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This hardshell cases combines all the necessary elements for a high-quality, reliable case that provides excellent protection for your electric bass. It's made with 5-ply cross-laminate woods that can... Read More

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This hardshell cases combines all the necessary elements for a high-quality, reliable case that provides excellent protection for your electric bass. It's made with 5-ply cross-laminate woods that can stand up to a great deal of pressure. The exterior has a well-secured, tolex-type covering. The neck piece is screwed in for years of use. We line the interior with a soft foam that keeps the guitar well protected and firmly in place. This hardshell case for viola-shaped electric bass is a fantastic value at their low price. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Fits viola-shaped electric bass
  • 5-Ply wood
  • Tolex-type covering
  • Black, plush interior lining
  • Heavy-duty gold Hardware
  • Screwed-in neck brace
  • Lifetime warranty
Dimensions:
  • Total length: 43-1/2"
  • Body width: 17"
  • Lower bout: 12"
  • Upper bout: 10"
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4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Small modifications needed but well worth the small effort

You may have seen other reviews on this item that slam the product because the violin bass does not fit into the case. Although this is true, it only takes about fifteen minutes to...Read complete review

You may have seen other reviews on this item that slam the product because the violin bass does not fit into the case. Although this is true, it only takes about fifteen minutes to make a few adjustments and the bass will fit perfectly. I have to admit, I was skeptical about purchasing this case after I read this complaint on several different web sites. But for such a low price, I thought I would give it a try. I own a Hofner Violin Bass, and sure enough, when my case arrived it would not close when the bass was in the case. All I had to do was remove the 4 screws from the center piece that holds the bottom section of the neck of the bass (where it attaches to the body), and cut about an inch or so off the bottom. This center piece was too high preventing the lid from shutting. I made sure I left extra fabric to guarantee that I covered the bottom cut and bam - the bass now fits. I have to admit that you would think a case that is advertised to fit the violin bass would in fact fit, but as I mentioned earlier, for the price it was a small inconvenience. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because it needed some personal touches in order for it to fit; otherwise, the case is great.

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Not for Hofner

This case is supposed to fit the Hofner Violin Base, however it does not. Since this was the second case I had ordered with the first returned back for the same reason and because...Read complete review

This case is supposed to fit the Hofner Violin Base, however it does not. Since this was the second case I had ordered with the first returned back for the same reason and because I needed a case for my Hofner I decided to have this case modified. So I took it to a furniture repair shop and they fixed it (only took 10 minutes and $10). So my Hofner fiits nicelly within it. Other than that this case for the price is good.

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5.0

Fantastic case for Hofner

By Ricardo

from Monterrey, MÌ©xico

This case has a perfect fit for my brand new Hofner Ignition Special Edition Ed Sullivan Show Bass. I didn?t have to modify it instead of what I read in other reviews. I am completely satisfied with the product.

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5.0

Works for Hofner Icon perfectly

By Mark

from The Villages, FL

This case had been on back order for a couple of months. When it finally arrived, I found it fit my Hofner Icon perfectly. Apparently the neck brace problems cited in other reviews of this case have been resolved. I guess the factory that makes them has listened to the previous complaints. It seems to be pretty solidly built but should be used for light weight protection. I don't think I would ship it on a plane or anything like that using this case. It's great for traveling in the car to gigs and such.

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5.0

Great case!

By Danny

from Clinton, IN

This case cam with my viola electric bass guitar. I was shocked at the quality! Definitely would consider buying.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice case for my Epiphone viola bass with small mod

By john pfister

from Lincoln Nebraska

After reading the reviews I ordered this knowing that it would require modification. I remove the neck support by removing the four external screws and pulling it out (long staples, be careful). I was able to trim the Styrofoam block with a sharp knife, fold over the 'fur' cover, and re-install within about 10 minutes time. For that small effort I ended up with a great fitting case every bit as good as the more expensive TKL and roadrunner case I have my artcores in. The Epi fit like it was custom made for it for WAY less than the factory case. I had to order this on line, I'm in Nebraska, not far from the main Guitar center in Kansas city - I ordered it in the afternoon and it was waiting for me on my porch the next day! Highly recommended and well worth having to do the small mod.

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4.0

Good case for the money

By Joseph Citro

from Long Island, NY

I would have given it 5 stars except for the neck support. Same problem as everyone else, they made the neck support too high. You have to remove the 4 screws on the outside of the case which are holding it in place and gently wedge it out. There are also small nails holding it in place which are not accessible from the outside of the case, so be gentle. The support is made of styrofoam with thin wood sides. I took a small saw and cut off about 3/4". Trim the felt, put it in place and replace the screws. About 15 mins. The case has nice padding, and the hardware is fine. Like I said, a good case for the price.

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5.0

2 min configuring the case to fit your Viola

By remigio holmes

from San Diego, CA

I give this case 4 3/4 stars. The only reason not 5 stars is because it takes a little configuring to make it fit the Viola bass you have(NBD)and the fact that in the product description this fact is never mentioned. I have the Epiphone Viola bass so I mesured the case to fit this bass. It only takes a person that is 2% smarter then the case and someone with a super basic knowledge of tools and their uses, so anyone with a standard philips screwdriver and a hacksaw blade or a serrated knife can make the ajustments needed to fit any Viola bass. One shot is all someone gets before this case is renderd just about useless. First DO NOT rip the neck support out, if you look at the case the'er four(4) screws holding the neck support in the case(2% smarter). Remove the screws take out the neck support and cut in a straight line across the bottom of the neck support however much is determined need to be cut off to fit the Viola bass owned, I have the Epiphone model so I removed just over 1/2 inch. Place the neck support back in to the case screw it back in place and it's done. This is very simple to do, I could go into further detail, but I don't want to insult anyone. A four(4) year old could make this ajustment to the case without even reading this review, it's all commonsense.

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4.0

Fantastic case at an unbelievable price - but fit is too tight!

By LARRY BROWN

from Houston, TX

This case is an incredible value. It's also a nice case with the feet, plush insert, sturdy handle, vinyl covering, and nice latches. The only problem is that the fit is too tight for the Hofner bass sold by Guitar Center. The case is too narrow for the body of the bass. At first I didn't think the bass would fit in there at all and I had an associate assist me and he agreed that the bass would not fit. However, after a little pushing and shoving the bass will just fit if you compress the padding on the sides of the case enough. So it will work, but it's not right and certainly not perfect. Because of this I had my Guitar Center order the inexpensive case available from Hofner. That one is worse. First off, it's not Hofner branded even though it's supplied by them. It's just some cheap Chinese case that they've outsourced. It doesn't say Hofner anywhere on it. The quality on that case is not as nice as this Musician's Gear branded case. The handle, outer fabric, latches, and feet are all inferior. Incredibly, the fit on that case is also too tight! The Hofner case features a built in pillow under the bottom of the body of the bass and that pushes the bass up and doesn't allow the lid to close unless you mash it down. Squeezing the bass that way is worse than squeezing it sideways.

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5.0

Nice case!

By Leandro Bigarella

from S���o Paulo, Brazil

I bought the classic hofner violin bass and also this case. Despite a little and extremely easy adjustment on the neck bridge inside the case to allow the bass to fit in, the product is very good and well finished. The bass does not get loose inside the case.

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5.0

Bargain

By Karen Greenspan

from Napa, Ca

This case was really a bargain, but I think it is a good deal anyway. The violin bass will not fit the case out of the box. You need to unscrew the four screws that keep the neck holder piece in place. I did this easily with a phillips screwdriver. Then remove the holder and the felt. You will see that it is mostly foam. I used a small hand saw to remove 3/4 inch of foam, rewrapped the piece with the felt and screwed it back into the case. The bass fits perfectly now. The modification took 10 minutes tops.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Small modifications needed but well worth the small effort

By Ben

from Douglassville, PA

You may have seen other reviews on this item that slam the product because the violin bass does not fit into the case. Although this is true, it only takes about fifteen minutes to make a few adjustments and the bass will fit perfectly. I have to admit, I was skeptical about purchasing this case after I read this complaint on several different web sites. But for such a low price, I thought I would give it a try. I own a Hofner Violin Bass, and sure enough, when my case arrived it would not close when the bass was in the case. All I had to do was remove the 4 screws from the center piece that holds the bottom section of the neck of the bass (where it attaches to the body), and cut about an inch or so off the bottom. This center piece was too high preventing the lid from shutting. I made sure I left extra fabric to guarantee that I covered the bottom cut and bam - the bass now fits. I have to admit that you would think a case that is advertised to fit the violin bass would in fact fit, but as I mentioned earlier, for the price it was a small inconvenience. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because it needed some personal touches in order for it to fit; otherwise, the case is great.

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