My new mando has yet to arrive, but this doesn't mean that I'm not looking to buy it a present for the holidays. I just traded my primary mandolin, a Rigel A+, for a Vega 205 cylinderback (yes, the cylinderback MAS won out over my lust for a Rigel Jethro. This mando will fill its place as my primary, with a Flatiron A5 for my more 'BG' toned work). I'm sure the case it comes with has seen better years, as it is rare to see a 90 year old case in good shape.
What is available for these odd shaped instruments? I've considered Calton & Pegasus custom ordering, but it definately out of my budget right now. I'm open to high end gig bags as well (as I'm not flying around the country, and when travelling the mando never leaves my side). I've considered TKL (again, I suspect a custom order but not as price restrictive), Levy's, and a number of others I've come across. I'm concerned about the winter climate here in Vermont, so insulation is a must even if it is by aftermarket covering. My budget suggests the case be $300 or less. Any input?
Casing out Cases,
1984 Flatiron A5-2
1930 (?) Regal Tenor
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
H. P. Lovecraft