dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
250 IQ
#1
I'm in an unusual position.

As of Monday, I'll be sending a check as downpayment on a limited edition guitar from a small company in another state and- oddly- it does not come with a case.

This will be the first time in a decade that I've bought a guitar without a case. The first was a Dean EVO, but the retailer had an Epiphine case that fit perfectly. In fact, he had picked it out before I had even arrived to pick up the guitar.

No chance of that happening this time.

So now I have to do something I've never done before- shop for a freakin' guitar case.

Those who have done so: do you bring the guitar along for the ride or do you just use measurements? Is buying one online practical?


Note: All of my guitars have hard cases- I don't trust gig bags- and most of my guitars are either in Gators or have cases that were designed for them, so fit is perfect.
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#2
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Somehow, I don't think North Face Jackets will help me, discounted or not, real or fake...
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Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
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#3
^ i'd be worried that my new guitar might get cold while trying to climb a mountain

can't help about the case thing, i've never bought a separate case (well aside from a cheapo gig bag) either.
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charlie__flynn
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Join date: Jun 2007
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#4
I've only ever bought a hard case for an acoustic and seeing as theyre all similiar shape/ size I could just buy a standard case without bringing the guitar with me and it was fine.

A quick look online came up with this: http://www.spider-engineering.co.uk/music/typeproducts2.asp?id=3139-4661
although you may want to do some looking around as that is quite expensive.
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Robbgnarly
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#5
What guitar is it?
Does that company offer a case you can buy seprate?
Is it an odd/extreme shape?
is it a Strat/tele,LP/SG or other type?
You can always take your guitar to the store and test fit to see if it will fit in any cases they have.
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
250 IQ
#6
It's a Malden Bad Karma, and unfortunately, they don't make cases at all.

Since its a variant on the classic LP shape, it SHOULD be relatively easy to find a case for it. But the devil is in the details, of course: I don't think it would fit in a case made to hold a real LP (or a close cousin like an Epi) snugly.
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Arby911
Finding the Pattern
Join date: Jul 2010
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#7
It appears to me that the Michael Kelly Patriot cases might be an excellent fit?

http://www.michaelkellyguitars.com/instrument/electric-guitar


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Michael-Kelly-Patriot-Case-105304414-i1446523.gc


Doesn't the manufacturer have any suggestions at all? Surely other customers have asked, or let them know what they have found?

I've got to be honest, I'm not sure I'd buy a guitar from a company that couldn't help me find a case...
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#8
Come to think of it, I asked whether it came with a case, but I didn't ask them for any advise FINDING one when they said they let their customers choose their own. Such an obvious question, and I didn't ask it.



I'll ask the question when I send the check.

I bet the Gators would work, and I like them. The MKP case might work.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#10
Shot the company an email about this, and they responded that the case issue is new: they used to have custom made cases, but the company that made them just went under.

He then informed me that the Bad Karma is 1/2" wider and @1" longer than a Gibson LP. This could be fun...
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


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