master violin and viola case maker
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Technical specifications and quality standards
Continuum High-Tensile™ six-ply wood laminate specially milled to 0,1mm tolerances in thickness. Inner layers checked for defects via transparency before use. Structure is cold-bent to avoid possible warping and is lightweight, highly resistant, and repairable in case of damage. Since the introduction of this construction method in 1985 and continually refined since, many manufacturers now claim to use the 6-ply method Mr. Musafia originated. The internal partitions are load-bearing and structural to increase overall strength. A monolithic impact absorbing structure is created through the use of high-density foam cemented to sides and bottom, further strengthened by the EnCase™ side impact protection. Though-bolted zinc-plated steel reinforcements on Aeternum, Master Series, Enigma, and all viola and double cases for superior long-term durability. The case shell is designed to withstand equalized pressure on the lid equivalent to the weight of an average person. New anti-intrusion bottom panel enhances protection on several case models.
Made with military-specification Cordura® nylon, water- and tear-resistant, and treated with Teflon® to reduce wear and scuffing. Long-lasting YKK zippers, new 25mm zipper stitching support, synthetic thread, double-folded edging and recently upgraded through-bolted strap attachments (instead of sewn-on D-rings) assure a long life. Padding on underside reduces bumps to the instrument when the case is set down. Includes music pocket and is replaceable.
Musafia Cremona Italy cases can be lined in soft, elegant, suede-like Royale; truly finest quality plush silk velvet; beautiful and long-lasting glove-quality Italian leather or suede; and silk satin. Customers can also supply their own materials (subject to approval). 5mm padding below and above instrument, 10mm lateral padding.
EXCLUSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
All Musafia case designs have been crash-tested to help determine best protection for important instruments. They include four-point Offset Plane Instrument Suspension™, spring-locking bow holders, fore-and-aft movement restraining system, double-action Sekur™ safety lock, multi-filament Dimus II humidifier and hygrometer, and case bottom external padding. Optional safety features are Protecta System™ (load bearing capability enhanced to up to 200 kg. - 440 lbs.), additional frame reinforcement, Tropicalization™ (thermal insulation to reduce temperature excursion in heat or cold), enhanced waterproofing, WeatherGuard™ valance-and-groove closure, PressurePorts™ (to reduce internal moisture buildup in hot weather), bow tip cushions.
OTHER CHARACTERISTICS AND FEATURES
Ribbons to retain photos in case lid without damage, brass hinging on accessory box lids, padded blanket, flexible string tube, double carrying straps for normal and backpack use, replaceable oversized handle to facilitate carrying the case with gloves in cold weather, replaceable metro strap or handle. (Some of these features listed may be optional on certain case models)
Lifetime warranty, customer service hotline, maintenance and repair service and replacement parts always available.
In his continuous quest for perfection, Mr. Musafia reserves the right to change, modify, and improve any features and characteristics of these cases without prior notice.
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