As well as sourcing the best factory made branded models such as Paesold, Kirschneck, Hofman, Eastman, Gewa Maestro, Sandner, and superb brand new hand-made and expertly restored 19th and 20th century models, we also commission violins from the leading manufacturers in the Czech republic and China and sell...
As well as sourcing the best factory made branded models such as Paesold, Kirschneck, Hofman, Eastman, Gewa Maestro, Sandner, and superb brand new hand-made and expertly restored 19th and 20th century models, we also commission violins from the leading manufacturers in the Czech republic and China and sell these under our own Forsyth brand.
For the electric violinist, we have one of the countries largest selection of electric violin. Bridge, Skyinbow and Ted Brewer as well as more modest student instruments are available.
With something just a bit different in mind we have a selection of violins with extended ranges such as a modern 5 string.
Our repair and set up department ensure that every violin we sell - from the most basic to the full professional - is perfectly set up prior to display and being sold. Our expert luthiers will also advise you on any problems you may have with your instrument.
Please browse the items in our online sotre. Alternatively pay us a visit in our historic music store in the heart of Manchester, or call our expert instrument sales staff on 0161 956 2052 ext. 606.
Handmade modern interpretation of Newark school of violin making Figured two-piece back Hand varnished with oil varnish Manufactured from hand-selected Balkan maple and Bavarian spruce Fitted with rosewood fingerboard, Hill style pegs and tailpiece with adjuster Set up with Pirastro Obligato strings
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 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
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
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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
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.
A handmade electric violin of British origin Active electronics with volume and tone controls Flashing lights that pulse in time with the music. Clear finish with red fingerboard, pegs and tailpiece
A handmade electric violin of British origin Active electronics with volume and tone controls Flashing lights that pulse in time with the music. Clear finish with green fingerboard, pegs and tailpiece
A French style violin made in China and selected by us Made with a two-piece back Finished and antiqued with a spirit varnish Manufactured with a spruce top and chestnut with inserted purfling Fitted with ebony fingerboard, swiss pegs and an alloy tailpiece with an adjuster Setup with Pirastro Tonica strings
A next-generation electric violin that combines innovative beauty with solid live-performance features and potential.
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
Workshop made violin of Czech origin. Lacquer varnished. Set up in our workshop with Tonica strings.
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.
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.
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 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
Excellent entry level electric violin Supplied as a full outfit with case, bow and headphones Set up in our workshop Maple Bridge with Piezo Pickup Preamp with Volume and Tone controls Line out (3.5mm jack) Mic Input (3.5mm jack) Headphone out (3.5mm jack) For more details please see below
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