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    Default Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

    Anyone have any ideas as to a decent case for Mando Strat I picked up recently?
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    There are a lot of rifle bags that would work. Something like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/MARITTON-Tact..._id=3225963011
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    I bought one of these for mine. It fits but, in all honesty, it’s a bit tight across the body. https://www.southernukulelestore.co....t-and-soprano/ There are probably other electric Uke cases available. I’ve often wondered about buying an electric uke and stringing it as a mandolin.

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    Tennis racquet cases have always been an option. Check out your local big box sporting goods store or Amazon.
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    DIY ? Sew a cover for foam blocks (builders supply) with a plush lining inside..
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    I have had great luck with my Phitz ukulele gig bags. Very inexpensive, do the job.

    Not made out of ballistic kevlar, you can't toss your encased mandostrat down the stairs, but by being reasonably careful, this handsome little gig bags will do the job.
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    I haven't done it or researched for an emando, but if you want to go hard case I've used several plano rifle cases for electric tenor guitars. They may make one the right size for a mandocaster.

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    Access Rectangle Hardshell Case

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    No case will fit! Give up searching, abandon all hope, and send that mando to me
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    https://www.accessbagsandcases.com/p...-cases/page/2/
    Pricy, but gets the job done. Can be modified with additional foam to fit more snug.

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    Back when the Fender FM 60 & 61 were produced, they had a hard case for them, at that time the case cost $100..
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    I use a baritone ukulele case. Works nicely for my jbovier.
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    I use an Access case with a foam pad under the body and behind the tail piece for my Big Muddy solid body for a snug / secure fit. Click image for larger version. 

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    I use an Access case with a foam pad under the body and behind the tail piece for my Big Muddy solid body for a snug / secure fit. Click image for larger version. 

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    NOW, one available in Cafe accessory classifieds for reasonable price.
    Stiver A style custom #388-5-20
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    Default Re: Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

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    I use an Access case with a foam pad under the body and behind the tail piece for my Big Muddy solid body for a snug / secure fit. Click image for larger version. 

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    NOW, one available in Cafe classifieds for a reasonable price.
    Stiver A style custom #388-5-20
    Big Muddy EM8 solid body (Mike Dulak's final EM8 build)
    Kentucky KM-950
    Weber Gallatin A Mandola "D hole"
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    Rogue 100A (current campfire tool & emergency canoe paddle)

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    Default Re: Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

    Superior Mandolin Gig Bag

    I've used these for my mandocasters, with satisfactory results.
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