Tradition since 1925

Originally founded in 1925 as case and bag manufacturer GEWA music GmbH is meanwhile successful in many other fields of musical instruments. Despite all the other activities the true core and soul of GEWA is our passion for manufacturing cases for high class Stringed bow instruments. This dedication drives us to constantly new developments that sometimes have become standards and more often it has been mimicked. Countless patents are registered under the GEWA name and simply show how we care about details and our open ear for the needs of our users.

GEWA swivel bow holder, flex/fix bow bridge, GEWA neck support, the Jaeger shape and many more. Diligent selection of material and the literally indestructibility of our cases have earned us an excellent reputation among the leading musicians of their time. Elisabeth Pitcairn, Midoi, Jan Vogler, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Mira Wang, just to name a few, put their priceless instruments in the trusted protection of GEWA cases.

This is our goal and our promise. A GEWA case is with you and your every step along your journey. No matter where your path leads you, you can rely on our cases.

In general, all GEWA cases are devised, designed, developed and initially built and tested in Adorf/Vogtland. The production in our German workshop in Adorf, the Air, Idea and Strato line as well as the renowned JAEGER cases reflect our quality standards. The case lines BIO-S, Concerto and Maestro are produced in our factory in China under German supervision.

 

cases

air

The latest development in shell technology. The outer and inner layers are formed independently from each other. In proprietary process the two layers are held in distance, into the cavity liquid 2K-Foam is injected. While curing the composite expands and solidifies filling all holes and gaps.

Properties: Very high torsional strength, very low weight, outstanding thermal insulation, extreme puncture and impact resistance.

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aramid

100% aramid fiber sheets are saturated with liquid resin and arranged in a specific proprietary process in a negative mold. After curing the shell is extraordinary in every aspect. Aramid fibers are preferably used in safety technology for instance in bulletproof vests for operator protection.

Properties: Highest torsional strength, extremely low weight, medium thermal insulation, highest achievable puncture and impact resistance.

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bio | s

Flax fiber sheets are pressed with high forces and steam into a hot mold, where it is formed and laminated with the outer lining.

Properties: Medium torsional strength, low weight, medium thermal insulation, medium puncture/impact protection.

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carbon

100% carbon fiber sheets are saturated with liquid resin and arranged in a specific proprietary process in a negative mold. After curing a shell emerges in every aspect extraordinary. Carbon fibers are used wherever requirements reach extreme levels in terms of low mass and high strength.

Properties: Highest torsional strength, lowest achievable weight, medium thermal insulation, extreme puncture and impact resistance.

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fiberglass

Fiberglass sheets are saturated with liquid resin and layered in a criss-cross pattern into a negative mold. After drying the shell stays in shape.

Properties: High torsional strength, low weight, medium thermal insulation properties, excellent puncture and impact resistance.

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polyfoam

Hard Polystyrol material is inserted into a firm mold. Steam and gas-air mix inflates the material and heatseals the components. After curing the shell is reinforced with wooden inserts and frames at neuralgic spots.

Properties: High torsional strength (with wood frame), extreme low weight, outstanding thermal insulation, good puncture and impact resistance.

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thermoshell

Liquid 2K-PUR foam is injected under heat into a mold. After expanding and curing, the shell can be lined on the inner. On the outer usually a water resistant layer is used. Even wood screws can be fixed in this dense and hard material. By adjusting the two chemical components the mechanical properties can be adjusted.

Properties: High torsional strength, very low weight, outstanding thermal insulation, medium puncture/impact resistance.

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titanium | x-lite

Carbon fiber sheets and Fiberglass sheets are saturated with liquid resin and combined with a proprietary process. After drying these materials are inseparable.

Properties: High torsional strength, ultra low weight, medium thermal insulation, outstanding puncture and impact resistance.

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wood

The traditional way of manufacturing a case. Single plies of veneer are crosslaminated under pressure and heat in a mold. After drying of the glue the shell stays in shape.

Properties: Very high torsional strength, medium weight, medium thermal insulation, very good puncture and impact resistance.

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violin cases

form shaped
oblong
BIO|S
CONCERTO
ATLANTA
MAESTRO
VENEZIA
JAEGER
STRATO
STRATO DE LUXE
OXFORD
IDEA 2.0
IDEA 1.9
IDEA 1.8
AIR 1.7 & 2.1
AIR PRESTIGE
AIR ERGO
AIR DIAMOND

viola cases

form shaped
oblong
CONCERTO
MAESTRO
JAEGER
STRATO
STRATO DE LUXE
IDEA 2.8
IDEA 2.6
IDEA 3.4

double cases

CONCERTO
MAESTRO
JAEGER
IDEA 2.5
IDEA 3.3
IDEA MAMMUT

cello cases

AIR CELLO CASE
IDEA FUTURA 4.8
IDEA FUTURA ROLLY 4.9
IDEA VARIO PLUS
IDEA VARIO PLUS
IDEA CARBON 2.9
IDEA ARAMID 3.1
IDEA XLITE 3.9
IDEA TITANIUM 3.3

doublebass cases

IDEA MAMMUT

bow cases

BOW CASE MAESTRO
BOW CASE MATRIX