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Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case  

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This banjo case is designed to fit all standard 4- and 5-string banjos. Features textured black vinyl covering, 5-ply wood construction, black plush ...Read More

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Take care of your beloved banjo!

This banjo case is designed to fit all standard 4- and 5-string banjos. Features textured black vinyl covering, 5-ply wood construction, black plush lining, gold-plated hardware, interior accessory compartment, and locking fasteners.

FEATURES
  • Designed to fit all standard 4- and 5-string banjos
  • Features textured black vinyl covering
  • 5-ply wood construction
  • Black plush lining
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Interior accessory compartment with locking fasteners.

A stylish, protective ride for your banjo! Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case

  • Total length: 40"
  • Body length: 17"
  • Body width: 14"
  • Body depth: 5"
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Musician's GearDeluxe Hardshell Banjo Case
 
4.5

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (94)
  • Durable (84)
  • Easy to carry (61)
  • Stylish (34)
  • Compact (17)

Cons

  • Not functional (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (75)
  • Travel (46)
  • Practicing (32)
  • Back-up (22)
  • Concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (65), Novice (37), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, solid case for my bouzouki.

I bought this case during a holiday sale, and I feel I got an excellent deal. I was buying this for an Irish bouzouki, as they usually fit fine in a 5-string...Read complete review

I bought this case during a holiday sale, and I feel I got an excellent deal. I was buying this for an Irish bouzouki, as they usually fit fine in a 5-string banjo case. The only issue that worried me was the length from the strap button to the top of the neck joint, which is longer on a bouzouki than a round banjo head. Fortunately, it fit perfectly, but with no room to spare (15.5" in case anyone else is buying it for the same reason).

As others have noted, this case will require some additional padding in the body area because the neck rest creates a fulcrum and the instrument flops around in the case until the lid is closed. I found some black material similar to the type used in the case, and covered a piece of 1" foam with it, and now the instrument fits snugly without flopping around.

Overall, this is a nice, solid case that's well-constructed for carrying to the occasional gig, or safely storing the instrument. I wouldn't recommend it for a hard-working touring professional, or for extended travel, but for nearly all other uses, it's well worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So-so

This case would be ideal for a beginner class or other lightweight model banjo. The only neck support that this case offers is at the base of the neck just above the heal....Read complete review

This case would be ideal for a beginner class or other lightweight model banjo. The only neck support that this case offers is at the base of the neck just above the heal. If this case is dropped with a heavier banjo inside of it, the neck could break. The exterior strength, as previously mentioned, isn't all that great. It gives under moderate pressure. So if something we dropped onto the case, anything inside of it is going to feel the hit as well. The hardware seems to be OK. The locks secure the lid down firmly. Again, this case would be good for a lightweight banjo or cheaper model. It would even go well for someone who is going to be using this case for storage. The price is right, but just understand that the quality is affected somewhat when not spending as much money on other brands.
The features on this banjo case are pretty much standard on all banjo cases.
The exterior strength and protection is OK. It's nothing fantastic, but will hold up to light/moderate use.
The price is amazingly low. However, with "value" being more about what product your getting for the money spent, it's hard to rate this in the top of it's class. It's overall strength isn't great. The interior padding is someone hard and not forgiving.

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5.0

good budget banjo case

By Zoltan

from Pagosa Springs Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Practicing

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

    I needed a case to protect a recently restored 1938 Silvertone (Kay) that was my Mother's. It is an odd size, so I was wary. I needed to add additional sheepskin padding to make the banjo level.
    I am very happy with the case, and was a great deal.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I needed for my deering.

    By Justgettingstarted

    from Indiana

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

      Perfect for my deering Good time 2! Speedy shipping too!

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      3.0

      banjo case

      By captdanwh

      from lake wales,fl.

      About Me Novice

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

        received the case and it was damaged right out of the box. it was not damaged during shipping as the box was in good shape but came from the shipper that way. have not received a replacement yet so i will wait and see what happens. not too happy with this transaction, but not a real big deal as it is for my backup cheap banjo.

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        5.0

        Nice case!

        By Dennisio

        from Summerhill, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fits Six String Nicely
        • Good Protection
        • Great Value
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Gig
        • Ground Travel

        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

        This case is an excellent value. It fits my Savannah six string Banjo perfectly.

        As it is not marketed as a flight case, I rate it as a hard case and it gets five stars. I believe I could stand on it without doing any damage to the case or contents.

        Received promptly, packaged and protected nicely. Musicians Friend does it again.

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        5.0

        Great Buy

        By burenh

        from Llano, Texas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Solid Case
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

          I am very impressed with the quality - particularly given the low price.

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          5.0

          Fits 6 string Fender Rustler Banjo

          By sammydcl

          from Okmulgee, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Case for the Money

          Cons

          • None
          • Not Any I Could Find

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • General Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

          This fits my Fender 6 string Rustler Banjo like it was made for it.

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          4.0

          Good enough

          By Neilus McNeilus

          from Quakertown, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

            You really can't beat this case for the money. It's solid and does the job adequately. If you are a pro and play banjo for a living, you may want something that can take the kind of beating that the baggage handlers at airports give out on a daily basis, but, then again, you probably aren't reading reviews on Musician's Friend anyway.

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            5.0

            Slight Mod for Open Back Banjo

            By Hokie Joe

            from Southern Illinois

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

                I am a life lifelong guitarist, but brand new to the banjo. I got this to protect a Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo I just purchased (see that review too). It is a great case, sturdy and well built. Can't beat it for the price. The case is too deep for an open back banjo. I cut some foam from an old mattress pad to the shape of the well for the banjo head, and covered the foam with a black towel. I tucked the towel in behind the foam. It now looks great, fits the instrument perfectly and provides secure support for the banjo.

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                5.0

                Excellent!

                By Edward-Money

                from Virginia

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

                  Excellent case for the money. Highly recommend.

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                  4.0

                  Nice case, great value

                  By jfmastrangelo

                  from Boulder, Colorado

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe Hardshell Banjo Case:

                        Very nice case, fits my Fender banjo like a glove. Good neck support. Excellent value. Exceeded my expectations. I gave it 4 stars as I'd reserve 5 stars for a super-swanky high end flight worthy case.

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