Shaped cases for violin and viola
The shaped case is a violin- or viola case, whichshape is adapted tothe silhouetteof the instrument- in other wordstowards the neck it ismuch narrower.Therefore,theshaped cases arecomparativelysmall and lightcasesand are usedmainly bystudents.There are shaped cases for violin or viola in (almost) every size and price categories, whereby mostmodelsratherare in the rangeoffavorablecases. They are basicallyjust as safe as oblong cases. The materials used arethe same and thesuspension systemof the instrumentis also standard.Theoriginal ViolinCases byGewaorJakob Winterwithinterior inred or blue are nowadaysjoined byvery inexpensivemodels byPacatoorAmato.
Structure of shaped cases
Crucial for the stability and the weight of the shaped case is the used (corde-) material.
Thisforms theactual protectiveshell around theinstrumentand is usuallyan additional packagingfor optical reasons.The carboxyliccasesitis, for example,that the core material(carbon)is visible.For shaped cases
with a wooden corethisis, however,usually
hidden. The interior ismostlymade of velorinred or blue,along with 2 installed bow holdersfor theviolin-or viola bow.
Advantages and disadvantages ofshapecases
The biggest advantagesofshapedcases arethe already mentionedhandiness andthecomparativelylow weight. Especially for(younger)students, who need to bringtheir instrumentto the orchestraandalsooften havetheir completeschoolequipment with them,a small, lightweight violaor violinshaped casecan be arelief.However, there arealso some disadvantagesinshapedcasesabout which oneshouldbe aware of.Due to the smallersize, theexistingspacein the box also shrinksstrongly. The shoulder rest, rosin and some spare strings mostly fit barely into the case. But especially for sheet music an additional sheet music bag is required. Or one could also use the AMATO Cover backpack, which can be wornon the backand containsamusic pocket.