Neva Oblong Viola Case by Artonus.

By Artonus

£324.00 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Fully featured, professional grade oblong case for violas to 16.5" length of back, 9.75" max width. NB. User supplied padding required for smaller violas. An ideal case for those who require security combined with light weight and quality material and construction.

Artonus cases are hand made in Poland to the highest standards and are designed for use by full time professional musicians. Constructed of high density injection foam and reinforced they provide high levels of security and thermal efficiency combined with light weight making them very practical for everyday use.

The Neva case features an integrated humidifier with dial hygrometer which allows precise control of humidity within the case. The music pocket is on the base of the case thereby eliminating the risk of the case tipping over from an overbalancing lid.

We rate all our cases according to the level of use they are suitable for. Please take these into account when selecting a case. We rate this case as suitable for music student and professional use.

Please note despatch times shown for products are approximations and subject to availability. We will advise an ETA if any significant delay is expected beyond the time quoted.


  • High grade thermo shell with top quality fixed canvas cover.
  • Luxury lining in top quality silk velvet.
  • Instrument suspension, neck strap and blanket.
  • Large accessory box with spring lid.
  • Full hygrometer/humidifier system
  • 2 bow positions with toggle clips
  • Music pocket on back of case (1/2 length)
  • Double zip closing with 'harness' style webbing and strong spring clips.
  • Subway handle and detachable, wide rucksack straps. Mounting for shoulder strap.
  • Colour: see options.
  • For violas to 16.5" length of back, 9.75" max width.
  • Weight: 2.6 kg
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
18/10/2011 04:30
Silver City, United States

Keen Amateur

Great case!
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Almost everything--feels strong yet super light, high-quality construction, luxurious interior, plenty of storage, attention to detail.

Cons: Wish it had slightly bigger loops that contain the tip of bow. I have to angle my bow in just so for it slide through. There are no raised "bumpers" on the bottom (only on the side opposite the handle (the case might wear out faster on the bottom).

Other: Instructions that came with humidifier said to use a special water called Silver Hygro, which I was not able to find anywhere. When I inquired where to get the Silver Hygro, the folks at the String Zone told me, "There is no need to purchase any special product for your humidifier. Boiled water will suffice." Wish the case came with a humidifier bottle instead of the fragile "cakes" that need to be soaked in boiled water.

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11/07/2012 21:39
Bathgate, United Kingdom


Excellent case
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lightweight, well structured case, good protection for instrument. Plenty space for accessories, roomy music pocket. Weather protected zips.

Cons: None so far

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16/12/2011 16:06
manchester, United Kingdom


Good choice
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent quality, light, strong and deceptively slim enough to blag onto a plane

Cons: Nothing springs to mind

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23/03/2015 00:17
Templepatrick, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Serviceable case for everyday use.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good, lightweight and sturdy case. Useful pockets.

Cons: Zip case on the back doesn't take music above A4 size. Fitting instructions unclear - still had to pad out the ends for my rather small viola.

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13/11/2016 02:39
Barrie, Canada

Keen Amateur

NEVA: great case, real assurance for my viola.

Pros: I really like how nicely the case hugs my viola. I don't have to worry about the instrument rattling about (as it could have in the old case). The Neva is very well-made without being heavy.

Cons: The only possible problem is that there is no "wiggle" room for the two bow holders. I have a 75 cm carbon fibre bow that only just fits in the lower of the two holders if the hair is up (something the technician who looks after my fiddle doesn't like). My other bow fits on the top only with the hair up and only about 4 mm to spare. - Otherwise, this is a fantastic case and I am very happy to have it.

Other: I was very impressed with the speed of delivery. I really wish The String Zone was closer to where I live, or the other way around. Alas, the Atlantic Ocean separates us but for the Internet!

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26/09/2012 08:51
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

generally a good case

Pros: Well made, light, compact and strong. A good purchase

Cons: plastic fasteners on the handles a bit light.

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28/09/2013 09:34
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Lovely case- well worth money
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good lightweight case with plenty of storage space for pencils etc away from viola. Beautiful case finish internally.Worth every penny paid!

Cons: Case comes with straps although not really suitable for placing on back . Space for bows there, but bows only able to fit one way in case if you want to use both holders.

Other: Although suitable for my 15.5 viola designed for bigger instrument!

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01/03/2012 20:19
Dorchester, United Kingdom


Neva Oblong case is nice.
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: It's light, strong and stylish. It does all it should.

Cons: The music pocket is underneath the case which makes getting music out when the case is open very awkward.

Other: The life of this case depends on two not very sturdy plastic clips/buckles. I live in hope.

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