This is a lightweight fiberglass case for tenor trombone and mute made by Marcus Bonna in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The case has a different shape than others, to allow storage of a mute inside the trombone's bell. The resulting placement of the bell flare away from the end of the case end gives it very sleek profile. The size and weight of the Compact are about the same as the Marcus Bonna Super Light case, which does not have room for a mute. This case is available with wheels for a small up-charge. See the drop down menu for options, both in-stock and pre-order.
The only drawback of this case is that not every tenor trombone will fit, and many of those that do will require some additional disassembly for travel.
This case is available with wheels for stress-free travel. They're recessed skate wheels and you simply hold the end handle and roll away. As usual, backpack straps and a shoulder strap are included, as well as removable interior pads and a double mouthpiece pouch.
The Bonna case cover is easily removed for cleaning, repair or replacement, making this a lifetime case. We often stock these in black nylon, though we can offer a case in any single or two-tone combination of colors in either nylon or leather at your request. Carbon fiber shells can be had upon request. Our experience is that the weight is the same, but the strength is supposed to be higher. Thankfully we haven't tested until the point of failure. These cases are designed for use as hand luggage. We don't recommend use of this case for air travel checked baggage service.