Alan Stevenson Original model 'Cello Case - options ....
Carbon composite (approx. 4.7kg / 10.4 lb)
Carbon composite (approx. 5.5kg / 12.2 lb)
Fibreglass (approx. 8.7 kg / 19.2 lb)
Our first 'cello case was commissioned in 1976. Many of our earliest cases are still in daily use with orchestras and individual players around the world after 30 years or more.
Our Original ‘Cello Case has larger clearances between the 'cello and the case's shell than many other cases. It is vital that any case has adequate clearances all around the 'cello, including the often forgotten clearance above the bridge. The generous dimensions of our Original ‘Cello Case give good clearances for large instruments.
Like all our cases our Original ‘Cello Case can be made in carbon or fibreglass in a range of specifications. Our carbon composite cases have the strength and durability of fibreglass at not much more than half the weight. We are often asked whether our 4.7kg / 10.4 lb carbon Original ‘Cello Case is as strong as our 8.7kg / 19.2 lb fibreglass Original ‘Cello Case. Our assessment is that it is very close. But because we are asked the question we made the 5.5kg / 12.2 lb carbon case. We are now selling significantly more of the 5.5kg / 12.2 lb carbon cases than the 4.7kg / 10.4 lb carbon cases.
As with our Small/Curvy ‘Cello Case the 'cello is supported evenly by 22 individually sized foam pads which are covered in soft felt. Many players ask us to custom fit the padding for their particular instrument. Sometimes there is more than one 'cello to consider and then a compromise fit is arranged.
Please see our ‘cello sizes diagram for the measurements which we like to check before we make your case, click here ....
The maximum external dimensions of our Original 'Cello Case are (h) 1.36m / 4ft 5inch x (w-across hips) 0.53m / 1ft 9inch x (d - bridge to back) 0.32m / 1ft 1inch
for bigger 'cellos
For very deep 'cellos we have a range of special deep lids to give more clearance bridge-to-back. For tall 'cellos or for 'cellos with large end-pin units we can add an end-pin well at the base of the case which gives extra clearance above the scroll and below the end-pin.
Our 'Cello Cases are fitted with superior bridle quality leather handles which are individually hand sewn. They are comfortable and extremely durable. They are also easy to replace eventually if necessary. All cases have a string pocket and two bow-holders. We can fit additional bow-holders if requested. We can also add a sheet music retaining elastic in the back of the case.
Most 'cellists ask for wheels on our Original Case and a few also on our Curvy Shape Case. Our wheels have hard wearing stainless steel replaceable mounts with rubber bushes and good quality ball bearings. So there is reasonable cushioning over bumps. The wheels weigh 480gm.
Other options include replaceable fibreglass or carbon buffers for the top edge of the case and the bottom corner edges and over the bridge area, these places where cases get most knocks. We can provide a strong shoulder carry strap or a choice of backpack straps (including the Fiedler system). Most components on the cases are replaceable; we can send studs, handles and replacement pads for new 'cellos anywhere in the world.
Most 'cellists ask us to make their cases in white or just off-white finish. We can make the cases in many other colours on request. White cases reflect direct sunlight so that 'cellos are less likely to get hot inside the cases when exposed to direct sunlight in very hot weather.
Soft outer covers
We supply two types of soft outer cover for our both our Original ‘Cello Case and our Small ‘Cello Case. Our Blobby Cover provides an extra 5cm / 2 inch of protection and our Slimline Cover provides an additional 2cm / 0.75inch of protection.
Prices and despatch time
Our normal terms are for prepayment. We request payment by bank transfer.
We send cases worldwide, usually by UPS airfreight. Please email or call us for an estimate transport cost.
All prices + 20% VAT for UK customers. VAT is not chargeable on cases that are exported.
"GBP" = UK Pounds Sterling
Original Model Stevenson ‘Cello Case prices
Carbon composite 5.5g / 12.2lb …. GBP 2,385.--
Carbon composite 4.7kg / 10.4lb …. GBP 2,385.--
Fibreglass 8.7kg / 19.2 lb …. GBP 1,457.--
Soft outer covers
Blobby Soft Outer Cover 5cm / 2 inch …. GBP 467.--
Slimline Soft Outer Cover 2cm / 0.75 inch …. GBP 412.--
Wheels stainless steel mount (480g / 1lb 1oz ) …. GBP 74.--
Top Edge and Corner Buffers …. GBP 39.--
Carrying Strap Fixings only …. GBP 12.--
Carrying Strap …. GBP 28.--
End-pin Well …. GBP 38.--
Colour choice other than white …. from GBP 42.--
Padlock Fixings only …. GBP 8.--
Padlock …. GBP 12-18.--
Felt Cape …. GBP 30.--
Simple Backpack …. GBP 54.--
Fiedler Backpack …. GBP 196.--
Transport …. Please contact us for cost estimate
3rd / 4th bow-holder …. GBP 23.-- each
We are very happy to deal directly with customers from anywhere in the world. North American customers may choose to obtain our ‘cello cases fitted for average size instruments from:
ROBERTSON VIOLIN SHOP
3201 CARLISLE BLVD NE
tel: 505 889 2999