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 white lacquer Shark tooth shape Key lock on one catch Holds one bow Detachable backstraps Black interior Additional padding for upper back of instrument
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
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
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
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
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
Bio oblong violin case Grey marled texture case - striking and great feel Curved corners rather than sharp edges Organic flex shell technology Fast growing resource Padded suspension system Detachable rucksack straps Accessory holder Holds 2 bows
Realist Violin pickup DVNQT
Realist Copperhead Double bass pickup DBSB1
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...
The Primavera 200 Cello Outfit is the outstanding instrument in its class. Not only beautifully crafted but also offering a powerful tone & projection. The 4/4 model is workshop improved by our in house luthier and is strung with Prelude strings. Contact the instrument department for other sizes.
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!...
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.
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.
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.