MUSILIA P1 VIOLIN CASE
I am now in search of a lightweight case for my violin, as I am walking all day, and my back hurts strolling with a Gewa Maestro case.
I can find reviews for most CF cases, but i cant find many for this specific model by Musilia, which seems to be an interesting case!
Does anybody has any experience with this model?
Take a look at Musafia Lievissima and the Unoeotto by Riboni.
Musafia Lievissima cases are excellent, imho!
"Musilia Violin Cases are German engineered, super lightweight, and extremely well-made"
Any case with adequate padding, sturdy construction and protection from rattling in a vehicle should do.
Ella Yu, there are only few cases on the market I would trust to transport my violin regulary.
Since my company has received orders and inquiries about Musilia cases, I must publicly state that my company Musafia Italia has nothing to do with Musilia, despite its name seeming a contraction (MUSafiaItaLIA).
Dimitri, you made my day!
Thats my knowledge too. They are officially in Germany but are nevertheless a Chinese company (which does not have to be bad).
Yeah, well, that's what I have to deal with these days... :-)
I understand bad cases can damage violins, and I hate cases with little padding. Some cases don't have a velcro thing that goes around the neck, and as a result, the violin could rattle in it. I once had to transport a violin in a terrible case in a car, and the pegs went loose because the violin rattled in it. I have since avoided using that case. I have also run into a case that could fall open really easily without the aid of an elastic band and have since avoided using it, too. I'm very happy with my current, likely inexpensive cases, which aren't the two mentioned above.
I'd think that Musafia Italia is a registered trademark and can force Musilia to change the name, especially since Musilia seems to be runing business from within Europe...
I just want to note that a last name, in today's international world, doesn't really indicate very much about an individual's actual nationality. Chu might be German-educated, even born / raised in Germany, in which case I would consider his "German engineering" to be no different than a German engineer named Schmidt.
I strongly agree on this one Lydia, no one should judge a nationality by a persons name in our days. I also think noone should ever judge a person by its nationality!
Yeah, okay. I get it. Everyone has different expectations anyway.
Lydia and Marc, this time you're wrong, sorry - I know Peter Chu personally, and he's no more German than you nor I.
Dimitri, the first answer given to the question was the following by me:
Marc, that's fine and I respect it, as I respect you. But "German engineering" to me, at least, means something else...
Agree, I dont consider this German engeneering either, if such thing even exists.
After I paid my mortgage off about twelve years ago I bought a Musafia Master case and although it seemed expensive at the time, when I consider how long I have had it is not that much of an expense at all. This case is so durable it still looks brand new after all of these years. When I go to music jams most people are impressed and comment on its beauty and elegance. When I go out in the rain or sub zero temp I think this case protects my instrument and bows better than any other case out there.
I wonder if Dimitri has consulted with a trademark attorney about "Musilia". That's depressing. I mean, whose Maserati should that be?
Paul, the long and the short of it is that the attorney, at $400/hr, would get the Quattroporte. Of course "Musafia" is trademarked but "Musilia" isn't "Musafia" - it's very close, and suspiciously so, but it's not the same. We'd need a sympathetic judge who really likes things Italian :-)
In trademark law, it can also be an infringement if a name is
You see, I worked with chinese before.
It may be hard to stop them from selling them via AliExpress, but every distributor in the EU or US is liable for infringement as well. But it would be a lot of lawsuits - although one can start by sending Cease and Desist letters to all distributors.
It's not so much hard as it is expensive, and I still think I can win with a better product. Which is the real game, in the end.
Wow! Musilia violin cases are expensive. And it looks even less padded than bam violin cases. I purchased a bam violin case and had it for about 4 days before sending it back for a refund because it was a piece of merde. And these musilia cases look just like a bam rip off (in my opinion).
Come on guys. This thread was about if this Musilia P1 is a good case not if they have copied mr Musafias tradename. And from those answerd only Matt has answered me on the topic I asked...
I would hope that after reading the previous posts you would choose another brand of case to buy.
What Jeff said. When you *know* you're buying from someone like that ... what kind of product do you think you'll really get?
Here are endless threads about cases on the forum. Dont expect us to write the whole thing down every week.
I myself prefer a wood shell case and have been mfg them for almost 50 years. I like a case that is lined with nice velvet and has suspension. I have people writing me for replacement covers telling me the case is fine just needs a new cover 20 yrs later.
Hi Mr. Bobelock, I have seen your cases in some of of our local music stores and in various snail mail catalogs and think they look durable with well fitted case covers to keep the bad weather out. Fifty years in business is ling time and you must be very fortunate to be prosperous with your own company. Maybe the original poster Mr. Maimaris will consider a nice Bobelock case for his precious violin.
Both my violin case and my viola case are Bobelocks -- the JSI special. They're heavy but very well made, super solid. My daughter has the Embassy Courier case which is also a very nice case.
How protective is a Bobelock Featherlite? It's about a pound heavier than a Lievissima. (It's also much less expensive, at about $140.)
Great to see you here, Steven! But you're too modest -