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greenie44
04-09-2016, 03:49 PM
I got a surprise birthday present a couple of days ago - a Gretsch double ukulele case, like the one shown here (http://www.amazon.com/Gretsch-G2192-Double-Tenor-Ukulele/dp/B00A9CGRVA).

I like it a lot on first inspection - lots of pockets, etc, and it fits both my 6 string Lanikai and one of my other ukes well.

But then I began to think about an upcoming trip I have when I was wondering whether to take my uke or not. One leg of the trip will be on a commuter plane, with limited overhead space where I may be limited to a single carry-on. That means I would have to figure out whether to check my computer bag or my uke - and I wouldn't check my uke.

I was thinking I could put my computer in my suitcase, and check it if I had too. Then I had a brainstorm - and it looks like it will work.

I can put a uke into one of the compartments in the double bag. I got the bag out and my computer and associated recording rig fits snugly in the other uke compartment. Huzzah!

It seems like a good idea. Only one carry-on, and I can take a smaller bag to maybe carry that on too. But am I missing something?

UkerDanno
04-09-2016, 04:30 PM
Seems like a double tenor ukulele bag would be pretty big! You might be pushing the limit...

Peace Train
04-09-2016, 08:28 PM
Congratulations, and Happy Birthday! You might want to check with the airline on size limitations/requirements, otherwise it's a great idea.

greenie44
04-10-2016, 07:13 AM
Congratulations, and Happy Birthday! You might want to check with the airline on size limitations/requirements, otherwise it's a great idea.

Thanks, PT. I did a little research, and this may not work this time. The overhead compartment in the commuter plane is only 9" deep, which is less than any of my tenors. I guess I could hope that I could use the closet on the plane, but if I didn't, it would be check city, which I'm not really willing to do. So maybe next time. But I live and hope . . .

Peace Train
04-10-2016, 09:33 AM
Thanks, PT. I did a little research, and this may not work this time. The overhead compartment in the commuter plane is only 9" deep, which is less than any of my tenors. I guess I could hope that I could use the closet on the plane, but if I didn't, it would be check city, which I'm not really willing to do. So maybe next time. But I live and hope . . .

That's too bad. Or is it a good thing? Maybe it's time for a sopranino? :D

Ukulelerick9255
04-10-2016, 09:37 AM
You're missing clothes and toiletries lol

Ukejenny
04-10-2016, 10:02 AM
Cool case!!!

Nickie
04-10-2016, 01:52 PM
Happy birthday! What a fun gift. How much stuff can you get in it?

greenie44
04-10-2016, 02:00 PM
You're missing clothes and toiletries lol

Overated. :music:

greenie44
04-10-2016, 02:01 PM
Happy birthday! What a fun gift. How much stuff can you get in it?

A pretty good amount - laptop, USB audio interface, microphone, mini stand and holder, and cables. I could probably lay a jacket in there too, and there is room for a small Kindle, a tuner, my phone and other flight essentials in the pockets. I think I might try it on my next big plane trip.