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.
High shine red finish Oblong case Coded locks - 3 digit numbers for each end Holds up to 4 bows String tube and clips Separate zipped accessory case Extra clip-on sheet music pouch for the exterior Padded detachable back straps Extra support so violin rests on blocks rather than the entire back Velcro securing strap
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
A workshop made 3/4 size violin of Chinese origin. Two piece back of gentle figure with a red varnish. Set up in our workshop with Dominant strings
True to its name the PRODIGY delivers a gifted performance. Precision-engineered to provide select professional characteristics at a pre professional price, the PRODIGY boasts exceptional perfomance for exceptional studients. Handcrafted in the USA.
Code locks for entry Padded detachable backstraps Removable accessory pouch Holds two bows Padded support so violin rests on the blocks rather than the whole back Velcro securing strap
Full size pouch on front with string tube secured inside Holds up to four bows Accessory section Leather ties to secure instrument Additional support for the top of the instrument body Dark blue interior with light blue ribbon detail for bows Key lock on front
Highly durable fabric Oblong case Hygrometer Detatchable lightly padded back straps Holds 4 bows Fully shaped violin section with graduated padding to fully support the instrument Full length zipped front pouch and three interior accessory sections String tube Velcro securing strip Lock Blue velvet interior
Realist Copperhead Double bass pickup DBSB1
Realist Violin pickup DVNQT
The Award Winning Primavera 200 - taken to a new level. By reworking the varnish to create a hand-finished look, the Primavera 200 Antiqued has the appearance and feel of a much more expensive instrument. The outfit is completed with the Primavera Oblong Case & New Primavera Composite Bow These violins will be set up by our in house luthier. Contact...
Handmade in Germany. Paesold bow with a better quality, round Brazilwood stick. A nickel silver mounting with a fully lined ebony frog complete the bow along with a Parisian eye and a 3 part button.
Fishman V-200 Classic Series violin pickup. A small and unobtrusive pickup that benefits from permanent installation. The V-200 has a standard instrument cable output built into a chin rest fitting.
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
The Stentor Student II violin is recommended by teachers and music services for its quality and reliability. These violins will be set up by our in house luthier.
Electric violin with built in headphone amplifier Solid maple frame construction Set up in our workshop Comes with case and bow
For Violin, Viola and Cello The Band is an instant-fit pick-up which Velcro’s to itself around the the body of the instrument. http://www.headwaymusicaudio.com/product/the-band-viola
High shine white lacquer Shark tooth shape Key lock on one catch Holds one bow Detachable backstraps Black interior Additional padding for upper back of instrument
Fishman V-100 Classic Series violin/viola pickup. A small and unobtrusive pickup that benefits from permanent installation.
Ideal entry level student outfit Outfit includes a lightweight case, bow and rosin Comes in a number of sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16 Set up in shop Good quality rosewood or vene pegs and fingerboard
Oblong case Detatchable back straps Metal studs on underside for standing on the ground Holds 4 bows Extra support in case so violin is resting on the blocks rather than the whole back area large front pouch and two interior accessory sections String tube Velcro securing strip Lock Green and black interior
Braided steel core, with steel wrap. Also known as Ropecore. Used as a Jazz String, Superflex has plenty of punch and a strong volume but with lower tension than Spirocore's and they are much easier under the bow.
This is a 3/4 size bow. This A.S. Carbon** elaborate carbon fibre Hofner bow comes with a round stick and a nickel silver mounting. A fully lined ebony frog is fitted.
Textured light and dark brown stitching Small violin shape Organic flax shell technology Fast-growing resource Clips for two bows Small accessory holder Light brown plush padding Detachable backpack straps Velcro band for securing instrument
Magnacore® Tungsten G and C strings complement the well-known A and D strings in a new and complete way. They have a warm and focused sound, abundantly rich in overtones, with great volume and exceptional string response even when played in pianissimo – right from the start. These strings offer great volume, a wide spectrum of overtones and sonorousness...
Innovation, Stability and Solidness. The three main factors driving Hercules to bring the best instrument stands to the market.
This A.S. Carbon* carbon graphite Schroetter bow comes with round stick and a nickel silver mounting. A fully lined ebony frog is fitted.
Hercules stands have the three features musicians need most — Innovation, Stability and Solidness.
Helicore Hybrid bass strings are multi-stranded steel core strings that produce a moderately warm tone quality. The core design makes for strings that are very easy to play under the left hand. Damping is optimized to create a good balance between pizzicato sustain and bow response, allowing for good performance across many playing styles, from symphonic...
Flexible nylon core wrapped in chrome steel. Round, rich in overtones, Dominant gives a non- metallic sound.
For violin and viola. The practical, uncomplicated design of the Kun Original shoulder rest is based on their earliest handmade model. This rest is adjustable in three directions, and the end members are fitted with a patented locking device to ensure that it will not fully rotate to touch the instrument. The Kun Original has remained the favourite of...