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SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag 

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The SofiaMari softshell accordion case is made of durable ripstop nylon with large nonbinding zippers. It has padded shoulder straps for students and...Click To Read More About This Product

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A lightweight, durable backpack style case that lets you safely and conveniently transport your accordion.

The SofiaMari softshell accordion case is made of durable ripstop nylon with large nonbinding zippers. It has padded shoulder straps for students and a heavy-duty carry handle. The accordion case also has a large zippered front pocket for sheet music, notes, etc.

FEATURES
  • Made of durable ripstop nylon
  • Large nonbinding zippers
  • Backback style padded shoulder straps
  • Heavy-duty carry handle
  • Large zippered front pocket

Protect your favorite instrument!

SPECIFICATIONS

AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag

  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 18" x 9" x 16.5"
    Weight: 4 lb.
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SofiaMariAB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Excellent craftsmanship (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

pretty impressed

This backpack accordion case is much handier than the old style suitcase my used accordion came with. The price for this case was great and it offers enough protection for my occasional short-haul gigging...Read complete review

This backpack accordion case is much handier than the old style suitcase my used accordion came with. The price for this case was great and it offers enough protection for my occasional short-haul gigging (2-3 times per month). However it would not offer enough protection were I to pack this into a van full of equipment and jostle it around. Also my old suitcase was too big to bring as a plane carry on and this backpack is just small enough to work - that is a big plus. I have added some extra foam padding inside on the bottom and top, over the keys. So for the money it was a bargain.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Case not as described

I needed a case for a 72 bass accordion. I ordered the AB-1. The accordion fit in the case perfectly, but it wouldn't zip. So, I exchanged it for the...Read complete review

I needed a case for a 72 bass accordion. I ordered the AB-1. The accordion fit in the case perfectly, but it wouldn't zip. So, I exchanged it for the AB-3. The case I received is not what was described or pictured. The dimensions of the case I received was 21" x 20" x 11". The dimensions listed in the specifications are 18" X 9" x 16.5". Also, the case is pictured as having a carry handle. The description says "Heavy duty carry handle." The case I received has no carry handle, only back-pack straps. It's possible I was sent the wrong case, but it does not match the dimensions of the AB-5, the next size up. Most likely, the manufacturer changed the specifications of the case without informing Musicians' Friend. If the dimensions of the case are ok for you, and you don't need a carry handle, this case is fine. But it just won't work for me.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Case not as described

By Snakemusik

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Professional Musician

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Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

I needed a case for a 72 bass accordion. I ordered the AB-1. The accordion fit in the case perfectly, but it wouldn't zip. So, I exchanged it for the AB-3. The case I received is not what was described or pictured. The dimensions of the case I received was 21" x 20" x 11". The dimensions listed in the specifications are 18" X 9" x 16.5". Also, the case is pictured as having a carry handle. The description says "Heavy duty carry handle." The case I received has no carry handle, only back-pack straps. It's possible I was sent the wrong case, but it does not match the dimensions of the AB-5, the next size up. Most likely, the manufacturer changed the specifications of the case without informing Musicians' Friend. If the dimensions of the case are ok for you, and you don't need a carry handle, this case is fine. But it just won't work for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

so far so good

By bob f

from brownsburg ind

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performance
    • Used As A Gig Bag

    Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

    I order this bag for my husband for his birthday
    and the salesmen was very helpful above and beyond
    usual help. I ordered it for his Roland FR-18 but he can use it for all of his accordions including, his 120base excelsor piano accordion.

    Thank you again for all the help

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Bag:

    By signet02

    from Kingston, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Craftsmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jam Sessions
      • Performance

      Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

      Good news!... This accordion bag will fit a full range of 72/60 bass, 34 treble key accordions from Sofia Mari, Rosetti, Bonetti, Parrot, etc. And it will do it well, and with style... As good as the Hohner bag at half the price... Recommended... (m.)ps: always measure your instrument first before ordering ANY bag or case!The inside dimensions of this bag are: (W x D x H): 18" x 9" x 16.5"

       
      5.0

      pretty impressed

      By Mark

      from Charlotte

      About Me Career, Practical

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

        This backpack accordion case is much handier than the old style suitcase my used accordion came with. The price for this case was great and it offers enough protection for my occasional short-haul gigging (2-3 times per month). However it would not offer enough protection were I to pack this into a van full of equipment and jostle it around. Also my old suitcase was too big to bring as a plane carry on and this backpack is just small enough to work - that is a big plus. I have added some extra foam padding inside on the bottom and top, over the keys. So for the money it was a bargain.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great design, love this bag!

        By Susan

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

        Perfect for my mid-size 120-bass accordion. I initially purchased the next larger size, but was much too big. This is the perfect size to carry a mid-size accordion on a flight.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exellent product.

        By Kim

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Career

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

          Exellent product.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Get the right size

          By CaerLywelld

          from Mt Vernon, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Craftsmanship

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

              I was careful to order the size that seemed to fit my Roland FR-1's dimensions and found that the middle size is slightly too roomy. Since it will rarely leave the floor of my music room to be transported, that won't be a problem. Sturdy padded construction, good zippers.

               
              4.0

              Exactly what I needed

              By jammer123

              from CT

              Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

              Bought this as a replacement for a vintage case that completely fell apart over time. I haven't used it to transport yet, but think it will do fine. The trick is getting the right fit since there are different sizes of these bags so be sure to measure before ordering.

               
              2.0

              Not really satisfied with it

              By JRMGUITARLADY

              from TEXAS

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • Cheaper Than Similar Item

              Cons

              • Bigger Than Stated
              • Top Flap Not Sturdy
              • Zipper

              Best Uses

              • Carrying Tofrom Lessons

              Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

              I am not happy with the way the top flap bends outward when you pick up the case (with accordion inside) by the handle. I do not need or want to use the backpack straps on this. The zipper seems to hang or stick a lot, making it difficult to open and close this bag. I would return this but it would cost me more to return than to just keep it. The box was severely damaged in shipping and cannot be reused. I would have to buy another box, drive 20+ miles to drop off at FedEx, plus pay return shipping and original shipping. Not worth the effort. It will become another dust collector in my house.

               
              5.0

              Great purchase

              By AccordionTraveler

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about SofiaMari AB-3 Accordion Backpack/Bag:

              This accordion bag fit the measurements given online, is well-made and durable, and helped me carry my accordion on my recent airline trip. It fit easily in the overhead compartment and provided convenient extra pockets.

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