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NEW Globetrotter Extreme Duty Travel and Backpacker Violin Case 4” Diameter

$125.00

NEW Globetrotter Extreme Duty Travel and Backpacker Violin Case 4” Diameter

$125.00
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GTXCase4
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Product Description

Smallest size OK for ALL air travel

Larger sizes OK for most air travel

Weight: 3.5 lbs. to 4 lbs., depending on length

Highly water-resistant

Excellent shock resistance

Incredibly Strong

This case was developed to strike a balance between weight and instrument protection, especially where shock, exposure to water, temperature extremes and crushing are possible or even likely. This case can withstand at least 300 lbs. of weight.

ALL of the travel/backpacker instruments we currently make, including the new Ranger C3, will fit into the 4” diameter version of the Globetrotter Extreme Duty Case.

Summary

  • Double-walled shock-absorbing tube covered with Cordura nylon, available in a plethora of colors (see color options)
  • Lined with 1/2” thick padding and lined with synthetic velour
  • Tube padded at each end with ¾” dense foam
  • End cap secured with a highly water-resistant heavy-duty zipper
  • The case is highly water resistant but technically not waterproof (i.e. rain resistant but not made to be submersed)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Optional leather handle
  • Numerous options for D-rings, etc. (call to discuss what you need and pricing)

Large Color Selection

See the color swatches below. I am sure that you know that what you see on a computer screen only approximates the actual fabric color. Select one of these colors on the right of the screen.

 

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Case Length, Usage Recommendations and Air Travel Tips

Standard Recommended Lengths for the various travel violins by D. Rickert Musical Instruments

21” (NEW!)

For the new International Travel Violin. Large enough for this new instrument and its detachable shoulder rest. Take-apart bow or no bow. If you use a full-size bow, a separate bow case (i.e. bow tube) is necessary. This case will fit into many TSA-certified 22” (height) carry-on roller bags! We will be happy to give you recommendations for our favorite carry-on bags.

This case is short enough to meet ALL known U.S. and international airline restrictions, including the extremely unreasonable restrictions of most European airlines, especially regional carriers in the U.K. and Ireland.

If you are flying on a smallish plane (<50 seats), you may have to have your instrument stowed in the cargo bay. If you are flying on a very small plane (<20 seats), it is pretty much guaranteed that you will have to stow EVERYTHING besides a laptop, tablet, phone, etc., which are NEVER allowed as checked baggage—anywhere, even in the U.S. which very liberal with respect to flying with musical instruments, because it is mandated by U.S. law! (The FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012, Section 713).

The liberal policies of U.S. airlines related to this matter are not due generosity and concern for you by the airlines.

The good news is that this case is strong enough to protect your instrument when stowed in the cargo bay.

24”

Large enough to accommodate any of our other travel violins (besides the International Extreme Travel Violin), which all have overall lengths of 23”, just like full-size violins. There is also room for the detachable shoulder rests of these instruments, but no room for anything longer than a ¼-bow or take-apart bow. If you use a full-size bow, a separate bow case (i.e. bow tube) is necessary.

This case is definitely suitable as carry-on baggage any flight on a larger (> 50 seats) plane departing from a U.S. airport, but so are full-size violin cases (The FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012, Section 713).

This case is technically too long by 2 inches to meet MANY published international airline restrictions, including the extremely unreasonable restrictions of most European airlines, especially regional carriers in the U.K. and Ireland (Virgin Atlantic and Aer Lingus are two of the worst. A noteworthy exception is British Airways). Our research indicates that a 24” long case will probably make it aboard as a carry-on item, but, it is a crap shoot!

Read the description for the 22” case above re: flying on small planes for regional travel.

If you do have to check-in your instrument for the cargo hold, this case is strong enough to protect it.

27”

Large enough to accommodate any of our other travel violins (besides the International Extreme Travel Violin), which all have overall lengths of 23”, just like full-size violins. There is also room for the detachable shoulder rests of these instruments, but no room for anything longer than a 1/2-size bow or take-apart bow. If you use a full-size bow, a separate bow case (i.e. bow tube) is necessary.

O.K. for most air travel when departing from a U.S. airport. Read descriptions for 22” and 24” cases for information about international air travel.

29”

Large enough to accommodate any of our other travel violins (besides the International Extreme Travel Violin), which all have overall lengths of 23”, just like full-size violins. There is also room for the detachable shoulder rests of these instruments, but no room for anything longer than a 3/4-size bow or take-apart bow. If you use a full-size bow, a separate bow case (i.e. bow tube) is necessary.

O.K. for most air travel when departing from a U.S. airport. Read descriptions for 22” and 24” cases for information about international air travel.

If you do have to check-in your instrument for the cargo hold, this case is strong enough to protect it.

31”

The necessary length to accommodate a full-size (29.5”) bow.

Large enough to accommodate any of our other travel violins (besides the International Extreme Travel Violin), which all have overall lengths of 23”, just like full-size violins. There is also room for the detachable shoulder rests of these instruments, but no room for anything longer than a 4/4-size bow or take-apart bow. If you use a full-size bow, a separate bow case (i.e. bow tube) is necessary.

O.K. for most air travel when departing from a U.S. airport. Read descriptions for 22” and 24” cases for information about international air travel.

If you do have to check-in your instrument for the cargo hold, this case is strong enough to protect it.

This size has plenty of room for your other accouterments.

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