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    Mandolin Apprentice joni24's Avatar
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    Default Mods to Hoffee case?

    Is it possible to make slight modifications to the Hoffee case? I have an Apitius F5 (love it!) which fits extremely snugly in my Hoffee thinsulate case. I'd love to be able to add a tone guard and/or an arm rest, but there's no way I could fit them in the case without causing damage to my mando. Any recommendations on where I could go to get the case "shaved down" just a bit?
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    Fellow Apitius owner here following this.

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    Your best bet may be to get a custom Hoffee case and sell your standard one. I had a custom case made for my Arrow Jazzbo, to about 6 weeks but it fits perfectly.
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    If you can modify the Hoffee, it probably wouldn't fit any other mandolin. Getting the right case would be the safest bet, IMO.

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    Default Re: Mods to Hoffee case?

    Hoffee will modify it for a modest cost if you pay shipping both ways or are close enough to take it there

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    Quote Originally Posted by markd View Post
    Hoffee will modify it for a modest cost if you pay shipping both ways or are close enough to take it there
    Jeff Hoffee just did a refit of a guitar case for me. Refit and return shipping was $250. Can't beat the cases or the service. All of my ten thumbs up for Jeff and his crew.
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    Default Re: Mods to Hoffee case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryk Loske View Post
    Jeff Hoffee just did a refit of a guitar case for me. Refit and return shipping was $250. Can't beat the cases or the service. All of my ten thumbs up for Jeff and his crew.
    Thanks, Ryk & Mark, that is exactly what I was looking for! I will reach out to Jeff.
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