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SL Super Light Carbon Hybrid Cello Case

Item # : SL1000BLK


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7 Reviews
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Shar Music® created our SL 1000 Super Light Cello Case to be strong but light as a feather. The sculpted carbon composite shell is incredibly sturdy because we added 20% carbon fiber to its fiberglass backbone – creating strength where it’s needed, while keeping the remainder of the case float-y light. The SL weighs only eight pounds – even less than a gallon of milk.

The SL 1000 comes with backpacking straps for easy extra tote-ability. Hoist it over your shoulders and go – or grab the lightweight case by the side or pull handles: the choice is yours.


– Available in the following colors: Black, Blue, Purple, White, Grey, and Burgundy.
– Backpacking straps and pull handle included.
– Easy to use tension latches flip out of the way when opening with just the touch of your thumb.
– Firm suspension padding with moveable retention pads, clip-style neck restraint, elastic scroll restraint, magnetic closure on the soft cloth bow holders.
– Extra-large accessory pocket at the top to hold a set of strings and rosin.
-- We've even included a small internal pocket to hold one or two sheet music titles.
– Only 8 lbs! Fits most cello patterns except Montagnana. 4/4 size.


From Shar's Music's® design studio, SL Super Light cases are everything today's musician on-the-go desires. Featuring modern composite shells from synthetic materials, cleverly contoured for ultimate strength, and with breathtaking and colorful finishes. Careful attention to detail assures that everything works properly and reliably, from camp to conservatory to concert hall. From the latches to the D-rings to the placement of bow holders, our professional and experienced players designed-in convenience, and designed-out frustration. Strong, durable, back-packable, yet incredibly light, SL Super Light cases have become modern-day classics.

Dimensions (height x width x depth): 134x50x40 cm
Weight: 8 lbs.
Bow Capacity: 2
Accessory Pockets:2
Primary Materials: Carbon Composite
Body Length: 83 cm
Total Length: 131 cm


SL Super Light Carbon Hybrid Cello Case

Ratings & Reviews

7/2/2022 12:40:00 pm

Great case!

Great case for the price. This case is light, sturdy, and attractive. We needed one in a pinch when the old (expensive) case failed, so perhaps expectations were a bit low. But we have been very happy with the construction, the beautiful color (burgundy), the security of the hardware, and the weight - important for a commuting cellist.

Professional Cellist
6/2/2022 8:24:00 pm

Not bad

Decent case for the price, used to be $700. The only issue is that the bow hair makes contact with the face of the instrument while inside the case. Not an issue for student level gear but avoid this case for nicer instruments unless you want varnish damage.

1/7/2022 6:29:00 am

Seems nice so far

Pros: lightweight, attractive, neatly made and finished, reasonably priced. Cons: The clips holding the shoulder straps on are not good quality - I don't entirely trust them to hold the straps on securely; the latches, though they work well (they have a spring action and snap nicely into place) may not hold up to heavy use; the strap holding the neck in place has a plastic clip that is awkward to use. I'm not sure I would be satisfied with this case if I were going to be using it every day and/or carrying a delicate wood cello in it, but for my carbon fiber cello for occasional use I'm sure it will be fine. Ordering and delivery were easy and quick.

1/7/2022 6:29:00 am

Great Case! Great Value!

I really love this case. IMO you get a lot of case for your money. A Couple of minor things keep me from giving 5 stars. The Good - Very light and Easy to Carry. The Shoulder straps are also very comfortable and makes carrying the light case, with cello and accessories very comfortable. The interface between the the two halves of the case interlock creating a very tight seal - probably not waterproof, but I am sure it would protect the cello from rain. It is a very stiff case there is almost no flex when the case is closed nd buckle up. The case stands quite well. The carry handles are very well padded and comfortable. I like that the bow holder is a zippered. It is a VERY attractive case. I received many compliments on the case. I have the blue case and depending on the light, can look dark blue, purple or black - VERY Cool! Minor Issues - I wish the music holder was a bit wider, even .5 in. It's a just a little difficult to get music in and out of the holder. There is quite a bit of area behind where the scroll rests that can easily hold an accessory pouch and would have been nice if there was some kind of lightly padded pouch that came with the case to store, rosin, tuner. The case accessory pouch is located opposite where the cello scroll rests and is tight so you can't get many things in there. Like I said, these are just minor and the case is fantastic and for the money is an amazing buy.

10/7/2018 7:34:00 pm

Replaced my 28 year old Gewa case

I am a professional cellist. 28 years ago I bought a Gewa case for $700 which served me well. When I was shopping for a new case, I couldn't find a reasonable replacement and figured that I would need to compromise and buy a lesser quality case this time around. However, I was incredibly surprised when my SL SuperLight (purple) arrived. Pros: The case with the cello in it, weights less than my old case empty. The velcro pads were easy to place exactly where my cello wanted them for a nice snug fit. The shoulder straps are comfortable and have clips that lock onto d-rings so that case doesn't accidentally slip off of the strap. Cons: The neck and scroll straps are adjustable, not the best design but are functional (I think that was where the compromise in price is). Overall it is a great value

8/5/2014 11:32:00 pm

Great case!

At first I was worried the case wouldn't fit my cello well, but it fit fine! The case had adjustable pads to help cushion my cello. Easy to carry, and fairly light weight. I ordered the blue color, and it was a bit darker than the picture. I've been using it for about a month, and no problems so far!

1/5/2013 8:12:00 am


Iíve had this case for over 2 1/2 years now. Itís been through a lot and itís still going strong! I was recently in a car accident with my cello in the rear driverís side seató the vehicle rolled 3 times and landed on the driverís side. Me and my case got a few minor injuries, but my cello was perfectly fine! The main thing is the beaner for the backpack strap that got bent, but I can find that anywhere for a few bucks so itís no big deal. I expect to get many more years of use out of this case! Highly recommend!! P.S. Always use your seatbeltó for yourself and your instrument. It saved both me and my cello from a lot of destruction!