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    Default Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    I know that there was a recent thread regarding 1910's Model A cases. I have a couple of 1923 A Models that I am looking for modern cases for. Do the cases recommended for the teens models fit the 20's models as well?
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    Default Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    You may wish to check out TKL cases. I keep my 1914 Gibson A in one.

    https://www.tkl.com/products?categories=mandolin

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    I use TKL 8851 LTD for a 23 A and the fit is perfect. I wouldn't recommend TKL 7851 because the tuners end up a little too close to the neck rest.

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    My ‘24 snakehead shares a case with my ‘14 A so the answer is yes. It’s simply a matter of deciding which case you prefer. Mine’s a fibreglass Eastman A. It has minimal internal storage but I don’t think they’re made any more.

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    Default Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    Great. Thanks for your help, gents!

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    Default Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    A Hiscox case holds a snakehead well, but it is bulky compared to other mandolin cases.

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    Default Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    I have a gator case which is sturdy and snug and works well.
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    Default Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    Just to close the loop on this for anyone looking at this thread in the future. I picked-up a TKL 8851 LTD (thanks Steve) and it fits both my 1923 A4 Paddlehead and my 1923 A2 Snakehead.

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