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    Cover coming soon..yeehaw!

    And I see the price is 'introductory'. Better get your orders in, kids.
    The price is introductory (i suspect), because if they start selling the airloom cases them through retailers, the price will be considerably higher for the financials to make sense to both manufacturer and dealer. Once you resell through distribution, it would be wrong for the manufacturer to continue selling at the lower price... so the current language gives them flexibility.

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    I haven't seen an explanation for the peculiar name of this product here or on the Northfield page. I first thought it was an auto-correct error in the post title, then thought maybe it was intended as brand-speak to invoke light weight, but at 10 lbs it is not exactly near the pinnacle of air-weight items.

    Why not "Heirloom"? It has a classic look on the inside, and it seems the goal is making one feel it will preserve your heirloom instrument. I hope the word choice is intentional and has a theory, but I'm thinking it might be a mistake. It sure doesn't work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wright View Post
    I haven't seen an explanation for the peculiar name of this product here or on the Northfield page.
    I am fairly sure it's intended to be a pun. Not a very good pun, but still a pun.
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    Never been a fan of rectangle cases. Unnecessarily heavy and bulky. If they made something more like a Calton at this price, I'd be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    Never been a fan of rectangle cases. Unnecessarily heavy and bulky. If they made something more like a Calton at this price, I'd be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wright View Post
    I haven't seen an explanation for the peculiar name of this product here or on the Northfield page. I first thought it was an auto-correct error in the post title, then thought maybe it was intended as brand-speak to invoke light weight, but at 10 lbs it is not exactly near the pinnacle of air-weight items.

    Why not "Heirloom"? It has a classic look on the inside, and it seems the goal is making one feel it will preserve your heirloom instrument. I hope the word choice is intentional and has a theory, but I'm thinking it might be a mistake. It sure doesn't work for me.
    Watch out, "Airloom" might be a hint at "The Emperor's New Clothes", the whole thing possibly a fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    Never been a fan of rectangle cases. Unnecessarily heavy and bulky. If they made something more like a Calton at this price, I'd be interested.
    Just the opposite here. I'll take a rectangle case any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATROCK HILL View Post
    Just the opposite here. I'll take a rectangle case any day.
    +1. Square is cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATROCK HILL View Post
    Just the opposite here. I'll take a rectangle case any day.
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    Rectangle cases make for a better "bar"!
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    Different strokes for different folks.
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    I just ordered one. I left a message on Saturday, and Peter called me first thing this morning about it. Very nice gentleman,I should have it later this week,,the covers maybe in about 8 more weeks....

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    You will like it. Any detail on the cover...price? construction? materials?

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    Alan,,Im glad to hear that! It looks very protective, and finally some decent storage...I have no other details about the covers,he said about 6-8 weeks, and people who already bought a case will be on a mailing list about the covers.

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    Good news about the coming cover. I will actually hold off on regular use until then....gotta keep the case nice....

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    Another aspect about this case that I like...keep finding more...is the fact that lifting one of the pocket leaves (either one) and leaving it up provides a 'resting place' to prop up the mandolin when rooting through the well for stuff. Many cases have their stuff boxes under the neck, so either you need to take out the mandolin and hold it with one hand, or place it down somewhere to manage that. As much as I like the Travelite (in certain situations), the lid on the box is such a firm fit that it requires that I place the mandolin down to open it with two hands - one to hold the case down, the other to lift up the lid.
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    Airloom... It reflects on the past "Heirloom", yet improves on the old designs. Aimed at professional traveling musicians who fly ("Air") to destinations and need adequate protection for air travel.

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    I was in contact with Adrian this morning and expect to see the cover designs in a few weeks.

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    Ordered mine a few minuets ago.... Going to compare to my previous gen Calton... If I like it better I may have a Calton up for sale$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by dschonbrun View Post
    I was in contact with Adrian this morning and expect to see the cover designs in a few weeks.
    Any progress to report here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Wiseman View Post
    Ordered mine a few minuets ago.... Going to compare to my previous gen Calton... If I like it better I may have a Calton up for sale$$
    You will likely like it. Not a carbon fiber case, a darn good case nonetheless.

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    I hope so... How long did it take to get yours once you ordered? They said they would send me a fedex tracking number yesterday but I never got it. just wondering if it will arrive by Friday.
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    Within a week, as I recall.

    The mandolin just fits/sits perfectly. No movement when seated, but not jammed in, by any means. I remember seeing a guy with a Randy Wood in a Price case. Nice case, but man, that thing was a tight fit. I was scared to put it back in.

    Just waiting on the case cover now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    Yep, smart-looking, sleek. The handle and hardware look quality, the cushioning appears to be plush and soft, a la Calton. The storage box looks fantastic. Good neck channel config. Price is right. All good.
    Sorry to hijack the thread but I haven't been able to work out how to post a new thread and have a question regarding my Northfield F5s. Could anybody tell me how the ebony end pin is attached to my mandolin. Apologies if this is a really stupid question but I don't want to pull at it in case it's actually part of the tailpiece

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKA View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread but I haven't been able to work out how to post a new thread and have a question regarding my Northfield F5s

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    Go to the branch of the forum you want, e.g. equipment or General Mandolin Discussions

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