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Viola Bow Cases


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To play the viola, a musician needs both the instrument and a bow. With a viola being such a significant investment, it comes naturally to want to protect that investment as thoroughly as possible with a quality case. But it would be a mistake to not treat your viola bow with the same level of respect. A bow needs to be cared for properly to help ensure it stays in good condition when not being played.

To protect your bow when not playing, it should be stored in a quality violin case or a bow case. Leaving the bow out increases the risk of damage to the bow, or of contaminating the hair with oil or grease, requiring a rehair. Simply using the right case for your viola bow can help you avoid these types of problems.

Cases for Viola Bows

At the Long Island Violin Shop, we have everything you need to enjoy learning to play the viola. We have an outstanding selection of violas for every skill level, from students to professionals. And we carry everything you need to get the most out of your instrument and to protect it, including premium quality viola bow cases from some of the world’s most trusted manufacturers. We even offer virtual and in-house lessons and repair services should your instrument or bow ever need servicing.

It is important to remember that storing your viola bow in its own case is just one part of the process of protecting this delicate instrument. To ensure that your bow is always ready for your next playing session, follow these steps when using your viola bow case:

  1. Wipe the stick with a clean, dry cloth
  2. Loosen the tension on the hair until it is completely slack.
  3. When placing the bow in the case make sure it is secured with any bow holders, and that all latches are safely closed.

If you want to store your bow long-term, you might consider placing a mothball in the case to protect from moths, which will eat hair, ivory, and tortoiseshell. Wrap the mothball in a tissue and avoid contact with the bow itself. As instruments and bows are sensitive to temperature and humidity, monitor the humidity with a hygrometer, and humidify as needed.

Whether you're looking for a single bow case, or one that will hold more than one, we've got the options for you. And our experienced staff is always on hand to help you choose the right products and accessories for your musical journey. As a result, when you buy one of our viola bow cases, you can rest assured that you’ll be happy with your purchase.

Need help finding the best viola bow case for your needs? Please call us at (855) 343 - 3535. Our expert staff will ensure that you select the right bow case for your bow. At the LIVS, we’re committed to your satisfaction.