The 'original' SoundPost has been owned and run by Brian Cohen and Jane Walters: a violin and guitar shop located in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Established in 1972, we have been in our current premises since 1997. We are makers of international repute of fine stringed instruments.
The retail shop known as 'SoundPost' is closed, as of January 2020, and Brian Cohen will continue with the making, and some conservation and restoration work, in the same premises for the foreseeable future.

(updated March, 2020)

Covid-19 Update for SoundPost:

Please Note. The studio is now closed, and will remain so for as long as the government advice remains in place. All accessory sales are now via mail order only, and we will do our best to pack and send out as soon as circumstances allow. For some very minor adjustments, please call or e mail, I will try to help you to help yourself. This policy will continue until the current crisis has passed. Please do not visit. Thank you for your co-operation. All the best, stay safe and well. BC


SoundPost, the Guildford-based specialist stringed instrument shop has closed. Please follow the link to the 'Brian Cohen Violins' website where we will continue to offer sales of new handmade master instruments, made on the premises, and a small residual selection of quality antique stringed instruments, (and very occasionally some selected student instruments, which we have taken in part exchange). After some 22 years in these premises, and nearly 50 years of trading, the retail element of business of SoundPost has now closed.
We have an ongoing stock clearance sale, (see below). The making, conservation and restoration of the finest instruments is to continue in the same premises, so please visit either the 'Brian Cohen Guitars' website, the Brian Cohen Violins website, or the SoundAntiques website, all linked from this page, for further details.
The contact information remains the same. It is just the retail element of the shop that has ceased.

2020 ongoing Closing Stock Clearance SALE:

We offer all of our remaining stock of instruments and bows, and also violin, viola, and bow cases, and some soft covers, incl. double bass covers, on the final special clearance sale.
We also have on 'Special Clearance sale' (all at half price,) a selection of fractional sized violins.
All Strings and Accessories are also on Special Clearance sale, some even at Trade Cost Price.
Contact us via the 'Brian Cohen Violins' website for details and prices for any remaining stock.

All contact details, directions etc. via the 'Brian Cohen Violins' website