Tuff-Lite Cello Travel Case, $1350
These special cello travel-flight cases are designed and used to fly
with your cello and once at your destination can be utilized for
Tuff-Lite is known for their bass cases. Poor bass players
never even have much of an option to actually pull their basses on
board, but they are the experts at well made, lightweight and
extremely practical flight cases.
The Tuff-Lite Cello Case
is made both with special pre-pregnated fiberglass which make them
light and strong. Every nook and cranny on this new case is
made and designed for durability, long hard use, light weight and
affordability. The cases weigh between 19-21 lbs. There
is also a specially made, thick coverall cover that eventually will
come as an additional option, but included here in their special
Why buy one of these cases? They're not light, like
the Musilia S1, or like a super lightweight Accord case....so why
get one of these?
In the last 4 or 5 years there have been great strides and
improvements made in the cello case field with regards to weight and
materials used. These cases are necessarily heavier because
they are meant to withstand the rigors of touring and rough
handling. This case, is meant to be checked underneath the
plane (with the luggage) so that one does not have to buy an extra
seat or worry that the cello will be in one piece when it arrives at
its destination. The cool thing about the Tuff-lite case is
that it is made so well and so functional that you can use it for
everyday use, not just the once or twice a year flights. So if
you are flying to a festival for the entire summer, no problem.
This case will do it all for you.
Who buys these? Everyone! Students that go to
those far and away summer camp, festivals, tours and/or all kinds of
auditions plus the seasoned professionals as well we professional
orchestras. (We had a college student last year that
auditioned for 6 colleges and saved thousands of dollars by using
this case.) Now that she is a full time student, she chooses
to use her 6 lb BAM case for every day use to cart in between
classes. In between semesters, she uses her Tuff-Lite when she
Wheels? This case has the best wheels!
Specially made skateboard wheels. They are made using a
special stainless steel bracket that allows the cellist to wheel the
case on it's side and walk along with it.
What's with that heavy duty padded travel cover? Is that
what protects the cello or enables it to fly on the plane?
The padded cover will eventually be an option to order.
Tuff-Lite is adding this in as their complete package to help
introduce their new cello cases and covers. The bare case
(white) is made adn designed to use as a stand alone travel
case. There are other cello case manufacturers that made
covers for cello cases, but these don't make the cello case (within)
stronger or more protective. The Tuff-Lite padded cover is a
nice super thick, (dense) outer shell that will give even more
protection, but what it really does is keep the hard case looking
new, (no scuffs) and/or less outer shell wear and tear.
No case will ever fully protect (100% guarantee) against super
rough or stupid handling. The padded cover keeps that case
looking new all the time. Still, no extra charge on it yet,
but we expect them to be additionally $450. (Special note:
We cannot sell these covers separately and they are only offered
with the hard cello cases.)
THESE CASES ARE TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Here are some photos. For more detailed info please see the
Tuff-Lite Bass and Cello Fight
Cover (Be sure to
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