View Full Version : Does anybody know the measurements of a eastman mandola case?
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I have one of Bryan England's Over-Sized mandolins and I need a new case for it, but a standard mandolin case is just to small. so i was wondering if any of you knew the measurements of a eastman fiberglass mandola case.
I had never heard of an Eastman fiberglass dola case. I bet any dealer who carries the Eastman line could help you with the specs on their mandola case. Try calling The Mandolin Store (http://www.themandolinstore.com). They have an Eastman mandola in stock now.
My 615 mandola came in a rectangular wooden case -- probably an adapted viola case, since it has the zippered nylon cover with the "music pocket," and the velvet blanket to go over the instrument. The 'dola is an F-style. The case is 32 1/2 inches long, 13 inches wide, and 6 inches deep. The cut-out space for the instrument inside is 31 3/4 inches long and 12 1/4 inches wide at the widest part.
I was told that the wooden case is the only one Eastman sells with its mandolas. When I bought their DGM-1 Giacomel clone this year, it also came with a wooden case, same set-up as the mandola case but smaller. Very nice cases, but rectangular and not shaped, wooden and not fiberglas.
Which dimensions are bigger & by how much ?. My Lebeda is a fair bit bigger than my Weber,so much so,that the Lebeda won't fit in the Weber case OR the Eastman rectangular case that i have. The Lebeda does fit a TKL rectangular case like a dream though. I think that TKL build in a bit more space to suit varying instrument sizes,
TKL may have made some specifically for Labeda. My Labraid mandolin fits only in the case Brian modified for it (or a roomy gig bag). Sometimes a custom mandolin won't fit a standard case.
We dont offer a fiberglass 'dola case; only the wood/nylon case that they come shipped in.