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American Case Company Continental Dart Violin Case

American Case Company Continental Dart Violin Case | ACV8C X BLU
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About This Item

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.

Rodney Friend   "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."
Rodney Friend
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 - click here for more information.


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

Item Includes

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.

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: 04/13/2020

How does one use the vapour bottle? Do I just add water? Distilled water?? How do you manage the risk of bacteria/mold? What about leakage? Will it begin to leak through the wick over-time?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Chris, thanks for your question! For more information on case humidification, instrument care, and vapor bottle usage take a look at our blog and feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

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  • Woodstock, VT

Asked On: 02/03/2020

I use a Kun Bravo shoulder rest. Will it fit inside the case along with the violin?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Shirley! Yes, the Kun Bravo will fit in the top compartment along side the neck of the violin. There is a velcro strap that you can use to secure it. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 08/04/2016

Does this case have backpack strap attachments or at least a ring on the back of case to enable you to carry it on your shoulder with the case in the vertical position?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Sally! This case includes a Neoprene padded single strap which is attached to the two D-Rings on the side of the case. If you are interested in this case and would like the option of a backpack, I would suggest taking a look at the Joey Case Carrier (Item JB100D). Hope this helps!

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