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American Case Company® Manhattan Compact Adjustable Viola Case

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About This Item

Pro Quality in a Compact Package!

With the professional features and build quality of the Manhattan Violin Case, our new dart-shaped Manhattan Compact Adjustable Viola Case is the case every violist has been waiting for! Deep and strong laminated wood shell construction is the starting point for every Manhattan case. Solid American Case features, not found in lesser brands, abound: large, heavy D-rings, YKK zippers, subway handle with rubber grip, special smooth-touch bow holders, jumbo vapor bottle, oversize leather handle, shoulder rest restraint and hidden string tube. Includes viola bag and blanket and a pair of shoulder straps, for backpacking. Easily adjusts to custom fit your viola: Remove cloth screw cover, loosen thumbscrew, slide upper bout/neck holder assembly, and retighten. Will accommodate violas sized 15" to 16.5" (Tertis patterns up to 15.5") and two bows. Black oxford cover, choice of deep red or deep blue cotton dapple interior. 6.2 lbs.


Manhattan Adjustable Compact Viola Case Dimensions:

Total Length - 28" | Upper Bout - 8.5" | Lower Bout - 10"

Length 32.2" x Width (widest) 11" x Height 5.5"

Weight: 6.2 lbs

Item Includes

Manhattan Compact Adjustable Viola Case Includes:
- Strong plywood shell
- Pinch-style latch with lock
- Durable nylon Oxford cover with zipper closure
- 2 Backpack straps
- Subway strap with American Case rubber grip
- Sewn-on feet, will not detach
- 2 American Case Bow spinners
- 3 Accessory pockets
- Thumbscrew-secured adjustment feature, to fit your viola perfectly
- Full-length zippered sheet music pocket
- Built-in hygrometer
- Large vapor bottle
- Magnetic cover closures

Warranty Info

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 protected]

About This Brand

Since 1900, American Case has been setting the standards for stylish and protective cases.

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.

- Charles Avsharian, SHAR CEO

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Asked On: 05/10/2018

Hi! I just bought this case and I cannot adjust the length. It would seem that I need to twist the round black nut to release the adjustment mechanism, but the nut won’t budge.

SHAR Answer:

Hello, Andrew. That mechanism includes a black bolt with standard threading that you will need to loosen by unscrewing counter-clockwise to move the upper suspension. It sounds like yours may have been over-tightened. If you are unable to unscrew it with your fingers, you may want to try using a pliers to get a better grip. If it is still too tight to unscrew, please call our Customer Care Center for further assistance.

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  • Bronx, NY

Asked On: 01/19/2018

In reading a review from someone who purchased this case a few years ago, it was mentioned that they received the case without a key. The latch appears to have a lock. Is there a key that comes with it?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Claire! This case includes a key, which is attached to the shoulder straps upon delivery. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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  • Bronx, NY

Asked On: 01/15/2018

Does this case also have a zipper? I see the locking closure and a piece of velcro attached to the cover. Does the cover also have a zipper?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Claire! Yes, this case also has a zipper to secure the lid closed. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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  • Susan D'Ver
  • Forest Hills, NY

Asked On: 11/19/2017

Does this viola case have hooks on the back for use as a "backpack"?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Susan! This case includes dual backpack style straps which can be attached to the D-rings on the back of the case. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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