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Old 02-16-2017, 08:31 PM
huckster huckster is offline
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Hi everyone. I'm new here and to arch tops. I've been around acoustic strings for 30+ years. Mainly Dobro. I have a '48 L4 in route via Fed Ex that should be here the 20th. What would be a good case to protect it with? I want to keep it safe. thanks huckster
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:01 AM
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I suppose it depends on where in the world you live in order to get quality without having to import, but over here in England Hiscox make some nice, durable, quality cases to fit most sizes and types of guitar. I own two and have had no problems at all.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:18 AM
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Have a look at Cedar Creek cases.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:46 AM
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I have a new TKL case that I thought was good value for money. http://www.tkl.com/?siteid=home
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:09 PM
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TKL cases in the USA are very reasonably priced and are quite sturdy. Cedar Creek is their upmarket brand, a little nicer, a little more expensive. Guitar of a lifetime? Custom case from Hoffee!
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:05 PM
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Most mini-jumbo cases should fit - the Gibson 16" archtop shape is pretty standard - as well as the Godin TRIC case...

Forgive me for asking, but a '48 L-4 isn't exactly common even among archtop aficionados - just what did the seller use to ship it in...?
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:31 PM
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Most mini-jumbo cases should fit - the Gibson 16" archtop shape is pretty standard - as well as the Godin TRIC case...

Forgive me for asking, but a '48 L-4 isn't exactly common even among archtop aficionados - just what did the seller use to ship it in...?
It's on the way. Should be here monday. I'll find out then. huckster
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