Carbon fibre cases are ever growing in popularity with professional cellists as they deliver optimum protection whilst being extremely lightweight - not to mention they look really stylish. This 3.3kg model is comprised of 80% carbon fibre so is fantastically strong and can take a lot of impact. The protection is aided further by the plush interior padding which is arranged in such a way that the cello is suspended in the case. This means that, if knocked, it is the case which absorbs the force of the impact and not the cello itself.
All Gewa cello cases feature two bow holders; velour straps with velcro to hold them in place. They also have an accessory pocket inside which is really handy for storing rosin and spare strings.
This case is supplied with two padded straps which hook onto the case securely with metal clips and enable you to carry it like a rucksack. There is also a vertical & horizontal handle for easy lifting.
Our in-store cello player says:
"I've had a Gewa case for 15 years and can say without a doubt it is the best I've ever owned. Their advantages over other brands in my experience are as follows:
1) All of the atttachments are riveted making them extra secure
2) There are just 4 metal clasps so you don't have to spend your life opening and closing the thing! Also with cases that have loads of clasps you end up missing some out and over time the case loses its shape
3) The front of the case 'overlaps' the back where it joins, so again this is less likely to destroy the shape over time
Although I can't say for certain this will survive a plane journey, I've put mine in the hold on two occasions and it's been absolutely fine.
Case Interior Measurements:
Total Length: 129cm
Body Upper Width: 36cm
Body Lower Width: 45cm
Total Height incl. bridge: 28cm