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Cases (Hard, Flight)  Guardian Hard Shell Case Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by bobclawhammerjammer (see all reviews from this person) on 11/16/2014

Where Purchased: Elderly

Overall Comments

     Along with free shipping on the new Reiter Bacophone I bought  this Guardian hardshell only because the TLK Canadian made cases were out of stock. I'll give it a 7 for now- we'll see how it holds up. It is alleged to be the top of their line and made in China and whereas I have nothing against the Chinese- their lack of pollution controls in manufacturing is criminal.

      The overall construction and appearance is not bad, but not great. The inside seems well padded. My main gripe are the latches- 3 of the 5 are misaligned, a little loose and sloppy. Just bad workmanship. It does close but the latches should be  much tighter.  Not sure I'll take a banjo on the road with it, but it will work for home storage. I did get a deal on it for $94.00 so not much to complain about. The warranty is great- 90 minutes or 90 years whichever comes first. If you can wait for a TLK, I would. BTW, I did play a Reiter Galax  when at Elderly- another nice model.     -BC


Overall Rating: 7

Submitted by schlange (see all reviews from this person) on 11/15/2010

Where Purchased: Janet Davis Music

Overall Comments

I found this case acceptable, except for one thing--the hygrometer, which comes embeded in the top of the little flap used to cover the pocket where you can store things inside the case... it stick up a bit from that flap, and it rubs against the neck of my Deering Goodtime!

So I just wripped it out. Not exactly the ideal solution, leaving an ugly hole. But it works.

Other than that, it's a decent case. Not quite as heavy-duty and tight-fitting as I would have hoped, but you get what you pay for with cases.

Overall Rating: 7

Submitted by kahuna (see all reviews from this person) on 12/27/2008

Where Purchased: Angies Banjos

Overall Comments

This is the FiberGlass Case. Smelled strong of glue, I mean really strong. I let air out for 2 days and it had disapated. The fit is pretty good for my banjo. Maybe a little more padding underneath the resonator, so that the neck isnt at such an angle. It seems the case construction is really good, I am really impressed with that.

Overall Rating: 7

Submitted by Banjo75 (see all reviews from this person) on 11/17/2008

Where Purchased:

Overall Comments

This is a good, cheap no frills, utilitarian hard shell case that will protect your banjo.

Overall Rating: 7

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