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the52blues
03-22-2010, 03:23 AM
I ordered my first pineapple from my local music store. It should come in tomorrow. When I ordered it I told them I would need a case for it and the guy said he'd likely have something to fit it in stock. I started thinking about that and since they really don't stock ukes in general and had to order my Kala in I wondered whether he would really have anything suitable. I used the search here and came up with nothing. I also checked the Kala home site and don't see any mention of a case for pineapples. A gig bag would be sufficient but would it fit in the standard uke gig bag or maybe a mandolin bag? What's available?

snowy_zoe
03-22-2010, 03:55 AM
hey, I found these recently and I imagine they should a pineapple and they look beautiful too, I don't own one but might be worth looking into

http://cgi.ebay.com/FREMONT-TWEED-SOPRANO-RECTANGLE-HARD-CASE-ukulele_W0QQitemZ330363601409QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4ceb348201

zoe

the52blues
03-22-2010, 04:01 AM
Yeah, I did see these on MGM's site. I live in Canada and to buy this case from them with shipping and exchange rate it would cost almost $150 CDN. The uke only costs $95 up here. Not sue I want to spend one and a half times the price of the uke for a case. I think a gig bag will have to do for now.

fivetide
03-22-2010, 04:04 AM
These seem popular: http://muinstrum.com/ukuleles1/

(These can be found on Amazon and eBay pretty cheaply - http://cgi.ebay.com/22X7X3-Pineapple-Ukulele-Hard-Case-Black-Palm-Tree-701-/370290558106#ht_1244wt_939 )

There are these too: http://www.protecmusic.com/Products.aspx?InstrumentGroupID=4&InstrumentID=40

hoosierhiver
03-22-2010, 04:38 AM
These fit our pineapples pretty well.
http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc;jsessionid=AE27D48FFBB485F2FA3603712671 D7DE.qscstrfrnt02?productId=55&categoryId=4

fivetide
03-22-2010, 06:11 AM
The Stagg Tweed cases on Amazon fit normal and pineapple ukes - maybe just choose the right size? Not expensive, smart, uke shaped and cheap delivery.

kenikas
03-22-2010, 06:54 AM
My pineapple (Kala KA-PSS) is a pretty tight fit in a soprano gig bag, but fit comfortably in the concert bag my mahogany concert came in.

the52blues
03-22-2010, 09:43 AM
My pineapple (Kala KA-PSS) is a pretty tight fit in a soprano gig bag, but fit comfortably in the concert bag my mahogany concert came in.

Good to know...thanks!

MGM
03-22-2010, 10:01 AM
I have a limited supply of koolau pineapple shaped hard cases 69.00 plus 14.00 ups on hand sepecifically for pineapple sopranos

the52blues
03-22-2010, 10:44 AM
I have a limited supply of koolau pineapple shaped hard cases 69.00 plus 14.00 ups on hand sepecifically for pineapple sopranos

I'm guessing that's US dollars and not shipping to Canada....

AnnaUK
03-22-2010, 10:52 AM
I have one of Thomas's Makapili ukes, which is a concert-sized pineapple. I couldn't find a case for it, except the rectangle Fremont ones, which don't seem to be easily available here in the UK.

In the end, I went for a hard-shell mandolin case fitted out with a high-tech blue bath sponge and it seems to work fine:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7124&d=1257544310

It does the job well enough, until I can find a UK outlet for a rectangle case :D

KamakOzzie
03-22-2010, 07:39 PM
I got this one for my Kiwaya pineapple.
http://cgi.ebay.com/22X7X3-Pineapple-Ukulele-Hard-Case-Black-Palm-Tree-701-/370290558106#ht_1244wt_939
It's a perfect fit; comes on brown also. It did have an odor (glue ?). I had to leave it open for several days.

thomas
03-22-2010, 10:33 PM
I think Kiwaya makes a rectangular case too, that shouldnt be as heavy as the freemont, and should fit a pineapple. But they arent cheap.

Take care,
THomas

Lori
03-23-2010, 06:24 AM
I got this one for my Kiwaya pineapple.
http://cgi.ebay.com/22X7X3-Pineapple-Ukulele-Hard-Case-Black-Palm-Tree-701-/370290558106#ht_1244wt_939
It's a perfect fit; comes on brown also. It did have an odor (glue ?). I had to leave it open for several days.

The Fremont case smells strongly of glue too. It will be awhile before it is completely fume free. But it fits my concert size Makapili Pineapple perfectly.
–Lori

haolejohn
03-23-2010, 10:57 AM
I just ordered one of those koolau pineapple cases from ukerepublic for my pineapple sunday. My vineyard pineapple soprano fits in an ohana gig bag fine (soprano gig bag too).

Ronnie Aloha
03-23-2010, 12:25 PM
John,

Did you check the dimensions for the Koolau case? The PS may be too long.

the52blues
03-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up with a nice soprano gig bag and it's just the right size so I'm happy....well with the gig bag. After playing the pineapple for a while and stretching the strings a bit more I've decided the intonation and action could be adjusted just a tad more so I'm gonna get their tech to do some magic on it tomorrow.