This is a very small and lightweight fiberglass case for all tenor trombones, made by Marcus Bonna in Brazil. Marcus Bonna builds some of the premier cases for trombone, and this one should last you forever. This is one of the smallest hard cases that will fit nearly any tenor trombone with F-attachment. The outer cover is made of a high quality nylon, and the cover is easily removable if cleaning repair, or replacement is desired. Leather covers are available by special order. The fiberglass shell is padded inside and out. The interior has a variety of movable fabric covered foam pads which attach with Velcro, so you can customize the interior to your instrument. A mouthpiece pouch is included. There is accessory storage space near the bell, and another hidden storage space under the tuning slide. All trombones seem to fit: Straight tenor or tenor with F-attachment, up to a 8.5" (9"?) bell. Open wrap, closed wrap, any rotor, Axial, Hagman, Trubore all seem to fit fine. There is no mute storage space, but a compact practice mute, like the Best Brass Warm-Up, can store inside your instrument.
There is a trick to properly storing the trombone in this case: place the hand slide in the case so the connector is located to your lower left. The connector tenon fits in a small hole in the rear left corner of the case. The water key will be to your lower right side. With the small included foam pad conveniently placed between the hand slide and the bell, the confines are tight but the components are safe.
The Bonna case includes double backpack straps. We like backpack straps for keeping the case and your instrument centered on your back. It helps avoid door frames and other unnecessary impacts. If you need to ride a bus or train, your profile remains fairly compact.
Mr. Bonna refers to his cases as hand luggage, and that in itself is good guide for usage. If you are traveling, these cases are best kept on your person, rather than trusting them to a Baggage Handling System. If you'll need to travel with your trombone as checked baggage, you might consider using a tougher case for the trip. Are there tougher cases than a Marcus Bonna? Yes, of course, they are just much heavier.
Beside frequent flyers, another buyer for these smaller models of Bonna cases could be a trombonist who travels with a significant mute collection and a variety of stands. If you've already got an extra bag or two with you anyway, you can choose the smallest case. Your body will thank you.
We usually stock these in black nylon, the most popular color. If you seek a leather case or a special color, please contact us. We're glad to offer a reservation for our next shipment. We receive new Marcus Bonna cases about every 90 days.