Need a new violin case for a 4/4 violin. It's for my daughter 13 years old, so I would buy something sturdy. Weight, material, shape, etc. it's not that important. Price between 150 and 250 euro.
Reading the forum here I'm considering the Gewa Bio oblung. I also wonder if the Gewa pure would be better for resistence etc. Any suggestion is very welcome.
Thank you, g.
Gewa is an excellent brand, both the Bio and Pure models are excellent.
Selecting a type of case obviously has many considerations however, sturdiness, weight and shock-protection are probably the most important.
I've been using my Negri Venezia case for over 20 years, and I really like it. It's held up remarkably well, and I have no complaints about it, except that it is heavy!
Thank you for the suggestion, I'm considering all them attentively.
I asked to Gewa information about Polycarbonate. Here it is their reply:
Maybe too late, but I am using Gewa Bio (is here at job with me today) and I love it. Great for transportation (metro strap or handler or how to call it is amazing) heat resistance and isolation is great. We have a high humidity flat, so I have opposite problem, I have a dehumidifiers inside and I am able to maintain 60% inside for whole day.
I recommend the Embassy Courier case. My daughter has had one for years and it's super durable, well-designed inside, and it has a leather tie instead of velcro for the neck.
I suppose missing information is, a) how much is the violin worth? b) is the primary requirement that it protect the violin from the sort of roughness it will suffer in a secondary/high school environment?
The Gewa Pure polycarbonate in shaped (1.8) or oblong (2.4) is absolutely wonderful.
I have used Bobelock cases for years and am quite happy with them. Sturdy, well-made, relatively inexpensive, not too heavy. They are surely within the budget you suggest.
Most of the time when people talk about their beloved sturdy Bobelock, they're referring to the 1017 Hill-style suspension case, which is more than $300 when not on sale, and can often be found for about $250 on sale. Still within the OP's budget, though.