Kapsch Cello Case
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.
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.