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Astein2006
06-02-2019, 05:43 PM
Can anyone recommend a hard shell case that is a good fit for a 60ís Martin Style O?

Ukecaster
06-02-2019, 06:12 PM
The black archtop Guardian case, with cushy green velour interior is a very nice case, and fit my Martin Style 0 like a glove. Not too long either, I don't like too much extra/wasted room above the headstock, as many cheaper soprano cases seem to have. Here's an ebay pic, with another brand uke inside.

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Sharpshin
06-02-2019, 07:27 PM
I second the Guardian case. Pretty perfect. I believe you have to order the "vintage" model to get the arch top. Once I mistakenly ordered the Guardian soprano case and got a flat top.

Astein2006
06-02-2019, 07:33 PM
The black archtop Guardian case, with cushy green velour interior is a very nice case, and fit my Martin Style 0 like a glove. Not too long either, I don't like too much extra/wasted room above the headstock, as many cheaper soprano cases seem to have. Here's an ebay pic, with another brand uke inside.

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Thank you for the suggestion!!

Astein2006
06-02-2019, 07:34 PM
I second the Guardian case. Pretty perfect. I believe you have to order the "vintage" model to get the arch top. Once I mistakenly ordered the Guardian soprano case and got a flat top.


Thank you also. Will check it out!

Ukecaster
06-03-2019, 12:43 AM
The pic I showed from ebay is a used Cordoba soprano in the nice Guardian case, now for sale for $140.00 shipped, if at all interested in both a uke & case.

EDW
06-03-2019, 01:41 AM
The Gator cases work really well and fit nicely, both the Journeyman and the Black case of similar style.

ctoler71
06-03-2019, 05:42 AM
I have the Gator journeyman for an S1 and it fits great.

https://gatorcases.com/products/guitar/deluxe-wood-cases/journeyman/soprano-style-ukulele-case-gw-jm-uke-sop/

CommonCurt
06-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Gonna be watching this thread as I want a new hard case for my Style-0 also.

Ukecaster
06-03-2019, 10:15 AM
I have the cheap soprano tweed case from eBay too, it's huge, and a sop floats around in there. In fact, my concert Flea fits in there perfectly.

Sharpshin
06-03-2019, 10:34 AM
I have the cheap soprano tweed case from eBay too, it's huge, and a sop floats around in there. In fact, my concert Flea fits in there perfectly.

John and I travel in the same case circles...I just bought a Glarry for soprano and the sop case needs a ton of stuffing, it is useless but the KPK long neck fits in there ok. If you want a good fit for a martin...I don't think you have all that many choices really. Just get one of the two above recommendations Guardian " vintage" arch top or a gator soprano...or the Martin plastic case for quite a lot of coin....and forget it....play it. This is my conclusion after hours of looking in the recent past.

UkerDanno
06-03-2019, 10:45 AM
I have the Musicians gear case for mine, fits nice, bargain price too! If you keep an eye out, they go on sale regularly...
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-soprano-ukulele-case?rNtt=soprano%20ukulele%20case&index=1

CommonCurt
06-03-2019, 11:20 AM
John and I travel in the same case circles...I just bought a Glarry for soprano and the sop case needs a ton of stuffing, it is useless but the KPK long neck fits in there ok. If you want a good fit for a martin...I don't think you have all that many choices really. Just get one of the two above recommendations Guardian " vintage" arch top or a gator soprano...or the Martin plastic case for quite a lot of coin....and forget it....play it. This is my conclusion after hours of looking in the recent past.

I almost went with the black Gator case on Amazon. In the product pictures it shows a S1 fitting in the case, but I couldn't tell for sure if there was a tiny bit of extra space around the lower bout.
If people are saying that one fits Vintage Martins good then I'll probably end up going with that one.

I did see the Martin Thermoplastic case and Ameritage Silver cases on Elderly, but yeah. The Martin case is $215, and the Ameritage is $240.
The Ameritage case looks amazing though.