After searching for awhile for a good (but relatively cheap) violin case, I found the perfect case for me; sturdy but beautiful. There is one problem; I just put a new 3.5 cm high chin rest on my violin. I can't close the case when the chin rest is on. I really don't want another case- the one I have is perfect (except the chin rest hight problem). Initially, I thought maybe I could just leave the case open (I play everyday), removing the chin rest (in order to close the case) when traveling; once per week. My other option (other than buying a new case) would be to remove the chin rest daily so that I can close the case. Does constant chin rest removal hurt anything?
I realize that just going ahead with either of these ideas could do some potential damage- I have no idea. The violin is 150 years old.
Any wise feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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