Violin Cases to Grow With

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said: Dec 8, 2006
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I hate the case my grandson’s violin is in. Even though it is a dart shape, I can barely get his shoulder rest into it. I can’t imagine using a shaped case. He is using a 1/16 right now but will be growing, as boys do. I would love to get a good oblong case for him, but would like to be able to continue to use it as he and his violin grow. Does anyone know of a case that will safely carry a range of sizes?

Connie Sunday said: Dec 8, 2006
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SUPERIOR II OBLONG HARDSHELL CASE- VIOLIN: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4
http://beststudentviolins.com/cases.html

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said: Dec 8, 2006
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That is the one I am looking at, actually, but I wonder if there is any reason I can’t buy a 1/4 size case and use it with his 1/8 and later his 1/4. I am looking for a case that can “grow” with the violin. I would rather spend the money up front on a good case he can use for 2-3 years than less on a series of weaker or smaller cases.

Connie Sunday said: Dec 8, 2006
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jschlosser

That is the one I am looking at, actually, but I wonder if there is any reason I can’t buy a 1/4 size case and use it with his 1/8 and later his 1/4. I am looking for a case that can “grow” with the violin. I would rather spend the money up front on a good case he can use for 2-3 years than less on a series of weaker or smaller cases.

I think you could do that. I think that case comes with a nice blanket. And you could always buy a violin bag, which I think SHAR has for about $7US.

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Jennifer Visick said: Dec 10, 2006
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you could do it if you put some padding (folded up soft cloth, or something similar) around the edges of the violin’s body to keep it from sliding around in the ‘too large’ space.

I wouldn’t recommend doing it for more than one size smaller than the case, though. Although it probably won’t be a problem, you may want to make sure the larger case is not too heavy for your grandson to carry on his own.

said: Dec 15, 2006
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Actually the violin shop where we purchased our case sold some velvety-foamy inserts. Because some violins are narrower than others they carry these items. If they are folded in half they will fill enough space per violin size. I agree that it would be wise to only go one size up for the case. (A bigger one would be too heavy for a little guy anyway!)

btw… keep the other case tucked away for when you sell this violin. Or better yet keep the violin if it is his first and have it mounted in a shadow box, we did that and it is just adorable as “artwork”.

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