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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 repute 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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'AA' Chinrests and Accessories:

Our product knowledge and experience is second to none. We have sourced internationally many special products, especially carbon fibre products, and stock and sell only high quality 'branded' products.

'AA' Violin and Viola Chinrests:- 'AA' make approximately 100 patterns, shown here are only a selected sample of the most popular models, usually held in stock. Enquire please.

Alexander Accessories: Made in the UK, by hand, superb handmade chinrests, these are expensive, but they will last your lifetime and beyond. As 'point of contact' between you and your violin, a reasonable price to pay. Most models priced at £135 plus VAT. but some longer 'over-the-tailpiece' versions i.e. Guarneri and Polka are an extra £12 ( all plus VAT, and postage). Some very special flamed boxwood examples also in stock, at a premium however of £175 plus VAT. Many models held in stock, others to order, ( usually 2-3 weeks) in premium ebony, superb rosewood, or English boxwood, (coloured to taste). Titanium, Silver or gold-plated fittings also available to special order.
Also Tailpieces, pegs, endpins. ( list to be updated soon.)
The AA boxwood special chinrest key is also available at £15 plus VAT

SoundPost is the only UK retailer to actually hold these top quality items in stock 'over the counter'. We do supply via mail order, but is is often best to bring in your violin, compare models, and have any model fitted properly to try for comfort. (Mail order and internet cannot do this, yet!) A selection can be viewed, linked below, enlarged detailed images can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail, other photos can be e-mailed by request.

Other Agencies: All Fiedler products, AA Accessories, Bois d'Harmonie Accessories, all major string brands, Larica rosin, Andrea Rosin, Schertler, and many other products. Please enquire.

Take a tour through our site!

Please take a tour through the website- hopefully you will find what you are looking for- this site is the new re-designed SoundPost simplified site, so if you do not find it 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.