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Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case

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Tired of lugging around that heavy, hardshell banjo case with edges that ding up your shins and other gear? Our Durafoam banjo cases offer the same p...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-17-2017

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Lighter than hardshell cases yet just as protective.

Tired of lugging around that heavy, hardshell banjo case with edges that ding up your shins and other gear? Our Durafoam banjo cases offer the same protection minus the heft and damage potential. The high-density polystyrene foam shell has a soft plush form-fitting interior that coddles your instrument and is covered with tough Cordura. Thoughtful touches include an outside music pocket, interior accessory pocket, quality zipper, and padded shoulder straps.

FEATURES
  • High-density foam padding
  • Nylon cover with zipper
  • Black plush lining
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Overall length: 40-1/2"
  • Body length: 16-1/2"
  • Body width: 14"
  • Body depth: 5"
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Musician's GearDurafoam Shaped Banjo Case
 
4.7

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (29)
  • Durable (25)
  • Easy to carry (25)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Stylish (8)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (15)
  • Travel (13)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (16), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

More +'s than -'s

This is a great gig bag, especially for its price. Having 2 of these bags, I can see the good and the bad. Resonators fit well but there is quite a bit of...Read complete review

This is a great gig bag, especially for its price. Having 2 of these bags, I can see the good and the bad. Resonators fit well but there is quite a bit of wiggle if it is used to house an open back banjo. I use cloth covered styrofoam wedges to make it snug for my Recording King OT25 Madison Old-Time Banjo. Still, it is not the same as having a good fit. It would be nice if 2 models were available: Resonator and Open Back.

The gig bag fits my Gretsch G9420 Broadkaster Supreme Banjo much better, but the case is wee bit to long for both banjos. Again, a foam wedge solves this problem and, hey, better a wee bit too long than a wee bit too short!

The zipper is a a bit tedious, as one has to travel about 90% around the case to get it to open. At the same time, hinges may hurt the structural integrity of the case, so even though it is cumbersome, it still may be the best solution in order to keep the gig bag structurally tough and in an attractive price range.

There is a spacious interior storage compartment as well as 2 zippered external compartments. It also comes with straps to covert it to backpack. Just take out the banjo, add a 2 piece fishing rod, a reel, and the rest of your lures & gear and you will be all set for the hike to your favorite fishing hole.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

WAY too bog for an open back

For an open back I would not suggest this banjo case. I put mine in it and it flopped around left to right and sat way too lowat the pot. I am sure for...Read complete review

For an open back I would not suggest this banjo case. I put mine in it and it flopped around left to right and sat way too lowat the pot. I am sure for a resonator banjo it would be great. I am making some extra padding to keep using it as the lightness and protection is great.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great piece of equipment

By seadays7

from Port Orange, FL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

    It is a sturdy and well made piece and I use it all the time.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    WAY too bog for an open back

    By playthebanjo

    from Athens, GA

    Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

    For an open back I would not suggest this banjo case. I put mine in it and it flopped around left to right and sat way too lowat the pot. I am sure for a resonator banjo it would be great. I am making some extra padding to keep using it as the lightness and protection is great.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sort of Stunned

    By TIM KAZIMER

    from Kentucky

    Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

    I was very surprised with the quality of this case. Durable outer shell, well stitched seams, plush / protective liner. I would have paid double this price had I seen this item in a retail shop somewhere. I ordered 2 days ago. The case was well packed. Free shipping - no tax collected and on and on.It is on the large side for my open back but a 5 dollar neck pillow from Wal-mart fixed that issue. Perfect for a resonator banjo.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Case!

    By FolkBanjoManInMichigan

    from Michigan

    Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

    I thought for the price I couldn't afford not to give it a try- I was very surprised when I unpacked the case. I had just looked at a similar case at a local store, for almost three times the cost of this case with the same features. Although the outside pocket could have been big enough to hold a book, I don't personally carry a book with me. It holds plenty of other things though, making it a tremendous value for anyone who plays resonator banjo. (an open-back will need supplemental padding.)

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Light Sturdy Case That Offers Good Protection

    By stratmanforever

    from Southington, CT

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

      This is a nylon case made to fit a resonator type banjo. My banjo is an Epiphone MB-200 and this case is a perfect fit for it. It you have an open back banjo you will have to fill the areas with something to keep it from flopping around. It is not a hard sided case. It is a nylon sided case that will hold it's shape due to some kind of hard material (maybe cardboard?) and a good amount of foam padding that protects the banjo. Nice soft furry material is what touches the instrument. The case has one compartment inside large enough to store an extra set of strings, picks, tools, etc. The outside has another pouch storage area good to store slightly larger items such as cables and banjo strap (btw... I keep the my banjo strap on all the time and mine will fold neatly in the case with it still on). Nylon zippers and the handles seem sturdy enough for me. So this type of case is a good alternative to the typical hard sided case that costs more and it affords much better protection than a "bag" style case. I like it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More +'s than -'s

      By Dr. Mumbo

      from Wondering between NYS & NC.

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Not For Open Back
      • Too Much Zipper

      Best Uses

      • Banjo Gig Bag

      Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

      This is a great gig bag, especially for its price. Having 2 of these bags, I can see the good and the bad. Resonators fit well but there is quite a bit of wiggle if it is used to house an open back banjo. I use cloth covered styrofoam wedges to make it snug for my Recording King OT25 Madison Old-Time Banjo. Still, it is not the same as having a good fit. It would be nice if 2 models were available: Resonator and Open Back.

      The gig bag fits my Gretsch G9420 Broadkaster Supreme Banjo much better, but the case is wee bit to long for both banjos. Again, a foam wedge solves this problem and, hey, better a wee bit too long than a wee bit too short!

      The zipper is a a bit tedious, as one has to travel about 90% around the case to get it to open. At the same time, hinges may hurt the structural integrity of the case, so even though it is cumbersome, it still may be the best solution in order to keep the gig bag structurally tough and in an attractive price range.

      There is a spacious interior storage compartment as well as 2 zippered external compartments. It also comes with straps to covert it to backpack. Just take out the banjo, add a 2 piece fishing rod, a reel, and the rest of your lures & gear and you will be all set for the hike to your favorite fishing hole.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      protective yet lightweight case

      By JML

      from Colorado

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        Great price on a great case. Probably better protection for my banjo than some hard-shells. It doesn't fit under my bed though, as the case is extra thick. This probably makes it less friendly for taking on airplanes too, but I haven't tried.
        The zipper is kind of long. You have to unzip both zippers all the way to the backside to get the case to open, but I guess that's a minor point.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great case for the money

        By DckrMusic1

        from Aledo, Illinois

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        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Light weight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • None That I Can See

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        Was looking for case to fit my 6 string banjo and this case fills all my needs. Banjo fits snug in the case and 6 string neck is cradled well.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        outstanding case for resonator banjos!

        By SL4Khl8he

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        I have a simple Maestro resonator banjo. It fits perfectly. The straps can nestle in the front pouch; picks and extra strings can sit in the inside compartment. Neck is held securely while the head is untouched. It will be too big for the banjo I plan to get, so, I'm debating whether I want to add padding for that or just go ahead and get a resonator on it, too! Absolutely worth the purchase!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nicely made, roomy pockets, super lightweight

        By DeejayDebi

        from Connecticut

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        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        An avid hardshell case fan I bought one to try it out. I travel alot and wanted something lightweight to run through the airports with. I liked this case so much I bought a second one and plan to buy a 3rd for my other banjo. I am considering replacing all 6 of my hardshell guitar cases with this style as well.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Case!

        By Jason Cargill

        from Arlington, Texas

        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        Overall, I have nothing negative to say about this case. It's very protectice, light weight and exactly what I was looking for.
        Case is nice and thick with lots of padding. Banjo fits great inside with no movement. Just enough pockets for my extras also.
        Quality is great. Just as good as a hard case, without the cost.
        Personaly, I think I got an awesome deal for what I paid for this case.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Case at a Great Price

        By bbishop1

        from Upstate NY

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        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        This case is one of those rare bargains. High quality, high protection for a great price! I give it my highest recommendation.
        As far as features go - it holds a banjo, protects it from impact and has ample onboard storage. I'm not sure someone else would want in a case.
        The case was suprisingly durable and well constructed for the price. I was expecting a lot less.
        This is the case's biggest strength. It is an incredible value especially here on musician's friend!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        OK, but . . . .

        By Ted

        from Clarkesville, GA

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Zipper sticks, too heavy for a"foam" case

        Best Uses

        • Storage

        Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

        Zipper sticks in 2 places, heavier than expected from a "foam" case. Workmanship is faulty. I will probably send it back for a replacement.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This banjo case was than expected.

        By Matt

        from Kansas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

            Main use is for transporting by car.
            With this case I don't have to worry about damage.
            When at home I just leave the banjo on the stand.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Foam over hardshell

            By Stringman

            from Lincoln, Nebraska

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

                My son was given a banjo in a disintegrating cardboard case, I ordered this to get him something better. I've purchased a similar canvas-over-rigid-foam case for my Yamaha mandolin. In my opinion this kind of case is a better bet than a hardshell case: not only lighter, but can take a lot of punishment. Now that I think of it, many of the hardshell cases on my guitars and violins have cracks or damage (but protected the instruments). Certainly much better protection than a "gig bag" at a very reasonable price.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Sturdy and lightweight

                By Javaguru

                from Spruce Pine, NC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

                  The case I received is a "Guardian" case, although the website did not identify it as such. I like the case for travel use, but I had to stuff it with extra material to keep my open back banjo snug when out and around. The case offers very good protection for the instrument but the main virtue of the thing is that it is light in weight.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Bad buildup

                  By banjofreak

                  from Sweden

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                  • 5th String Gets Untuned
                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

                  The fifth string gets untuned because of the buildup inside the case.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love the Case and Musicians Friend

                  By HK47

                  from Long Island, New York

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Excellent Value
                  • Good Protection
                  • Light weight
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Great Protection
                  • Light And Easy To Carry

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

                  I have two DuraFoam Cases. One for my guitar and one for my Luna Banjo.
                  Much lighter to carry than the other cases and excellent protection for my instruments. The soft velvet interior cushions my instruments and the solid outer shell protects them from falls and damage.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great functionality for carry-on

                  By Flying Picker

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection
                  • Sturdy
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

                    Purchased to use for carry-on air travel in place of gig bag. Great functionality for that use.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    DURAFOAM SHAPED BANJO CASE

                    By smithby2

                    from Trussville, AL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • None So Far

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around Use
                    • Concerts
                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Durafoam Shaped Banjo Case:

                    much more than a gig bag but not near a bulky as a hard case. just right. A perfect fit for my Recording King RK R20.

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