Decent case for a violin
I'm an amateur violinist and unfortunately, I don't have a lot of luck with choosing a proper case for my violin. I can't really ask my teacher for a case recommendation so I hope to get some help here. Can someone suggest a case(or a manufacturer) I can get(or order from Amazon.com) for around 100$-200$?
(If this violates the "No commercial solicitations" rule I'll delete the thread)
My daughter's case is the Embassy Courier Case from Shar. It was $150. This is a really nice violin case. The Courier has a leather neck tie (much better than Velcro and more elegant too), plus the angled layout gives you two nice-sized compartments for your gear. I thought I was getting a better case than hers by spending a little more money. Mine is a $250 Bobelock from JSI, and it's fine (it's a tank), but I'd rather have hers and she won't trade with me.
You can get a Bobelock shaped wooden case with suspension for about $110. I don't know how protective it really is, but Bobelock cases are usually of good quality.
First of all, I'd like to say that I don't think your thread has violated any rules (please correct me if I'm wrong).
im actually using an AMD case from amazon (bought it because it had a discount) and it holds up really well (it ended up costing 100 instead of 200)
For your limited budget I too, recommend you purchase a PLYWOOD case made by Bobelock. Stay away from polystyrene lightweight cases. You will be throwing your money away.
Check a tonarelli. THey are cheap, but they are sturdy. You might need to do small adjustements to the pad by yourself (in my case, the violin was not floating, so I added a towel under one of the paddings and glued it back)