The Marcus Bonna Double Clarinet Case is a perfect case for transporting two clarinets without having any pressure on the instrument keys. It begins with a fiberglass shell and comes standard covered in nylon or can be ordered in leather for an additional charge. Two removable backpack straps and one removable shoulder strap come included with the case.
ABOUT MARCUS BONNA CASES
Marcus Bonna was a São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra horn player from 1982 to 2002.
After suffering an accident in 1990 and have had his back seriously hurt, he projected a case for himself, lighter, compact and with a brand new design in order to facilitate the transportation of his instrument, as the cases which there were in the market were too big and heavy.
At his surprise, the case was so successfully among his colleagues from the orchestra that, in a short time, the same colleagues had the new case made in fiberglass by Marcus Bonna himself. (Model MB 1).
In 1991, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra had a performance in São Paulo. When the horn players from this orchestra saw the new horn case model they got very impressed and interested in getting one.
For this reason, to start sending the orders, not only to Brazil but also abroad, in 1991 the MB company was founded, that nowadays has 45 employees at his own head office located in Bragança Paulista (80km from São Paulo).
Besides the production section and the management section, the Company also has a good canteen, play room and an auditorium with a grand piano to classes and chamber music. The MB exports about 480 cases a month for more than 25 countries. All the cases and mutes are handmade. The cases model are exclusive (some of them are protected by a patent), all designed and developed by Marcus Bonna himself.
Have had this case for a few weeks, and overall it’s just a really compact, comfortable, and overall excellent clarinet case. The clarinets float inside foam cutouts, which is great because I don’t think I’ll have to get it adjusted as often. You don’t get as much storage space as something like an Altieri bag, but there’s plenty of room for reeds, extra mouthpieces, swab on the inside, and in the pockets. Outside music pocket can expand to fit a horse, but fair warning it will not fit a full sized orchestral folder. I wish the second outside misc. pocket was a little bigger— I have to put my old K&M stand (with the longer stem) in there, as it doesn’t fit in the bell, and along with the rain cover, that doesn’t leave a lot of room for much else. The newer K&M stands which fit in the bell are better for this case. The backpack straps are awesome— Had a little trouble attaching them (you might not, I’m not all that handy), but there’s a video on Bonnas youtube page that explains it. Heard complaints that barrel cutouts weren’t large enough to fit new backun barrels like the MoBa, but they seem to have been expanded. Highly recommend this case!
All around a great case, very, very lightweight. Looks classy and backpack straps are quite comfortable. It feels very well made and I hope to get many years of use out of it. There is less room in the front pocket for music/reeds/etc than other case brands such as Altieri, but still enough if you don’t go overboard. I just carry an extra tote bag with any extra knick-knacks that can’t fit in the case and problem solved.
On Chuck Levin's: quality customer service, quick shipping and delivery On the product: sturdy, high quality, everything I was expecting This case fits everything I need! The backpack straps are high quality (the main reason I wanted this case: the backpack straps), there was also an optional shoulder strap, and the case even came with a rain cover! It couldn't be more perfect. The case is thin and lightweight, but it is also quite sturdy. I look forward to travelling with it.