Re: Case for Octofone?
The gig bag that comes with the Little Martin guitars works well for Octofone. It's very nice and padded, and while the fit's not snug, it's adequate.
My Octo came with a crummy unlined chipboard case advertised as "original." Considering that Regal supposedly sold the instrument for $15 "back in the day," I wasn't expecting a Calton.
I'm actually thinking of using my severely limited carpenter skills to build a "box" case for my Octofone. I've already done this for a National mandolin, my Washburn bowl-back mandola, and a Polk-A-Lay-Lee (don't ask!). As long as no one cares that the corners ain't square and the lid doesn't quite fit, I could at least get a bit more protection. In the meantime, when I'm taking the Octofone out for a spin, I put the Little Martin in a guitar stand at home and borrow the gig bag.
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