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    Default Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    I'd be certain these aren't the best. For someone that doesn't have a case or needs one. Looks like those Guardian cases. Link;

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hardshell-A...72.m2749.l2649
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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    They don't look much different than the musicians friend cases and they are ok actually. If I was looking for an inexpensive case I'd look at these.
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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    True. There are gig bags that cost this much. I've got an Eastman in a Terrapin case that doesn't look much different than these.
    Northfield F5S (2017)
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    Hohner Marine Bands (various keys)

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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    Looks like there are quite a few. A couple other vendors at EBay. Appears its the same case.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Profess...kAAOSwBw1ZcWyP

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Profess...8AAOSwlXhZZuTm
    Northfield F5S (2017)
    Eastman MD805 (2010)
    Breedlove Legacy OF A/E (2015)

    Hohner Marine Bands (various keys)

    "Nobody goes there any longer. It got much too crowded".

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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    Those look like the the Saga Carrion C-3701 that were recently closed-out at $30. I've found the Saga case to be way too roomy for standard size A5 & F5 mandolins. The Musician's Gear cases are a much better fit.
    If anyone buys one, please report back.
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    Here's my thread on the Carrion
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...se-30-closeout
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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_al View Post
    Those look like the the Saga Carrion C-3701 that were recently closed-out at $30. I've found the Saga case to be way too roomy for standard size A5 & F5 mandolins. The Musician's Gear cases are a much better fit.
    If anyone buys one, please report back.
    Thanks!

    Here's my thread on the Carrion
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...se-30-closeout
    Comparing the measurements, given for these in the description, with the measurements of both a Guardian and a Terrapin case I have, these do appear to be roomier. The reason if any, I might get one, would be I put tone guards and arm rests on all my mandolins. I like to keep those on the mandolin in the case. Need the extra room.
    Northfield F5S (2017)
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    Breedlove Legacy OF A/E (2015)

    Hohner Marine Bands (various keys)

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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    I also got the closeout case and it is definitely roomer for an A5, but it fits the old Gibson ovals quite nicely.
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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    My response is in the thread about Saga cases. My old Gibson is the best fit, but the case is just a little too shallow. I didnít want to put pressure on the bridge. I had to modify the accessory compartment by lowering it about 1/2Ē so the mandolins would fit inside the case. I didnít expect much from $30.00 case and I got what I paid for in the deal.
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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Adams View Post
    My response is in the thread about Saga cases. My old Gibson is the best fit, but the case is just a little too shallow. I didn’t want to put pressure on the bridge. I had to modify the accessory compartment by lowering it about 1/2” so the mandolins would fit inside the case. I didn’t expect much from $30.00 case and I got what I paid for in the deal.
    I was looking at the F style. The top is arched, unlike the A and the measurements where the mandolin body sets is deeper on the F. I don't mind an F case for an A. I generally roll up the strap and tuck it there.
    Northfield F5S (2017)
    Eastman MD805 (2010)
    Breedlove Legacy OF A/E (2015)

    Hohner Marine Bands (various keys)

    "Nobody goes there any longer. It got much too crowded".

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    Default Re: Inexpensive A&F Cases, EBay

    Arrived today. My son-in-law picked one up for me. It fits my F-style Northfield F5S fine with both the tone-guard and arm rest on the mandolin. Put the Eastman in the Terrapin case the Northfield was in. I'll just sell the Guardian that was too tight for either with the accessories attached. These look like the Kentucky cases, which I believe sold for about $90.00 before they discounted them.
    Northfield F5S (2017)
    Eastman MD805 (2010)
    Breedlove Legacy OF A/E (2015)

    Hohner Marine Bands (various keys)

    "Nobody goes there any longer. It got much too crowded".

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