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martingitdave 05-21-2019 01:26 PM

Alternative to TRIC Case
 
I have Godin TRIC polyfoam case for my dreadnought that I take to gigs. It's light and strong, but the covering material is cheap, the storage pocket stinks, and the handle is poor. Please recommend an alternative high quality light weight poly foam case for a Martin Dreadnought.

Thanks!

Rudy4 05-21-2019 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6067330)
I have Godin TRIC polyfoam case for my dreadnought that I take to gigs. It's light and strong, but the covering material is cheap, the storage pocket stinks, and the handle is poor. Please recommend an alternative high quality light weight poly foam case for a Martin Dreadnought.

Thanks!

This lightweight Polyfoam dreadnaught case from Guild is available; you'd need to call Sweetwater rep and make sure a Martin will fit it.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...se-dreadnought

The Gator Transit series are also very nice:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...guitar-bag-tan

martingitdave 05-21-2019 03:58 PM

Thank you! I'll check those out. Evidently, Gator made a case version of the Transit bag. I'll check that out too.

Quebec Picker 05-21-2019 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudy4 (Post 6067373)
This lightweight Polyfoam dreadnaught case from Guild is available; you'd need to call Sweetwater rep and make sure a Martin will fit it.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...se-dreadnought

I have both a TRIC case and a Guild Polyfoam case. If you don't like the TRIC, you won't like the Guild any better. I would say the quality is lower on the Guild, and there is zero pocket on it whatsoever.

I'm talking about the latest generation TRIC case, so if you have one of the older ones, might be worth upgrading to that rather than the Guild case.

Goat Whiskey Picks 05-21-2019 05:24 PM

I've been using the Gator Transit case for over a year now and I really like it. The best parts is lots of pockets for cables, iPad, extra strings, capos, etc.

martingitdave 05-21-2019 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Goat Whiskey Picks (Post 6067526)
I've been using the Gator Transit case for over a year now and I really like it. The best parts is lots of pockets for cables, iPad, extra strings, capos, etc.


Would you be kind enough to post a picture of the pockets? I think thatís the one I am looking for.

jgmaute 05-22-2019 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6067330)
I have Godin TRIC polyfoam case for my dreadnought that I take to gigs. It's light and strong, but the covering material is cheap, the storage pocket stinks, and the handle is poor. Please recommend an alternative high quality light weight poly foam case for a Martin Dreadnought.

Thanks!

Just wondering, do you have one of the earlier models with crappy lining and kind of a molded handle? If so the current models are much better. I have one I use for my 00s and have none of the problems you mention. I also have a Gator polyfoam case for my Guild D55, Iím not sure the interior pocket is much bigger than the Godin TRIC. I think the foam material in the TRIC and know the seal is better than the Gator, but the Gator is an older case.

martingitdave 05-22-2019 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by jgmaute (Post 6067809)
Just wondering, do you have one of the earlier models with crappy lining and kind of a molded handle? If so the current models are much better. I have one I use for my 00s and have none of the problems you mention. I also have a Gator polyfoam case for my Guild D55, Iím not sure the interior pocket is much bigger than the Godin TRIC. I think the foam material in the TRIC and know the seal is better than the Gator, but the Gator is an older case.


Indeed. Thanks for the tip.

Justinian 05-22-2019 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6067330)
I have Godin TRIC polyfoam case for my dreadnought that I take to gigs. It's light and strong, but the covering material is cheap, the storage pocket stinks, and the handle is poor. Please recommend an alternative high quality light weight poly foam case for a Martin Dreadnought.

Thanks!

I have newer TRIC model and no complain at all:

http://www.seagullguitars.com/en/pro...rt-hall-deluxe

Goat Whiskey Picks 05-22-2019 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6067573)
Would you be kind enough to post a picture of the pockets? I think thatís the one I am looking for.

Sweetwater has some great pics of the case on their site.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...bag-light-grey

martingitdave 05-22-2019 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Goat Whiskey Picks (Post 6067898)
Sweetwater has some great pics of the case on their site.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...bag-light-grey

Very good! Thanks!


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