Related Websites of Brian Cohen, Luthier: Violins | Guitars | Lutes, Early Instruments | Fine Instruments for Sale- Bowed | Fine Instruments for Sale- Plucked |

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 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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Lutes, Mandolins, and other Early Plucked Instruments:

Although SoundPost is mainly a violin shop, the owner, Brian Cohen, is also a lute maker of international standing. Refer please to the 'Guitar and Lutes' site, linked from the top of this page, for full information. (Site not yet working, that site under construction, but please contact Brian Cohen for more information.

Lutes and early / 19th C. guitars: I do offer strings, cases etc for these, as well as the making of new instruments to commission. I also occassionally have original instruments for sale.

Mandolins: I deal in, and collect, Neapolitan and Roman mandolins, and often have some for sale. Makers I prefer to deal in include Calace, Vinaccia, Embergher, and others, and we also buy these from time to time. I do hold stocks of strings for these, including specially made strings of low tension, designed for the Embergher models, but they work well on all mandolins.

I can restore, repair or service your lute, early guitar or mandolin. Please enquire.

Please visit the 'Lutes and Early Instruments' site, linked above, (Website to be up and running soon.)

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.