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.
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.
Rectangular Violin Case with Black Cover - Full SizeFiberglass Violin case with 2 bow holders in the lid, large accessory box for rosin etc. and fully padded instrument body area, with the addition of a replaceable fitted cover incorporating a full size music pocket. Complete with carrying strap. Empty Weight: 2.6kg Body Length: 370mm
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.
This A.S. Carbon* carbon graphite Schroetter bow comes with round stick and a nickel silver mounting. A fully lined ebony frog is fitted.
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.
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.
Master makers and leading scientists have combined their lifelong experience to create a collection of bows that elegantly blend bow making's time-honoured principals with today's most innovative bow making technology. The DIAMOND NX offers advanced performance for serious players Agile and accommodating, the NX elevates, advancing players to new levels.
Workshop made Viola of German origin. Two piece back with an attractive close figure. Golden varnish over a lighter ground. A new instrument but with a few small scuffs to the back. Set up in our workshop with Dominant strings.
Workshop made violin of English origin. Two piece back with a gentle figure, dark golden varnish on a golden ground. Set up in our workshop with Helicore strings.
Workshop made violin of German origin c.1880's. Two piece back with gentle figure with golden varnish. Peg holes have been bushed but otherwise no major repairs but considerable wear to the varnish and some evidence of varnish touch up. Set up in our workshop with Tonica strings.
Workshop made violin of Chinese origin, one piece back with a medium figure. Red varnish on a golden ground and the varnish has been heavily antiqued. Set up in our workshop with Tonica strings.
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.
Fishman V-100 Classic Series violin/viola pickup. A small and unobtrusive pickup that benefits from permanent installation.
Comparable in tone and response to gut, without gut's disadvantages. These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core and cater for artists who feel uncomfortable with steel strings. Please note different strings are different prices (see below for price list). These prices will be confirmed after you have added your chosen string to your...
steel strings brilliant sound warm core tone short decay very quick response