SoundPost is a specialist stringed instrument shop- (we are the 'original Soundpost')- established since 1972. We stock and sell from the shop or via mail order, or via this website, a range of strings for many types of instruments. Our product knowledge and experience is second to none. We have sourced internationally and stock and sell only high quality 'branded' products. Call to discuss your specific needs and suitability of any string for your instrument.
Categories: We Sell strings for: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Classical guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Viola da Gamba, Lute, Early guitar, Nyckelharpa, in fact anything bowed or plucked
We stock these brands: Pirastro, Larsen, Jargar, Innovation, Warchal, the Thomastik range ie Dominant, Vision, Infeld and others, Helicore, Savarez, d'Addario, Corelli, Prim, Kurschner, and many others.
Pricing and Policy: Our string lists and prices are currently not shown on this site, due to the highly competitive nature of 'online' sales: This does not mean we do not sell strings, We certainly do! For a short trial period from January 2013, we guarantee to automatically price match any strings purchased, via 'mail order or 'online' only, in order to be sure of the best UK price
Special Violin Sets, Special Introductory Offer*** Larsen Virtuoso strings***, full sets only: We are offering (full sets only) of these new and superlative strings, ( medium tension, loop end e, sets only) at an incredible £50, incl VAT ,and UK mainland postage, (R.R.P £64.99). 'Special Offer' runs while current stocks last. We invite you to trial these strings at this amazing price, un-matched anywhere else online.
While we offer a mail order service, strings purchased in the shop will be at a slightly higher price, due to the fact that we fit strings at no extra charge if purchased in person in the shop. This also gives an ideal opportunity to detect and discover any immediate and obvious problems with your intrument, for example difficult pegs, sharp edges at bridge or nut, all causes for prematurely breaking strings. On-line purchases may appear easier, but the personal service we offer cannot be matched online. We can also offer advice on the best type of string and correct tension for your instrument. ( All smaller sizes of string always held in stock.)
Please remember also that some apparently low-priced 'online' string sales may in fact be for counterfeit products.
Please Note: Our prices include VAT- many other apparently cheaper prices advertised do not always include VAT, so when making comparisons, bear this in mind please. For most mainland UK addresses we charge a flat fee of £5 per consignment and all strings are sent via 1st class recorded or special delivery. For postage on straight strings in tubes, £2.50 extra, and for postage to all non UK addresses, please enquire. Please check postage charge before purchasing. Minimum purchase for strings £10.
Take a tour through our site!
We do not stock unbranded products of inferior quality- Hopefully you will find what you are looking for- this site is the new re-designed SoundPost simplified site, so if you do not find it easy to use, please contact us and say so- we will try to improve it- your feedback will be welcomed.
While we try to hold many products in stock, if any item is not in stock, order time is often 'next day', or at most usually only 2-3 days.
Not all products we stock are listed on the site however- so if you do not find what you want, call and ask- we may well have it, or know where to get it and can order for you. We are always pleased to discuss and advise, and give you the best advice on the strings most suitable for your application. Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' page.