The instrument outline drawing
Why do we need the instrument outline?
The various models of violas, violas d'amore, and violas d'gamba do not only differ in size, but also in their design,
and sometimes they are even unsymmetrical.
We manufacture the interior of the respective cases according to the instrument's outline. The more exact this outline drawing, the more perfect will the fit of the case and eventually the protection for the instrument be.
In hard-shell cases for violas or violas d'amore, the accessory compartments are built around the scroll, parts of the neck
and the peg box. The more exact the drawing (nor only the corpus, but also including neck and scroll), the better will the
oom for the accessory compartment be utilized.
For the violin and viola double cases in particular, an outline of the instrument is indispensable, as the room in the double cases is already very limited and this is the only possibility to fully utilize it.
For the viola d'amore and the viola d'gamba, we need in addition a lateral outline drawing, to be able to optimally design
the padding of the neck at the base of the neck.
How do I make the outline drawing?
Place the instrument flat on a large sheet of paper and follow the instrument's complete outline as good as possible -
hold the pen as perpendicular as possible.
Do not let the bottom curvature disturb you - hold the instrument thigt so that it cannot slip.
You can additionally specify dimensions as e.g. the total length, the top width of the corpus, and the bottom width
of the corpus.
How do you measure the bridge height?
It is also important that you inform us about the height of the instrument's bridge - our cases are usually of sufficient
internal height, but there are instruments with a higher bridge, and that is why we need this dimension too.
To determine this height, leave the instrument an the sheet of paper, place a rule horizontally across the bridge and
read the height from a second ruler held perpendicular.