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    Default Case for long neck sprano? (Kala SML-SLNG)

    I've been wanting to try a long neck soprano, and just picked up a Kala SML-SLNG on-sale-on-line.
    Now I want a hardshell case - not canvas, and not a concert size where I have to pad it with a towel, etc.
    I don't mind the cheaper generic faux-leather chinese hard cases on Ebay, but I don't know which might run long enough...
    Recommendations? Thanks!
    Last edited by ukeinfused; 11-10-2017 at 11:55 AM.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype GBP soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1961
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Kala KA-ASOV-S
    Koaloha KCM-00
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
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    You might want to take a look at this thread I made recently:

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...ses-on-sale-GC

    (right now they are not at that sale price, but still cheaper than most hard cases)

    I have my Kala KA-sSLNG (the spruce top version) in the concert case and it fits well, albeit with a small foam pad about 3/4 inserted at the butt end so it does not move, and there is about 1.5" beyond the tip of the headstock so it does not touch, but the neck heel prevents it from moving so the headstock is not in danger of hitting the 'top' area, but the bottom was a little slack so that is why I inserted the foam pad.

    Cant go wrong for $29 for a tolex-covered wood case.

    I will try to upload a few photos later, showing the fit of the KA-sSLNG, if you are interested.
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    A concert size case will work. One member was able to "squeeze" one into a roomy soprano case. Here's one to beat: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-24-Delux...IAAOSwPhdU9Udj

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    I can't help with a hard case, it needs to be able to accommodate 22.5" length - mine lives in a padded soprano gig bag made by Stagg/S.U.S. - tight fit but perfectly safe.
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    I recently bought a used KoAloha super concert and it came in a great little slimline Ko'olau case that it fits perfectly in. Not sure the model number on the case, but inside concert body fits nicely in bottom bout of case, and has a bit of room at the top. Quick measurements show inside of case from bottom padding to top padding to be around 23".

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    My Kala KA KSLNG long neck soprano fits perfectly in a soprano hard case made by American Music Pro, bought off Amazon for around $45.

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    Last edited by joneo; 12-11-2016 at 04:02 PM.

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    Thanks, all!!
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype GBP soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1961
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Kala KA-ASOV-S
    Koaloha KCM-00
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
    Larrivee UT40MHO spruce/hog Tenor
    Kamaka HF-3 Tenor

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    Thought I'd update this one for the sake of any searchers. I found a couple soprano cases that work (no padding required):

    Surprisingly, the very cheapest soprano hard cases I found anywhere (this on Ebay) has room for the Kala long neck (also roomy in the body):
    Tweed
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/381868157843

    And this black one:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/132288323676

    Also, on the other end of the spetrum is the classily built Crossrock 800 series sop cases. It seems designed to house a regular soprano or a long neck, and a real nice fit.
    I especially like the black and white one:

    Crossrock CRA800SUBKWT molded hardshell soprano ukulele case in black&white https://reverb.com/item/2469560-cros...in-black-white
    Last edited by ukeinfused; 09-15-2017 at 08:26 PM.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype GBP soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1961
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Kala KA-ASOV-S
    Koaloha KCM-00
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
    Larrivee UT40MHO spruce/hog Tenor
    Kamaka HF-3 Tenor

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