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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.

General Information on our Stringed Instruments

NOTE:This website is new as of Jan 1st 2010, and full lists of our stock will be uploaded soon, as soon as we can incorporate the new VAT rates, and any other price changes. In the meantime, please call to enquire or contact us via e-mail.

Detail of Instruments we offer: ( links not yet active, pages under preparation, please enquire)

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 accesories, 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 38 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, from "Stentor to Stradivari" ( 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, 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 (specially hand made for us in Hungary,) Cantabile, DeLille, Prima and Primavera range, Stentor range, Heinrich Gill of Germany, and others, all listed on the relevant pages.