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Old 11-19-2021, 05:37 PM
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Default The Loar LH6/700 soft-case - any good?

Hi,

Am currently looking at an LH-650 that doesn't come with a case. The soft-case I've seen in other adds looks quite nice, but is it good enough to try to order one - if that's even possible?

(The Loar company's website doesn't list any accessories, and don't exactly reply by return email either)

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Old 11-20-2021, 06:57 PM
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If "soft case" means the kind of foam case my Loar came in, then it's a very decent case, roughly equivalent to the Travelite line--though my Travelite might be just a tad sturdier than the Loar stock case.
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Old 11-21-2021, 05:15 AM
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Thanks. Yeah, this one:

(colour aside, it looks a lot like the BAM double case I had for my violins!)

And yes, it looks a lot like those Travelite cases, but given the price those cost I can hardly imagine they'd come with a guitar in the LH-6/700 price range...

The Loar company still didn't answer my query, I fear I'd have to contact a small store who carries their product (= who might be willing to do a one-off order), or the French importer.

Or I might just spring for the dreadnought version of the Ritter RGS7. I just got that one for my reso and it would certainly cover my needs. I like how it's compact, without bulging pouches on the outside that invite carrying things you probably shouldn't (*) and that take up unnecessary space in storage.

*) A tablet, stand or anything other hard and/or heavy on top of the bridge area of my guitar, without a hard shell in between? No thanks!
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Old 11-21-2021, 06:03 PM
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Those look like a slightly smaller version of Godin TRIC cases. They're bulky, but protect my guitars for all my needs. (I don't fly with guitars)
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