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imeggman
05-12-2011, 09:41 AM
When I bought a Mainland tenor a month or so ago, they were out of the non-expensive hardshell cases. I bought a gig bag from them, which is nice, but I just feel better with my instruments in a hard case.

Musician's Friend has guitar-style hard cases (http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Musicians-Gear-Tenor-Ukulele-Case?sku=712792) for 39.99 with free 5-8 day shipping, so I picked one up. I'm very pleased with this case and just bought my 2nd one for a new uke that's coming today.

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/5/6/1/772561.jpg

It's pretty sturdy, and my tenor fits very snugly in the case. It doesn't wabble or move around when I carry the case. The inside is very soft/fluffy so there's no chance of scratching or denting.

My only complaint about these cases is the lack of a shoulder strap (and I may try rigging one up for these cases). Aside from that, if you're looking for a sturdy case for a low price, I'd definitely recommend these. You really can't beat the price (esp with free shipping!).

strumsilly
05-12-2011, 10:35 AM
I bought one a while ago and agree, it's not the best case, but def the best one for the $.

mm stan
05-12-2011, 10:50 AM
Ahhhh that's where you can get the the standard chipboard cases....
A few months ago the had the Oscar Schmidt hard vinyl case for about that price and alot better,
Now they are back to their regular price of 59.99....it's a concert but it fit my tenor kamaka snugly
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Oscar-Schmidt-UC3-Hardshell-Concert-Ukulele-Case?sku=544056

RichM
05-24-2011, 11:58 AM
The Musician's Friend cases (called Musician's Gear) are NOT chipboard cases; they are vinyl-over-wood cases, pretty similar to the Oscar Schmidt. In fact, I bought one of each a few months back (both Concerts) and reviewed them here on UU. My take was that while the build quality was ever-so-slightly better on the OS, I feel that the MF is overall a better case (I really dislike the handle on the OS, and the interior of the MF is a bit nicer). Back then, both cases cost about the same; with the OS case back around the $50 range, the MF case is definitely better bang-for-the-buck. But, at the end of the day, either case will provide good sturdy protection for your uke.

HoldinCoffee
05-24-2011, 12:30 PM
My only complaint about these cases is the lack of a shoulder strap (and I may try rigging one up for these cases)

I agree! If you ever get a strap installed, please share your method!