Bobelock Cases are made the same way that they have for the last 100 years - one by one with attention to detail in every aspect of the creatio... Read More
Bobelock Cases are made the same way that they have for the last 100 years - one by one with attention to detail in every aspect of the creation of each case. We take pride in our cases as they reflect years of dedication and training towards something that our case owners call "dependability". We make better cases because we use the best materials available, we run extensive testing on material durability and we listen to you, the end users, because you are our best researchers. You know what you like, you know what you need and you know who makes it! Thats why people return year after year, instrument after instrument to a Bobelock case. Bobelock cases are made from the finest available materials in our modern factory in the Philippines, under the direct supervision of Mr. Bobelock. Every case we sell carries his name and you can be sure that he stands behind the design and construction of all his products. We know you value your instruments dearly and want the best in protection as well as an admirable presentation, and the time tested materials we use are guaranteed to give you exactly that. Plush velvets, silks and velours, combined with brass and nickel fittings, selected hardwood veneers and tough nylon canvas coverings assure long wear, superb protection and a look you can be proud of. The Bobelock Story
The Bobelock Case Company is named after the Bobelock family who are still involved in the complete manufacturing of these cases. Steve Bobelock, the current owner and third generation in the case business personally inspects each case to insure the quality that Bobelock customers have grown to inspect. In his own words Steve retells the early years. "It was really my Mother (Mary Bobelock) and my Godfather who carried on American Case Company. I struggled to try to keep it going. It was not until I went to California and left to start my own company, under my own name, that it became a viable business. That took working from 5am to 8pm everyday plus seven days a week to keep it going. In 1993 I had no choice but to move it out of the U.S. or go out of business." Today Steve runs a "state of the art" small factory employing 50 local case specialists in the area of Bataan. Some of you may remember this name because it was the location of the infamous Bataan Death March in World War II where many American POWs were forced to walk through the jungles and many failed to return home. In their honor and to keep the memory alive, we have named one of our luxury violin cases The Correigador. Unlike much of what you may imagine or have heard about Americans abroad, we feel that there are many benefits that we bring to living and manufacturing our cases in the Philippines. As Steve mentioned above, he had to make the decision of leaving California to continue to manufacture cases. The main reason for this was escalating costs in running a factory in the U.S. Here in the Philippines, Steve was able to build a brand new manufacturing facility and to employ ten times more the amount of case makers. This meant local jobs for people who otherwise would have had to leave their families and their homes to find work. This has helped to strengthen the local economy by providing competitive salaries for everyone. In addition, we provide for medical clinics to be built from which local doctors are able to provide medical services, provide books and school supplies to the local schools, provide healthy daily meals to our employees, provide monthly gifts of rice (a staple food product), provide housing which we build for employees, provide for college funding for children of our employees, donate generously to local historical projects including the rebuilding of the mile markers along the Bataan Death March routes, and adhere to the labor laws and conditions of American business practices. In return, our employee base has grown from a few to many who have chosen to stay with us since our arrival in 1993. Our cases have been time tested to keep performing for many years. All of our cases are made entirely in our modern factory, assuring the quality control needed to deliver the best protection for your stringed instrument. After rigorous inspection and the necessary time in the drying rooms, our cases leave the factory in the Philippines to make the six-week trip to our distribution center in Pennsylvania. Located in rural farmland, Bruce and Victoria Weaver are the sales team that makes sure that your order is re-inspected and sent directly all over North American violin shops, makers and luthier schools. Today our fine line of cases is constructed from the best materials available worldwide. We import velvet and silk material from Germany, our wood from North Carolina, our locks from Germany, other hardware from New Jersey, bow spinners from Maryland. well you get the picture. We buy from small businesses just like us whose owners have worked hard and long to make a product that will last. We have built relationships with these businesses so that together we can build a case that reflects the best in ideas and materials. While not the worlds largest maker of violin cases, we pride ourselves on making the best value for the serious player. The range of cases we make should meet the needs of t
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