Cremona-based luthier Edgar Russ regularly travels with violins, and often more than one at a time, so his advice on how to do so with as little bother as possible is worth bearing in mind.

He accompanies the video with the following text:

‘This video is not meant to fool the airlines and all the nice people who work at the airports. It is meant to solve a horror scenario which we, in this trade and music world, are going through every time we travel by airplane.’

More information on the cases shown in the video can be seen underneath the video on YouTube - click here

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