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    Looking at a custom case for what can best be described as a very short scale, octave mandolin... teardrop/zouk type body.

    Its really a long scale mandola... about 14.5" across, 3" deep, 20" scale. etc... those are not specifics.

    Reached out to Calton, Hoffee. and Karura.
    Calton says maybe.
    Hoffee said no.

    Wondering if I am missing anyone. And I am looking for a serious case, like the brands above generally make.

    thx
    -W
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    Kingham in the UK. They make all sorts of oddball cases for early instruments like serpents, lutes and the like.

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    thank you. Ill check that out.
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    Cedar Creek?
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    You might try Ameritage.

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    Cedar creek maybe....sent a note. Ameritage looks like a no. Thank you both.
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    It might squash into a tenor banjo case, my OM does. It's only 13" across -but it's a loose fit in the case.
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    In the UK You can get these Ashbury mandola cases relatively cheaply from Hobgoblin music or most music shops via Gremlin distributors. I use a large one for my mandoloncello & it’s a good case for car travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Ludewig View Post
    You might try Ameritage.
    I think that’s who Max Girouard uses to make cases for his octaves...good call.

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