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    Default Lyon & Healy Style A mandola: case needed

    I recently acquired this wonderful piece of art and it came to me in a beaten up resonator banjo case from way back which is much too large. Any suggestions for where to find or to have made a case? I did phone Hoffee, but they don't want to deal with mandolas. Thanks for all suggestions.

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    I don't know about cases but that is a beauty!
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    Default Re: Lyon & Healy Style A mandola: case needed

    Here is a maker that offers gig bags that might tide you over until you find a proper case...

    https://mcneelamusic.com/accessories...added-gig-bag/
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    That's a beaut! I bet Calton or MainStage would make you a flight case
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    Congratulations! What's the serial number on your mandola?

    I acquired a vintage Maulbetsch & Whittemore rectangular double violin case from a violin dealer having a garage sale, and my luthier was able to repurpose its flexible divider and turn it into an L&H mandola case. It's a fairly snug fit but it works.

    You might look about for an Access Stage III rectangular mandolin case. It might be roomy enough for an L&H mandola — I can check on this later.
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    Wow, Joe—that's a beauty! Lucky you.

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    Default Re: Lyon & Healy Style A mandola: case needed

    Thanks, everyone for the suggestions.

    *Charley: I went to McNeela. The gig bag is roomy but I may go for it if other options fail. While there, you might chuckle, I did buy a case for my concertina.

    *Baron Collins-Hill: Calton says they do have mandola cases and they emailed me a form for measurements, and I think they will require an outline. I've emailed MainStage and am waiting to hear back. Thanks.

    *Martin: The mandola is serial number 11. You can see and even hear the very instrument at Jake Wildwood's site, here. I checked out the Access Stage III measurements as given at Elderly. Too small. But thanks for the suggestion.

    *Louise NM: Luck happens! I'm counting on the same little lady to eventually get me an L&H mandocello. In the meantime, the sound of this mandola will be my daily bread.

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    Default Re: Lyon & Healy Style A mandola: case needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bartl View Post
    Thanks, everyone for the suggestions.

    You can see and even hear the very instrument at Jake Wildwood's site, here.
    My goodness, that is one TONE MONSTER.
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    Congrats. I have No. 1500. The first batch consists of Nos. 1 through 30 or so, and then there are just a handful with later numbers.
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    Default Re: Lyon & Healy Style A mandola: case needed

    Fantastic looking mandola! I just got in a Style A mandolin today and will be looking to get a case to fit....along with replacement tuners (in another thread).
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    Default Re: Lyon & Healy Style A mandola: case needed

    Highstrings, and it sounds as good as it looks. All of my mandos are "lifetime" instruments, but this one I want to take to the next world with me ... mmmm ... unless there are lots of flames there ... Reading your thread about the L&H mandolin, I can only wish you the best of luck with the tuners. Preaching to the choir, I know, but these are great instruments and worth the effort and expense to repair. If looking for a case, you might talk to Calton. They made a case for my L&H mandolin, as they had previously done for Cafe member Tim Logan, so I did not have to send them the sort of details mentioned below.

    FYI, for those curious about getting Calton to customize a case for you: Calton will send a pdf with detailed instructions for very detailed measurements. This form must be returned with 3 specified photos and a life-sized outline of the instrument (for which they provide detailed instructions). It took me about an hour to put all these pieces together and get them into an envelope.

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