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    Default Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    I recently bought a wonderful old bowl back mandolin that needs a case. The body is a bit bigger than other bowl backs I've compared it to. I haven't been able to find a case that fits yet. Are there any places that have a nice variety of bowl back cases for sale? Are there any companies that make custom cases? A bowl back mandola case might work. A bouzouki or lauto case?

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    Default Re: Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    A nice variety would be nice but not that I've seen.

    Elderly. That one on the right looks pretty big. It appears that The Mandolin Store is out of the Eastman Bowlback cases. There's nothing I could find on eBay or Reverb right now. Hopefully someone else has another place to check.
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    Default Re: Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    My instrument is 9" in width, which is unusual. The cases listed on Eldery are 8". I may go the route of a modifying a bouzouki gig bag. Are there any custom case builders our there?

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    Yeah, but I don't know if they make bowlback cases.

    https://www.ameritage.com/store/cate...tom_Cases.html
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    Default Re: Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    Thanks again Mike, I'll check them out. I'm determined to find something good, it deserves it. It's a ca 1920s Rafaele Tieri made in NYC. I should probably post something in Bowl Backs of Note.

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