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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, restorers and dealers of fine stringed instruments We invite you to browse this site, to find out more.

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NOTE: We no longer charge VAT.

SoundPost no longer stocks or sells accessories, we have finally conceded to the 'online market'. However, we do still have a 'residual stock' of many items, all in the stock clearance sale now: so please do enquire. This is an ongoing final clearance sale, these items will not be replaced.


  • VioTech ™ 'Suregrip' Bow Cushions, alternatively known as 'bow thumb cushions', possibly the only thumb cushion available anywhere now, designed, manufactured and distributed worldwide by us at SoundPost (now jointly with 'Viotech',) available now in 2 sizes, one for violin / viola and now also a thumb cushion specially sized for cello bows

Visitors to the studio are welcome by prior appointment: Opening times and all contact details and directions are on our 'Contact' page.