Every viola deserves to be treated with little tender loving care. These are finely-crafted instruments, after all, from the simplest student model all the way to the most prestigious vintage creation. And one of the most basic ways to take care of your viola is to pack it up safely whenever you need to take it somewhere. The viola cases and gig bags in this section are up to that task, and there are plenty to choose from so it's easy to find the perfect case no matter your instrument, experience level and storage needs. Whether you're a beginner shopping for your first viola case or an experienced player looking for an upgrade, it's waiting for you right here.
Like most other instruments, cases and gig bags for violas offer varying levels of protection. Just about all of them have some rigidity to protect the instrument inside from bumps and knocks. The softer cases, like the Bam 2040B Artisto 15-3/4" Viola Case, offer good protection in a lightweight package that makes them perfect for transit around town to local performances. But if you're planning to ship your viola, to send it along during air travel or to take it on a long trip, it may be wise to opt for a rigid-shelled case instead. The Bellafina Thermoplastic Viola Case is a good example: its toughness makes it one of the best-selling cases here, and it's affordable enough for a beginner's budget, too.
Maybe you already have a viola case and you're looking for a way to make it even better? This section can help you out with that as well. There are covers here that work like a case for your case, adding a soft and easy-to-handle exterior, bigger carrying straps and extra pockets for more cargo room. Check out the Mooradian Oblong Viola Case Slip-On Cover and the Mooradian Shaped Viola Case Slip-On Cover with Combination Straps for two examples - these utility-focused shells are great ways to improve your favorite cases.
Any time you leave the house with your viola, a proper case or gig bag is non-negotiable. You've made an investment in your instrument, so keeping it safe from the unexpected is just plain common sense. Thankfully, this selection of viola cases and gig bags makes it easy to find the exact level of protection and utility you need. Be sure to choose the right size for your viola, and once it arrives at your door, let the case handle the rest.