Case Inquiry

September 30, 2005 at 04:49 AM · Hi everyone! I've been looking for a new case and I was wondering what people thought of some of the cases out there. I've had a Heritage case for quite a while now and it's beginning to come apart. I've been thinking I might get a Musafia, but I don't like the lack of space those cases offer. I've been looking at some of the upper-line Centurion cases at this site, http://store.musicbasics.com/violincases.html, but I've never come across them so I don't know if they are of good quality or not. I'm looking for a protective case that has ample room to put all of my things in it (shoulder rest, dr. beat etc.) and I'm not afraid to spend some money on it. Let me know what you think!

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September 30, 2005 at 06:12 AM · Musafia has extremely spacious models...

September 30, 2005 at 06:57 AM · Musafia cases are really the best on the market. If you are concerned for lack of space, you can always bring along a tote bag with your violin, where you can stuff music, shoulder rests, anything you want, pretty much, and still keep the compartments of the case for smaller items like rosin, peg dope/drops, and strings. I think the quality of the Musafia makes up for its lack of space. Visit Musafia's website and check out all the cool qualities of their cases!

September 30, 2005 at 11:32 AM · You ought to check out the BAM Hightech case:

http://www.bamcases.com/string_instrument_cases/violin_cases/index.php?l=en&p=4

September 30, 2005 at 01:06 PM · I would go with Bobelock. Inexpensive, high quality. NO need to spend big bucks when you don't need to.

September 30, 2005 at 01:38 PM · Another vote for Musafia. Cost a bit more but they are very well made, look good, etc.

September 30, 2005 at 03:43 PM · I wouldn't trade my Musafia case for anything!

September 30, 2005 at 04:09 PM · It all depends on what your primary concern with the case is. If you want a solidly built case without too many bells and whistles, Bobelocks are great cases. If you want luxury, Musafias are the best. The only drawback with either of them is weight. Bam cases are a good deal lighter, and all 3 of these lines protect just fine in everyday use. So you really just have to decide what's most important to you.

September 30, 2005 at 09:54 PM · I have a musafia master serise and i think its a bit too heavy for someone that is traveling a lot, but it gives superb protection to the violin.

September 30, 2005 at 10:56 PM · Musafia has a light-weight case line too that has cases that are only about 5 pounds.

September 30, 2005 at 10:59 PM · I second Bobelock.... They are durable, good quality and are very inexpensive..

I bought an Oxford Light Weight case not too long ago.. and it's okay.. It has a lot of ample space for storing things.

I just bought a new instrument and have been thinking about getting one of the Bobelock Half-Moon Fiberglass cases. They look cool.

October 1, 2005 at 05:07 AM · i also wouldn't trade my musafia for anything.

well, maybe for a super-luxurious custom-made musafia that floats.

October 2, 2005 at 05:39 PM · If you use the "discounted" section on the Musafia website, you may do either somewhat or considerably better, pricewise, than at a store.

I did buy my case from Musafia directly, and am happy enough.

Be careful, though, with the older light-weight cases from Musafia. Those cases used to be made out of a plastic foam (the 2010 series, and perhaps the 3010, if I am recalling the numbers correctly). The ultralights are NOW made with the wood laminate construction used in the non-"lightweight" cases, if you care about such matters. I did, and went with a dart shape to save on weight.

October 2, 2005 at 07:04 PM · true, the tops were made of plastic foam, and it's the same material they use when making helmets.

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