Choosing the right BAM case
Now that we’ve explored all the BAM collections, it’s time to choose the case that is right for you.
Probably the most important factor when it comes to choosing a violin case.
If we could get light, durable, and protective cases under $100, why not!
That’s because they’re just not that cheap to make.
Quality cases require quality material.
Set a budget that you are comfortable with.
Take into account the value of your violin. A lot of times, the value isn’t necessarily equal to the appraised price.
A $1000 violin may not need a $600 case to protect it.
But if that same violin has been handed down for generations, and protecting it for decades to come is important to you, the value of that violin is a lot higher than $1000.
Another thing to consider is your lifestyle as a musician.
Are you at a school where other students can easily scratch or ding your case?
Do you live in hot or cold climates?
Are youa traveling musician that has to worry about carry-on regulations? And definitely do not want to check-in your instrument?
Or maybe you’re not a violinist, and you’re simply looking for a case to protect an antique violin that will be sitting on a shelf somewhere?
And you want to make sure that the violin isn’t ruined by dangerous or humid temperatures?
Your Specific Needs
What do you look for in a violin case? Do you need space for sheet music?
Do you need space for a large shoulder rest? Or maybe you don’t even use a shoulder rest, and you’re looking for the most compact case you can find?
Do you need a case that can lock? Such as a combination lock?
Or do you want to avoid combination locks for fear of accidentally locking your violin in the case?And yes, this has happened before.
Music is art. You’re an artist!Choose a case that fits your style.
Remember, it’s a case that you will be carrying with you for decades.
Choose one that you’ll be proud of carrying around!