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The Story Of Accord

 

The Accord success story began with an aspiring cello student Robert Schenk in the Hague. Tired of having to drag his heavy cello case to his lessons, he came up with an idea to make a much lighter cello case that is still protective enough for the instrument. Thinking of ways to realize his idea, he came across carbon fiber.

 

Quite soon, the idea was born to start producing cello cases that were half the weight of any other cases on the market, only to be followed by ideas for cases for other instruments such as guitars and wind instruments and also business class cases.

 

Thanks to the nature of carbon fiber they managed to develop a product of amazing quality. People find it hard to believe that a rather large cello case can weigh only 2,3 kg, which is how much Accord ultra light model weighs. On the other hand, protective qualities of carbon have proven crucial in protecting the instruments in some challenging situations they have found themselves in. Besides it's unbelievable physical characteristics, working with carbon inspires the realization of a unique aesthetic-artistic achievement. The streamlined and extremely elegant design of Accord cases is considered strikingly attractive. Each case is completely hand made and therefore unique.

 

Accord Corporation was started in 1994, and has developed quite an impressive list of clients since. Proud owners of Accord cases are Sting, Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Eddie Van Halen and Croatian president Stjepan Mesic who owns a business case for which he said, jokingly, even if his plane went down his papers would remain intact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accord Cases...

From the nature of carbon fiber, Accord has managed to develop a product with amazing protective qualities, and yet extremely light. Besides its’ remarkable physical characteristics, working with carbon (and composite materials) inspires the realization of a unique aesthetic-artistic achievement.

 

 

Ultra Light...

ACCORD ULTRA LIGHT - The lightest cello case in the world...
lighter than a gig bag!
(slightly more flexible than the ACCORD standard )

Basic model includes the following:
- Accord's standard color options except silver metalic
- high-glossy finish
- two back straps
- foam interior with spare sets cushions
- detachable pocket
weight
2,3 kg (4,9 lbs)
size
There are four different models to choose from that match the size and shape of any instrument.
to be sure about proper size, please see the measurement form.

7/8
Medium
Large
XXL

 

 

Standard...

The most balanced weight/strength ratio. Very popular choice for cellists who require a strong case that is at the same time extremely light. Estimated strength: 40 kilo crush resistance.

Basic model includes the following:
- Accord's standard color options except silver metalic
- high-glossy finish
- two back straps
- foam interior with spare sets cushions
- detachable pocket
weight
2,8 kg (5,8 lbs)
size
There are four different models to choose from that match the size and shape of any instrument.
to be sure about proper size, please see the measurement form.

 

 

 

Robust...

Two extra layers of carbon reinforced material and Kevlar make this case twice as strong. It is stronger than 7 kg cases made of conventional materials. Estimated strength:80 kilo crush resistance.

Basic model includes the following:
- Accord's standard color options except silver metalic
- high-glossy finish
- two back straps
- foam interior with spare sets cushions
- detachable pocket
weight
3,5 kg (7,8 lbs)
size
There are four different models to choose from that match the size and shape of any instrument.
to be sure about proper size, please see the measurement form.

 

 

 

Flight...

Even more carbon reinforced material and Kevlar make this case suitable for the roughest usage, e.g. as flight case. Estimated strength: 150-200 kilo crush resistance above the bridge area.

Basic model includes the following:
- Accord's standard color options except silver metalic
- high-glossy finish
- two back straps
- foam interior with spare sets cushions
- detachable pocket
weight
5,0 kg (11 lbs)
size
There are four different models to choose from that match the size and shape of any instrument.
to be sure about proper size, please see the measurement form.

 

 

 

Hybrid Special...

This model, also called the economic/student, is a result of a new technique combining carbon with other composite materials, which give this case extraordinary characteristics. In safety and equipment comparable to the Accord Standard model, this case is of outstanding value.

Basic model includes the following:
- exclusively in black 3d and solid white color
- two back straps
- foam interior with spare sets cushions
- detachable pocket
weight
3,4 kg (7,5 lbs)
size
There are four different models to choose from that match the size and shape of any instrument.
to be sure about proper size, please see the measurement form.

 

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All Accord cases have a unique suspension system

engineered to float the instruments on a cushion of foam pads.

Wedge cushions can be easily

adjusted for different instruments and provide

very precise inside fitting and safety.

Ecological and chemically neutral

insulation does not interact with, or in any way harm

the finish of the instrument.

Prevents the accumulation of moisture.

Excellent insulating qualities.

Adjustable bottom pads fit the exact length

of any instrument.

 

 

Robert Schenk, founder and CEO of Accord Cases, says:

 

"As a cellist, I have had years of experience of

carrying my cello case around hanging from

the shoulder strap. I could not help but notice

the tremendous necessity for a case which

would not only shelter the instrument,

but would also be reduced to the instrument's

already generous shape and weight.

 

In my quest for the most perfect model possible,

I have carefully listened to the experiences and

the necessities of my numerous colleagues

who have endured similar suffering;

from the youngest and least strong, whose parents

are the ones who carry the "heaviest" burden of

the cellist vocation, to the oldest whose backs and

muscles endure the consequences of the same.

 

From those who in the company of their cases attract

attention in the city crowd in trams or subways, to those

who travel with their valuable instruments for thousands

of kilometers from one tour to another,

I have strived to integrate the best characteristics of the

traditional cases and the new dimension of

lightness, strength and beauty..."