MB5ST - Compact - by Marcus Bonna
Designer: Marcus Bonna
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The MB5ST Compact is an intelligent design based on the MB5 series for detachable bell french horn cases by Marcus Bonna. Designed for a more compact and versatile lifestyle, this model can fit a number of horns. Upgrades are now available to have the base structure made out of carbon fiber instead of fiberglass. This is a stiffer material and is 300g less in weight.
The MB5ST series are an original design by Marcus Bonna. Made by hand in Brazil, Marcus Bonna cases are among the most popular by horn players of all levels. The MB5ST rests the bell at a slight angle over the corpus providing less overall thickness of the case compared to the MB1 model. Included are: padded backpack straps, shoulder strap, mouthpiece pouch. The MB5ST has a zipper enclosure and a soft cloth interior over forgiving foam. The shell is made of molded fiberglass which is standard. A small triangular shaped accessory pouch is inside. Outside you will find a small zipper music pouch on the back, and on the top is another triangular shaped zipper pouch. The MB5ST case includes the space to secure 2 straight mutes, or 1 straight mute and 1 stopping mute in the lid.
The MB5ST Compact has the same interior space as the standard MB5ST for the corpus of the horn. However, the height is about an inch less, so it isn't as tall. This may cause problems for horns with thick corpuses or tall bell flares like those from Yamaha.
20cm x 35cm x 51cm – Case for some horns with detachable bell, 1 straight mute and 1 stopped mute