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03-03-2019, 05:25 AM
Hard shell case wanted. Let me know what you've got. Doesn't have to fancy. Thanks. I thought I specified soprano. Sorry

03-03-2019, 05:34 AM
You may want to specify size...Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone?

03-03-2019, 06:06 AM
I have 2 empty concert uke cases 24in. ?????

03-03-2019, 06:16 AM
Since you have nothing specific in mind I don’t see how you can beat out buying from Amazon. Once you pay for shipping from one of us, that leaves very little for an actual purchase price, unless you find one for local pickup. Here are some tenors:
Lanikai polyfoam $35 https://smile.amazon.com/Lanikai-UC2-T-Tenor-Ukulele-Polyfoam/dp/B00O4YO19Y/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=Ukulele+hard+case&qid=1551631870&rnid=2941120011&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-22

black Glarry tenor for $32. https://smile.amazon.com/Glarry-Grade-Leather-Soprano-Ukulele/dp/B01N48I96I/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Ukulele%2Bhard%2Bcase&qid=1551632458&rnid=2941120011&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-1&th=1

Lorchwise Glarry hard case $38. https://smile.amazon.com/Lorchwise-Glarry-Leather-Ukulele-Yellow/dp/B07MB273MH/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=Ukulele+hard+case&qid=1551631870&rnid=2941120011&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-17

A Glarry with snake skin finish in black or rust for $35. https://smile.amazon.com/Python-Pattern-Ukulele-Leather-Accessories/dp/B07HCW7MSW/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=Ukulele%2Bhard%2Bcase&qid=1551631870&rnid=2941120011&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-16&th=1


Glarry concert for thirty bucks: https://smile.amazon.com/Pattern-Leather-Concert-Hardshell-Interior/dp/B01MQQQ5SH/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Ukulele+hard+case&qid=1551632029&rnid=2941120011&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-8

another same: https://smile.amazon.com/Glarry-Grade-Leather-Soprano-Ukulele/dp/B01N48I96I/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Ukulele%2Bhard%2Bcase&qid=1551632458&rnid=2941120011&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-1&th=1

the Glarry soprano for $27

If you want more of a name brand, I’d look to reverb. You’ll find most sizes between $30-40.

If you bide your time you may find the odd hard case close out on Amazon or Walmart or Reverb for $20-30. I picked up a tenor Lanikai polyfoam the other day off Walmart.com for $26, free shipping delivered to a local Walmart. That was from a different vendor selling through Walmart’s fulfillment centers, like many do with Amazon.

Maybe this is not what you were looking for, but having purchased around 40 ukes by now (I only have 12 now, still trying to slim down more) I have bought my share of cases, and that’s how I do it. If you want to protect a solid wood uke, I think the best hydration system combo is to put an Oasis in the soundhole, and to keep the cases humidified with a 49% Boveda. I find the $3 analog hygrometers are very accurate and keep one in the case with all my solid wood ukes.

Oh, if you live in central Texas I can sell you a case for local pickup, but I’m not going too ship one for any price worth buying.

Well. There was a lot of unasked for advice, and we all know what that is worth. Sorry for being so long-winded and slightly off topic. I hope maybe something I said was helpful. Best luck in your search.

03-03-2019, 06:41 AM
The actual dimensions of the ukulele is important, the actual dimensions of a case vary within a size. Better to have once slightly too big than small.

03-03-2019, 07:37 AM
I like my cases a little loose 'n roomy so I can leave a strap and head stock tuner installed. The extra space also allows fast stowing and extraction of the instrument. Gig bags usually work out better for extra space but sizing up on a tight hardshell often works well. My Tiny Tenor 6 is designed for a concert case but fits just right in my hard-shell Kremona tenor case with strap and tuner intact. Even room for a micro fiber wiping cloth!

03-19-2019, 08:36 PM
You've probably found a case but if you're still looking, I bought this 21" black hard case on eBay for $24, including shipping:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-21-24-26-Ukulele-Hard-Case-Leather-Brown-Yellow-Black/371150568191?hash=item566a4c3aff:m:m8EEmqP3EZFsDS1 lir-Mc1g&frcectupt=true

At that price I wasn't expecting much but it's a nice, sturdy case. The title says "leather" but that's doubtful. I'd say it's imitation leather that still looks new after 2 years, so no complaints.

I have four very different sopranos and it fits all of them. It's even long enough for my super soprano. The listing also includes concert and tenor sizes. They ship from NJ so if you're in the US, you don't have to wait for overseas shipping.

Here's a picture of it in action.


03-20-2019, 12:58 AM
Thanks for the input!!!

03-20-2019, 01:56 AM
Go for a hard case.

They offer better protection and much superior humidity control.

This is my Kala tenor in its Kala case.


03-20-2019, 03:56 AM
I found a steal on Reverb once for an older fiberglass crossrock for my tenor. $60 vs the 150-200 for a new one. Might check there.

03-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Thanks, I will.

03-22-2019, 06:20 PM
I also bought a $24 case on eBay. I went with the tweed. It’s very nice for the money.



03-23-2019, 10:47 AM
Check Musiciansfriend...I have had 2-3 of these type cases, very nice for the price!

03-23-2019, 02:45 PM
I did just order one from musicians friend. Thanks for all of the input.