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April 17, 2014 - 6:18 pm
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What's the most top-end violin case one can buy? I've heard a lot about Musafia cases, but are there any other top-of-the-line cases?

Think it would be funny if I showed up to an orchestra all professional-looking with a fancy case, open it up and..... There's a 400$ Fiddlerman Concert in there. 400$ violin, >1800$ case.bunny-headbang
(Not that I intend to buy one. Either a violin case or college at this point. And I'm not selling my soul to the devil.devil-violinJust curious.)

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April 17, 2014 - 10:07 pm
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Good point. I once spent $1000 for an Italian case but it didn't last more than like 5 years. It had a lot of leather inside as well as the handle which looked great when it was new but so many things wore out way too early for the price. Also, it was kind of heavy.

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April 29, 2014 - 3:57 am
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I bought a Core case when I had my violin restored. The case cost more than the violin repairs - about $200 after a discount since the shop hadn't worked on such an oddity/old violin. The repairs and a bow was $180. Worth every penny for the case. I haven't traveled much with my fiddle so only time will tell on the wear and tear. It is well padded, hygrometer, nice cover, 4 bow slots. If I had $1800 to blow I'd get a back up violin. Last time I checked the case didn't make a lot of music...

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