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    Default Alternative for Ameritage (Read extremely heavy) GBOM cases

    As someone who is suffering from an impinged nerve in her back, and struggling to tote around my GBOM (even with a rolling cart), I decided to try a Humicase for classical guitars. I believe the model is a Metro II. I ordered one here:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...micase&index=2

    It came today, and I think it's a pretty good fit for my Girouard. I have not tried the Mowry in it yet, but the case and the instrument weigh a lot less than the empty Ameritage case. I removed the humidity pod mounted in the inside of the case lid. I am not planning on using it anyway, but it's a good solid case with adequate padding to tote back and forth to rehearsals and jams.

    I'm happier with it than a gig bag, so we will see how it holds up. If not the investment is around $250, which is nothing to sneeze at, but probably around the same price as a Mono or RB gig bag.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Default Re: Alternative for Ameritage (Read extremely heavy) GBOM cases

    I had a fiberglass cello case for many years, and they definitely lighten the load nicely. I've since upgraded to carbon fiber, which on a cello-sized and cello-priced instrument is a significant improvement that has been well worth the investment.

    For a guitar-sized instrument, though, CF is generally not worth the added expense. That fiberglass case you got is probably right where the sweet spot lies.

    Hope your back enjoys the relief!

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    Default Re: Alternative for Ameritage (Read extremely heavy) GBOM cases

    Hi Mary, I'd be interested to here how your Mowry fits in that case. When I started building the GBOMs 15 years ago I looked at classical cases but couldn't find one that fit well, and it didn't seem right designing an instrument to fit a case. Ameritage has been the only company I've found willing to make a hardshell case to fit. They are quite sturdy, but also heavy.

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    Default Re: Alternative for Ameritage (Read extremely heavy) GBOM cases

    Andrew, I will try my Mowry in the Humicase in the next few days, and get back to you. I'm just wondering if the headstock shape might hinder the fit. I will let you know though.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Default Re: Alternative for Ameritage (Read extremely heavy) GBOM cases

    Thanks Mary!

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