Review: My experience with Jakob Winter violin case
I bought very fashionable Jakob Winter’s violin case for my second instrument. On the second day after I started using this case, while changing trains, one of the shoulder strap attached to the case came off by itself and the instrument case almost fell off. As you can see in the picture below, the hook engagement is reversed, which is the cause of the problem. I have only used the case 5 times and the same incident happened 3 of those times. So I fixed it with wire☺️
However I don’t want anything bad to happen to my violin. So I haven’t used this case since then. The case just sits at home.
A few days ago, I took a closer look at the case and noticed something. There are two clasps that close the top lid of the case. One of them does not engage at all. No matter how many times I tried, one of the clasps would not close correctly. (In fact, I didn’t believe in the function of the lid clasp, so when I used this case, I closed the lid and then fastened it with a belt. So it was no danger✌️）
I wrote an email directly to the manufacturer, Jakob Winter. I also attached photos. They suggested me to make sure that the lid is closed correctly. Otherwise I should ask the shop, where you bought the case, to change it. Wow!
My conclusion. This case is perfect for keeping in the house as an interior decoration. （I am tired of worrying about too many things to make this case practical…💦)
For practical use I will recommend GEWA, BAM and MAURIZIO RIBONI to my violin students and my colleagues.