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    Default Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Hello everyone, usually I am happy to enjoy your comments and pics here, but now I have a question.
    Is there any maker that sells gig bags for mandolas of Gibson H-5 type? No, I donít have that one, but an Eastman 815. I got it in a large and heavy violin type case, but I want a lighter bag on my back. Yes, Eastman makes bags/soft cases for their MDA 315, but itís not sold without the mandola.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mike in Europe

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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    After doing a quick search, mandola gig bags are few and far between. There are plenty of baritone ukulele gig bags available if you think those might work.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    I have my Stahl mandola in a Cordoba tenor ukulele bag; it's not an F-style, but the bag might accommodate a scroll.

    Traded my Eastman MDA-615, so I can't try fitting it in the Cordoba bag; sorry!
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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Was thinking https://glenncronkhite.com/ he used to run Reunion Blues* in SFO, A friend in the 80's worked there.
    being hand made , it may cost as much as the instrument in it ..

    * Now brand name went off shore to a Pac Rim source..
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    Glenn has retired. While heís still an advisor to the company itís relocated to Minnesota. Steve Kiesel, I believe is the new owner.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    This: https://gruvgear.com/products/ukulel...=5707070930972

    was from this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...ola-Hard-Cases

    and worked when I needed one, high quality too

    but I traded it years ago when the mandola had a ďbulgeĒ in the neck at the joint and I wanted a collings guitar
    I should be pickin' rather than postin'

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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    I bought a Rocksack tenor uke gigbag, it fits the Eastman mandola perfectly.

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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Thanks to everyone responding! I have been busy investigating tenor uke bags that are available here in Europe, but at the moment there is no winner – the mandola seems to be too wide. Anyway, my Pomeroy mandola seems to comfortably slip into just anything, even a mandolin bag.

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    Default Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Builder of my H style Mandola built a case for it out of Foam Slabs from builder's supply ,
    Plush Lined and canvas covered, closed with a zipper.. (Upgraded to #10 YKK coil)
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