We stock a wonderful range of violins, both traditional and electric, in our new climate controlled showroom on the second floor of our historic Manchester city centre store, est. 1857. With several violinists on the staff we take great pleasure in choosing the best instruments for our stock, an...
We stock a wonderful range of violins, both traditional and electric, in our new climate controlled showroom on the second floor of our historic Manchester city centre store, est. 1857. With several violinists on the staff we take great pleasure in choosing the best instruments for our stock, and use our knowledge to help our customers select the instrument that suits their playing style, budget and ability, from complete beginners to professionals.
Our selection of ranges from new to vintage restored models. We stock the best factory made branded models, including our own Forsyth brand commissioned from the leading Czech and Chinese manufacturers, while also having a wide selection of hand made restored 19th and 20th century instruments.
Having problems with your instrument? Our in house luthiers will advise and correct it for you. Please call 0161 956 2052 ext. 606 for more information.
Tuned to CGDAE the Lyra 5 string offers an extra dimension to upper string players Lightweight body - only a fraction heavier than an acoustic violin Hollow body made of a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite Gloss white effect Each battery gives around 1,000 hours of playing time Comes with case and carbon composite bow Piezo bridge pickup For full...
Handmade modern interpretation of English violin making Balkan maple back, rib and scrolls Bavarian spruce table Chestnut brown oil based varnish finish
Lightly flamed maple Selected spruce top Antique hand applied finish Hand made in Germany
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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 Stentor Student I is the ideal entry-level student violin outfit for students up to middle grades. This is an instrument that offers reliable, consistent performance and good tone, enhancing the learning process for the student. These violins will be set up by our in house luthier.
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.
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
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.
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.