ACCORD ULTRA LIGHT - The lightest cello case in the world...
lighter than a gig bag!
(slightly more flexible than the ACCORD standards)
Basic model includes the following:
- Accord's standard color options except silver metalic
- high-glossy finish
- two back straps
- foam interior with spare sets cushions
- detachable pocket
2,3 kg (4,9 lbs)
Size: There are four different models to choose from that match the size and shape of any instrument.
to be sure about proper size, please see the measurement form.
Montagnana: 39 cm / 48 cm / 132,5 cm / 31,5 cm
Medium: 36 cm / 45 cm / 131 cm / 29 cm
3/4: 34 cm / 43 cm / 121 cm / 29 cm
only available in "granular white" or "carbon structur black"
Interior Colour: black.
All Accord cases have a unique suspension system engineered to float the instruments on a cushion of foam pads.
Wedge cushions can be easily adjusted for different instruments and provide very precise inside fitting and safety. Ecological and chemically neutral insulation does not interact with, or in any way harm the finish of the instrument. Prevents the accumulation of moisture. Excellent insulating qualities. Adjustable bottom pads fit the exact length of any instrument.
Our recommendation: For those to whom protection is everything - flight cover combo.
Weight is based on cello medium model! The weight value is subject to change due to R&D process.
The Accord success story began with an aspiring cello student Robert Schenk in the Hague. Tired of having to drag his heavy cello case to his lessons, he came up with an idea to make a much lighter cello case that is still protective enough for the instrument. Thinking of ways to realize his idea, he came across carbon fiber.
Quite soon, the idea was born to start producing cello cases that were half the weight than any other cases on the market, only to be followed by ideas for cases for other instruments such as guitars and wind instruments and also business class cases.
From the nature of carbon fiber we managed to develop a product of amazing quality. People find it hard to believe that a rather large cello case can weigh only 2,3 kg, which is how much Accord ultra light model weighs. On the other hand, protective qualities of carbon have proven themselves crucial in protecting the instruments in some challenging situations they have found themselves in. Besides its' unbelievable physical characteristics, working with carbon inspires the realization of a unique aesthetic-artistic achievement. The streamlined and extremely elegant design of our case, many satisfied clients perceive strikingly beautiful. Each case is completely hand made and therefore unique.
Accord Corporation was started in 1994, and has developed quite an impressive list of clients since. Proud owners of Accord cases are Sting, Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Eddie Van Halen and Croatian president Stjepan Mesic who owns a business case for which he said, jokingly, even if his plane went down his papers would remain intact.