Custom double viola-violin cases?

Edited: November 16, 2018, 9:58 AM · Has anybody here gotten a custom double violin-viola case made, or know of one that is size-adjustable? I primarily play on a ~17 in viola and it does not fit in the current double case I own, and most double cases I've seen put a size limit of 16.5 in.

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Edited: November 16, 2018, 10:33 AM · Nope, but I want one for my violin and my concert uke.
I've got my eyes on the BAM mainly, but the Hidersine is possible.
I think they both quote 16" for the max viola size.
I'll have to take the uke to a shop to see if it fits, which it probably will.
Edited: November 16, 2018, 1:30 PM · Depending on your budget, you might want to try Riboni cases, made in Cremona and certainly better than the brands mentioned, www.maurizioriboni.it.
November 17, 2018, 2:52 PM · My viola is only 15.75", my violin 14.25", but both are tubby: wide bouts and high ribs. I got a Gewa double case, 5-ply wood, with plenty of headroom (and over 10lbs..), but I had to extensively modify the internal fittings.
November 17, 2018, 4:20 PM · Don’t forget— Musafia will make custom double cases.
November 17, 2018, 4:22 PM · If I were going for a custom case I would consider the Cremonese case makers seriously. You'll pay a little more but if you keep it in good condition they have good resale value, and you'll have no trouble selling it with the viola because I think this is not such an uncommon thing to want.
November 18, 2018, 10:56 PM · I have a Concord double case, which is adjustable from 15" to 17" I believe. However, my violin is pretty tubby as well, and juuust barely fits in the violin slot. I find it odd, since it fits wonderfully in the single case.


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