Price Teardrop mandolin case
The Price Teardrop mandolin case is designed as a complement to the banjo and D-guitar cases, with two storage compartments (one large, one small) and a suspension
system to provide maximum protection from shock. The mandolin is
rotated one degree counter clockwise to provide maximum clearance between the peghead scroll and the fiberglass side wall.
Compare the clearance of the scroll with that of the best known imported competitive case, in which there have been numerous reports of broken
pegheads or scrolls. The instrument does not make contact with the case shell at any point. It is offered in white or bone
exterior, with interior colors Purple, Burgundy, Royal Blue
or Forest Green. Price is $645, including carrying strap.
It provides better impact protection, better shock protection and, due to the use of light colors only, better protection
from radiant heat than ANY case, at ANY price.
For those whose first reaction might be, "Oh, I can get a (Canadian import) for less....", yes, you can, and they are very good quality cases. You may have to wait a few months, and your
case will be an inch shorter, an inch narrower, have less fiberglass, and not much storage space. Be careful not to drop it from knee height onto a
Two storage boxes outboard of the neck, that do not require the mandolin to be moved to access
Mandolin is rotated one degree counter clockwise in the Price case, which places the weakest part on an F-5 style mandolin (peghead scroll) farther from the inside wall of the case to guard against breakage
Body load is carried at the edge where the mandolin is strongest (suspension, like the finest violin cases)
Pictured above is the exterior and here's what the interior looks like.
It gives the mandolin the best possible support and
protection from bumps, bruises, shocks and temperature. Included with each case is a key and a shoulder strap.
The leather handle is the best available and lays nicely against the shell. A cordura
cover custom made by Colorado Case Co. will be available.
NOTES ON FIRST PUTTING THE MANDOLIN IN THE CASE (Yes, it does fit!)
The correct way to put the mandolin it the case is thus:
Rotate the mandolin on its long axis (treble side low) and put the body points all the way into their recesses. Apply enough lateral pressure (toward the points) on the bass side to allow the
bass side to enter the cavity. In extreme cases it may be necessary to use the fingers as a shoehorn to compress the bass side foam. Light downward
pressure on the lower body point, the scroll and the edge of the face on the bass side at the widest place will put the mandolin at the bottom of the
When the case is new, fabric, glue and foam are free and unformed. After the mandolin is put in the case a couple or three times, the cavity is a custom
fit for that mandolin and it's very easy to put it in the case after that.
STOCK ON HAND:
Subject to packing charge, UPS shipping and insurance $50 in the contiguous 48 states, actual costs overseas, AK and HI.
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