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Welcome to SoundPost

The original SoundPost- 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 reputation for fine stringed instruments, and agents for many specialized and unique quality items. We invite you to browse this site, to find out more. Enjoy.

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(updated March 2014)

The Background and 'Ethos' of SoundPost

SoundPost is a stringed instrument shop- (we are the 'original Soundpost')- established since 1972. We offer sales of new handmade master instruments, a selection antique stringed instruments, and some selected student instruments. We also stock and sell many and various accessories, some unique to SoundPost. A selection of our stock is listed on this site, but we also stock many items not listed here- If you do not find what you are looking for, please ask. We are a real 'bricks and mortar' shop, not a 'cyber-shop', so you can visit by appointment to try the instruments or bows in person, and we offer an 'approval period' for most instruments and bows (subject to terms and conditions- bows can be sent out via courier for approval). We invite you to take advantage of our expert knowledge of strings, cases and instruments, some of which are listed on the website. Our product knowledge and experience is second to none. Many of our special products are sourced internationally , especially carbon fibre products, and we stock and sell only high quality 'branded' products.

Agencies: We are agents for many fine bows, cases and accessories: These include Arcus bows ( the UK Premier Dealer), Claudio Righetti/Erich Perrotta Fine Carbon Bows ( UK premier dealer- Claudio is the inventor of the carbon bow), Accord Cases (Premier dealer ), BAM Cases, Musafia Cases (Premier UK Dealer), Jakob Winter Cases, Fiedler products, AA Accessories, Bois d'Harmonie Accessories, VioTech products, all major string brands, and many other products, all listed on the relevant pages. We are always looking for new quality products, travelling to many international trade fairs to source them and stay updated, and adding them to our inventory.

Please take a tour through the website- hopefully you will find what you are looking for .If you do not find the site clear or easy to use, please contact us and say so- we will try to improve it- your feedback will be welcomed.

Not all products and instruments we stock are listed on the site however- so if you do not find what you want, call and ask- we may well have it, or know where to get it and can order for you. We are always pleased to discuss and advise. Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' page.