Strings

Stringed Instruments at Forsyth Music Shop, Manchester

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...

Stringed Instruments at Forsyth Music Shop, Manchester

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.

Accessories

Bows and strings, cases and rests, roisin and stands, you'll find a full range of accessories for your instrument here at Forsyth.

Set-up and Repair

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.

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  • £ 3.23 £ 3.33

    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.

    £ 3.23 £ 3.33
    Reduced price!
  • £ 3.23 £ 3.33

    Corelli Crystal strings have a synthetic core which provides a warm, gut like tone and stability in changing climates.

    £ 3.23 £ 3.33
    Reduced price!
  • £ 1,275.00

    'Andreas Zeller' double basses are made in Romania to Stentor specifications. They represent outstanding value. All instruments feature carved solid spruce top, maple back, sides and neck, amber gold varnish, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece and full plate machines. This instrument is setup in shop - therefore shipping is complicated! Please contact for...

    £ 1,275.00
  • £ 395.00

    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

    £ 395.00
  • £ 1,350.00

    A workshop made viola of German origin, c1900. Two piece back with a gentle figure, light red varnish over a golden ground.  Peg holes have been bushed but otherwise in a very good condition with no cracks or repairs.  Set up in our workshop with Dominant strings.

    £ 1,350.00
  • £ 900.00

    A workshop made viola of German origin, c1900. Two piece back of tight figure , golden varnish.   A fairly short string length that would suit a player with small finger span. Some wear to the varnish consistant with its age but no repairs or issues. Set up in our workshop with Obligato strings.

    £ 900.00
  • £ 1,299.00

    A handmade violin of German origin. This instrument was made by an employee at the Paesold factory in Bubenreuth. The golden varnish has been beautifully antiqued and there is an attractive irregular figure in the Spruce top. Two piece back of medium figure. Set up with Dominant strings.

    £ 1,299.00
  • £ 435.00

    A new, workshop made violin of German origin. Two piece back of plain figure, brown varnish on a golden ground. Set up with Hofner synthetic strings.

    £ 435.00
  • £ 539.00 £ 599.00

    A workshop made violin of Czech origin. Crafted to Forsyth specifications in Luby and set up by our resident luthier in Manchester.

    £ 539.00 £ 599.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 1,199.00

    A workshop made viola of Czech origin.  Two piece back and medium figure.  Golden varnish on a lighter ground and gently antiqued.  Set up in our workshop with Dominant strings.  

    £ 1,199.00
  • £ 499.00

    A workshop made viola of Czech origin. Crafted to Forsyth specifications in Luby and set up by our resident luthier in Manchester.

    £ 499.00
  • £ 1,550.00

    A workshop made cello of Chinese origin. Two piece back of excellent figure, dark red varnish over a golden ground and gracefully antiqued. Set up in our workshop with Jargar strings.

    £ 1,550.00
  • £ 4.26

    Violoncell A String made by Dogal

    £ 4.26
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