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

VAT: We no longer charge VAT


Your card data is 100% safe with us: We do not hold or store your data. We do not trust 'click to buy' sites, or online only so-called 'retailers', so we do not expect you to trust them either. We have no database, and no electronically-held data to hack into. We have no secure website, and no intention to develop one, as we are a real 'bricks and mortar' shop: To purchase any item, please order via e mail, but telephone with your card information, or request our bank transfer details (preferred).

Telephone: + 44 (0)1483 456 422

This is the best and quickest way to place an order, and give your card information. We cannot always answer the phone, but please leave a message, and we will call you back as soon as we can.

e-mail : click here.

We check our e-mails 3 times each day, and try to reply immediately. This is a good and quick way to place an order, but telephone please with your debit card information.

Bank Transfer:

We prefer and accept electronic bank transfer, at no extra charge, information to be provided when an order is placed. Please indicate if you prefer to pay via this method. We accept payment in any currency, but any additional bank charges for conversion etc. must be borne at source, by the customer, and these estimated costs will be added to the bill

Credit and Debit Cards:

We accept most major credit and debit cards, ( American Express not accepted!). No surcharge is made for using your debit card, but we do implement a surcharge for credit card of 2.6% . Debit card is best for all , with no added surcharge. You can pay via Paypal, but we pass on to the customer the Paypal fee of 3% please, you can use the PayPal link below.

Cheques and Cash:

Cheques or cash are not accepted.

Minimum Purchase:

The minimum purchase for mail order is £10, plus carriage charges.( Except for VioTech bow cushions)


Please read the 'Terms' page before placing an order. Please confirm the total price before making payment, and please check with us to be sure item is in stock, and if not how long the lead time might be.