Over 95 Years Of Innovation
GEWA is a very well-known name in the world of musical instrument protection.
It was founded in 1925 by Georg Walther. And with over 95 years of experience and innovation, it comes as no surprise that these German-engineered cases have protected some of the most valuable violins in the world.
In recent years, the GEWA Air violin cases have been growing in popularity. And for many good reasons!
So in this article, we’ll talk about the top reasons why you should consider purchasing a GEWA Air violin case to protect your beloved instrument.
But before we do, let’s first take a quick look at some of the different GEWA Air violin cases.
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The Different GEWA Air Violin Cases
There are 4 different collections of GEWA Air cases: Air, Air Prestige, Air Diamond, and Air Ergo.
They all feature the same thermoplastic hardshell protection. We’ll talk more about thermoplastic later in this article.
GEWA Air Violin Cases
- Shapes: contoured, oblong
- Weight: 3.5 - 4.4 lb.
- Price: $499 - $588
These are considered the standard GEWA Air violin cases. There are several colors to choose from.
The contoured cases are also known as Air 1.7. And the oblong cases are known as Air 2.1.
Both shapes feature removable accessory pouches.
The oblong cases feature sheet music pouches on the backsides of the cases. They’re also spacious enough to fit large shoulder rests.
GEWA Air Prestige Leather Violin Cases
- Shapes: contoured, oblong
- Weight: 4.2 - 5 lb.
- Price: $620 - $705
These cases feature the same hardshell protection as the standard Air cases, but with an extra layer of genuine leather on the top shell.
There are 4 colors to choose from: red, gray, cappuccino, and purple.
GEWA Air Diamond Violin Cases
- Shapes: oblong
- Weight: 5 lb.
- Price: $705
These stylish violin cases feature a diamond pattern on the top shell. And there are 4 colors to choose from: red, silver, black, and gold.
The Diamond cases are only available in oblong.
GEWA Air Ergo Violin Cases
- Shapes: oblong
- Weight: 5.2 lb.
- Price: $596
The Ergo violin cases are designed for bicyclists. When you wear this case on your back while riding a bike, there’s enough headroom along the top of the case, so that your head doesn’t hit the case.
This design also allows you to stand and hold the case vertically without the bottom of the case hitting the floor.
Top Reasons To Get A GEWA Air Violin Case
Now that we’ve looked at some of the different collections and unique features, let’s explore the main reasons to get a GEWA Air violin case.
As the name suggests, these cases are incredibly light! The contoured cases weigh as little as 3.5 lb. And the oblong cases weigh about 4.4 lb.
That’s as light as a violin case gets!
Weight is an extremely important factor when it comes to choosing a violin case because heavy cases result in poor posture over time.
Especially if it’s often carried over one shoulder instead of two.
For several years, carbon fiber violin cases were the most popular cases when it came to exceptional protection and durability under 5 lb.
However, there was one major issue with carbon fiber cases - heat conductivity.
Carbon fiber is a metallic case that can heat up under the sun!
So even though these carbon fiber cases had exceptional strength that can take a beating, the chances of your violin case being run over by a car is much slimmer than your case heating up on a hot summer’s day.
Which is why GEWA decided to use thermoplastic shells to make these GEWA Air violin cases.
Plastic doesn’t heat up like carbon fiber cases do. Which means the Air cases are not only light, protective, and durable; but heat-resistant too.
Durability is a measure of how long the case can last. And for professional cases such as the GEWA Air violin cases, these cases can last for decades.
Part of the reason is the components that these cases feature.
They do not feature zippers to close the case. Instead, they feature high quality combination locks.
The worst is to have a nice case with cheaper zippers. Cause once those zippers break, the entire case can’t be closed anymore.
Another important feature are the bow-holders. These cases feature GEWA’s patented swivel-type holders that won’t go loose overtime.
So you don’t have to worry about your bow dropping and scratching your violin.
Great protection is a must when it comes to choosing the right violin case.
And this is often hard to achieve when you’re also going for the lightest violin case.
Generally, the lighter the material is, the more fragile it becomes. There are exceptions such as carbon fiber. But as mentioned before, these cases aren’t the most heat-resistant cases either.
However, thanks to the engineers at GEWA, they have created these exceptionally strong GEWA Air violin cases with the use of thermoplastic.
And we know! The first time we heard plastic, we thought to ourselves… really!?
But plastics come in many forms. Some plastics are even used to make shatterproof glass!
And of course, the biggest benefit of using plastic for protection is that they don’t heat up like metallic cases do.
These thermoplastic shells are extremely puncture resistant. And they don’t bend easily.
Violin cases range between $50 and $4000. And of course these GEWA Air violin cases aren’t the cheapest cases around.
But they’re definitely one of the most affordable cases for the type of protection you’re getting.
These cases are as strong, durable, and light as carbon fiber cases. Plus they do not heat up under the sun like carbon fiber cases.
And most carbon fiber violin cases range between $800 to $1,200.
Several Colors To Choose
Last but not least, there are several colors to choose from! Across all the collections, there are 21 different colors and patterns.
Even for the most popular color black, there are 3 options: glossy black (standard), matte black, and metallic black.
Seeing how durable these cases are, they’re definitely going to last you for decades to come.
So choose a color that fits your style!
GEWA Air violin cases have been some of the top-selling cases we’ve seen, and they’re continuing to grow in popularity.
Due to the success of these cases, GEWA has manufactured the Air cello cases as well.
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