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ukbanjo

United Kingdom
341 posts
since 4/29/07

07/17/2017 01:14:17 View ukbanjo's MP3 Archive View ukbanjo's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Hello, I’m looking for a lightweight hardeshell banjo case. A hoffee carbon fibre would be nice, but its out of my budget range. Does anyone know of a similar case but a little less money?

Fathand

Canada
10101 posts since 2/7/08

07/17/2017 05:58:03View Fathand's MP3 Archive View Fathand's Photo Albums View Fathand's Blog Reply with Quote

Superior ??

https://www.elderly.com/superior-standard-fiberglass-resonator-banjo-case.htm

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jswkingsfieldPlayers Union Member

United States
2323 posts since 10/13/11

07/17/2017 08:32:41View jswkingsfield's MP3 Archive View jswkingsfield's Photo Albums View jswkingsfield's Blog Reply with Quote

The Superior case mentioned above isn't bad (I briefly owned one), but if you can find one, the TKL Concept 2.9 (a/k/a TKL 8740) has better latches.  Problem -- for some reason, this thing is difficult to find in stock, and it's not even on TKL's website.  Seems to be one in stock from a vendor per Reverb: https://reverb.com/item/1828208-tkl-8740-concept-2-9-molded-5-string-banjo-case-free-shipping?device=c&gclid=CJm49LXKkNUCFRGJfgodWwIKuA  It is a very good case, at least as sturdy as a regular wood TKL hardcase, weighs maybe 6 pounds is my guesstimate, but I've never tried flying with one. I suspect it's less sturdy than a Hoffee or Calton, but it does weigh quite a bit less.

Disclaimer: I have no idea whether the Concept case above actually is in stock, not familiar with the vendor on Reverb.  Banjo.com used to stock these, that's where I got mine 5 years ago, you could call Barry Waldrep and see if he has one around or expects to get any.

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ukbanjo

United Kingdom
341 posts since 4/29/07

07/17/2017 10:59:26View ukbanjo's MP3 Archive View ukbanjo's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

The TKL case looks good, I'll research it further. Cheers 


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