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Jakob Winter Premium Oblong Violin Case

Item # : JW500
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Jakob Winter Premium Oblong Violin Case

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1/7/2022 6:29 am

Nice Case!

I recently purchased the Jakob Winter case to replace an old Heritage Go! case I've had since high school. I was looking for something sturdy and lightweight, with enough room for my bonmusica shoulder rest. Pros: -sturdy: hardware, handles, hinges, etc. all feel quite solid. The cover is bolted into the case itself. -nice strap system: comfortable shoulder strap, and hidden backpack straps (love this feature - you can put them away when you're not using them, so they don't get caught on everything!). -roomy: 4 bow spinners, large storage compartment, large external music pocket, space for large shoulder rest. -other: my violin, which has a slightly longer-than-average body, fits in this case. Cons: -weight: this is several pounds heavier than my old case (which was about 3-4 lbs). It is not unbearably heavy, but will take some getting used to. -latch: the latch does not quite line up properly. When I close the lid, I have to push it forward slightly in order to get the top and bottom parts of the latch to "click" together. -backpack straps: these straps are adjustable, but they probably wouldn't work well for a larger person. I am tall and thin, and have adjusted the backpack straps as large as they will go. I actually wish they would adjust even more... -rubber feet: the feet are wobbly and feel like they may not hold up. -lid interior: the only beef I have with the interior of the lid is the fact that the center section (on which the hygrometer and the brand name plate are installed) is raised. This is actually quite inconvenient: it means that the second bow spinner up from the bottom is practically useless, unless the bow is stored hair-up. This, however, means that the very bottom spinner must store the bow hair-up as well. And this, in turn, means that a) you are going to wear your bow out from squeezing it into the bottom spinner or b) the string tube has to go. I just wish the design were better. The top spinners are perfectly fine.