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    I haven't spent much time on the forum the last few years so I'm surprised by the builders doing great builds of the Bigsby style 5 string mandolin. I've got an older homemade 5 string in that shape and would love to have a gig bag for it.
    Does anybody make one specifically for that style of mando?
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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    I'd call Blue Heron cases and see what they can do. They've made some custom cases for me in the past. https://www.blueheroncases.com/

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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    I carry my electric mandola in a tactical rifle bag. It's nicely padded, has a shoulder strap, and a bunch of pockets. It cost less than $40.
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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Run a Google search for the following:
    mini guitar gig bag
    Lots are available for about $25
    This looks interesting:
    https://www.maisonette.com/product/m...hoCzo8QAvD_BwE

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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Good suggestions above, I never even thought to Google mini guitar gig bag---should have been an obvious first step. I see Gator makes cases in all sorts of sizes so I'll measure it up and see if they have something that works.
    I have a Blue Heron case for one of my F's now, not sure I'm ready to spring for a custom made case at this point.
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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Quote Originally Posted by 64lusso View Post
    I haven't spent much time on the forum the last few years so I'm surprised by the builders doing great builds of the Bigsby style 5 string mandolin. I've got an older homemade 5 string in that shape and would love to have a gig bag for it.
    Does anybody make one specifically for that style of mando?
    Thanks, Jay
    Who are the builders building that style?

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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Quote Originally Posted by John Rosett View Post
    I carry my electric mandola in a tactical rifle bag. It's nicely padded, has a shoulder strap, and a bunch of pockets. It cost less than $40.
    Bonus: it'll earn you lots of sideways glances in the airport!
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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Mine was made by a fellow named John Gonder many moons ago, early 80's maybe? I had it listed in the classifieds but just deleted the add as I'd like the spend some time dialing in the setup to make it a better player. I've seen a few other posts in this section of the forum about several folks making reproductions of the old Bigsby mandos recently so I know they are being made in small quantities at custom builder prices but I don't recall who are doing it but it shouldn't take you much searching in the electric portion of the forum to find them.
    No luck in finding a good gig bag yet. I can squeeze the Gonder into a Blue Heron F style case but the fit is not good, worried about ripping the zipper and not interested in a 250$$ +custom case at the moment so if anyone has any other suggestions I'm all ears. I couldn't find any size info on the maisonette site mentioned above.

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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Bonus: it'll earn you lots of sideways glances in the airport!
    I haven't searched tactical rifle bags yet but that would be one small aXX rifle to make a good fit with this mando!!! make a sawed off shotgun look big!!

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    Default Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    Quote Originally Posted by 64lusso View Post
    I haven't searched tactical rifle bags yet but that would be one small aXX rifle to make a good fit with this mando!!! make a sawed off shotgun look big!!
    I have a 16" scale electric mandola that fits perfectly in one. It's 28" long and 11" wideClick image for larger version. 

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