Jump to content
Maestronet Forums

Best case to protect violin


Recommended Posts

I use Hiscox cases.

They are advertised as being able to withstand a full grown man

standing on them. They are robust and nicely fitted. They might be

a bit heavier and a bit 'old fashioned' compared to some other

cases but you can spend another $2000 for carbon fibre case that is

lighter but probably not so strong.

These are what I personally use as a maker...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've used the BAM backpacker for several years with great success. No problems on planes; great thermal insulation; comfortable to wear backpack style; comes with rain hood. I would highly recommend it. I also like the Negri cases and have several; but not for travel. www.fineviolincases.com is one of the websites that has them available along with most of the major online retailers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another vote for Hiscox cases.

I've heard a story of a player whose Hiscox case was crushed by an

automatic door on a bus. The case was buckled, but the violin

survived without  scratch. Another violin in a different case

was apparently totally destroyed in the same incident.

I have to say they are pretty heavy, though.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just did a Google search on Hiscox and found a UK supplier with

Dollar pricing who obviously exports to USA .

So that could be an option....Tho I'd be suprised if no US dealers

carry Hiscox violin cases...my cursory search showed guitar cases

available. (Hiscox used to be a guitar maker)

I can't emphasise my like of the Hiscox case enough!.(I guess I'm a

bit proud of the fact that they are British too)

In my opinion these cases seem way under priced for what they

are..In terms of instrument protection and value I do not think

there is a case out there to match!...If you want solid no nonsense

protection like I do I fully recomend. The only downside of a

Hiscox is that they are not as light in weight as some cases....I

am happy to live with that!

I like BAM cases too and like BinkWms I use a BAM

backpacker for flying. It is a lovely case and very well thought

out but given the problems with flying these days I might take a

Hiscox because I'm pretty sure it is stronger

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...