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best violin case
« on: Jun 13, 2005, 07:49:39 PM »
i just purchased a new instrument and i am shopping around for a good violin case, i have been looking and i probably am going to spen around $200 US total.  Any suggestions?

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #1 on: Jun 13, 2005, 11:54:28 PM »
Dunno the price but Hiscox seem nice.
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Re: best violin case
« Reply #2 on: Jun 14, 2005, 02:30:23 AM »
There are several Bobelocks in that price range that might fit your requirements. -Steve

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #3 on: Jun 14, 2005, 03:25:49 AM »
Angels CP01M.  Concord Academy.  And we order Bobelocks in a range of colors for folks at that price point, so they're out there.

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #4 on: Jun 29, 2005, 07:53:09 AM »
Hey Mustangfiddler,

In the $200 price range, you can certainly choose from some nice case options.  Embassy makes a beautiful light suspension case with string tube, hygrometer, 4 detente bow holders, and 3 gear compartments in that price range.  All are in that range, and they are very luxurious and well appointed.

For myself, I am partial to the very durable hard cases.  I use Knilling Signature Stackable case with my Sereny violin.  It's not so fancy inside, but I feel very confident knowing the instrument is inside a solid durable case.  And I also like that there is no cloth covering.  I travel a lot with my instrument.  If the case gets dirty, I can just wipe it off with a damp rag.  Those cases are only around $100.

A French company--I can't recall their name (sorry, it's late)--makes a really cool backpack case, but it's pricey.  I think about $350.  Hope this

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #5 on: Jul 10, 2005, 12:13:05 PM »
St. Louis Music - Embassy.  Shaped & oblong.  Just ordered a couple of samples.  I'm quite pleased.  Lots of dealers for these things, I'm sure.  Featherweight type, but much more durable than the standard and with very good fittings.

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #6 on: Jul 10, 2005, 03:54:25 PM »
Hi Stephen,

You and I both agree on the Embassy cases, for sure.  They are a little more expensive, but the quality really stands out, doesn't it?

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #7 on: Jul 10, 2005, 05:08:41 PM »
A French company--I can't recall their name (sorry, it's late)--makes a really cool backpack case, but it's pricey.  I think about $350.

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #8 on: Jul 10, 2005, 05:27:45 PM »
I've only ever tried one and wasn't impressed.  Of course, it came with a big crack in it, which really ruined my first impression.  But I'm sure that was the exception and not the rule.  I hear good things about them.  Is there a place nearby where you could check them out?

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #9 on: Jul 10, 2005, 06:21:26 PM »
I've heard nothing but raves about the Musafia cases, but Lord, are they pricey!

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #10 on: Jul 10, 2005, 07:56:00 PM »
But, they are built like a brick outhouse.

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Re: best violin case
« Reply #11 on: Jul 10, 2005, 08:42:07 PM »
I'm quite fond of Gorge and Weber as well.  I'm hoping Weber moves to Georgia, so I can see if he'll do some for me.

 




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