This case was designed to provide Karura peace of mind to owners of rare and handmade violins anytime they transport or store their instruments. Karura understands that it would be rare for a violinist to check a violin in the luggage hold. Nevertheless, during day to day handling and transport, accidents can happen. Why risk your violin to the inferior protection of a soft case? Karura designed our violin case to provide violinists and luthiers with the world’s best protection at a weight that is only slightly higher than a well made soft case.