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Thanks to technology, violin cases have been getting more and more advanced over the past few years. That means they're becoming more protective, durable, lightweight, and temperature-resistant.
And the great thing is, you don't have to break the bank to get a decent case! Many reputable brands are on a mission to make protective cases more affordable for students.
Below is a list of the top 5 violin cases for students based on their unique features.
1 - Best Value:
Gewa Pure Violin Cases - starting at $220.
These German cases are as protective as many $600 cases out there! They're made of polycarbonate, which is also used to make shatterproof glass. Plus, the case is more scratch-resistant than many hardshell violin cases. This is a great case for students that plan on playing the violin for at least 4 years.
The neck cushion is adjustable so that it can fit ¾ and 4/4 violins. It's an affordable option for parents since you don't need to buy a new case when your child switches from a ¾ size to full-size violin.
2 - Best For Multi-Talented Students:
Jakob Winter Violin Cases - starting at $182.
Are you a student involved with lots of activities, and your violin goes along with you for all of these? Then you need a backpack case that is light and easy to transport.
The Jakob Winter violin cases weigh as little as 2.8 lbs. That's as light as it gets! And they all come with 2 backpack straps, so you have the choice of wearing it like a backpack or over one shoulder (while you carry your school backpack).
3 - Best For Showing Up To Every Lesson Organized:
Bobelock 1061 Fiberglass Violin Cases - starting at $260.
Are you a student that needs a case that can help you keep all your materials (music, shoulder pad, tuner, accessories) in one place?
Or else you'd forget them? Then check out the Bobelock 1061 fiberglass violin cases.
These cases have all the features you need to stay organized. They come with covers that have zippered sheet music compartments. There's a velcro strap under the neck of the violin for your shoulder rest. And the spacious accessories pouch is movable! So you can keep all your cleaning supplies, rosin, and accessories in one place and take it with you to your stand.
4 - Best For Your Personalized Style (And Why This Matters):
Tonareli Violin Cases - starting at $229.
According to developmental psychologist Eric Erickson, students aged 12-18 need to establish a sense of identity before successfully moving into adulthood. This is also the age most students quit. Having a case that reflects their developing sense of self can help anchor their identity as a musician and support them in playing the violin.
The Tonareli violin cases have the most colors and styles of any brand! They're also the ones who pioneered the cute "cello-shaped" violin cases. Plus, you can easily put on any stickers you like to these cases' smooth fiberglass surface.
5 - Best For Electric Violins:
Gewa Bio Violin Cases - starting at $144.
Electric violins have been growing in popularity in recent years, especially among students. That's because they're great with technology! Nowadays, any kid with an iPhone can plug in his electric violin, make music on Garageband, share it on Instagram immediately with all his friends and followers, and probably make a music video at the same time… all on his iPhone.
Electric violins give students a way of "plugging" their instruments into the digital world. And they need a good case to make sure their electric violin is well protected. The Gewa Bio case is a great case for electric violins because the interior is wide. Allowing it to accommodate electric violins of various widths and designs.
+ BONUS - The Most Durable Cases:
Bam Hightech Violin Cases - starting at $568.
Have you already invested in an expensive instrument and need a case to keep it safe? The Bam Hightech is the most durable case and will protect your asset for a lifetime. Some students have already purchased their life long instruments and are ready to invest in a case worthy of their beloved instruments.
The Bam Hightech cases are incredibly durable. They're stronger than carbon fiber cases, but they do not absorb heat like carbon fiber cases do. They're definitely not the cheapest cases. But if you're serious about protecting your violin, you'll want a Bam Hightech case.
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