Orchestral Strings

Stringed Instruments at Forsyth Music Shop, Manchester

Our extensive range of stringed instruments now have their own climate controlled show room in our historic Manchester city centre store, est. 1857. Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses and everything else that falls within the string family can be tried in there. We also stock a wide rang...

Stringed Instruments at Forsyth Music Shop, Manchester

Our extensive range of stringed instruments now have their own climate controlled show room in our historic Manchester city centre store, est. 1857. Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses and everything else that falls within the string family can be tried in there. We also stock a wide range of electric stringed instruments. The department is managed by string enthusiasts who take great pleasure in sourcing the best instruments and helping customers to select the instrument that suits their playing style, budget and ability, from complete beginners to professionals.

We frequently find beautiful antiques and way out modern pieces and we love to try them out and format our own opinions on them. If you are a strings enthusiast, why not pop in regularly to see what we have found? We are always happy to talk instruments with like-minded people.

Accessories

Bows and strings, cases and rests, roisin and stands, you'll find a full range of accessories for your instrument here at Forsyth.

Set-up and Repair

The strings repair department can also discuss all aspects of repairing or upgrading your instrument, including righting soundposts, bow rehairs and full restoration. Call us on 0161 956 2052 ext 606 for advice.

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  • £ 2,500.00

    Made in Germany. Fine selected spruce top and Bosnian Sycamore back and sides. Hand varnished in spirit varnish.

    £ 2,500.00
  • £ 2,500.00

    Made in Germany. Fine selected spruce top and Bosnian Sycamore back and sides. Hand varnished in spirit varnish.

    £ 2,500.00
  • £ 2,500.00

    Made in Germany. Well played but no structural issues. Comes with old case.

    £ 2,500.00
  • £ 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
  • £ 2,099.00

    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
  • £ 1,695.00 £ 2,020.00

    Handmade by Xue Ping. One of ten. Replica of the 'Bavarian' Strad of 1970.

    £ 1,695.00 £ 2,020.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 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
  • £ 1,400.00

    Handmade to the Eastman Strings facotry in Bejing. Spirit varnish. Upgraded in our workshop with Jarger strings.

    £ 1,400.00
  • £ 1,350.00

    A workshop made viola of German origin, c1900. Two piece back with a gentle figure, light red varnish over a golden ground.  Peg holes have been bushed but otherwise in a very good condition with no cracks or repairs.  Set up in our workshop with Dominant strings.

    £ 1,350.00
  • The Stentor Student II double bass is made to a high standard and offers good playability. It is carved from solid tonewoods with a solid spruce front and maple back and sides and is ideal for student players. It comes with a padded cover, accessory pockets and a good quality wood bow. This instrument is setup in shop - therefore shipping is complicated!...

  • £ 1,330.00

    Description coming soon!

    £ 1,330.00
  • £ 895.00 £ 1,299.00

    Made in Luby, Czech Rep for Forsyths. Handmade from European tonewoods and spirit varnish. This is a new instrument but one we've had around the workshop for a while with a couple of marks on it.  

    £ 895.00 £ 1,299.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 1,275.00

    'Andreas Zeller' double basses are made in Romania to Stentor specifications. They represent outstanding value. All instruments feature carved solid spruce top, maple back, sides and neck, amber gold varnish, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece and full plate machines. This instrument is setup in shop - therefore shipping is complicated! Please contact for...

    £ 1,275.00
  • £ 900.00

    A workshop made viola of German origin, c1900. Two piece back of tight figure , golden varnish.   A fairly short string length that would suit a player with small finger span. Some wear to the varnish consistant with its age but no repairs or issues. Set up in our workshop with Obligato strings.

    £ 900.00
  • £ 999.00

    Description coming soon!

    £ 999.00
  • The Stentor Student double bass is made to a high standard and offers good playability at an affordable price. This is a good entry level double bass for the student player.  This instrument is setup in shop - therefore shipping is complicated! Please contact for shipping options.

  • £ 879.00 £ 976.00

    Classic 'Silent' violin designed specifically for practice High quality lightweight design that plays like a pro level violin Sophisticated electronics for superior sound through headphones

    £ 879.00 £ 976.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 950.00

    Description coming soon!

    £ 950.00
  • £ 899.00

    Made in Germany by Gewa’s luthier Marko Ackert Beautifully formed two-piece back Open pore hand finished with spirit varnish Manufactured from selected Bosnian sycamore maple and spruce Fitted with ebony fingerboard and swiss pegs and an alloy tailpiece with four adjusters Set up with Thomastik Infeld Dominant strings

    £ 899.00
  • £ 899.00

    Made In Germany. Two piece back of figured Bosnian sycamore maple. Hand finished with spirit varnish.

    £ 899.00
  • £ 785.00 £ 849.00

    Made in Germany. Weights 3.9kg. Custom fit suspension system.

    £ 785.00 £ 849.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 549.00 £ 699.00
    Sale!

    A factory made cello of Chinese origin. Manufactured to Forsyth specifications in Beijing and set up by our resident luthier in Manchester. A padded case and bow are included.

    £ 549.00 £ 699.00
  • £ 699.00 £ 799.00

    Forsyth recommends! These fantastic cellos punch well above their weight! A strong sounding student cello for vey little money! Solid spruce/maple construction Ebony fingerboard and fittings Set up by Forsyth's violin tech Comes with padded cover and carbonite bow

    £ 699.00 £ 799.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 747.00

    The Stentor Student II cello is the recommended student cello outfit. It is ideal for a student who is looking to learn or expand their cello skills, with a quality instrument which will give them the depth of sound needed to develop. These cellos will be set up by our in house luthier.

    £ 747.00
  • £ 719.00

    A handmade electric violin of British origin Active electronics with volume and tone controls Flashing lights that pulse in time with the music. Clear finish with red fingerboard, pegs and tailpiece

    £ 719.00
  • £ 645.00 £ 719.00
    Sale!

    This handmade electric violin of British origin includes active electronics with volume and tone controls. This model features flashing lights that pulse in time with the music and has a clear finish with green fingerboard, pegs and tailpiece.

    £ 645.00 £ 719.00
  • £ 699.00

    A French style violin made in China and selected by us Made with a two-piece back Finished and antiqued with a spirit varnish Manufactured with a spruce top and chestnut with inserted purfling Fitted with ebony fingerboard, swiss pegs and an alloy tailpiece with an adjuster Setup with Pirastro Tonica strings

    £ 699.00
  • £ 629.00 £ 699.00
    Sale!

    A next-generation electric violin that combines innovative beauty with solid live-performance features and potential.

    £ 629.00 £ 699.00
  • £ 699.00

    Handmade in Germany Beautifully formed two-piece back Hand-finished with a golden spirit based varnish Manufactured from hand selected maple and spruce Fitted with ebony fingerboard, swiss pegs and an alloy tailpiece with four adjusters Restrung with Thomastik Infeld Dominant strings

    £ 699.00
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