Like many brands, Forenza is often remembered for a particular series or instrument – in Forenza’s case, their ‘Prima’ student range. It offers fantastic value for money and has been very popular with schools and students as a result. It’s easy to overlook their other series because of their successful student market. However, to great applause, let me introduce the new and outstanding Forenza Secondo Series.

One of the most outstanding value-for-money Violins on the market. Start your musical journey of virtuosity with Normans Musical Instruments!

Designed to cater for Grade 5 and far beyond, the Secondo family encompasses the Series 4, 6, 8 and high-end series 9 Violins. All of these come with a professional style oblong case and a professional specification bow. They are also individually set up and tested in the UK.

Series 4

series-4-violinThe Forenza Series 4 is ideal for a player who is looking for instant improvement, or is working towards Grades 4-5 and beyond. Made from 10 year old dried tonewoods and accompanied by light flamed back, this violin features figured ribs and an ebony fingerboard.

The Secondo Series 4 looks amazing. A beautiful grained body not only has the appearance of a high-end professional instrument, but sounds like one! A solid ebony fingerboard and pegs gives the Violin a stable and accurate feel. All of this beauty is completed with a protective, solid oblong case, offering serious quality for the money.

Series 6

series-6-violin-outfitThe Forenza Secondo Series 6 has some minimal, but crucial, improvements over the series 4.

Improved figured, solid aged maple back, ribs and neck offer a greater foundation for tone and resonance throughout all ranges. And, the higher grade premium Forenza strings will ensure a depth of tone and intonation required for Grade 7/8 pieces and orchestral repertoire.

The maple tonewood really does make a difference to the tone. It’s a seriously beautiful sounding instrument at a seriously good price! Also comes with a protective, oblong case.

Series 8

When only the best will do, and discerning performers do not want to sacrifice on quality, I give you the Forenza Series 8. Handmade to a precise professional level, the Series 8 is capable of meeting the most demanding requirements of the most accomplished student. It is ideal for those preparing for Music College and senior orchestras, and perfect to last a playing career.

series-8-violinAll of the woods for the Series 8 are hand selected and carved with every attention to detail. The depth of tone and resonance is simply stunning. The Series 8 comes ready with Dominant strings and a #7 Aubert bridge as well as a highly figured maple back, ribs and neck and ebony fingerboard and pegs.

As with the other models in the Secondo range, the tonewoods are specially selected for the instrument. This helps create the best tone and projection possible. It is supplied with a professional specification bow and rosin, all neatly protected in a moulded oblong case. Not only do you get amazing value, but you also get an outfit that is glowingly rated by many string educators.

Series 9

forenza-series-9The Flagship Forenza Secondo Series 9 violin is based on the stunning Forenza series 8 model but the the added finish of an ‘aged’ appearance popular with many players. This professional standard Violin is handmade to the highest level specification.

It is capable of meeting the requirements of the most accomplished students or semi-professional performers. Ideal for those preparing for Music College or University.

Or for those more senior players looking for their ‘final’ Violin of perfection that’s perfect to last a playing career.

As with the Series 8, this pinnacle of instruments is individually set up and tested in the UK, and are created from the finest select tone woods. The hand applied spirit finish is accompanied by a highly figured maple back, ribs and neck. There is also dominant strings and a #7 Aubert bridge as well as ebony fingerboard and pegs. The professional standard bow will ensure there is no ‘weak link’ in your performance, offering a great articulation and adhesion to the premium strings.


So, if you’re looking to upgrade to something far better or thinking you might treat yourself to an outstanding upgrade instrument, look no further than the Secondo Series – serious quality with serious value for money.

Forenza Secondo Series Violins allow you to confidently improve and develop as you progress on your musical journey to excellence.

About the author

Jack is the Sales & Marketing Manager at Normans Musical Instruments and has been in this post since September 2012 after Graduating from University with a degree in Music. Jack's expertise is in guitars, technology and live sound although he does have a very well rounded knowledge of all aspects of Music.




  • alberto 24/10/2014 at 4:02 pm

    I’m going to order a Forenza for my daughter. Unfortunately our teacher didn’t know Forenza factory and he want to hear the instrument.
    Anyway, as old customers, we would try Forenza 8 and if it will be below the expectation we send it back as your customer services describe.

    Thanks for your services.