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    Default Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    Greetings,

    I just acquired this mandolin and need to replace the case. I want to purchase a case worthy of this aswsome vintage instrument. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    GM

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    Default Re: Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    Eastman is your only simple option. Other than that, you'll have to try something else to see if it fits.

    The subject has recently been discussed to excess here - https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...6-UK-Hard-Case

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    Default Re: Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    TKL's A-style cases fit quite nicely.
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    Default Re: Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    Post a picture of the current case. If it's original it might help you pay for the new one.
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    Default Re: Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    Quote Originally Posted by nmiller View Post
    TKL's A-style cases fit quite nicely.
    Which TKL is that? I have a rectangular one (designed to fit an F) which fits my Kimble A5 quite nicely but my '14 Gibson won't fit in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    Which TKL is that? I have a rectangular one (designed to fit an F) which fits my Kimble A5 quite nicely but my '14 Gibson won't fit in it.
    This one. I've kept a couple of early Gibson oval-hole A's in them.
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    Default Re: Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    That is the same TKL I have and it is a good solid case. I have a Small Dog cover for all of my TKL's, too, but I like to have a strap on mine.
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    Jim, I use this to have a strap on all my TKL cases.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered this....

    TKL Prestige Arch-Top A-Style Mandolin Case

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    Default Re: Gibson A-3 Mandolin 1915

    +1 for the TKL archtop A style case here too for most normal situations rather than really heavy duty use.

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