Can the accordion be checked in on the plane?
[Maider] I don’t recommend losing sight of your accordion on the plane, not only because of the instrument and its case itself, but also because of the people who handle them. You cannot control them. So it is better to carry it with you in two parts inside, or under your seat. Other violin case manufacturers say the same thing, they will never recommend keeping the violin away from you on the plane.
Also due to the temperature, humidity and other luggage that is stored with your case. It is unfeasible to control so many variables. And of course, your life depends on it.
[Ghenadie] And not to mention that they can lose a part or your instrument completely. One thing, the belt, how does it work? Do you tie it up like a backpack?
[Maider] No, the case will have two more rings at the bottom so you can hold it there, or not, if you want. It is used for walking longer distances. For example, we did the test with the French accordionist Alexandre Prusse. He was delighted to be able to walk with his accordion together with the singer, who was wearing only the microphone. Accordionists from the Netherlands have also used it to hold the case more tightly on the bike, and cushion the movement in turns.
Regarding designs, when I worked in Italy I was in Genoa but I knew people from Milan, like the designer Simone Fanciullacci. When I returned to Spain, I contacted him to make the first mold designs. He was specialized in furniture. So, we developed the idea based on designer furniture: when you buy a very special piece of furniture, you place it at home and everyone who is going to enter your house will admire it. Well, with the case and the instrument, the same.