What’s the difference? Soft Violin Cases vs. Hard Violin Cases

Some of our customers wonder whether it is better to get a hard or soft case for their violin. Here are some facts and myths:

Fact #1: Hard cases are usually double to triple the price of a soft violin case
Fact #2: Soft cases are lighter than hard cases, since soft cases are made from polystyrene and hard cases are made out of thermoplastic

Myth #1: Soft cases will not protect my violin as well as a hard violin case. Soft violin cases are made out of expanded polystyrene (EPS) with soft acrylic lining, allowing the violin to be protected if the violin was dropped accidentally. Although they are not made out of thermoplastic, soft cases can take a lot of heat.
Myth #2: Hard cases last longer than soft cases. The life of the case depends on how the case is treated and not whether it is soft or hard.

It really comes down to how much you want to spend on a case. If you’re a beginner or an intermediate player, it may be a better idea to get a soft case. But if you’re a musician, a hard case may look more professional.
Just so you know, all our violin cases are soft violin cases since we do not want our customers spending double to triple as much just on a case.
Any questions, please call us at (323) 4-VIOLIN.