Cases

This section includes cases/covers for cellos and bows.  Measure your cello, set your budget, and let us explain the factors that should contribute to your final decision. 

Bam Supreme Ice Polycarbonate

This is the strongest Hightech case, constructed with a 3-ply shell of polycarbonate with foam core and additional ABS layer.  It weighs 3.6 kg or just about 8 lbs, and is sculpted close to the cello, as all 2.9 Slim cases.  Aligns and closes easily with only 5 latches.  This type of plastic is harder to mold, harder to break, and less likely to distort or warp in heat than other cases. The suspension pad for the bottom block is fixed, broad, and supports under the back and bottom rib.  The upper pad is on a velcro track.  Position it snugly against the shoulders to prevent your cello from shifting.  The cello shown is a great fit for this case, corners clear, C peg has clearance, all cello edges have safe distance from shell.  Contours plus dimensions matter, so have your cello's handy.  This specific case has a small cosmetic blemish at the bottom for which Bam provided a discount.  Any other would be regular price $2217.00

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  • Price $2026.00

Bam Hightech 3.5 Compact

HIGHTECH COMPACT weighs 7.75 lbs, fits most cellos up to 14.25" UB, 17.5" LB.  A strong 3-ply ABS shell over an Airex foam core provides superior thermal and impact protection. Unlike the Slim 2.9, this has more depth, providing greater buffer zone between the cello and the outside world.  No worries with the angle of the neck causing the scroll to touch the back of the case.   The interior has broad, dense foam suspension pads under the neck and bottom blocks -- the strongest structural parts of the cello -- and has the standard interior 2 holders, string pocket, shoulder straps.  This case with a cello in it has the same weight as the NT empty. TWEED, BLACK LAZURE

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  • Price $1642.00

Gewa Air

If you have a 7/8 or Guadagnini pattern, the features of this case make it a good choice if it also fits your budget.  Gewa's Air cello case features a strong thermoplastic shell, and injected foam bonded to interior suspension lining. An aluminum strip runs down the face of the case for increased rigidity at bridge zone. The interior features an adjustable sling to customize fit.  It also may fit some extra-long cellos because of the flexible configuration of pads in the shoulder/neck region.   Guideline dimensions are 14.5" UB, 18" LB, total length 51.5" but fit requires more details so contact us.  Five latches, one with an integrated combination lock.  Leather handles. Weight 9 lbs 

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  • Price $1,200.00

Bam Cosmic Black Polycarbonate

Please refer to the description of the Hightech Supreme Ice case, as they are identical except for color.  This is black with subtle iridescence in sunlight.  This color has been discontinued from Bam's lineup.  If you want a strong case that is black but not boring, this is it.  Superior dense suspension padding, adjustable at the neck block. 

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  • Price $2217.00

Bam Hightech 4.4

BAM HIGH TECH 4.4 is an oversize case with an adjustable interior to fit most 4/4 size cellos up to 39cm UB, 48 cm LB, body length 79 cm, total length 126 cm.   It is the go-to case for large Montagnana and Gofriller cellos.  Shell is 3-ply ABS over an Airex foam core and provides superior thermal and shock resistance.   Easily closes with 5 latches for a weathertight seal.  Dense foam suspension pads support the neck and bottom blocks, the strongest structural parts of the cello.  The pad at the neck block is on a velcro track and can be moved to fit the body length perfectly.  Additional velcro-back pads are included to customize fit.  Identifiable by the soft patch over the bridge, and loop handle on the back.   Weight 4.4kg (9.8 lbs)   In stock in Black Carbon look.  (Is it not made of carbon fiber)

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  • Price $1624.00

Musilia S1 hybrid

S1 has a hybrid shell blending carbon fiber with fiberglass to control level of protection while reducing weight and price.  Redesigned case eliminates our former complaint of support under hollow ribs.  It fits cellos up to 14.5" upper bouts, 18.5" lower bouts, length 52" with a series of movable interior pads.   Interior: two bow holders with velcro fasteners, accessory pocket, neck strap.  Exterior: aluminum brackets instead of traditional D-rings through which shoulder straps are threaded. Seven latches close the watertight valance. The case is very stable when standing open, aligns easily for closing.  *None in stock until 2021

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  • Price $1134.00

Bam Newtech Blue

Bam's NEW TECH has a 2-layer ABS composite shell over an Airex foam skeleton (note the raised gridwork in interior photos) for additional shock protection.   It is rigid and stable when standing, 5 latches close for a water-tight seal.  Has side and shoulder handles.  Injected foam suspension cushions are dense, broad, and support the strongest structural parts of the cello: neck and bottom blocks.  It fits most cellos up to 37cm UB,  45cm LB, body length 79cm, total length 124 cm.    The interior features 2 bow holders, neck and scroll straps with clasp, string pocket.  Two non-slip, padded shoulder straps are included.  Other colors will be in stock in 2021   Call for sale price on blue

 

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  • Price $1165.00

Bam Shamrock

Shamrock is part of the HighTech series, and an excellent choice for a light-weight, protective case at 8 pounds.  As part of Bam's HT series, it has a 3-ply ABS shell over a foam core, but generic instead of Airex foam as in the other HT models.    The scratch-resistant lids come in 5 colors, all backs are textured black.   Injected high-density foam pads are broad, and support the strongest parts of the cello at the neck and bottom blocks. Standard 2 bow holders, string pocket, shoulder straps.  Rigid when standing, aligns and closes easily with 5 latches.    The interior is generous 37cm UB, 45cm LB, body length 80cm, total length 125cm but fit issues may occur at the center bouts and the C peg due to the tapering of the case.   BLUE, BLACK in stock

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  • Price $1131.00

Gewa Pure

Gewa Pure weighs ~ 10 pounds. It has a rigid polycarb shell, 6 spring-loaded latches and 1 combination lock latch.  It has a side handle, shoulder handle, and two shoulder straps attach with 2 D-rings at the neck and D-rings above the lower bouts.  The interior is generous and will fit a broader range of cellos, so we'll double check your dimensions if you're interested in this case.  There are 8 pads that can be placed along a velcro track (or removed) to achieve a custom fit.  We have short-pattern 4/4 Guad patterns as well as some 7/8 size cellos that fit nicely in this case when pads are optimally placed.  The neck strap fastens with a plastic clasp, and bow holders have magnetic closures.   Length of cello, excluding endpin, should be no more than 48", allowing 3" for the endpin.  Upper bouts up to 15" max, lower bouts up to 18" max.  White, Gray, Red, White

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  • Price $575.00

Bam High Tech 2.9 Slim

Bam's Slim HT is the slimmest, most compact ultralight cello case with a thermal and shock-resistant Airex core beneath its strong ABS shell. Weight is 2.9kg (just over 6 lbs).  The interior has two fixed position dense foam suspension cushions which are not as thick as those in the 3.5 compact.  When you sculpt the case that close to the cello, something has to give, and the buffer zone between cello and outside world is reduced.  Standard 2 bow holders, a string pocket, shoulder straps, etc.  The neck and scroll strap fasten with a clasp.    UB 14.25", LB 17.5"   It is also advised to check the cello laying down to see whether the neck/scroll angle is too extreme to fit without resting on the scroll compartment.  White in stock, ask about sale price.

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  • Price $2086.00

Gewa Pure w/wheels

Gewa's Pure with wheels weighs ~ 10.6 pounds.  The shell is rigid polycarb which closes with six spring-loaded latches and one combination lock latch.  It has a side handle, shoulder handle, and a detachable subway style wheeling handle.  Shoulder straps attach with 2 D-rings at the neck and D-rings above the lower bouts.  The interior is generous and will fit a broader range of cellos (including short pattern), so we'll double check your dimensions if you're interested in this case for a 7/8 size.  There are 4 thin pads and 4 thicker pads that can be placed along a velcro track to achieve a custom fit.  The neck strap fastens with a plastic clasp, and bow holders have magnetic closures.   Length of cello, excluding endpin, should be no more than 48", allowing 3" for the endpin.  Upper bouts up to 15" max, lower bouts up to 18" max.  In stock:  Grey

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  • Price $625.00

Bobelock Soft Bag

Bobelock's popular cello bag has a nylon canvas cover that resists water, and 1" thick foam padding protects the cello from everyday bumps.   There's a music pocket on the back, accessory pocket and padded bow compartment on the front, and comfy adjustable backpack straps (not removable).   Dual zippers meet on either side of the endpin to prevent sharp tips from damaging the zipper.  Fits 7/8 and 4/4 cellos.  The interior is more generous for larger pattern cellos than the other bags we offer.  Weight 4.5 lbs.   Shown in a rare green which makes it easier to discern details.  In stock:  Blue, Black

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  • Price $135.00

Bow Case (2 bows) Pedi

Pedi tubular bow case holds two cello bows (or viola/violin), has space in the lid for rosin, zips closed.  The adjustable shoulder carry strap can be tightened flat to the exterior.  Rigid, well padded, with luggage tag attached, it's a reliable way to travel or fly with your bows.  Leather with contrasting trim (brown/black).

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  • Price $107.00

Bow case (2 bows) Core

Two-bow case is padded black canvas over wood shell.  It closes with dual zippers, has a web carry handle as well as an adjustable shoulder strap.  Velour lined interior has vertical slots, pressure-padded lid.  Weight just under 2 lbs.  Length 31", width 2 1/2", depth 2 1/2".  Fits cello/viola/violin bows up to 29 1/2" long.

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  • Price $60.00

Bam Straps

Bam straps (set of 2) are  padded, non-slip, comfortable, adjustable, and safe with high-quality carabiners.    Straps are included with every new Bam case but can be purchased and used on any case with D-rings.   *Note if your height is 5'5" or under, you may want to order the SHORT set, which will allow the case to rest a bit higher on your back. 

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  • Price $56.00

Bam Backpack

Bam's Ergo Backpack is a European hiking pack for maximum comfort when trekking with case.  Weight 2.4 pounds, attaches with D ring at top, two Velcro straps to D rings at lower bouts.  A cushioned zippered music pocked rests between your back and the case shell.  Pad is 12" at widest part, 22" long.  We put in a 10x11.5" binder 1" thick and it fit.  Barenreiter editions fit, oversize orchestral parts fit.  A small utility pouch on the waist belt.   Regularly $185, now $150.00

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  • Price $150.00

Bam Flight Cover

Bam's Flight cover is used in conjunction with your own 4/4 Bam cello case to increase protection when you have to check your cello with baggage for flight. It's constructed of a shock-absorbing elastomer ABS shell over 2" of high-density polyurethane foam.    When you arrive at your destination, unzip and remove the flight cover and you have your own case for everyday use.  Exterior dimensions are 137x53x43cm, interior 138x53.5x35cm.  9.1kg   The cover has integrated wheels with soft grip handle at the base of the neck for easy rolling. Bam's flight cover fits all Bam case models, and some other brands.  Oversize surcharge applies to shipping.   

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  • Price 873.00

Bam interior pads

A six-pack of pads is available to customize fit in any cello hard case.  The pads are 3" x 4", covered in black fabric with an opening on one side to allow removal or addition of padding as needed.  Since the pads are backed with loopy velcro, to be used on a HighTech 4.4 Velcro track, they will not stick to the interior of your case unless you add the soft velcro yourself, either with glue gun or using adhesive-backed Velcro (brand).  

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  • Price $35.00

Bam Classic W

Bam's CLASSIC has a textured single-ply ABS shell which is strong and shock-resistant, though it has some flexibility when open.  It closes with 8 locking latches.  Injected foam suspension cushions are thick, broad, and support the neck block and bottom blocks which are the strongest structural part of the cello.  These same cushions create a safer wheeling experience when rolling over smooth surfaces like hallways and many paved surfaces.  The integrated handle on the scroll compartment is for wheeling, not lifting.   The generous interior fits most cellos and you can use this photo as a guide.  The photo distorts a bit, and this cello does fit well in the case.  The interior features a music pocket, string pocket, neck strap and scroll loop with clasp, 2 velcro bow holders.  Includes 2 padded non-slip shoulder straps.  2-year limited warranty   12 pounds. 

** For case without wheels, subtract $40.  Eliminates the wheeling handle on back of scroll compartment, reduces weight by .5 lb

 

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  • Price $760.00

Bow Case (1 bow) Bobelock

Fiberglass single-bow case is clamshell style with a three hinges and three flip latches. Weight 1 lb 6 oz.  Exterior dimensions are 31" long, 2-1/4" wide at latches, 1-1/4" high. Interior will fit cello, violin or viola bows up to 30" in length. No carrying handle.   Ask for color availability.

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  • Price $65.00