After Scotti informing us of the new Bobelock case with the hydometer kit installed I contacted Frank Eastes at www.finecases.com. Looks like Bobelock is building a upgraded case just for finecases.com. The upgrades are grey cover, leatherette handle, and hygrometer kit installed. I mentioned that there has been a lot of discussion on these cases lately and he might think about a Mandolin Cafe special....I got this reply
"I only recently became aware of the Mandolin Cafe connection--and I actually do plan on running a special for MandolinCafe folks. Basically, the special will be if you mention MandolinCafe I'll throw in a Long Hollow Leather softy mandolin strap (these are really great hand-made straps). The folks who frequent MandolinCafe have been very gracious with my website, so I want to do this as a way of thanking them."
The case is $220 including shipping. I'm ordering one on payday! Just figured I would give a "heads up".
It would be cool to see some more of these "Cafe Members Specials"! Maybe an idea for the future.....think how many intellitouch have been purchased by cafe folks. If we could get a vendor to give us a special on this type of thing it would be great to pool our buying power. Just a thought....I have no financial interest other than saving a buck or two!