Kapsch Cello Case

by Calebovich 20 Aug, 2012 11 comments

About a month ago I received an email from Vedran Ruzir in Croatia asking if I would take a look at his cello case and offer my opinion. Kapsch Class Case offers cellists an ultra light case that is also durable. These sleek handmade cases are made from a variety of materials that are sure to not only protect your valuable instrument, but also last for many years.

Their website gives great detail of the technology behind the beautiful craftsmanship.

“KAPSCH CLASS CASE is made of carbon, aramid and glass fibers and other composite materials by applying the most up-to-date technology. The use of composite materials adds to the case top quality that completely satisfies basic requirements of each musician.
One of the basic properties of composite materials is that products made of them are extremely light, yet extraordinarily shock-resistant.
Composite materials are, therefore, mostly used in the automobile industry, in the manufacturing of ships and aircrafts and in all those industries manufacturing safety systems and products such as bullet-proof vests and helmets.”
 
 
 

Cello cases have become increasingly more expensive over the past decade mainly due to the demanded for stronger, lighter cases with prices reaching up to $2,000 (US). Gradually prices have begun to fall, the point at which most of the competition is focused; the retail value! It is very difficult to compete with the Chinese companies who are mass producing these cases with the same materials and selling them at a fraction of the price of their competitors. I have yet to inquire about the price of the Kapsch Class Case, but if they can compete with the competition from China I will be most impressed.

For some cellists who really need quality and price is not an issue, I would highly recommend the Kapsch Class Case. I have never owned a handmade case, however the thought of being able to customize my own cello case is exciting.

Handmade quality

If you or someone you know is using the Kapsch cello case, feel free to leave a comment below. I would be interested to see what you have to say.

 

 

Also, you can find out more info about the company via their facebook page.

 
 

 
Updated: February 6, 2013 (Received this info from a distributor of the cello case in the USA)
 
I am a distributor of the Kapsch cases here in the United States and they do send a form so that the cellos are fitted exactly for the case and according to the specifications as requested by the customer. They do sell for around 1300 plus Euros or $1750 plus US Dollars, but they are well worth the investment. They were designed by cello players for cello players.Please feel to contact me for more information or to see one, I will be at the NAMM Trade Show in Memphis in July.

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11 Responses to “Kapsch Cello Case”

  1. Ryan Murphy says:

    Hey Caleb,
    I’ve occasionally looked at the website for this case for about a year now. It seems up there with the uber-cases of Stevenson and Brack. They all cost about $2000-3000 so I assume that the Kapsch will be about the same.
    I haven’t even seen one so if you catch a glimpse of one let me know. They look unbelievably good.

    • Calebovich says:

      Yes sir Ryan, the price of this case is a bit of a mystery. The Kapsch website is very sleek and they have an even sleeker product to go with it; all to wet your appetite. I can only imagine that the price is quite high.

      I also have never seen one of these cases in person, but I would most definitely want to have a close look if I come into contact with one.

  2. wendy.evenden@gmail.com Evenden says:

    I have been admiring them for a long time too. I emailed the company for details, the price is €1300.

    • Calebovich says:

      I knew that it would be more than €1000. At least we know that it is quality that you are paying for.

      • Wendy says:

        I have ordered a Kapsch Case. It is being made now and they expect it to be complete before the end of February. It is being custom made to fit my cello exactly and with a beautiful designed exterior.

        • Calebovich says:

          Wendy, I would really like to see the finished product. One day I would love to have a custom made case. I’m sure you will be very happy with the finished product. Feel free to send pics of the finished pro duct, I am sure others would love to see it!

          • I am a distributor of the Kapsch cases here in the United States and they do send a form so that the cellos are fitted exactly for the case and according to the specifications as requested by the customer. They do sell for around 1300 plus Euros or $1750 plus US Dollars, but they are well worth the investment. They were designed by cello players for cello players.

            Please feel to contact me for more information or to see one, I will be at the NAMM Trade Show in Memphis in July.

            Thanks!!

  3. Just wanted everybody to know that I have moved my domain.

    It is http://www.stringsandmore.net and the email address to contact me about these instruments is admin@stringsandmore.net.

    I was unable to make it to NAMM this year, but look forward to hearing from anybody interested in the exquisite cello cases.

  4. Aron Petrus Bölöni says:

    Dear everybody!

    I saw this cello case a few years ago on the internet, and I always wanted a light but good quality case. My dream was the croatian accord case, but when I saw this I fell in love after my first view of it. In my country ( Europe Hungary- Budapest ) we can buy only BAM, Gewa and some Chinese light cases. Actually at the moment I am using a very heavy Chinese case (9.8-10. Kg with cello ) and the daily traveling has destroyed my back.
    Not so long ago, I received a scholarship from my university and finally I have some money to buy a quality case.
    I decided the Kapsch case because of two main reasons.

    1. Kapsch Case fit fiber backpack with shipping and handling costs 1419 €. (The accord is about 2500 €)
    I contacted the company and they are so kind. Verdan (the man who i have contacted ) is a nice person and helped me alot with measuring my instrument, and every detail about how i would like my cello case to look like.

    2.An other very advantage of this case is that : for this money they will paint the cello case any color you want, and also include any symbol or any photo that you want to be on it which makes your case unique. An other important thing is that they recommend the fiber backpack on it wich is the best quality backpack in the category. The case with backpack costs an extra 119 €. However, if you order with the backpack the company will automatically prioritize the order so you will get the case faster.
    I just sent the money them 2 days ago. Everything is fixed. They said the order will be complete in one month maximum and the case will be on my hands :) I mean on my back. :)

    When I get the case I will post a picture for you guys to let you know how is it.

  5. Àron Petrus Bölöni says:

    Dear everybody!

    As i told you i ordered a kapsch cello case with unique sound and with backpack..
    I have bad news..
    First of all the promised that in 3 weeks after payment arrives to them the case will be in my hands..not true.
    1. I had to wayd almoast 2.5 months.
    2. The case arrived. And it didn’suite my cello erfectly on the case.. I just gave every detail of the cello but it doesnt suit perfectly.. That wouldnt so big problem BUT
    3. The painting of the cello is not perfect.. In 2 parts n the case the painting is comeing down.. Actually when i opened the box from the poast office i could see that in the middle on the front of the case has damage.. And not because of the transport , because of thayr painting mistake..
    4. It is so difficult to close the case sometimes it doesnt fit well.

    I wrote them about this… When i got the case from the poast office and after i opened the box i immediatly made photos and sent them and ask to d something..
    They answered. , , it is because of my mistake because i kickd. On the street.. ( this is ridickulous because i didnt kick anything i just opened the case from the box.. They made me so angry ). They sayd before there is 5 years garancy for the case… But when i told them.. They should do something… They sayd… : ,,where the painting us going down colore it with a blue pen ,, this was the answere… Ridiculous.. I am so much angry! It was a wayst of money.

    So i dont suggest for anybody the case… For 1400 euros.. I ssugest to wait till you have 2400 euros and you buy accord, wich has 10 years garancy and they are really helpful.

  6. Kristian says:

    I clicked on the link from the distributor in the USA but it does not work.
    Any new feedback on these cases? Would like to try one. Thanks

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