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Hoffee Announces New Carbon Fiber Mandolin Case

By Mandolin Cafe
March 12, 2012 - 2:30 pm

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Hoffee Carbon Fiber Cases - Made in the U.S.A.

Hoffee Carbon Fiber Cases - Made in the U.S.A.

Joliet, Ill. — Hoffee, makers of instrument cases manufactured in the U.S. have announced the newest addition to their case line, their teardrop shaped Carbon Fiber Mandolin Case.

Asked to comment on the new case, company founder Jeff Hoffee said, "The case is teardrop shaped of course which allows us to fit the case for model F or A mandolins as well as most contemporary instruments. The interior includes padding above and below the headstock, side to side neck support and padding which holds the instrument in a way so that there is no pressure on the top or bridge. Leather handle and shoulder straps are standard.

"Each Hoffee Case is hand built in the USA through our state of the art process using the highest quality materials available. All of our premium quality interiors are meticulously fitted specifically to your instrument's measurements. And that is why our customers say, 'It fits like a glove.'"


Price: $750, plus $30 shipping within the Continental U.S. West Coast time zone add $10. Please inquire for international shipping quote.

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Hoffee Carbon Fiber Mandolin Case
(815) 254-1515

Hoffee Carbon Fiber Mandolin Cafe

Hoffee Carbon Fiber Mandolin Cafe

Hoffee Carbon Fiber Mandolin Cafe

Hoffee Carbon Fiber Mandolin Cafe

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Scott Tichenor
March 13, 2012 09:56 AM
Did anyone else think it a bit odd to photograph what's likely a $200 mandolin sitting in a $750 case?
March 13, 2012 12:36 PM
Quote from Scott Tichenor: Did anyone else think it a bit odd to photograph what's likely a $200 mandolin sitting in a $750 case? End Quote

Yes, I do think it is a bit odd, I think Jeff could have represented his cases better with at least a "SAM BUSH" seriously I have one of
Jeff Hoffe's cases for my D18 Authentic and it's nice especially since we dont have Calton anymore ?
good luck
March 13, 2012 02:34 PM
"Did anyone else think it a bit odd to photograph what's likely a $200 mandolin sitting in a $750 case?"

Not at all, c'mon, do you need it all spelled out for ya???? If anyone tried to steal the cool pricey case- you simple hit them over the head with the Cheap Mando. Maybe it's a NYC thing???????
Cheryl Watson
March 13, 2012 08:54 PM
What's wrong with buying a case that cost more than triple your mandolin? smile) Really, it did strike me as odd. That said, I'll take one in silver with red interior (when I find that kind of dough somewhere).
doc holiday
March 13, 2012 09:06 PM
"Did anyone else think it a bit odd to photograph what's likely a $200 mandolin sitting in a $750 case?"
......maybe this is an addendum to the 'beater' thread? Seriously though great work by Jeff H and the lutheirs who worked with him to make this case happen.
March 14, 2012 07:59 AM
I'd like to know how much clearance around the headstock. Does anything touch? Near touch?
March 27, 2012 08:45 PM
I'll let you know when I get my new Campanella F in the Hoffee case mentioned.
April 17, 2012 06:24 AM
I've seen a few Hoffee guitar cases and found them to be excellent.
August 08, 2012 10:33 PM
My new Hoffee case just arrived. This case was customized for my Labraid Cytole. What a great fit. Perfect. The case looks great as well. However, even though Jeff has some crazy video's demonstrating the protection these cases offer, I won't be throwing it off a building or out of a van on the highway.
August 08, 2012 10:41 PM
I would love to see a carbon fiber mandolin/violin case. The ones I see are all abot 12 lbs or heavier.
August 09, 2012 11:17 AM
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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