Re: Case for Flying
For a compact, easy-to-carry case that offers very decent protection (without getting into Calton, Pegasus or Hoffee territory) I like these quite a bit:
They are stronger than the Eastman FG cases and if physical size is a limiting factor, are hard to beat. Compare profile to a Hiscox:
You do mention international flights...worth noting that the carry on size allowed does vary a lot depending on airlines, so check first. Even these cases are 'oversize' for certain airlines outside the US. In fact, a mandolin with no case is oversize for some...
Gibson F5 'Harvey' Fern
Gibson F5 'Derrington' Fern
Distressed Silverangel F 'Esmerelda' aka 'Maxx'
Jim Triggs 23 F5, Northfield Big Mon #127
Silverangel custom 'A'
'39 D-18, 1950 D-28.