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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 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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Contact Information:

The Old Glassworks, Alexandra Place, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3QH. U.K.


+44 (0) 1483 456 422
Answer Machine Service in operation on weekends, after hours or if very busy: it does not mean I am not there if it goes to this service: I am probably working on your instrument! Please do leave your name, number and time of calling, I will return the call as soon as possible.

e-mail contact

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Opening Times:

Visitors to the shop and studio welcomed, but strictly by prior appointment only.

I am a maker and restorer, and am always busy, and usually in the shop on my own: for this reason, it is essential for you to call ahead to make an appointment, as I am not always available and if no appointment is made I may not always able to give you the time you require.


Click DIRECTIONS for a .pdf format set of directions, via train or car

Google Map

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There are some free '2 hour' visitors bay in Alexandra Place, and also in some streets nearby (Cline Road) - However while it is usually possible to park free nearby, if no bays are available then the normal parking rules apply which are often enforced. Outside the shop is a single yellow line, which attracts a fine even for a short visit, and the wardens seem to be very vigilant lately. We ask you to please respect the local residents' access and parking- the apparently vacant bays adjacent to the Old Glassworks do not belong to us, and are privately owned. Please do not park there.