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    I put stickers on from gigs and places I have been. If someone does not like it, I didn't do it for them.

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    I have recently come up against this same issue, in another context . In any event I had this thought.

    To put it into mandolin case terms, if someone says I have a valuable vintage mandolin case that I shouldn't "spoil" with stickers, or other decoration - I would be tempted to sell it to them, in order to buy a case I can customized. The amount of money folks are willing to put up to save a piece of vintage history is perhaps the only measure of how important that vintage piece is.

    There was a small private art museum, in Paris maybe? I can't remember. The museum was going broke due to a fall off in donations and support. After a year of campaigning, no institution or patron was willing to provide even temporary support for the "priceless" art within. So the proprietor threatened to burn one painting a month until somebody valued these priceless works and supported the museum. He held the museum's art hostage so to speak, asking folks to put their money where their mouth was. From what I remember, support was forthcoming.

    I don't advocate that, but it sure strikes at the heart of the issue doesn't it.
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    I have a rare vintage Gibson A case with a red interior. I may have to burn it just so I have an avatar as cool as James Condino's!

    I should update my sticker one of these days. Well I tried to get that image upright.
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    Apply blue painter's masking tape * that will come off and not damage the 'Vintage Lifton Case',

    and apply the MC case sticker to it ? * (draftsman's tape. from back before all blueprints were done CAD, is another light tack adhesive tape )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I have a rare vintage Gibson A case with a red interior. I may have to burn it just so I have an avatar as cool as James Condino's!

    I should update my sticker one of these days. Well I tried to get that image upright.
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    Whenever I think about sticking something on a mando or accordion case I think about this photo from a Ry Cooder album I listened to relentlessly in my youth.

    Atta Issacs and his BudMan sticker on what appears to be his Martin.

    Sometimes you just gotta make your case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandroid View Post
    Apply blue painter's masking tape * that will come off and not damage the 'Vintage Lifton Case',

    and apply the MC case sticker to it ? * (draftsman's tape. from back before all blueprints were done CAD, is another light tack adhesive tape )
    I've never used the draftsman's tape, but I'm not sure about the blue painters tape. I think it might stick pretty securely after it's been in place for awhile. YMMV, but if I were to put the sticker on the case, I'd be going all in and not worrying about taking it off again later.

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    Sew a Case Cover?
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    Eh, that sounds like a lot of work. I'd rather be sewing catnip mandolins

    Although.... the one time I did take that mandolin out of the house in that case it was raining pretty hard. I put it in a trash bag.

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    Thinking about sewing made me think about the idea of a Mandolin Cafe patch. I would definitely sew that on my vintage 70s denim jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Thinking about sewing made me think about the idea of a Mandolin Cafe patch. I would definitely sew that on my vintage 70s denim jacket
    I would encourage that effort.
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    I love stickers on cases. Gives them character. Devaluing? --Not a chance. It's just a sticker and as someone else said--not a Loar case. Even if it was then I'd still say put it on.

    Promote the Cafe in any way. It deserves it.

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    I have canvas softcase. I put iron on patches on it. Look like stickers!
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