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The Superleggero is an extremely functional and elegant case line that offers artisan quality and care at the price of many industrially-made cases. First introduced in 1986, the Superleggero has been perfected over the decades to combine the classic design, safety and quality of the higher-priced Musafia cases for those who prefer a tasteful but not ostentatious case.

Completely redesigned for 2021, the fourth edition of the Superleggero increases both practicality and instrument safety. The large open area, with an elastic to hold string packets, allows also placement of the shoulder rest, freeing room inside the accessory compartment. The violin moved to the center of the case allows it to be better protected from bumps coming from all directions, while there are now two load-bearing transverse structural partitions for vastly increased sideways crush resistance.

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

Ribbons 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. Interior fully-lined and padded with suede-like Royale (Superleggero Royale version) or 100% cotton English velvet (Superleggero Classic version).
  5. Patented SoftTouch™ elastic spring-loaded locking bow holders. *
  6. Rosin dust-resistant bow ribbons with Stradivari "Sunrise" inlay motif. *
  7. Padded blanket and flexible string tube. *
  8. Photo retaining ribbons. *
  9. Musafia hygrometer - humdifier system with highly effective Dimus II multi-filament humidifier.
  10. Four metal through-bolted carrying strap fixtures with shoulder strap and backpack capability.
  11. Two carrying straps for normal and backpack use. 
  12. Oversized, comfortable leather padded handle.
  13. Alcantara-covered subway handle.
  14. Sekur™ double-action safety lock.

* except Versatus version

Options and accessories available for Superleggero

  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. WeatherGuard™ valance-and-groove closure.
  8. PressurePorts™.
  9. Waterproofing. 
  10. Hidden pocket for documents.
  11. SuperSilk interior lining.
  12. Thermometer.
  13. Cherrywood burl trim.
  14. Leather instrument restraints.
  15. Bow tip cushions.
  16. Alcantara shell lining.
  17. Screw-attached electronic A-440 tuner.
  18. CaseCaddy™ music stand/umbrella pouch.
  19. Soft satin pillow blanket.
  20. Padded carrying strap.

Formats and versions

Download technical features here: S2011RSV2011RS2021R 2012R2021R


Superleggero Royale interior

(Interior lining in suede-like Royale)

Superleggero Classic interior

(100% cotton English velvet, reminiscent of the W.E. Hill and M.A. Gordge)

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.

Cordura Nylon

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

Glove-quality leather

Brown – Black – Blue

Weights and dimensions

CodeFormatNameWeightShell dimension
SV2011R mini-dartSuperleggero Versatus2,1 kg. - 4.6 lbs.65 x 23.5 x 13cm
S2011R dartSuperleggero Royale/Classic2,3 kg. - 5 lbs.80 x 23.5 x 13cm
2012R oblongSuperleggero Royale/Classic2,8 kg. - 6.2 lbs.80 x 23.5 x 13cm
S2021RdartSuperleggero Royale/Classic2,7 kg. - 6 lbs.85 x 28 x 14cm
2021RoblongSuperleggero Royale/Classic3.2 kg. - 7 lbs.80 x 28 x 14cm

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. 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.