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, dealers and restorers of international repute for fine stringed instruments.

SoundPost Cases Online

Our remaining stock Cases are now available online only, and all the cases listed below are in stock now, for immediate 'next day' delivery.

NOTE: WE no longer charge VAT

New Cases: Violin.

Viotech handmade Violin case: Handmade in England, unique to us, traditional oblong wood shell construction, with custom made natural canvas cover, music pocket, accessory compartments, dark blue plush interior with matching violin blanket, padded on the lid, and also on the underside, making it deeper than usual, but offering even more protection. English brass locking Latch, the finest leather handle. This case has no D rings, so no shoulder strap option. 1 only, Lifetime warrantee. Sale price 850, Plus delivery.

Viotech handmade Violin case: Handmade in England, unique to us, traditional oblong wood shell construction, with custom made padded natural canvas cover, music pocket, accessory compartments, burgundy plush interior with matching violin blanket, English brass locking Latch, the finest leather handle, and shoulder strap, 1 only, Lifetime warrantee. Sale price 935, Plus delivery.

Jakob Winter: The top model Jakob Winter case, handmade in Germany, model 3024, ultra-lite, 2.4 kgs, oblong, handmade, black screw-on waterproof canvas cover, with music pocket, sand coloured interior, 4 bow holders, accessory compartments, hygrometer, thermometer, humidifier, string tube, shoulder strap and inbuilt concealed back pack, lifetime warrantee, one only, at 415 plus delivery.

Pre-owned Cases: Violin.

T A Timms (pre-owned): A Fine traditional handmade wooden shell case, oblong, by Desmond Timms, dark brown canvas cover with music pocket, green interior with name plate, accessory compartments, blanket, strap, although it has had 'one careful owner'. We sold it new and it has had hardly any use, and could be described now as -'as new'. The only sign of use is where the scroll was seated, there is a feint indent impression in the lining fabric- We do not normally sell pre-owned cases, but this one is near perfect, and of very high quality, ( Search for T A Timms cases for more info-). Priced well below the new price, at 545 plus delivery.

M Gordge (pre-owned): A Fine traditional handmade wooden shell case, oblong, by Mick Gordge, recognised as possibly the finest English case maker, light brown canvas cover with music pocket, (the cover replaced by Gordge himself and in as-new condition,) blue interior with name plate, accessory compartments, blanket, strap. This is a personal violin case, owned since new, (35 years old), with plenty more life in it. These highly sought-after cases usually sell on auction for 800 plus, our price for this one is 750, plus delivery. They literally do not make them any more!

Viola Cases: New

BAM Trekking: Black, BAM 'softpack' technology . Features- inbuilt backpack, waterproof fabric cover, well padded, 2 bow holders, medium size, i.e. will take 15 1/2" to 16 1/4" violas, separate Phone or accessory compartment in addition to the music compartment, a really useful case especially if you travel by bicycle or have both hands full. 195 plus delivery

BAM HiTech: BAM Hitech, limited edition 'Fleurs black' (ie black flowers are imprinted into the case surface, a discontinued limited edition, in our view the most elegant design they have produced.) 4 bow holders, A 3 music pocket, straps, accessory pouch. SRP is around 685, sale price now at 585 plus delivery.


Viola Cases: Pre-Owned.

M. Gordge (pre-owned): A good Gordge case, originally supplied via Beare, for 16 1/4 " viola, in used condition. Replacement natural canvas leather-edged cover by Gordge in as new condition, with music pocket. Accessory compartment, blanket, shoulder strap. Some corrosion around latch, but not a structural problem some wear to handle. This is a rare case, by England's finest case-maker, which would sell on auction for around 900 or more , it still has decades of life left, on offer now for 875 plus delivery.


Meili,Swiss hand-made. (pre-owned):A good viola case, by Meili , Switzerland, supplied originally via Beare, with patent adjustable neck block to accommodate differing sizes of viola, up to 16 1/2". This is a high quality handmade wooden shell case, with user wear but in good condition, probably 30 years old. Canvas cover, music pocket, accessory compartments, 4 bow holders. 435 plus delivery.