Latest Cases & Bags Reviews
Mobile Cello Case
REVIEWED BY: Student, Anonymous
reviewed on: 04/27/2016
Save for a better case
I have owned this case for approximately a year so this review is not a simple "it's great out of the box/after a week" review. I wish I would have been able to save for a better case but I needed a hard case immediately after having purchased a step-up cello. I do not come from affluence so I didn't have a lot left over after purchasing the cello and bow at the time. Lesson learned. Things to note: Because of the metal buttons on the flaps that hold the bows in, I have scratches on the front of my cello. This will be a costly repair and while that seems simply a cosmetic issue, if you know about revarnishing, you'll know that may affect the sound of my instrument in ways I will not be able to control for and runs the possibility of it not sounding like/as good as when I purchased it. The magnets they use are weak and come undone in the case easily during normal transport which both scratch the cello and allow for the bows to come loose in the case and scratch the cello as well. I more than once had to very carefully remove a bow that became entangled with my bridge after it came out of the holder. Not good. The strap that holds the neck came loose early on and the plastic clip fell off altogether after about a month. Be very cautious when opening your case and never do it upright because you can not rely on the strap. The back handle you use to pull the case using the wheels cracked completely off. I'm not entirely sure why as there was no incident that occurred that would cause it to crack off. It started with one side and then, because of the pressure on the other, the piece came completely off. One of the straps came unsewn at the bottom and thus became useless. Before that the straps would slide out of position easily so I was constantly readjusting them. I purchased the Shar backpack with straps and that solved that problem rather well and is a product I highly recommend for saving your back and shoulders. The straps on that item stay in place after adjusting and are well padded and comfortable. This is also a very heavy case and for a 5' woman, this gets to be cumbersome. The weight may be an issue for younger students. The case does not latch easily. You have to make sure to align the top and bottom well and while you'd think that would merely involve closing the case, you often have to bend the plastic edges to fit into the grooves so that the latches will latch, much less align. If you're looking for a case that you can easily close, latch, and go, this is not one I would recommend. Some days it's easier and some days it seems being a magician would be handy so I could get the lid to align with the rest of the body so I can latch it. I sometimes need assistance. I am not a simpleton so this isn't a matter of user error. Please note that this case has not been dropped or suffered any damage or shock outside of normal use transporting the instrument to and from school, performances, and rehearsals in a vehicle. This is after normal use. Save for a Bam if you can. Peers who own them seem to be very happy. In this case it does seem that you quickly learn that you do get what you pay for. What I initially saved in cost was negated with the need to purchase the backpack system and will be far more costly than a mid-level Bam after I get my cello repaired after the scratches to the front. People have suggested fixes but one shouldn't have to make several modifications to an item merely to prevent damage or to ensure that the case functions in the most basic way a case should. Avoid.
GL Combi Countoured Viola Case Grey
REVIEWED BY: JILL JEFFERSON
reviewed on: 04/23/2016
Perfect in every way!!
I absolutely love everything about this case and I'm so happy I bought it. The craftsmanship is beautiful and you can tell they thought about every facet of the case when constructing it. It's light and so easy to carry I no longer have shoulder pain. Well worth the money!!!!
Toshira TC66 Shaped Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: Parent, Anonymous
reviewed on: 04/20/2016
buy not this but TC100
We used 1/16 to 4/4 violin case at shar. I prefer TC100 than TC66 because 1) when lid is open, case swings back and forward. It is very dangerous for violin. TC100 is stable with open lid. 2) shoulder strap is junk. Strap is adjustable but it become to loose down when my kids are walking and bottom of case touches ground, and dragging the case finally. TC 100 strap is sewn directly and adjustment is tight. It locks where you decide.I don't case material or pocket but TC66's function itself is not enough for kids violin.
American Case Company® Eagle Hill-Style Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: Student, Anonymous
reviewed on: 03/29/2016
I purchased the deep red case as an upgrade from the base, student dart case. I was very impressed with the presentation of the case. It is beautiful. I read the other reviews, which indicated that they had trouble with the hinges. Supporting the back when it is open has helped prevent problems with the hinges. The only thing I would change is to put cream ribbons behind the bow holders instead of red. It has more than enough room for all the accessories. It has a luxurious appearance at a reasonable price.
Gewa Concerto Shaped Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: Student, SUE BROTHERTON
reviewed on: 03/20/2016
Nice value for the price
The product description is certainly true that this case has some details you would expect on a higher priced case. For example, the bow spinners have a little bit of velour on them, which is unexpected. The finish and quality seem good. If you've never had a dart case, keep in mind this one has no external flap to carry music, and the storage compartment cannot fit a shoulder rest. I'm using a Mach One rest, which is rather "long legged" and thin, with this instrument. After wrapping the violin with a microfiber cloth, I wedge it alongside the neck, somewhat straddling the pegbox. It works for me (and doesn't seem to have shifted the tuning), but I'm not sure how it would work with a Kun or my Everest, which are thicker. I believe a more expensive dart case would have a music flap, more storage, and a handle on the end of the case, which is the only thing I do miss. I'm eager to see how well this holds up (purchased 3 weeks ago).
Embassy Ambassador Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: GRANT KELLY
reviewed on: 03/19/2016
I purchased this case so I could use it for many years, but after only one year, the fabric started ripping around the strap holders. although the case is very beautiful, the quality is very very poor. I would never recommend this case. I have seen cases that cost much less that were built much better. I do not recommend this product, was very disappointed, especially for the price I paid.
Heritage® Go Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: DEBBIE GILBERT
reviewed on: 03/06/2016
Great lightweight case, would like more storage;handle broke after 10 years
I bought this case because of its light weight. It has been a champion. This week (I bought it in 2007) one of the plastic fasteners that holds on the handle on broke. Other than that it's been great. I can still use the shoulder strap.
SL Super Light Compact Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, Anonymous
reviewed on: 03/01/2016
Nice price point, but chemical smell
I bought this case because I liked the color/cello-like design and wanted something very light to carry while walking to where I teach. The case is great, but it has a very strong glue/chemical smell. I've had it for a few months now, and aired it out even for a few weeks, but it still smells nasty. If I keep my violin in there overnight, it will pick up the smell. From reading other blogs, I had a sense that it might smell, but I hope it will stop off-gassing soon! And, let's hope it is not too toxic?
Cushy® Deluxe Carry-All Dart Shape Backpack Case Cover for Violin
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, Anonymous
reviewed on: 02/06/2016
Great product......esp. for tall people
I just bought this shaped Cushy case because I am having to walk to work this year. And here in Canada, the weather can be cold. The material quality is excellent. The number of zippered pockets is also very generous. It fits well over my case even though it is a thicker case. The only issue I have with it is the sizing and placement of the straps. At only 5'1", it was obviously not designed for someone my height. The top of the case hits my head at a slightly uncomfortable angle. And the bottom of the case rides too low on my body. The straps are adjustable, however where they are attached on the case is not.
Mustang Violin Case Black Blue 4/4 Size
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, CHARLES LAUX
reviewed on: 12/09/2015
Decades of durability
I have had my Mustang case for 27 years and it is still serving me well! Recently the metal handle actually broke off and I'm coming to the realization that I may need a new case. I'm keeping an eye on these and hope they are still made the same way they were a long time ago. This has been a great case.
Single Bow Case for Violin, Viola, or Cello Bow
REVIEWED BY: Parent, lily lin
reviewed on: 09/21/2015
Ordered this case for my daughter because she does not take her cello to school. The original photo was a hinged case, I was pleasantly surprised when this case arrived. (the photo now reflects the case) It was padded all the way around and plush velvet inside the case. The zipper goes around the way around the case and it's nicely made. It has a handle, no shoulder strap, which I prefer since the case is lightweight and on a shoulder it might knock people or things. Very portable and sturdy. Really like it.