Re: Hoffee Announces New Carbon Fiber Mandolin Case
Alan the headstock in mine fits very similar to the slanted under support of a Pegasus with a strip pressing down the neck in Lou of the lid muffins on a Pegasus lid. The tuning pegs touch from below on both but the cushion is very giving unlike the firmer intended pressure points. The neck is held firm with the slanted padding under the headstock more like an airbag for whiplash damping. The sides are clear with room to spare. Looks like very good well thought out padding. The only negative is the padding might touch the buttons enough to knock it out of tune. There are pictures of a new purple one with gold interior in the sister thread to this one that shows the headstock and neck support. Mine Hoffee is a little different in that it's custom fitted to the shorter 1923 F4. The storage compartment had to be angled to make room for the headstock where on an F5 length the compartment is under the neck only with the angled padding under the headstock in the nose in front of the storage compartment.
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