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Welcome to SoundAntiques

SoundAntiques are dedicated to the many old and unusual instruments we come across, SoundAntiques is part of a traditional violin and guitar shop located in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Established in 1972. We are makers, dealers and collectors of fine instruments, and offer many specialized and unique services. We invite you to browse this site, to find out more.


(updated August , 2017)

At SoundAntiques we offer here a range of highly collectable, unusual and often very rare items: Many are suitable for museum collections, and many are fully playable, and would make superb additions to any specialist collection. Most are not restored, as we try to source and offer only items in original and 'museum quality' condition, but where needed sympathetic restoration may have been carried out, either 'in house' or using the very best specialists possible in their field. We are a real 'bricks and mortar' shop, not a 'cyber-shop', so you can visit, by appointment only, to view the instruments in person.

A rare and very small Dutch Pochette, (Dancing Master's Kit) attributed to Kuypers, circa 1670 (awaiting conservation)

Please take a tour through the website- hopefully you will find some interesting and unusual instruments.
Not all instruments we stock are listed on the site however- so if you do not find exactly what you want, call and ask- we may well have an example, or know someone who has one to sell, or can source one for you. We are always pleased to discuss and advise.
Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' page.