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Instruments from SoundPost

We stock and supply many types and qualities of new and antique stringed instruments. If you are a complete beginner, or looking for a smaller size instrument for a child, or want to upgrade your existing instrument, then we may have something suitable for you. We also stock many fine handmade new and antique instruments. All our instruments are fully guaranteed, and have been set-up for optimal performance and checked in our workshops.


Please Note: Our stock changes often, and instruments can be set up to your specification. We also often have pre-owned instruments available, taken in part exchange, available at significant discounts, but sold with full warantee. For these reasons, we do not publish prices here, but please call to enquire or contact us via e-mail.

Private Treaty sales: We now offer for sale via 'Private Treaty' various selected instruments, and these are indicated as such in each category stock list. We are actively looking for high quality instruments for clients, and this scheme may be the ideal way to bring buyers and sellers together: click Here for Terms and Conditions

  • Recent Sales:
  • *SOLD* Good German cello circa 1880
  • *SOLD* Good 19th C French cello
  • * SOLD* 19 th C 1/2 size cello
  • *`SOLD* Old full size Bohemian cello, circa 1890, 29 1/2" back
  • * SOLD* Brian Cohen 2011 'Montagnana' model
  • * SOLD* Fine English cello, attributed to William Taylor, (Vincenzo Panormo workshop) circa 1800
  • * SOLD* German Cello, Dresden school, commission sale, circa 1880
  • * SOLD* German Cello, Mittenwald school, commission sale, circa 1880
  • * SOLD* English cello, circa 1830.
  • * SOLD* Dutch cello, circa 1800, 3/4 size
  • * SOLD* John Waters, 4/4, England, handmade, 1991
  • * SOLD* German Cello, circa 1900
  • * SOLD* Jerzy Burban, handmade, good condition.
  • We offer violins, violas, cello and bass ( bass to order only), and guitars, in all sizes, in all grades. We offer part-exchange, and guarantee to 'buy back' if trading up. We offer full warantee on all instuments sold from our shop, and offer a 2 week approval period subject to 'Terms and Conditions. All instruments are set up to ensure maximum ease of playing and tonal optimization, and many are 'improved' ie they have best quality strings fitted, better bridges, better accessories, better set-up, so may cost more than can be found on some internet sites, but you get what you pay for. It is necessary to compare 'like with like'. (We will not set up instruments purchased elsewhere on the internet.)

    Buying and learning a musical instrument is a gift for life, never to be forgotten, and a skill that can be used in many social circumstances throughout life. They require no electronics, no batteries, no computer, and their is good evidence to show that it improves learning skills in other areas, eg mathematics and other subjects. By acquiring an instrument, although seemingly an expensive initial investment, ( although it need not be) and embarking on instrurment lessons, you equip your child with a most valuable 'life-skill'. Adults too can gain from the same benefits. You are never too old to begin. Come in and try out an instrument for yourself. In these recessionary times, it has become obvious that many of the older traditional values and skills are more necessary than ever, and real 'hands-on' music of all types is going through a resurgence right now. At SoundPost, we understand this only too well, and have always operated on traditonal time- proven values, with emphasis on a most personal service at all times.

    We also give priority to repairs for customers who purchase from us, and include an annual 'health-check' for your instrument, free. We also give free insurance valuations for all instruments purchased from us. We also operate the 'Assisted Purchase Scheme' -enquire for details. Our personal service is 'second to none', and there are not many who can match our 40 years of experience.

    SoundPost is a specialist stringed instrument shop- (we are the 'original Soundpost')- established since 1972. We offer sales of new and antique stringed instruments, from beginner and advanced student quality up to top professional instruments, ( We were proud to have offered for sale recently a fine 1732 Stradivari, now sold). 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 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 just 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). We invite you to take advantage of our expert knowledge of instruments, some of which are listed on the website. We also present the fine handmade instruments by Brian Cohen, a luthier with an international reputation in both violin and guitar construction, (but specialising in the construction in the Italian manner of celli,) and also often the work of other British makers, selected to represent only the finest of British craftsmanship and lutherie. Also British makers from the 18th C, 19th C and 20th C, including Furber, Barratt, Walmsley, Luff, Richardson, Pyne, Chanot, Withers, Hill, Atkinson, Wulme-Hudson, Hardie, Voller Bros, and many others. We also stock many French, German and Italian instruments. We do not list all the instruments we currently have in stock on this site- please enquire directly for detailed information.

    Please have a look through our various page links:

    We have many fine instruments in stock as well as student/beginner instruments, in all sizes.

    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, or may be able to say when/where we can find it for you. Because our stock changes literally all the time, it is not possible to keep the website updated on a 'minute by minute' basis, so we prefer to list what we usually keep in stock, but this may vary. We are always pleased to discuss and advise. Opening times and all contact details, directions etc on our 'Contact' page.

    Agencies: We are exclusive UK agents for the 'Emilia Romagna' range violins and some others, all listed on the relevant pages.