So, I bought a medium-priced Gewa violin case about 4 years ago. My teacher had had the same Gewa case for about 15 years in mint condition, so we figured it was worth purchasing.
After about 6 months, the first pieces fell off of the exterior (snap fasteners), then the fabric started to peel off and by now it just looks like it belongs to a homeless person (who for some reason carries around a violin case... ). Both the interior and exterior are completely fallen to pieces. I did my share of glueing and sewing but the last drop to the cup was, when the shoulder strap broke on the stairs and my violin dropped really hard.
And it's not just me. Almost everyone I've spoken to who have bought a Gewa case in the past 5 years has experienced the same thing.
Now it's become pretty clear, I will have to carry around my violin for the rest of my life, so my family thought, I should buy something that would really last for at least 10 years (nothing insanely expensive though, I am still a student.)
But WHAT brand to trust? Gewa used to make quality cases but as you can see, now the quality has become cheap.
Please make your suggestions.
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