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    Default Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    Hello. I am looking for a hardshell case for a Flatiron pancake mandolin. This topic has not been covered recently, and I know suitable older cases are not always presently available.

    Anybody know of any cases made or available today that will work well with a Flatiron Flattie?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    Breedlove used to make a case that fitted pancake mandolins perfectly - it was this one, NFI on my part:

    https://reverb.com/item/17326986-bre...-mandolin-case

    If the price is showing up in euros ignore that - Reverb just switches because I'm posting from Ireland, but this case was for sale in the States.
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    Default Re: Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    I use a regular $40 Amazon style case that I fitted with 2 small supplementary foam blocks at the tail end to take up the extra space... don't have a picture though sorry.
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    I also use a soft ukulele case for mine. Super nice to just toss over my shoulder. $25 or so on amazon.

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    Default Re: Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    I've been on a similar quest recently to find something better than the chipboard case that came with an '83 Flatiron 2M, and was looking at this Profyle gig bag from Northfield: https://www.northfieldinstruments.co...alhoun-gig-bag
    Although I haven't purchased one yet to confirm it's a good fit, I did speak with someone at Northfield and gave them the soecs.
    They checked and said it should work well.

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    Default Re: Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    This is the style case I was referring to... they USED to be $40: https://www.amazon.com/Hardshell-Mic...%2C167&sr=8-12

    I'm in the process of fixing my flatty, but you can see how it fits in this case. Its one I had from another instrument which I put in a nicer case.

    I used 2 blocks of white ethafoam that were used in some packaging from something. With some sticky backed velcro, I covered one side in the furry stuff and the other side in the coarse stuff and then put a piece of the furry side at the tail end of the case. It keeps it from sliding around in the case since its a little big for the mandolin.

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    aka: Spencer
    Silverangel Econo A #429
    Jacobson Nautilus Oval Hole Prototype
    Soliver #001 Flattop Pancake style

    Soliver Hand Crafted Mandolin Armrests
    Check them out here

    "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage
    to lose sight of the shore, ...and also a boat with no holes in it. -anonymous

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