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Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case 

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Strong on the outside, soft on the inside makes this an excellent hardshell mandolin case, especially for the price. Wood exterior, black textured vi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sturdy mandolin case

Strong on the outside, soft on the inside makes this an excellent hardshell mandolin case, especially for the price. Wood exterior, black textured vinyl with black plush interior. Fits A-style mandolins.


SPECIFICATIONS

Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case

  • Interior dimensions:
    Total length: 27.25"
    Body length:13.25"
    Lower bout: 10.5"
    Depth: 4"
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Musician's GearHardshell A-Style Mandolin Case
 
4.4

(based on 214 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (101)
  • Durable (89)
  • Easy to carry (85)
  • Compact (63)
  • Stylish (41)

Cons

  • Not functional (9)
  • Not sturdy (3)
  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (83)
  • Travel (46)
  • Practicing (37)
  • Concerts (26)
  • Back-up (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (75), Novice (45), Professional musician (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't beat it for the price

I happen to be one of those Grandparents; who's Grandkids just seem to love Grandpaw's musical instruments,so no matter how expensive or cheap they may be..instruments need protection!! I purchased this...Read complete review

I happen to be one of those Grandparents; who's Grandkids just seem to love Grandpaw's musical instruments,so no matter how expensive or cheap they may be..instruments need protection!! I purchased this case for my Rogue "A" style Mandolin (which I also purchased at Musiciansfriend.com). I was amazed at how well it fitted to my Mandolin. The inside padding is much thicker and softer than I imagined from the pictures. The lid fits nice and snug against the bridge, and the material is soft enough to form itself to the shape of the top without too much pressure. This case even has a keyed lock on the center latch(that helps keep the kids out of it when you're not looking).
I would NOT recommend this case for the "F" style mandolin..the body would be a little too wide at the top. And of course if you have an expensive Mandolin ,like a Washburn or Gibson, You're gonna want to get a case specially made for that Brand Name instrument,(the big boys always have cases specially built to fit their instruments)
If you're a beginner or slightly experienced player..remember..You always look more professional when you show up with your instruments in a nice looking case...people wonder what ya got in there and can't wait till you open up the case.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality and Fit

Our Washburn M1S "A" style mandolin was a little too thick for the case depth. The case lid put pressure on the instrument's bridge. This might improve over time when the...Read complete review

Our Washburn M1S "A" style mandolin was a little too thick for the case depth. The case lid put pressure on the instrument's bridge. This might improve over time when the case padding takes the instrument's shape, but it is not a great situation.

We purchased the same brand case for a ukulele and it is fine. It provides reasonable protection with no quality or fit issues. The mandolin case had many of the issues noted by other reviewers. The latches were misaligned, with the plating peeling off. The lid was warped and the outside vinyl covering was misapplied. Allowing for the low price, the quality was still poor.

Musician's Friend was great about exchanging it for the Washburn case specific to our instrument. Yes, we had to pay about twice the price, but the fit should be exact with fewer manufacturing issues.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not deep enough

By HumboldtRick

from Eureka, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Case Not Deep Enough

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

My cheap Rogue A-style mandolin fits real tight, which is OK, but the depth is too shallow. When the lid is closed, it put pressure on the mandolin's bridge. I hope this doesn't cause the mandolin body to crack. I'm willing to chance it and see what happens.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not For Fender FM-53S

By Phillip

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

I purchased this case for my Fender FM-53S. It is not a good fit. When closed. it puts pressure on the bridge. Perhaps this case is for flat-top mandolins instead opf arch-top. I'll be looking for another case for my Fender. The case does seem sturdy and is well padded on the inside. I see no problem with this case protecting an instrument that actually fits it properly.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good case for the price.

By wjoe543

from SC

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

    Perfect fit for a Gretsch New Yorker mando. Excellent for the price. Quick shipping and delivery.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor Quality and Fit

    By JCF230

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Poor fit
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

    Our Washburn M1S "A" style mandolin was a little too thick for the case depth. The case lid put pressure on the instrument's bridge. This might improve over time when the case padding takes the instrument's shape, but it is not a great situation.

    We purchased the same brand case for a ukulele and it is fine. It provides reasonable protection with no quality or fit issues. The mandolin case had many of the issues noted by other reviewers. The latches were misaligned, with the plating peeling off. The lid was warped and the outside vinyl covering was misapplied. Allowing for the low price, the quality was still poor.

    Musician's Friend was great about exchanging it for the Washburn case specific to our instrument. Yes, we had to pay about twice the price, but the fit should be exact with fewer manufacturing issues.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Can't beat it for the price

    By BackporchPro

    from Taylorsville,NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

      I happen to be one of those Grandparents; who's Grandkids just seem to love Grandpaw's musical instruments,so no matter how expensive or cheap they may be..instruments need protection!! I purchased this case for my Rogue "A" style Mandolin (which I also purchased at Musiciansfriend.com). I was amazed at how well it fitted to my Mandolin. The inside padding is much thicker and softer than I imagined from the pictures. The lid fits nice and snug against the bridge, and the material is soft enough to form itself to the shape of the top without too much pressure. This case even has a keyed lock on the center latch(that helps keep the kids out of it when you're not looking).
      I would NOT recommend this case for the "F" style mandolin..the body would be a little too wide at the top. And of course if you have an expensive Mandolin ,like a Washburn or Gibson, You're gonna want to get a case specially made for that Brand Name instrument,(the big boys always have cases specially built to fit their instruments)
      If you're a beginner or slightly experienced player..remember..You always look more professional when you show up with your instruments in a nice looking case...people wonder what ya got in there and can't wait till you open up the case.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not For Archtops

      By Bewlay

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

        Too shallow to close the lid on an archtop without feeling like you are crushing the bridge.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case

        By David Tester

        from Taylorsville NC

        Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

        like i said best for the price..nice,neat.and noticeable ...
        very well buit and crafted .. when i ordered the case..i ordered on tues ..got it friday evening..
        i have no comlaints at all with this case,
        it is a awesome case for the price..very well pleased..good durable case.
        great fit for my mandolin..fit snug..
        best for the price
        you buy this case..its money well spent...you wont regret it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hardshell A Style Mandolin Case

        By Clair Duggan

        from Andover, Ks

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

        For an inexpensive case, it is the best I found .
        This is a very well-built case. It fits snuggly to prevent any inside movement and is very plush lined. .It is a good bargain for the money.
        It's very well made.
        It's a bargain at less than $40.00.For an inexpensive case

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Low Quality Item

        By Rainedrop

        from Waukesha, WI

        About Me Novice

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

            I ordered this mandolin case for my A-style mandolin. It didn't fit! the stuffing around the edge was very thick and bulgy. The mandolin could just be wedged into it if the strap was taken off. That's not even the bad stuff. When I finally got my mandolin wedged into the case I put down the lid. It didn't close! The stuffing was so thick that it remained propped open about an inch and a half. I wasn't going to squash my instrument to try and close it. I promptly remove my mandolin, and called for my return receipt. I was able to get forty d o l l a r s back. My recommendations would be to not buy this case unless you want to loose five d o l l a r s.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It's ok since its your only real choice

            By H

            from Dayton, Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case:

            Got this for several students. In every instance we have to hold our breath while squeezing the mandolin into the case then again while smashing the lid shut. Clasps work ok.

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