Lievissima Evolution

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The first ultra-lightweight Lievissima was a challenge for Musafia: how to match the weight of carbon fiber cases using wood laminate, but with a protective cover and thermal insulation?

Since its introduction in 2014, we have been relentlessly developing it to exploit all the potential this case has, culminating with the new Lievissima Evolution. Compared to the previous model the thickness of the thermal insulation was doubled, shoulder rest position was optimized, strap handles are now in real leather and the case presents a smooth, rounded, modern borderless look.

Its price is similar to that of many industrially-made cases and is truly ultra-light: the dart-shape model S1911 weighs in fact consistently 2.0 kg / 4.40 lbs. or less, and we guarantee that in writing.

A special feature is the thick padding under the case cover, which not only provides superlative thermal protection, but also protects against even substantial bumps, and making an aftermarket slip-on insulation cover no longer necessary even for rigid climes.

from 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs.
76/80 x 23.5 x 13 cm

Compared to a carbon fiber case

Lievissima Evolution proves that you don't have to accept the defects of Carbon Fiber or thermoplastics (poor thermal insulation, limited violin safety, delicate exterior) to enjoy an ultra-light weight case which actually offers superior protection to your violin!

  1. Double-thickness thermal insulation layer
  2. Protective cover with or without music/iPad pouch
  3. Lighter than many carbon fiber cases without a cover
  4. Shell can withstand up to 80 kg. pressure without damaging the violin inside
  5. Tested superior resistance to temperature and humidity changes
  6. Crash-tested 4-point Offset Plane™ suspension system

Design and construction


Revolutionary and exclusive hybrid Kevlar® and wood laminate construction. Continuum High-Tensile™ bonding method. Wood laminate specially milled to 0.1mm tolerances in thickness, up to 6-ply. Inner layers checked for defects via transparency before use. Structure cold-bent to avoid possible warping; lightweight, highly resistant, and repairable in case of damage. Internal partitions are load-bearing and structural to increase overall strength. Monolithic impact absorbing structure created through the use of high-density (28 kg/m3) foam with surface reinforcement cemented to both sides and bottom. Reinforced hinge and back-pack attachment area. Case shell designed to withstand equalized pressure on the lid equivalent to the weight of an average person.


Borderless design. Made with super-lightweight 180 denier Cordura® nylon, water-and-tear-resistant, and treated with Teflon® to reduce wear and scuffing. Long-lasting YKK zippers, 25mm zipper stitching support, synthetic thread, double-folded edging and upgraded through-bolted strap attachments (intead of sewn-on D-rings) to assure long life. Real leather strap handles. Replaceable; available with and without music pocket.

Interior padding

5mm padding below instrument, 10mm lateral padding, four-point instrument suspension.

Exclusive safety features

All Musafia case designs crash-tested to help determine best protection for important instruments. Thick (1cm) layer of thermal insulation on all sides of the exterior of the shell which also protects from bumps, four-point Offset Plane™ instrument suspension, patented SoftTouch™ spring-locking bow holders, fore-and-aft movement restraining system, double-action Sekur™ safety lock. SATRAVI® protection certified. Built to IP-64 water- and dust-proofing standard (EN 60529). 

Other characteristics and features

Long-lasting brass hinging on accessory box lids, replaceable subway strap.


  1. Includes replaceable Cordura® nylon waterproof cover. YKK zippers. Teflon® treatment to reduce wear and scuffs.
  2. Thick thermal insulation
  3. External music (or iPad) pocket (models with code number ending in "T")
  4. Plush, roomy interior, fully-lined and padded, with closing accessory compartment
  5. Patented SoftTouch™ rubbery self-locking bow holders
  6. SuperComfort™ computer-bag style soft leather strap handles
  7. Subway strap (replaceable)
  8. Continuum High Tensile™ hybrid Kevlar/ 6-ply laminate construction with monolithical impact absorbing structure.
  9. 4-point Offset Plane Suspension System™ for improved instrument protection in case of bumps and impact.
  10. Four metal through-bolted carrying strap fixtures with shoulder strap and backpack capability.
  11. SoftTouch™ elastic spring-loaded locking bow holders.
  12. Sekur™ double-action safety lock.

Options and accessories available for Lievissima

Lievissima Evolution allows you to decide which accessories and features you need and which you don't, so you don't have to pay for the ones you can do without, nor carry their weight around.

  1. GPS tracker (4G).
  2. Humiditrak® Bluetooth thermo-hygrometer.
  3. Musafia hygrometer - humdifier system with highly effective Dimus II multi-filament humidifier.
  4. String tube.
  5. Single carrying strap for normal use, or two straps for backpack use; normal or padded.
  6. Personalized brass engraved nameplate.
  7. Thermometer.
  8. Electronic thermo-hygrometer.
  9. Screw-attached electronic A-440 tuner.
  10. CaseCaddy™ music stand/umbrella pouch.
  11. Soft Champagne beige satin pillow blanket.

Formats versions and colors

Available in black or silver plush interior, with a black cover.

Download technical features here: U1911/U1911TS1911/S1911T

Weights and dimensions

CodeFormatNameWeightShell dimensions
S1911  dartLievissima Evolution2,0 kg. – 4.4 lbs.76 x 23.5 x 13cm
S1911T  dart w/pocketLievissima Evolution2,1 kg. – 4.6 lbs.76 x 23.5 x 13cm
U1911  rectangularLievissima Evolution2,2 kg. – 4.8 lbs.77 x 28 x 14cm
U1911T  rectangular w/pocketLievissima Evolution2,3 kg. – 5 lbs.77 x 28 x 14cm

Offered both in ultra-compact rectangular and dart-shape formats, both with or without high-capacity extra large music (or iPad) pocket, measuring cm 48 x 26, or 19 x 10 inches.

Please note: maximum bow length accommodated in the ultra-compact Lievissima rectangular violin case is 75.0 cm. No limitation for the dart-shape version.

All Musafia cases are 100% made in Cremona, Italy. Lifetime warranty, maintenance service and replacement parts always available.