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...
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.
Bows and strings, cases and rests, roisin 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, bow rehairs and full restoration. Call us on 0161 956 2052 ext 606 for advice.
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
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
Hand selected by ourselves of Chinese origin Made with a two-piece back Finished with oil varnish Manufactured from solid spruce and maple Fitted with ebony fingerboard, swiss pegs and an alloy tailpiece with four adjusters Setup with D’addario Accenté strings Outfit includes a Tom and Will oblong hard case, a fully mounted MMX bow and some rosin
Tuned to CGDAE the Lyra 5 string offers an extra dimension to upper string players Lightweight body - only a fraction heavier than an acoustic violin Hollow body made of a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite Gloss white effect Each battery gives around 1,000 hours of playing time Comes with case and carbon composite bow Piezo bridge pickup For full...
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
Electric violin with built in headphone amplifier Solid maple frame construction Set up in our workshop Comes with case and bow
Electric violin outfit with built in headphone amplifier Lightweight hollow Maple body High quality ebony fittings Set up in our workshop Includes case and bow
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
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
The Stoppin was designed by cellist, Sean Grissom, especially for Super-Sensitive® to stop the endpin of the cello or bass from slipping on the floor.
A next-generation electric violin that combines innovative beauty with solid live-performance features and potential.
Description coming soon!
Description coming soon!
Upgraded with Jarger strings