American Case Continental Dart Violin Case
Legendary Quality and Performance for Today's Professional
American Cases are designed from the ground up by a design team led by Charles AvSharian, notable violin teacher and American pioneer in case design and manufacture. That's why each American Case originates from a violin teacher's perspective of clarity and purpose.
In the tradition of the venerable Continental oblong violin case, the Continental Dart puts 118 years of American Case experience and knowledge to work in a smaller, lighter package. With the laboratory-certified highly arched shell design of the oblong Continental, the Continental Dart offers the most protection of any compact violin case. Durable black genuine Cordura cover, heavy gauge German-made brass hardware, German latch, and careful craftsmanship assure that each Continental stands the test of time. Like the oblong Continental, the Dart boasts unique American Case bow holders that refuse to pinch bow hair, sewn on oblong feet, a large leather carrying handle, and a subway handle with non-skid rubber grip. Interior fabric of 100% cotton velvet is available in your choice of Claret Red, or Midnight Blue, with matching blanket. For added safety, an accurate digital hygrometer and extra-long vapor bottle is installed in every Continental, as well as genuine silk at all critical points where your violin contacts the case interior. 6.2 lbs.
"I have been looking over many years for the strongest and most secure violin case in which to carry my Joseph Guarneri. I have now been introduced to the American Case Continental Dart from Shar and my search is completed. I recommend, without reservation, that this case will answer all the questions and provide players young and old with security and quality."
Cambridge International Violin Academy
Former Concertmaster New York and London Philharmonic Orchestras
Esteemed concertmaster, teacher and virtuoso violinist Rodney Friend puts a lifetime of orchestral experience into the pages of these essential books, The Orchestral Violinist, Volume 1 and The Orchestral Violinist, Volume 2. Both available through Shar.
American Case Company™ Continental Dart Violin Case Dimensions:
Total Length - 25" | Body - 14.5" | Upper Bout - 7" | Lower Bout - 8.25"
Length 31.5" x Width (widest) 10.5" x Height 7"
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Continental Dart Violin Case Includes:
• Five layer laminated wood archtop shell design
• Pinch-style latch with lock
• Neoprene shoulder strap
• Subway strap with American Case rubber grip
• Two American Case bow holders
• Sewn-on feet, will not detach
• YKK zippers
• Genuine Cordura case cover with full-length sheet music pocket
• String tube, located inside sheet music pocket
• Accessory compartment
• Large vapor tube
• Heavy duty, elegant German-made hardware
• Electronic Humidity Control
• Highly accurate digital hygrometer measures both humidity and temperature
• Deep Suspensionair Cushioning/ Silk Embrace
* An effective suspension system is the single most important feature of any case in regards to the safety and protection of the instrument.
1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.
30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at email@example.com
Owning an American Case was often reserved for the few who could afford the cost of these extremely protective cases. Now, the introduction of new and improved models has made it possible for even more people to enjoy the style and protection of American Case!
For the past 117 years, owning an American Case has been your assurance that you have a tough, protective and durable case. They have been proven effective where it really matters: In everyday use by players like you!
I invite you to examine this line of cases which Share these traditional strengths, along with unparalleled styling and value.
Ratings & Reviews
Great case. Very sturdy and protective for my instrument. The digital hygrometer works well. The only downside is that this case is quite heavy, and that is due to its wooden material.
Great case but could be better
Great case. Very protective. Nice materials. Quality build. The vapour bottle is a nice addition. Outside pocket doesn't hold much. My latch doesn't work, any effort and it opens. Perhaps my biggest issue though, they have a digital hydrometer, which is great, and I tested it and is very accurate. BUT it's inside a closed-off space in the inside storage compartment, so the reading is inaccurate for the violin section. I've tested this using other calibrated hydrometers and the rh% can be over 15% off from having it in the wrong section, especially when using the vapour bottle or similar. This makes the hydrometer useless unless you take it out and put it in the area around the pegbox, but no one wants that rattling around with their violin.