Forsyth is the complete musical instrument store, with over 150 years experience finding the right instrument for musicians of all standards. Whether you are looking for folk instruments, stringed instruments, woodwind, brass, percussion, standard or electric models, new or pre-owned, we stock ...
Forsyth is the complete musical instrument store, with over 150 years experience finding the right instrument for musicians of all standards. Whether you are looking for folk instruments, stringed instruments, woodwind, brass, percussion, standard or electric models, new or pre-owned, we stock the broadest range of instruments and musical accessories in the North West and now serve the UK and beyond via our comprehensive online store.
Our instrument department has been getting a facelift recently. Come along and see how we are getting on and try some fantastic instruments at the same time. We have restored the original Victorian ceiling, repaced the carpet and are now opening up more display space to give you even more choice when you vist us.
If you are having instrument problems, our on site technicians can help from basic set ups to full restoration. Contact the instrument department via the Ask a Question button or call 0161 956 2052 ext. 606.
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
This secondhand instrument is as good as new. The E12 is a new student model from Buffet. Ease of play, reliability, and accurate tuning are the main characteristics of this clarinet, made from unstained grenadilla with a laquer coat. Based upon the designs of the professional models it is manufactured and assembled by the Buffet professional teams in...
This is an intermediate tenor trombone by Elkhart. It has a mdium large bore and is finished in lacquer. With the traditional wised Bach slide, and closed wrap F section, this trombone offers a great brass sound. A popular choice for a developing student, this trombone is both robust and has a good quality finish to accompany its great sound.
Kala UBASS-SMHG fretted U-Bass. All solid mahogany. Polyurethane strings with 21" scale length and fretted rosewood fingerboard. Hard case included.
Due to popular demand we have added a double bass to our fleet of hire instruments.
3 times winner of the UK Music Industries Association Award. Originally designed to fit into the reasonably priced student saxophone category without compromising quality, the Trevor James 'Horn' Sax quickly became popular around World with its ease of sound production, excellent build quality and an affordable price tag.
This excellent top of the range student flute gives the new player complete tonal flexibility combined with high quality mechanism and set-up. Silver-plated headjoint tube, silver-plated body and footjoint with French-style pointed key arm mechanism.
Individually hand-built using traditional materials & “Old World” craftsmanship. Solid Spruce Top, Solid Maple back & sides. Rosewood fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge. A-style body with F-holes for superb tone & projection
A professional sounding instrument at a reasonable price Poly-cylindrical bore inspired by the E13 model Leather pads Urban Play mouthpiece Comes with backpack case
The YPC-32 is very popular with students as well as doublers because of its easy playability, accurate intonation, and characteristic piccolo sound. The body is made of sturdy, maintenance-free ABS resin for a sound similar to that of natural wood.
Ideal for the new player or musician returning to study, this Trevor James 10x flute is designed to be free blowing and easy to play. It has a curved and straight head joint to allow progression when the smaller player is ready. It is silver-plated throughout and has the E mechanism. Flutes are supplied in an all-in-one Prolite case/cover with shoulder...
A unique saxophone for the younger and smaller player! The Alphasax is based around the original body tube of an alto saxophone with a completely redesigned mechanism and tone hole positioning for children or the smaller player.
The most versatile, lightweight and value for money of all student clarinets The YCL255 is a student model Bb clarinet with adjustable thumb rest, brushed ABS resin finish, silver plated keys and resonance chamber. It is exceptionally durable, maintenance-free, and resistant to moisture - a terrific beginner's clarinet.
Workshop made violin of Czech origin. Lacquer varnished. Set up in our workshop with Tonica strings.
An impressive secondhand clarinet which is perfect for someone an intermediate player looking to upgrade. Comes with one mouth piece, ligature and cap.
Korg's Minilogue is a stylish, innovative, 37 slim-key fully programmable analog polyphonic synthesizer and is a perfect synthesizer for musicians of all types.
ABS resin Curved windway Concave bell at footjoint Full sound Comes with leatherette bag
The Elkhart 100AS alto saxophone by Conn-Selmer is an ideal choice for beginners. It offers all the tools a beginner requires to make rapid progress in learning the saxophone, with its strong construction, ease of producing a pure tone and its excellent intonation.
Soprano ukulele Solid mahogany top, back and sides Satin finish Comes with a padded gig bag Very high quality instrument with a warm tone and beautiful dark, natural grain For more details please see below
All solid sapele top, back and sides Sapele neck Senna Siamea hardwood fingerboard 35mm nut width Comes with hardcase
A workshop made viola of Czech origin. Crafted to Forsyth specifications in Luby and set up by our resident luthier in Manchester.
Ideal for the new player or musician returning to study, this Trevor James 10x flute is designed to be free blowing and easy to play. It is silver-plated throughout and has the E mechanism. Flutes are supplied in an all-in-one Prolite case/cover with shoulder strap and cleaning rod.
Electro mandolin - perfect for gigging Maple Neck Rosewood Fingerboard Soild Spruce Top Solid Maple Back & Sides Ebony Bridge Nickel Hardware Transparent SemiGloss Coloured Finish Gentro Transducer Bridge & EQ
Solid spruce top Solid maple back and sides Maple neck Ovangkol back and sides Named in honour of the Piercy sisters to whom Barnes and Mullins were married to
Solid sitka sptruce top Hand finished neck Unusual and individual shape 'Kinked' soundboard construction Triangular shaped sound hole Cutaway shape makes playing higher passages easier Quality instrument from a quality maker