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 ran...
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 form 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.
Bows and strings, cases and rests, rosin and stands, you'll find a full range of accessories for your instrument here at Forsyth.
The strings repair department can also discuss all aspects of repairing or upgrading your instrument, including righting soundposts and full restoration. Call us on 0161 956 2052 ext 606 for advice.
Steel core violin string Plain steel E string Chrome wound A, D and G strings Ideal to replace factory strings on student violins
The Bonmuisca violin shoulder rest is completely adjustable allowing players to form the metal arch to fit their shoulder precisely. Well regarded by every user.
Hollow body made of a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite Price includes set up in store Comes with case and carbon composite bow Battery lasts for approximately 1,000 hours of playing Ebony pegs Piezo crystal pick up No feedback Tone control Dresden style chinrest 1/4 inch jacksFor more details please see below
Carbon diamond weave 4/4 violin bow. Kevlar core. Silver medal horse hair. Light weight (52g).
Carbon diamond weave 4/4 violin bow. Kevlar core. Gold Medal stallion hair. Medium weight (68g).
Carbon diamond weave 4/4 violin bow. Kevlar core. Silver medal horse hair. Medium / light weight (57g).
Carbon diamond weave 4/4 cello bow. Kevlar core. Silver medal horse hair. Medium/light weight.
Corelli Alliance strings have a composite core. This provides gut like tone with long playing life. Corelli was the first to introduce a composite core string. The composite core material does not lose tension like synthetic core strings.
Helicore cello strings are crafted with a multi-stranded steel core, resulting in optimal playability while producing a clear, warm tone. The smaller string diameter provides quick bow response. Scaled to fit 4/4 size cello with a playing length of 27 1/2 inches (700mm), these medium tension strings are optimized to the needs of a majority of players.
Rope (stranded steel) core string Aluminium winding on the A, Titanium D, Silve G, Tungsten C Powerful and focused tone Available for long scale instruments
Kaplan violin E strings provide the traditional rich sound expected from high-quality steel E strings. Multiple options are available within the Kaplan line for a wide array of performance needs, including plain steel & aluminum wound and plain steel & gold plated.
Prelude cello strings are manufactured using a solid steel core. Unaffected by temperature and humidity changes, they have excellent bow response. Prelude strings have the warmest sound available in an affordable, solid steel core string design. Prelude is the educator's preferred choice for student strings due to their unique blend of warm tone,...