$ 291.00 $ 225.00
$ 291.00 $ 225.00
Pure by GEWA Shaped Violin Case Polycarbonate 1.8 ; adjusts 3/4-4/4
Pure By GEWA offers German design that's easy on your pocket--a great option for advancing students! This new case offers an attractively textured exterior with great interior features. CALL or email for availability before ordering!
I purchased this case to have a lightweight, compact case for my violin. My primary goal was that the case be sturdy and secure for the violin. It serves that purpose well. The clasps that close the case are very secure, and spring loaded, and the case shuts very tightly.
Some observations may be helpful to others.
-The case is small, and there is limited storage space for accessories. I don't use a shoulder rest, so this doesn't impact me much, but if I did it could pose a challenge. I store extra strings under the violin, and rosin and my practice mute in the little detachable pouch at the front. The case was clearly not designed with the intent of carrying your music or other equipment.
- The backpack straps are very robust. However, when attached they make it difficult to lay the case on a flat surface. (My old case had a flat, sown set of straps which didn't interfere. ) I attached one strap to the two front D-Rings and carry it over the shoulder instead. The subway strap is excellent.
All in all, considering the price, I think it's good buy. I adapted the case to my usage by adding a backpack which carries my other gear.
I purchased two of these cases; my wife and I have been performing and teaching on the road a lot and were getting tired of lugging our heavier cases around.
For less than half the price of the competition, GEWA has delivered a superior quality case that has nearly everything a violinist would want. The adjustable neck block is wonderful, especially for those of us with non-standard-sized fiddles, and the backpack straps are very comfortable. The finish of these cases is what makes them stand out--the texture is resistant to stains and scratches, and the polycarbonate is much tougher than the fragile shells offered by other similar shaped cases. The handle is beautifully designed/shaped, the weather-resistant valence is a big plus, and the subway strap is serviceable. The only reservations I have are that the space is so compact that fitting any larger shoulder rests is not possible (we were able to fit a VLM with folding feet in without a problem), and the soft material covering the metal hardware for the shoulder straps will likely wear away quite quickly.
Time will tell how these cases handle with age, but at this price point, the GEWA Pure is *the* shaped case to purchase.