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Latest Cases & Bags Reviews
American Case Company® Manhattan Compact Adjustable Viola Case
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, CHRISTINE BROWN
reviewed on: 12/06/2014
Beautiful viola case!
This case is beautiful and the quality is excellent. I don't thinks I'll need to ever get another case. The only thing I see on it that will wear out with time are the feet on the case, they'll end up scratched but I don't think they'll fall off. I like the mesh in the music pocket and that it fits my 14.5" viola. I'll just put extra foam to make up for the extra room on the sides because of my viola being so small. This case is easy to carry around and comfortable. It is also easy to adjust to different viola sizes.
Embassy Ambassador Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: THURSTON MATTHEWS
reviewed on: 12/04/2014
Beautiful and Luxurious
I got this on the website sale, so the price was very reasonable. Since I didn't get to see it in person I was a little nervous. I was pleasantly surprised however when it arrived. This is a very luxurious and solidly built case! I got the black paisley interior with the brushed silver hinges and green exterior. It was so beautiful I wanted to keep it for myself! When my daughter saw what had arrived she demanded to take possession exclaiming "dad, you hardly ever play YOUR violin". I gave in and handed it over.
Heritage® Go Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: MELISSA ADAMS
reviewed on: 11/28/2014
nice and light
We were looking for the lightest case possible, with a pocket big enough for folders. Check. Check. This case held up well for two years, but when our child started taking the bus rather than being driven, the subway strap started to get more use and that strap gave out after less than a year. It wasn't secured well (lightly sewn?) - not sure how to get it back together and seems a shame to get a whole new case because of that. As for the size, I think this is the single strangest review I've seen for any case. Both for this case, and for my younger child's 2 cases (a different brand) I've seen reviews that the cases were too small for the violin size they were intended. I imagine there could be irregularities in production especially for such inexpensive cases, but we haven't seen that issue.
Heritage® Mobile Lightweight Cello Case 4/4 Size
REVIEWED BY: JOHN WOOD
reviewed on: 11/17/2014
3/4" Styrofoam. Light. Will protect from falls and most impacts. Music pouch zipper failed after a few months. :-( not easy to replace. I like the case. Offers thermal protection for short trips. I've replaced it & it now stands in the corner of my garage. I could make it a planter or a suitcase. Perhaps take the top off and use the rest as a canoe for the kid.
Thermoplastic Shaped Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, JEFFREY OHMART
reviewed on: 10/16/2014
The Absolute Worst
If I could give 0 stars, I would. First thing: Glasser bows don't fit in these cases. Second thing: The bow holders are too close to where the frog is supposed to go- If you HAVE managed to wedge your bow into this case, the bow holder isn't able to turn to secure the bow. If you DO manage to turn the bow holder, it permanently warps the bow due to the downward force from the bow holder being in the wrong spot. Since the bow holder is in the wrong spot, the force of the bow trying to unwarp itself pulls the bow holders out of the Styrofoam rendering the case unusuable within 2 years. Don't waste your money on garbage. Buy a real case.
Mobile Cello Case Black 4/4 Size
REVIEWED BY: Student, BARBARA DIANNIBELLA
reviewed on: 10/15/2014
Nice case for the money
I purchased this case a few weeks ago and it is suitable for my needs. It arrived very well-packaged (it took me about 20 minutes to get it out of the boxes!). Overall, it is a little less sturdy than I was hoping for but about what I expected for the price. The latches and wheels work smoothly, my cello fits in it perfectly, and the case will protect the cello while it is sitting at home which is mostly what I wanted it for, and it should be fine for taking to lessons. I picked the gray color and it was much lighter in color than I was expecting; if I had to do it again, I'd get the black. But not worth sending it back for.
Toshira TC66 Shaped Violin Case
REVIEWED BY: Teacher, LADONNA SMITH
reviewed on: 09/04/2014
Toshira Cases are my Favorite
I know all of you think you need to get a case that will withstand a MACK Truck running over it.. but for me, a seasoned international traveller and professional, and Suzuki teacher on the go, I LOVE the Toshiras! BEST!!! Why? Who can argue with 2 1/2 pounds! Yes, I might replace the case every two years, but it's worth it just to not lug around extra weight.. It's so free and easy. The zippers are strong, No trouble with them. The only issue is the little thumb flaps might eventually wear off..(from serious use/abuse) but by then, I religate it to a student loaner instrument, and get a new Toshira! They're quite handsome, can't tell them from a more expensive piece of poundage. I love the oblong Toshira for everyday teaching on the go, and the Toshira dart inside my travel CUSHY. Plenty of room then, to pack clothing, CD's, wallets, wigs, whatever... Don't break your back with heavy cases!