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Offline Legal Fiddler

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Let's See Your Cases!
« on: Oct 19, 2006, 10:19:57 AM »
Hey All;

Let's see pictures of your cases!

Mine pretty much came apart at the seams, so I just upgraded to this one...






Look forward to seeing your cases!

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 19, 2006, 11:23:54 AM »
This is my son's "Pirate Style" violin case.



Looks a bit like a sea chest when closed, the liner looks like the sea surface, and the lid limiter straps are like the braiding on the Admirals Jacket. The violin is one my son calls a  "seahorse" violin.

All my other cases are "off the shelf", mix of shapes and styles and construction.

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 19, 2006, 04:12:36 PM »
Snazzy case, fiddler!

I desperately need a new viola case, but no money.  And a decent violin bow.  And a bow rehair on both instruments.  And I wouldn't mind a different instrument, I don't particularly like any of my violins.  And need new violin strings, and will need new viola strings soon too.

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 19, 2006, 05:27:49 PM »
OK, you asked for it. Nothing special here, but the inventory hasn't changed much since yesterday when I unpacked everything and listed it on that other thread. There's still room in the middle compartment for a 5 oz. stainless long flask, suitable for carrying in a gentleman's tailcoat pocket, but I don't need a CNS depressant in the winter, and have given up alocmoholly berry juice for the next 3 to 6 months. The towel fills that space nicely, and keeps whatever else is there from rattling around and banging into the pegs.
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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2006, 10:21:52 PM »
Don't have a way to post a pic but close your eyes :D & picture:
Black oblong double violin case, zippered outer pocket, hygrometer, couple of string tubes, 2 bow holders, 2 sm compartments(but everything fits in the outer pocket inc. my shoulder rest). 
The signature of the piece is the o' soooo svelt tiger stripe velor interior w/the matching blanket. ::)
My fiddle teacher laughed so hard we got off to a late start on the lesson. :laugh:
That's my Elvis case.  Less than $80 on Ebay inc. shipping.

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 20, 2006, 02:38:07 AM »
Here's my old Weber suspension case, sitting inside my Mooradian cover.  My ex-wife bought the case for me as a present when I graduated from college 20 years ago, but I haven't had a fiddle worthy of it until recently!  The fiddle usually stays inside a matching satin bag when it's in the case.  The cover is insulated, with backpack straps, and has a "sheet music" pocket that holds an incredible amount of stuff!
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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 20, 2006, 04:47:02 AM »
I don't know what the brand is on either case, though here is the oblong:



and here's the dart:



Both have suspension and the like

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #7 on: Jun 07, 2009, 05:21:43 AM »
Don't you just love when new people join the forum and resurrect really REALLY old threads? Yeah...hi. Sorry, I just love sharing photos ><


This is my newest case. A Gewa sports style. I got it because of how practical everything is in it. There are pockets for EVERYTHING. It has back pack straps that are really comfortable if I need to carry it for any length of time.

Only photo I have of the front include my dogs haha




It has two layers of pockets on the outside, one that goes the length of the case for music, and two on the second layer for everything else. Best of all it is lavender...I'm SUCH a girl lol.

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #8 on: Jun 07, 2009, 10:57:10 PM »
Wow!  beautiful dogs!

Oh, and the case is nice too!
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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #9 on: Jun 07, 2009, 11:26:50 PM »
Ha!  who woulda thought it!  Pictures of cases!  Now I definitely gotta find that camera - you asked for it!  Ben

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #10 on: Jun 11, 2009, 02:05:09 PM »
...and a few more, that old inlaid fiddle again and some other instruments too I think...

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #11 on: Jun 11, 2009, 08:11:50 PM »
This is the old mummy case my Dad restored back in the 60's.








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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #12 on: Jun 11, 2009, 10:29:51 PM »
Wow, very cool, Fiddleme!  I've got a bunch of those (we call 'em coffin cases..)  I should think about re-finishing them.  Yeah, like I need more projects!  Speaking of whick, looks like you could use some strings, a bridge, maybe a tail piece......

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #13 on: Jun 11, 2009, 11:10:22 PM »
Lol, yeah, it does need some strings etc. I love those old coffin cases. Not very practical, but they are really neat :)

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #14 on: Jun 12, 2009, 02:28:31 AM »


A few months into lessons, I decided I needed to make my run-of-the-mill blue cloth case MINE and I happened to have some apple print fabric in my sewing drawer . . . People notice it when I carry it around.  :)

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #15 on: Jun 12, 2009, 02:12:40 PM »
Mmmmn........looks good enough to eat  :)
Really nice though.....most cases look like they've come direct from the funeral parlour!

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #16 on: Jun 12, 2009, 04:44:49 PM »
... Speaking of whick, looks like you could use some strings, a bridge, maybe a tail piece......
That fiddle needs a lot more than that.  That is the David Techler fiddle Don Stackhouse is working on restoring for me.  It will be a very long process though.

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #17 on: Jun 12, 2009, 04:46:57 PM »
Lol, yeah, it does need some strings etc. I love those old coffin cases. Not very practical, but they are really neat :)
Yeah Zai - it just sits on top of the piano in the parlour and looks pretty - I never take it out anywhere.

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #18 on: Jun 13, 2009, 03:00:49 PM »
Oh, yeah, that will be so nice.....

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #19 on: Jun 13, 2009, 07:24:28 PM »
Hey All;

Let's see pictures of your cases!

Mine pretty much came apart at the seams, so I just upgraded to this one...






Look forward to seeing your cases!

Funny, I just bought an aluminium version of that case! (See topic http://www.fiddleforum.com/fiddleforum/index.php?topic=30287.0)

Pic of my other case for the acoustic violin:


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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #20 on: Jun 13, 2009, 07:26:33 PM »
Ben I feel like I know you better having seen your pics of cases and assorted instruments.  
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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #21 on: Jun 13, 2009, 07:33:34 PM »
Ben I feel like I know you better having seen your pics of cases and assorted instruments.  

Uh oh, now I'm in trouble....Well, I promised Zai I'd post a video of me playing to prove I actually can and I'm not a stalker or ax murderer and just a mild mannered old fool with instrument acquisition syndrome....stay tuned.....Ben

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #22 on: Jun 14, 2009, 11:30:05 AM »
@Ben: Your, what is it, studio? house? just looks like ours! Instruments all over the place. Mostly due to my bf, who is a bit of a multi-instrumentalist. Give him an instrument and a week. And he plays it. Nearly something to get yealous about...

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #23 on: Jun 14, 2009, 05:59:23 PM »
A few months into lessons, I decided I needed to make my run-of-the-mill blue cloth case MINE and I happened to have some apple print fabric in my sewing drawer . . . People notice it when I carry it around.  :)

Cynthia
o snap! your case looks awesome

this is mine...


Note the discolored green velvet type fabric, and the pealing apart mysterious black stuff on the outside. I'mma guessing the case is about as old as the violin... like, 104 years old. haha

The case came with the violin, and when I got it I honestly vacuumed it out.
I'm getting a new one any day here. Hopefully it'll be slightly nicer. ^.^

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Re: Let's See Your Cases!
« Reply #24 on: Jan 18, 2011, 08:14:26 PM »
Here's my newest one I made for an odd-shaped electric.  Cedar with brass hardware.  A wee bit heavy, but not as bad as a guitar case.

 




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