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    Question Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    Hi, I recently purchased a 1940 Kay Master banjo mandolin. Needless to say the case was not in good shape. Looking for a replacement--- gig bag, hard case preferred.
    The dimensions are:
    Length: 26.5"
    Diameter: 13.5"
    Height: 3.5"
    Head stock max diameter: 4.5"
    Neck: 12.5"
    Any thoughts or insights appreciated.

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    Question Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    There were cases for resonator( Big piece that goes on the back with a ring around it ) banjo

    you will be searching for a case made in the 20's , when a fair number of banjo mandolins were made..

    you might seek out someone to rebuild what you have,,


    Or a regular banjo case or gig bag & just have extra space where the long neck is not.

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    Default Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    Check out Gold Tone instrument cases and see if there's one that'll fit. I found their plectrum banjo case fits a long-neck "Pete Seeger" 5-string with a resonator. Gold Tone makes mandolin and ukulele banjos, and one of their cases might work.

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    Default Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    Someone is selling a banjo mandolin on craigslist cleveland for $95 with a Geib case that is too big for the instrument.

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg...357529928.html

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    Default Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    I'd also recommend contacting Gold Tone for this. I have a Gold Tone CEB-5 14" diameter x 27" length cello banjo that came with an appropriately sized hard shell logo case from Gold Tone. So I would not be surprised if Gold Tone actually had a case of the right length available for the OP's mandolin banjo.
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    Musicians Friend puts these on sale fairly often. They were offered for $49.99 recently. I bought two. They are decent. It is too long but would accommodate the big body.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...ell-banjo-case

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    Total length: 40"
    Body length: 17"
    Body width: 14"
    Body depth: 5"

    There are several posts on the Café about case overhauls.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...37-Case-repair

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...ge-Case-Repair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Mead View Post
    Someone is selling a banjo mandolin on craigslist cleveland for $95 with a Geib case that is too big for the instrument.

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg...357529928.html
    Thanks for the referral Steve. Sounds like his hinges are on their last legs, which is a step up from mine.... no hinges.

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    Thanks! Sent an email off to Gold Tone this morning. Hopefully they have what I'm looking for.

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    Some excellent thoughts. You folks are giving me some good food for thought after I exhausted my known regional resources.

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    Default Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    You could also contact Steve Kirtley at
    kirtleymusic@stevekirtley.org. He does case restoration, available on facebook also.

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    Default Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    And here I thought that you were going to make a case for playing a big pot banjo mandolin! You want a case to carry it in... I'm disappointed.

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    I like big pots and I cannot lie....
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    Default Re: Case for big pot banjo mandolin

    There is one in classifieds right now!

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