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Based on 6 Reviews
Reviewed On: 03/24/2016
I love this case!!!! It is beautiful and very functional. The outside is gorgeous. I love all the combination of outside pouches I can use or not use. The zipper feels great. The inside is perfect to adjust for my little Amati patterned violin. I also bought the Oasis hygrometer and velcroed it to the Velcro that runs on the bottom inside of the case. The detachable accessory pouch I turned around to where it opens up to the inside of the case to make my accessories easily accessible. My last case lasted 16 years so I was quite hesitant to buy something new but I can't quit looking at this beauty. Also, the way this case was packaged was fabulous. It came in a thick cardboard box and packed well. I love the polypropylene bag the case came in, I plan on using it when I travel. Can't say enough about this case, other than I can't wait to buy the green denim GL case next!
Yes | 312 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/08/2015
I have had my GL Combi for a year now and it is the best case I've ever owned! I play over 200 shows a year from weddings to cattle auctions and this case still looks brand new. The adjustable cushioning inside works perfect for my 7/8 size violin and the memory foam (!!!) cushions and blanket keep it tucked in tight. Last night my band was caught in a torrential downpour. I feared the worst but when I opened the case my fiddle was still dry and in-tune. This case has been all over the country with me and even though it's a bit heavier than it's competitors the extra storage (enough for an overnight trip!) and backpack straps make this case something to brag about. The only nuisance is the tiny zipper but it still works like new. I am constantly answering questions about it and referring my friends and students to Shar. A Beautiful violin deserves a beautiful case.
Yes | 290 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 11/27/2013
I have tried many violin cases in the search for the perfect one. This Combi one looks really sleek. It seems well made and it will probably last a while…if the zippers hold up. The cons I see: 1) No latch or any other way to quickly close the case when empty, you always must use the zipper. 2) it's heavy! It weighs 8 pounds with its music pocket so once you put the violin and music it really gets heavy 3) Gets scuffed very easily. After only 1 week of use I have already noticed several dings and scratches. This is really bad considering I am a very meticulous person. Fingerprints show everywhere too. 4) The bow holders do not have lining so I am starting to see rosin residue 5) I wish they offered several size music pockets. The velcro one is too small for any scores, just good maybe to carry an tablet. The mesh is nice but your music will get wet…and then the big one well it's really huge! I can fit a whole overnight trip in there, but it does not fit a binder! It doesn't expand sideways….. Needless to say, I guess I cannot return it since it scratched so easily but if you don't mind the details go ahead and get it, i have gotten many compliments on it.
Yes | 337 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/26/2012
I was squealing when I got my white GL Combi violin case. Flawless, lightweight, yet so sturdy, it is the best thing any violinist could ask for. Everything was perfect, and I knew how to work the lock, but the key to it and the two "B's" for the two "C's (slits)" were missing. Are they hidden somewhere in the case or were forgotten when shipped?
Yes | 369 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/06/2011
I recently got this case and I just love it! It suits my needs perfectly. It is great for the traveling musician. I wanted a lighter case that would protect my instrument, that would look good, both, in and outside and that would be easy to carry everywhere. This case is very versatile. It has a music pocket, a nice size front pocket and an inside accessory bag that can be detached. I love that I can leave all that extra weight in the car and just carry my violin! I'm not sure if I will ever use the mesh pocket but it is a nice option to have. Also, the back straps make the case feel super light! The rings for the back straps are separate. They help with comfort and avoid the noise that some cases make because the straps are being held from one ring. The length-adjustable cushion system is great for violins that are a different size from the ""standard" violin. In addition, there are two velcro strips at the bottom of the case (the soft part) that can be used to attach a hygro-thermometer and humidifier. The TSA lock and waterproof zippers are also a plus! I got the white color case because I live in the south and I want to protect my instrument from the hot weather during the summer. This is a high end case. You are paying for the nice features and high craftsmanship. It is not the lightest case but if you care for quality and protection, this is the way to go!
Yes | 272 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/10/2011
Just a warning. Any black case can become a solar oven. I cooked my violin fairly seriously in a black BAM case carrying it on my back in the sunshine on a comfortably warm day. In fairness to other makes of case, the BAM I used is not thermally insulated, but next time I'll buy a light color if possible. A different issue: high class shoulder strap hardware tends to be sturdy but rattles sharply against the hardshell.
Yes | 275 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 05/25/2020
Hi Ivan, thanks for your question. Unfortunately, we do not have any individual parts for this case. I'm sorry we could not be more helpful. Best of luck finding the part! If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Yes | 14 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 01/18/2020
Hello Helen! Yes, this case can stand upright on it's own. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 17 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 08/25/2016
Thanks for your question! This case does a fantastic job of protecting your instrument and features a water-resistant finish. However, we do not recommend prolonged exposure to precipitation and advise customers to avoid whenever possible. Hope this helps!
Yes | 108 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 08/01/2016
Hi Emma, yes, it's a tough decision. We will say that both cases are very well made and respected in the industry and that either choice would be a great, protective choice. The difference, or deciding between the two types, is a matter of budget, weight, and features vs simplicity. Just to give you some more details, the BAM cases have a sleek look and are known for their simplicity. Most of them have latches (not zippers) which makes opening/closing pretty simple and they are extremely lightweight. The BAM cases will probably be slightly lighter in general than most of the GL Combi brand cases. They are great if you travel a lot because they'll be light (good for getting through airports or a lot of walking) and they will be durable (good for putting it in the overhead compartment etc). The GL Combi cases are ever so slightly heavier, but it's because they are extremely protective and durable. They generally come with nice features and bells & whistles. The particular GL Combi violin case that you're looking at comes with a music pouch that you can choose to attach or leave behind; it has an accessories pouch and detailed leather finishings. While it's not the lightest case ever, you're getting extremely good quality and protection of your instrument. Hopefully this will help you to come to a decision. If you still need more information or advice, or if you'd like to talk this over in person with someone who can guide you through it, feel free to contact us at (800) 248-7427 between 10 am-6 pm Mon-Fri and we would be happy to help you. Thanks for posting your question!
Yes | 140 people found this question helpful