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Colorado Case Company Offers New Flight Case Line

By Mandolin Cafe
August 4, 2010 - 11:00 am

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The new flight case option for mandolin from Colorado Case Company.

The new flight case option for mandolin from Colorado Case Company.

Fort Collins, Colo. — Colorado Case Company has announced the addition of their own line of fiberglass flight cases for mandolin, guitar, banjo and a mandolin/mandolin or mandolin/fiddle combination case.

This addition to their existing soft cases and case covers provides a full line of case solutions from one source, all manufactured under the Colorado Case Company brand, and all made in America.

"We had decided several months ago that there was an opening in the fiberglass flight case market. We looked at developing our own line from scratch, importing an OEM product or acquiring existing technology. As it turns out the latter option was the right one and came from an existing customer, Gary Price. Gary is well known as a banjo maker, but he also known for having developed a great line of flight cases. By combining the great product Gary had developed with our manufacturing and marketing capabilities, we think it is a perfect match. We will be transitioning over the next few months, but the cases are available now. As we move the manufacturing to Colorado, we will work on fine tuning our processes for fast turn around and custom fittings," said Steve Simmons, owner of Colorado Case.

Along with the addition of a new line of flight cases, Colorado Case will discontinue carrying the Calton line but will continue to offer carbon fiber cases from Karura and Accord.

The retail cost of the A and F model flight cases is $644.95 while double cases for mandolin/mandolin or mandolin/fiddle combination will retail for $994.95. These prices do not include shipping costs.

Additional information:
Colorado Case Company web site

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Stephen Cagle
August 04, 2010 11:38 AM
Gary Price cases are nice and so are caltons. I'm still waiting on the Gaurdian (teardrop shape) case for half the price. I use the Gaurdian (shaped) case (in white) that looks a lot like the peg case and it is extremely durable. I still can't wait till the new one comes out in the teardrop shape. Stephen

(ps) I will say hopefully the new teardrop gaurdian will have a little more storage.
MikeEdgerton
August 04, 2010 12:02 PM
I don't think the Guardian cases are really flight cases.
jim_n_virginia
August 04, 2010 04:11 PM
$650 bucks for a case??? They can keep it! I'll wait until it gets outsourced to India and I can by one for $69.99 LOL!
Ron McMillan
August 05, 2010 03:41 AM
Quote from jim_n_virginia: $650 bucks for a case??? They can keep it! I'll wait until it gets outsourced to India and I can by one for $69.99 LOL! End Quote

That is a lot of money for a case, though for people who have to fly a lot with instruments worth thousands of dollars that tightened security regulations stop from being taken into the cabin, it will be worth paying. Even more so if insurance companies get involved, and demand that, in return for coverage, the instrument must travel in an 'approved' hard case. It would be unlike insurance companies to miss out on adding another potential get-out clause to their policies.....

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Peter LaMorte
August 05, 2010 02:28 PM
Quote from jim_n_virginia: $650 bucks for a case??? They can keep it! I'll wait until it gets outsourced to India and I can by one for $69.99 LOL! End Quote

Jim, Just think you can keep your $40 picks in them LOL
f5loar
August 10, 2010 09:24 PM
Comparing the quality of a Price case to a Calton case is like comparing a Cadillac to a Chevy. Big difference so there should be a bit more in the price. It's the ultimate protection for the F5.
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