing alto saxophones with rich tonal characteristics. This is a black frosted nickel model.

    £ 1,499.00 £ 1,769.00
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