View Full Version : The Mother of all Cases!

May-06-2004, 8:55am
Talk about a big case.. I think this could fall out of the empire state building and survive.

I can pack me some socks a shirt and a change of underwear and be set to go on a week long tour in my mando/suitcase http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

May-06-2004, 9:13am
You need to add a burner off an old Coleman stove and that thing would be perfect!

May-06-2004, 9:17am
You are correct Ben.. a side burner.. then I good do some good BBQ http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

May-06-2004, 9:50am
What kind of mandolin is that, Mav?

May-06-2004, 9:51am
Looks like his Tucker...

Scotti Adams
May-06-2004, 10:27am
..and to think that sucker was almost mine....hell a family of four could live in that...add some wheels and you have your on mandomobile... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

May-06-2004, 10:36am
Looks like it could hold that mando from the caption contest. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-06-2004, 10:48am
yeah its my tucker f-5

Tom C
May-06-2004, 10:58am
What does it weigh in at? 25lbs? It looks like some sought of hydrolics are needed to move it.

May-06-2004, 11:01am
well when dale shipped the case it was weighed at 21 pounds minus the box weight of course that is with no mandolin. so I would say in the low 20's. It is indeed a MANS case.. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

May-06-2004, 11:04am
closed pic it has a big arch to it also

May-06-2004, 11:09am
Very nice Mav. Are the rectangled calton's more expensive than the others?

May-06-2004, 11:11am
Man, that's living large! I just hope I get buried in something that nice someday! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-06-2004, 11:33am
""""Are the rectangled calton's more expensive than the others?"""


Tom C
May-06-2004, 11:37am
When I die, I want to be buried in a Calton.

May-06-2004, 12:48pm
No luggage-cart wheels and pull-up handle ?
Thought my TKL was weighty, if I didn't have the guitar case in the other hand , one arm would be longer than the other.
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May-06-2004, 1:24pm
It is probably heavier than the Price - Nelson rectangular case, no???

May-06-2004, 1:30pm
I used to play baritone sax. That thing looks as big as the case I had for my sax. Crazy big. One plus though, I could throw a mean punch after band camp. The dorms were a mile away from the where we practiced. Lugging that thing around for a week or so and your right arm'll be pretty solid.

May-06-2004, 2:08pm
yeah Evan I think it is a bit heavier.

jim simpson
May-06-2004, 5:20pm
I like the latches on the ends!

May-07-2004, 12:45pm
Actually the Mother of all cases is getting hard for me to carry.
If anybody would like to trade. I would like to downsize to a Pegasus or a Calton Deluxe with a Case cover if anybody is interested.

May-07-2004, 4:13pm
I used to own that case......

My right hand still almost drags the ground from carrying it http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

It is the mother of all cases

May-07-2004, 4:36pm
Not only it is a mother, I think it's pregnant. Just wait a couple of weeks, I think it's having twins.

Do you pay property tax on that thing, or register it through the DMV?

May-07-2004, 7:11pm
Flowerpot.. It actually has its own zipcode http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Scotti Adams
May-09-2004, 6:45am
..can you say Presto Mav?....Presto Presto Presto... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

May-09-2004, 7:18am
Well, Happy Mothers day to the mother of all cases, from her sons and daughters that we have in our closets.

May-09-2004, 9:44am
Don't look towards Texas & say Presto.........I won't hear you......

May-09-2004, 3:17pm
Is there a website for Presto cases???

Scotti Adams
May-09-2004, 4:42pm
..no there isnt Evan..contact me off list and Ive got an email addy for you..

May-16-2004, 3:59pm
Living in Calgary and knowing the Calton "family" rather well, I can tell you that this case is a great case. #I have the same one custom made to house my TEF (acoustic measurement system) and have friends (Michael Heiden for one) with the same case housing both his fiddle and mando. - Yes they are darned expensive. #They require more hand labour at the Calton factory than any other 2 single cases. I honestly don't know if the case is any stronger than the conventional Calton mando case, but "peace of mind" is darned cheap at the price.

May-16-2004, 6:12pm
What I like about it is the fact that it's like a queen-sized bed for my F-5. She deserves good sleeping quarters, she's lived a long life!

Mike Bunting
Mar-08-2014, 6:18pm
Is there a website for Presto cases???

Happy to say that a Presto case will be heading north any day. Now I'll have a Calton, Pegasus and a Presto. It'll be interesting to compare them.


Mar-08-2014, 6:30pm
Happy to say that a Presto case will be heading north any day. Now I'll have a Calton, Pegasus and a Presto. It'll be interesting to compare them.

http://www.prestocases.com.au/gallery.html Need to add a Hoffee !

Eddie Sheehy
Mar-08-2014, 6:32pm
Hey Presto!...That WAS fast, Mike...

Mar-08-2014, 7:25pm
I have this case bit it fits a mandolin and fiddle. I only use it when I am flying. In case , ha-ha , it gets kicked into luggage from overhead status. Yes the darn thing is H-E-A-V-Y...... but I figure I'm carrying peace of mind..... I keep thinking of buying a Small Dog cover so I can add some backpack straps. R/

Mar-08-2014, 10:53pm
Two months short of ten years between Posts #31 and #32.

Is that the record?