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    yes,,,,, I thought I ask mandolin ,mandola and OM players their thoughts on why their isn't any choices for cases like there used to be. I guess you'll answer "too small a market" BUT,....there was a time when you could obtain a nice hardshell case for a mandola or a Martin mandolin.,..I believe made by harptone. Even Flatiron had cases in the late eighties and early nineties for their bouzoukis {not the chipboard} . you'd think someone would fill the gap with a nice, Reasonably priced Good hardshell case for many of these instruments ie, martin, Gibson mandola ,Gibson mandocello, "etc.....SO,,,what is the long and short of this rambling??? I'm not quite sure . I guess I'll have to shell out 500 or 600 bucks for custom made. ja

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    I purchased a mandola hard case not too long ago from a German company, Thomann. Reasonably priced and a fine case too. Only drawback is that it took a while to ship overseas, but a little patience is worth saving a few hundred bucks in my opinion.

    Check out this link here:

    I spent a lot of time trying to find a suitable case, and am glad I did. It fits my Hora mandola perfectly! I can included pictures if you like, but am not home at the moment.

    Good luck on your case search.

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    I've purchased from Thoman several times and always been happy with their service. They're usually quite quick for delevery to the UK but clearly the US is going to take longer.

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    Try Gold Tone. Their mandola comes with a hard case. I've had success in buying cases and gig bags from Gold Tone, including a plectrum banjo case that fits my long-neck resonator banjo (there aren't many long-neck resonator banjos, so finding this case -- designed, I think for one of their other instruments -- was a pleasant surprise).

    Gold Tone makes a lot of unusual instruments, and has cases for most of them. And, going through a local Gold Tone dealer, I've found them quite responsive and customer-friendly.
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    Check the dimensions of your instrument. Many a large ukulele case or small guitar case might be perfect.
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    Eddie Blevins in Tennessee is making an OM for me. po56okie is right. The selection of cases is quite limited. We opted to go to Cedar Creek for a custom case. I chose the options and Eddie is supplying the dimensions. Cedar Creek will ship it to Eddie. He'll fill it up and ship it to me.
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