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Momentum is a completely super-compact, ultra-light design for those on the go. 

The violin is placed centrally with a large open-space area around the scroll, and is protected from impact in all directions. The viola case is slightly more conventional (a necessity due to the greater length of the instrument), but still offers superlative safety, light weight, and considerable room for accessories.

Momentum is available in three versions to meet every need. The standard Momentum has an elegant interior lining in suede-like Royale, while the Momentum Z has stylish, colorful, high-fashion silks and satins make the Momentum Z stand out in a crowd. The Momentum Alisea is the ultimate version with a luxurious SuperSilk™ velvet interior and a lighter-weight Cordura® cover to make this version not only the most sumptuous, but also the lightest.

Design and construction


Revolutionary and exclusive hybrid Kevlar® and wood laminate construction. Continuum High-Tensile™ 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 the 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. Though-bolted zinc-plated steel reinforcements on all viola cases for superior long-term durability. 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.


Made with military-specification 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 (instead of sewn-on D-rings) to assure long life. Padding on underside reduces bumps to the instrument when the case is set down. Includes new expandable LieFlat™ music pocket, full-length rain flap and is replaceable.

Interior padding

5mm padding below instrument, 10mm lateral padding, four-point instrument suspension. Blanket padded with 5mm foam.

Exclusive safety features

All Musafia case designs crash-tested to help determine best protection for important instruments. Four-point Offset Plane™ instrument suspension, patented SoftTouch™ spring-locking bow holders, fore-and-aft movement restraining system, double-action Sekur™ safety lock, multi-filament Dimus II™ humidifier and hygrometer, and case bottom external padding. SATRAVI® protection certified. Built to IP-64 water- and dust-proofing standard (EN 60529).

Other characteristics and features

Ribbon to retain photos in case lid without damage, long-lasting brass hinging on accessory box lids, padded blanket, soft and flexible string tube to avoid damage to the instrument in case of accident, double carrying straps for normal and backpack use, replaceable oversized leatherette handle to facilitate carrying the case with gloves in cold weather, replaceable Alcantara® covered metro handle.


  1. Continuum High Tensile™ hybrid Kevlar/ 6-ply laminate construction with monolithical impact absorbing structure.
  2. 4-point Offset Plane Suspension System™ for improved instrument protection in case of bumps and impact.
  3. Replaceable Cordura® nylon waterproof cover with full-sized music (or iPad) pouch, padded on underside. YKK zippers. Teflon® treatment to reduce wear and scuffs. Two pencil/pen loops inside the music pouch. Now with LieFlat™ extra capacity music or iPad pocket and full-length rain flap.
  4. Momentum has the interior fully-lined and padded with suede-like Royale. Momentum Z has velvet plush, satin, and brocade linings depending on version. Momentum Alisea has the interior lined in SuperSilk™ velvet.
  5. SoftTouch™ elastic spring-loaded locking bow holders.
  6. Musafia hygrometer - humdifier system with highly effective Dimus II multi-filament humidifier.
  7. Padded blanket and flexible string tube.
  8. Four metal through-bolted carrying strap fixtures with shoulder strap and backpack capability.
  9. Two carrying straps for normal and backpack use.
  10. Oversized, comfortable leather padded handle.
  11. Alcantara-covered subway handle.
  12. Sekur™ double-action safety lock.

Options and accessories available for Momentum

  1. New! FindMe™ GPS tracker (4G).
  2. Humiditrak® Bluetooth thermo-hygrometer.
  3. Personalized brass engraved nameplate.
  4. Protecta System™.
  5. Additional frame reinforcement.
  6. Tropicalization™.
  7. Subway strap (replaceable)
  8. Waterproofing. 
  9. Hidden pocket for documents.
  10. SuperSilk interior lining.
  11. Thermometer.
  12. Cherrywood burl trim.
  13. Leather instrument restraints.
  14. Bow tip cushions.
  15. Alcantara shell lining.
  16. Screw-attached electronic A-440 tuner.
  17. CaseCaddy™ music stand/umbrella pouch.
  18. Soft satin pillow blanket.
  19. Padded carrying strap.

Formats and versions

Download technical features here: U2112RU2112ZU2112LU2122R


Momentum interior

(Suede-like Royale)

Cover choices

Please note that while great care has been taken to portay the colors as accurately as possible, colors may appear differently on different computer screens, and tend to vary with each new supply. Case pictures are for color reference only. They may have options available at extra cost, or may not have all the latest characteristics and features.

Steel grey/blue – Terra brown – Slate green – Black – Pacific blue – Sable

Weights and dimensions

CodeFormatNameWeightShell dimension
U2112R/ZrectangularMomentum2,5 kg. - 5.5 lbs.76 x 23.5 x 13cm
U2122R/ZrectangularMomentum2,8 kg. - 6 lbs.77 x 28 x 14cm

Weight is the same for both U2112R and U2112Z. Maximum width for violins is 20.8cm and for violas is 25.8cm. Maximum bow length accommodated in the ultra-compact Momentum U2112R and U2112Z violin cases is 74,5 cm, and 75 cm for the U2022R viola case.  

Please note: some case manufacturers declare weights up to 20% less than the actual weight. Other manufacturers weigh their cases stripped of the music pocket, subway strap, rain flap, and even the latch! The weights of Musafia cases listed here are truthful and reflect their actual weight. Keep this into consideration when comparing cases!

Weights are approximate and may vary up to +/-5% from case to case. All options and accessories are excluded. Viola case weight and dimensions are quoted for standard size; sizing for larger or smaller violas will reflect on the weight of the case. Options add weight (see accessories page for more details).

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