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What Makes a Great Cello Case?

These days, most consumers regularly have to decide between countless different options for a single product, and buying a new cello case is no different. There are a wide variety of cello case manufacturers who sell different brands and models within those brands. And that doesn’t take into consideration the materials of the case that will be protecting your instrument.

If you don’t know what to look for, you can be easily overwhelmed by the sea of choices and end up with a less than perfect case. You need to think about what makes a great cello case, as well as what your budget for the case will be. Here’s our guide to choosing a new cello case.

Important Features

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Every musician needs a durable cello case that will effectively protect their string instrument. Most experts recommend fiberglass or polycarbonate for a sturdy case, and emphasize that every component of the case needs to be as substantial as the outer shell. Not only does the case need to take a beating, but it should be temperature resistant and weather resistant as well. Extreme temperatures or weather conditions can quickly damage your instrument if not properly protected. And if you plan to travel with your cello regularly, search for a case that is lightweight or has wheels for easier transport.

There are also a variety of other features you may want in a cello case. Concerned about the security of your instrument? Invest in a case with a combination lock attached. Need some extra storage space? Some cases come equipped with sheet music pouches or up to two bow holders. No matter what you need, there is a case out there that will work for you.

And Make Sure It Looks Good!

Your first priority when choosing a cello case is of course the quality. But there’s no reason why you can't bring a little personality to your case. Many cello cases come in a range of colors. For example, Johnson String Instrument’s Galaxy Supernova case can be found in black, white, silver, red, blue, or purple, allowing you to make the case an accessory instead of an eyesore.

And the cello case colors are only one of many details that make the Galaxy cases so special. Both students and professionals looking to travel safely and in style can find these sleek, lightweight, scratch resistant, exclusive cello cases only at Johnson String Instrument. Visit us in store or online for all the details.

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