Treat yourself this Christmas... with Normans
christmas-StockingsNormans has a great reputation for providing Student level instruments to educational institutions across the country and even internationally. What may surprise you is that Normans also keep stock of high spec professional level instruments for more advanced players. So go on, treat yourself this Christmas... Vincent Bach Stradivarius Trumpet/Cornet Back Strad’s have long been the industry standard across brass bands, orchestras and other ensembles. Chosen for their superior tone and build quality, you know you’re in safe hands with a Stradivarius instrument. To see our other premium brass instruments click HERE Buffet Crampon R13 Clarinet A rich and powerful tone throughout the range, the R13 is an exceptional instrument. Extremely well made, the R13 benefits from carefully selected Grenadilla wood. The wood is left unstained to allow the full acoustic properties of the instrument to sing out. The bore is also hand furnished which improves the intonation and centres the tone. A benchmark professional instrument. Perfect for the advanced player in any type of music. To see our other premium Clarinets & woodwind instruments click HERE Yanagisawa A991 Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa started from humble beginnings in 1894 when Tokutaro Yanagisawa began repairing woodwind instruments for military band members. The workshop soon evolved into an instrument factory – the first to build woodwind instruments in Japan. Tokutaro’s son Takanobu progressed the company further and built his first prototype saxophone in 1951. The rest, as they say, is history! Yanagisawa saxophones have an enviable reputation for quality. The 991 has a yellow brass body with ribbed construction, which offer a sultry, dark tone. Industry leading innovations on key linkages and mechanisms mean you’ll never have to worry about hitting that note. For the advanced player or the beginner looking for a supreme saxophone, Yanagisawa should be your first call. To see our other premium saxophones click HERE Yamaha CLP480 Clavinova Digital Piano Yamaha’s flagship digital piano, the CLP480 is one of the best digital pianos on the market. Featuring a speaker which is almost the size of the body, the tonal capabilities of the instrument are huge. There is also a huge amount of on-board editing possible to really tailor the sound to your individual room acoustics and tastes! Not just a piano, however, the 480 has 37 other voices plus a raft of XG voices extra, a 16 track recording sequencer and USB connection for recording and playback. For the pianist who’s short on space but high on expectation, the CLP480 is a must have. To see our other premium digital and acoustic pianos, please click HERE Forenza Secondo Series 8 Violin Forenza’s flagship violin, handmade to a precise professional level specification. Capable of meeting the most demanding performance requirements and ideal for students moving on from Grade 8 to diploma, music college or university. Individually set up and tested in the UK, the Series 8 violins are created from the finest select tonewoods. The hand applied spirit finish is accompanied by a highly figured maple back, ribs and nick as well as coming ready strung with Dominant strings and a #7 Aubert Bridge. Each violin is painstakingly assessed through each stage of the construction as well as receiving rigorous testing upon arriving in the UK. As well as this, the violin also comes with a professional looking oblong case, bow and rosin to get you started. To see our other premium orchestral strings, click HERE Tanglewood Premier Electro-Acoustic Guitar Big on looks and big on sound, the Tanglewood TW155AS is also big on quality. With an aged solid spruce top and a solid mahogany back, this guitar offers superb tone, volume and sustain. The aesthetics are completed with abalone and maple markings. You won’t want to put this guitar down! To see our other premium guitars, click HERE