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Musafia Master Series Aureum Oblong Viola Case vac-mus6$2,114.00

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The MASTER SERIES is offered in three versions, the CLASSIC which has the interior entirely lined in finest Italian silk velvet, the EXCLUSIVE which has a coordination of suede-like Royale on the hard surfaces and silk velvet for the padding, and the AUREUM version which is lined in glove-quality leather, silk velvet, and satin. The lid is graced by two strips of hand-polished cherrywood burlwood, finished with six coats of traditional gumlack prepared in the workshop. It can probably safely be said that the MASTER SERIES is one of the most distinctive and carefully-made cases available today.

To measure up to the great names that house violins by the likes of Stradivari and Guarneri, no effort has been spared. While a Luxury model case had basically three structural components in the bottom, the MASTER SERIES had no less than 11, each one painstakingly bonded (some with bolted-through steel L-reinforcements) to create a case of exceptional strength. The padding follows the shape of the instrument closely to restrain it from excessive movement in case of impact, and multiple accessory boxes add utility. The MASTER SERIES was likewise the first Musafia case to be equipped with full instrument suspension and humidifier (in 1988).

Mr. Musafia's efforts were rewarded when many of the world's greatest concert artists, such as Isaac Stern, began to choose this model, but moreover high-level violin dealers, foundations and museums did so as well.

Some of the instruments for which a MASTER SERIES case was made include, but are not limited to: Stradivari 1715 “Il Cremonese – ex-Joachim”, Guarneri “del Gesù” 1742 “The Cannon – ex-Paganini”, Stradivari 1717 “Firebird - ex-Saint-Xupéry”, Stradivari 1727 “Holroyd”, Guarneri filius Andrea 1689 “Quarestani”, Stradivari 1725 "Chaconne", Brothers Amati 1615 "Stauffer", Guarneri “del Gesù” 1738 "Emperor", Andrea Amati 1566 “Charles IX of France”, Niccolò Amati 1658 “Hammerle”, Guarneri “del Gesù” 1729 "Stretton", Stradivari 1721 "Sinsheimer", Stradivari 1734 "Scotland University", and many others.

In 2013 the MASTER SERIES was subjected to its first major redesign. On the violin models the instrument is more centrally-placed to offer greater protection from bumps, while the shape of the impact-absorbing foam filler on all models was likewise refined to provide greater protection in case of fore-and-aft movement. The accessory boxes became asymmetric to increase room for accessories and they also gained a bottom lining in Fleur-de-Lys paper, elegant and plasticized to guarantee a long life.

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Of course, it's not necessary to own a Stradivari or a del Gesu to appreciate the security offered by a MASTER SERIES, as even "normal" instruments - and players - will benefit by the security and peace of mind that this model provides.

Features

Continuum High Tensile™ 6-ply laminate construction with monolithical impact absorbing structure -- EnCase™ construction feature with improved resistance to side impact -- New anti-intrusion bottom panel enhances protection against blunt force -- Replaceable Cordura® nylon waterproof cover with full-sized music pouch, padded on underside. YKK zippers. Teflon® treatment to reduce wear and scuffs -- Larger music pocket -- Interior fully-lined and padded with truly finest plush silk velvet, suede-like Royale, glove-quality Italian leather and satin depending on model -- Spring-loaded locking bow holders -- Rosin dust-resistant bow ribbons with Stradivari "Sunrise" inlay motif -- Cherrywood burl trim -- Photo retaining ribbons -- Musafia hygrometer - humdifier system with new, highly effective Dimus II multi-filament humidifier -- Thermometer -- Padded blanket and string tube -- Two carrying straps for normal and backpack use, including rugged through-bolted carrying strap attachments -- Oversized, comfortable leather padded handle -- Subway handle -- Sekur™ double-action safety lock

Lifetime warranty; maintenance service and replacement parts always available.

Options and accessories

Personalized brass engraved nameplate -- Protecta System™ -- Additional frame reinforcement -- Tropicalization™ -- WeatherGuard™ valance-and-groove closure -- PressurePorts™ -- Waterproofing -- Hidden pocket for documents -- SuperSilk interior lining -- Electronic thermo-hygrometer -- Accessory box illumination with high-output, low drain L.E.Ds -- Bow tip cushions -- Alcantara shell lining -- Screw-attached electronic A-440 tuner -- CaseCaddy™ music stand/umbrella pouch -- Soft satin pillow blanket -- Padded carrying strap.
















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