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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.

SoundPost: Terms of Trade

Prices: Many of our products are sourced internationally, and as exchange rates can vary, we do not publish our prices- on placing an order if the item is sourced in a foreign currency we will calculate the price according to the current rate of exchange, applicable at the time of order.

VAT (Sales Tax) and Export: We are no longer registered for VAT, so no VAT will be applied to your bill, and of course no VAT can be reclaimed by overseas buyers.

Payment: Payment can be made via debit card, or credit card, and no surcharges apply. Please telephone with the card details please, but place the order via e mail if possible with the address etc shown there, to be sure of correct delivery details. Electronic transfer is preferred however, and the invoice will be issued via e mail at time of order, with all details for bank transfer shown. The items will be shipped immediately on receipt of funds.

Case Sales: Cases are sent via courier, charged at our cost price. Packing is free. Delivery is extra, no VAT is applied. For remote addresses, there may be an additional charge- please check when ordering to get the correct price for your area.

Strings: For small orders, there is a minimum order of £10, sent via 1st class Recorded or Special Delivery only in the UK, posted for a flat fee of £7.85, or via Hermes, which is the probably cheapest way to send out small items. All other delivery addresses charged for at cost.


CITES: New Regulations. New Cites Regulations, especially pertaining to ALL rosewood species, were introduced in January, 2017, and you can see the full extent by following this link, CITES REGULATIONS with special reference to musical instruments for personal use. See Para 3, 4, and 12, especially, in the Q and A section, but please also check with your own countries' CITES regulatory body, to be sure they agree with the terms, as each country can vary the terms on an individual basis. If a CITES permit is required, we can obtain this, but there is a cost, of around 60 charged by the issuing authority, and it can take a month or two to obtain a permit.


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