Just picked one of these up. After having some fun with it, I will likely donate to the YAM program for some little one who cannot yet reach the top frets. One thing we have learned with kids this age is the importance of decent (hard shell or foam) cases, especially to protect the fifth string tuner. These banjos will not fit in a normal open back case because headstock will not clear the neck rest.
I was thinking something like durafoam or gator foam case in 19 fret tenor length. Anyone know of such an animal? Or another idea? I obviously don't want to sink a ton of money into this, but I also want the instrument to last in the hands of a fourth grader.
Of if anyone has a tenor size open back case they would part with that they think would work, shoot me a pm plz.
I will answer my own question in case anyone searches for this thread looking for the same info. I ordered this TKL case from Elderly, which fits great. No headstock clearance issue because tenor cases cradle closer to the pot. (LINK to 11" Openback Tenor Case TKL)
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