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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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SoundPost Restoration and Repairs

We carry out restoration, conservation and some repair work to high quality stringed instruments only, with priority given to instruments originally made by us, or purchased from SoundPost, and will quote you for any high quality work you may need done, but due to high demand the 'lead time' may be long. The workshop is equipped to deal with virtually anything , and we also sometimes use the services of selected specialist independant restorers where needed, to guarantee work of the highest standard. We no longer repair basses, or any cheaper instruments purchased over the internet, or set up any instruments of lower quality especially if purchased elsewhere.

Some of our conservation and restoration work can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts New York, ( especially a Matteo Sellas guitar, mid 17th C, Venetian) the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, ( 3 examples, including 2 fine 17th century guitars, one by Checucchi, the other by Voboam, and another English guitar ), the 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' (E.M.P.) collection in Seattle,( the 'ultra rare' Stroh guitar, one of only 3 known all of which we have owned and restored ) and we have worked for many other private collections around the world. We have for example worked on many original Italian and French guitars from the 17th Century, as well as other original instruments, including viola da gamba, lutes, and 18th / 19th C guitars of all types, and rare guitars for example by Torres, and others. We have also done work for some of the leading auction houses.

Bows: We do rehair quality bows, with special priority given to bows purchased from SoundPost. We carry out minor repairs, ie grips, wrapping, head-pinning, and minor frog and head work. We do not re-camber bows, and for this can recommend the services of another specialist.

Please enquire.

Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. are on our 'Contact' page.