Soundpost Online is an online journal that was published by violinist, teacher, and stringed instrument dealer Stefan Hersh from fall 2000 through spring 2006. Over 90 articles by various authors were published, spanning a wide variety of topics related to stringed instruments including the craft of violin making, how to buy a violin, connoisseurship, book reviews, teaching, performance, and more.
Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins is pleased to announce its sponsorship of this website, the new home of Soundpost Online. The articles are published here in their original form unless otherwise noted. Readers are advised to refer to the year posted for context, particularly where emerging technology (such as digital photography) is referenced. There are no plans to add new articles, but the Darnton & Hersh website includes an archive of articles about exceptional string instruments and violin makers.