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    looking for information on the Superior deluxe A style mandolin case. I bought their deluxe white banjo case when they first came out & I must say it is strong. I am about 170lbs & I can stand on it no problem, no harm to the case or banjo. is the deluxe mandolin case as strong as the banjo case. please tell me what you think, take care Tony.

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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    I have one and it does the job. They are often hard to find in stock

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    wow just one reply, I am surprised that more people do not have this case.

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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    Holiday weekend you surprised that not many people are on this forum?

    I got an Eastman FG A case many years ago, 2nd hand. they don't make them any more ,

    so if that's the only FG A case you can afford , go for it. Pegasus A case is a lot more money..








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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    I believe that's the case my Pava came in, it seems very sturdy, although I have never tried to stand on it. If it's not a Superior case it sure looks like one (I would have to go check to be sure, I'm pretty sure it is.)

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    I made the mistake of selling my Eastman FG A case years ago. Then they stopped making them. The Superior looks good in pictures. I wouldn't stand on one.
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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    [QUOTE=mandroid;1614199]Holiday weekend you surprised that not many people are on this forum?

    I got an Eastman FG A case many years ago, 2nd hand. they don't make them any more ,

    so if that's the only FG A case you can afford , go for it. Pegasus A case is a lot more money..






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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    I have a couple of their older 'F' style cases, and they are really pretty decent. Much heavier FG than the Eastman cases... not a lot of room around the headstock, but the actual FG strength seems quite impressive for the price.
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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    welcome back every one. I hope every one had a nice Thanksgiving & all is well on the home front. I just do not think I am going to put a sub 1 grand A style mandolin in a real good case. I think I will go with the Superior. they say that the Eastman fiberglass case will fit both A & F style but it does not come in white. one would think there would be a good market for a fiberglass case that is around 2 hundred dollars or so. the Superior that Elderly has is never in stock so one would think people are buying it pretty quickly.

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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    Eastman It does come in white, but your online source may not have any, in stock right now... seen silver,

    also heat reflecting if you do lots of summer festival, that may be OK.
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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    These are the 'F' styles, but show some of the differences in design between the Eastman and the Superior:

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    Both good cases for light-medium duty use.
    Gibson F5 'Harvey' Fern, Gibson F5 'Derrington' Fern
    Distressed Silverangel F 'Esmerelda' aka 'Maxx'
    Northfield Big Mon #127
    Ellis F5 Special #288
    '39 & '45 D-18's, 1950 D-28.

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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    Elderly is going to have them in stock 12/1/17. I think I will buy an A style one.

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    Default Re: dose any one here have a Superior fiberglass a style case.

    maybe they can sell it to you, to ship on receipt, to not sell out before you ask again?
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    hey mandroid, that's what I did I paid up front $166.41 & as soon as it comes in they will ship it out to me. I asked them how many did they ordered & he said 15. so if any one out there wants one now is the time. I think this is going to be one nice little A style mandolin with a McClung armrest & flower pot truss rod cover, I ordered Grover 309A tuners from EBay plus I took the hard shell case from the mando store too.

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