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Choosing the right violin case is important to insure your instrument is protected. To help you choose from the thousands of violin cases available, we have provided some tips on this page, as well as some recommendations for the best violin cases.

One of the first questions to consider is what type of case will best suit your needs. Because of their durability, hard-shell cases tend to be most popular with musicians looking their instruments to be well protected. Traditionally hard hases were quite heavy, but now there are hard-shell violin cases on the market, designed to hold your instrument tightly in place and still be lightweight. If you're transporting your instrument regularly you might want to consider case bags or instrument backpacks which provide additional padding and make heavy cases more manageable via comfortable handles and backpack straps.

You should also think about how many interior and exterior compartments you need. Will you be traveling with a portfolio case? Sheet music? Cases generally have between one and four inner compartments and one outer sheet-music compartment running the length of the case. Some include outer pockets for extra storage and others feature a detachable exterior pocket for carrying portfolios. You should make sure you have enough bow holders for the number of bows that you use. Some cases have only one or two bow holders, some as many as four.

To read more about cases, check out our page on elements of violin cases or this article from Strings Magazine online.

Recommended Violin Cases

BAM cases are widely considered the best violin cases in the world. They include an inside cradle made of high density polyurethane foam, injected around a mold taking on the exact shape of the instrument which protects it from thermal shocks. BAM cases are the case of choice for most professional violinists. However, the quality comes at a price - they tend to be more expensive than other types of hard violin cases.



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Bobelock makes a wide variety of violin cases. They are a good mid-range cases, providing good protection and also a good value. They also tend to be lightweight violin cases (coming in around 5lbs and under). Bobelock cases are not as durable as BAM cases, but are still quite sturdy.

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If you like back-pack style cases, definitely check out Kaces violin cases. They are mid-range as far as price goes, but provide good protection for the instrument. They also come with a five year warranty on their products.

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High-density polystyrene foam shell is lined with soft plush on the inside, and covered on the outside with Cordura that is well-secured to the shell and fitted with a closing zipper. Features an interior accessory pocket, and padded shoulder strap.

  • This is one of the most lightweight violin cases you will find (weight just over 3 pounds)


Bobelock quality for a small price. This is a 4/4 violin size case with black exterior and wine velvet interior with suspension. It also has an attached canvas cover with D-rings & strap, an extra D-ring on the back, neck restraint and blanket.

  • Black exterior with wine velvet interior with suspension
  • Sturdy plywood construction with heavy duty zipper and latch
  • Two bow holders and instrument blanket
  • Attached canvas cover with D-rings & strap

The MAX violin cases are ultra light, but offer durable and reliable protection at a fraction of the cost. At under 4 pounds, each case features a tough nylon exterior, plush lining with interior accessory compartment, 2 bow clips, & exterior pockets for accessories.

Size: 4/4 (but others available)


This great JSI case features suspension, blue velvet interior, 5-ply poplar veneer construction, four bow holders, two accessory pockets, blanket, hygrometer, velcro neck restraint, tail block, shoulder and subway straps and D-ring for backpack option.

Size: 4/4
Bow Holders: 4



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