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What case do you need? Why I choose Gewa Maestro | Violin & Viola TV #202

Zlata Brouwer

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Published: October 6, 2015 at 1:46 PM [UTC]

Violin & Viola TV episode 202 is all about what case you need. Of course it depends on what you need to use it for.

If you just go to your weekly lesson with your case and you don't travel with it too much, I simple case will be fine for you. If you want to save some money and are not very high demanding, something like this (click here) will do.

If you are traveling a lot with your case and you want it to be light, choose a carbon BAM caseGewa Air case or Musilia case (in the video I accidentally say Mustafa, but that's not correct).

If you want something more big and luxury, you might go for something like I have: the Gewa Maestro (in green). I show it in the video. It's quite heavy, because it has suspension and good wooden protection.

I read some research that wood, as is integrated in high quality classical cases, protects your instrument best against changes in humidity and temperature.

There are quite some large compartments, so a big case like this is very practical (certainly for teachers like me!). Also it looks very nice and the finish is very detailed. I hope to enjoy this case for many years to come.

In the end I would like to recommend to buy your case offline, because online the pictures always look beautiful and in real life it can be different.

I hope this video has enlightened you a bit on what violin case to buy.

Is this video helpful to you? Please let me know in the comments below! If you like it, share it with your friends!



PS: Do you have questions or struggles on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to and I might dedicate a Violin & Viola TV episode to answering your question!

From Tom Holzman
Posted on October 6, 2015 at 4:41 PM
Zlata - As always, your video should be helpful to folks out there. I have Bobelock cases for my violin and viola, which are not very expensive and are very sturdy, although probably on the heavy side. Your video seems most concerned with comfort -- what will best serve musicians with different needs -- although you do point out that wood is most protective in terms of humidity and temperature. One question that has arisen on at different times is which cases are most protective of the instrument from trauma. The Bobelock cases seem sturdy enough to protect against the traumas that I think are likely. However, your video does not seem to address the issue, and I am wondering if you looked at that issue or know of research that would address it. Thanks.

Tom Holzman

From Zlata Brouwer
Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:19 AM
Thanks for your comment, Tom. I know that carbon cases as well as wood cases are best to protect from bumps. I don’t know of any research done around this. Sorry!

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