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Jun-07-2006, 6:53pm
i have the original case, but would rather put the mando in something better and less, shall we say, ratty?

does travelite make anything that would fit it? it doesn't fit in my travelite f-case.


Jun-07-2006, 8:57pm
How wide is the body? In looking for a case for my Kalamazoo A and after reading about the problems people have had getting cases for the IV Kit A I am well aware that A cases come in 10 inch wide and 10 1/2 inch wide. You could also look at one of <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Tweed-Mandolin-Hard-Case-Hardcase-For-A-F-Frames_W0QQitemZ7420770922QQcategoryZ41403QQ

rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">cases</a>. Disclaimer: I know nothing about this seller. The case looks pretty good. You'd have to check the depth.

On an unrelated note, do you know John Cleveland?

Gail Hester
Jun-07-2006, 10:14pm
The TKL "A" style cases, black or tweed seem to work well.

Jun-07-2006, 10:57pm
I use the Eastman A case for my '25 Snakehead.

Jun-08-2006, 2:55am
i do know john cleveland - how do you know him?

Jun-08-2006, 4:57am
My 1925 A-4 fits in a stanard travelite F case. It is a little snug but a good overall fit.

Jun-08-2006, 5:42am
John Cleveland? Brooklyn? Bass player?
I lived next door to him ... Washington Ave., Bklyn.
Is this enough for a fan club?


Jun-08-2006, 8:22am
I always introduce John B. Cleveland as "the man with the biggest instrument on the stage". He plays with me at times in New Jersey. He's a great bass player. I noticed you guys were playing some of the same venues.

A fan club? Great idea. We could pitch in and buy him a new hat and scarf.

Jun-08-2006, 3:52pm
john was actually the original bass player in the cobble hillbillies...

Chip Booth
Jun-11-2006, 12:43pm
The Eastman A style fiberglass case fits my '24 Ajr like it was made for it, but that style is no loner available. You will have to find one used or old stock.