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pahu
02-09-2012, 06:31 PM
I'm not the seller, but I just bought one for $38 including shipping.
My Kamaka pineapple fits nicely with a tiny bit of alteration, so I decided to get another one for my Kiwaya pineapple. These are good quality cases.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390381189553&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123

janeray1940
02-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Is yours a new Kamaka pineapple or vintage? I've been wondering if my 2011 HP-1 would fit in one of those - what did you have to do to make it work?

MisterRios
02-10-2012, 12:43 AM
My Ohana PK-25 fits perfectly in the case, and my Kala KA-P fits very snugly. Someone on the German Forums fit their Koaloha Soprano Pineapple in one, but the sides seemed a bit wide for the case.

Also curious about the alteration- My only alteration was lowering the neck support by about a half inch, since whenever I closed it, it seemed like the neck was getting completely squashed.

uke552
02-10-2012, 03:31 AM
I have this same case for my Martin soprano. I had to lower the neck support also-otherwise no problems-very happy with the case!

pahu
02-10-2012, 06:11 AM
Is yours a new Kamaka pineapple or vintage? I've been wondering if my 2011 HP-1 would fit in one of those - what did you have to do to make it work?

Mine is a Vintage Kamaka..the neck rest is attached with 4 screws..take out the screws and the neck rest comes cleanly out of the case. Remove a little of the foam FROM THE BOTTOM of neck rest(mine needed about 3/4 inch removed) and re-attach. The excess fabric can be tucked underneath or cut off.

grandpoobah
02-10-2012, 06:33 AM
Just ordered one for my late 50's Kamaka. The guilt I have over it being in a gig bag has been killing me

RyanMFT
02-10-2012, 07:06 AM
Here is my thread with pics on this case. I have been using it for my Favilla Teardrop and my 30's Kamaka pineapple.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?52538-Stagg-Soprano-Tweed-Case-%28review%29

I too cut down the neck support. I peeled back the padding and cut the bottom of the support in a mitre box with a saw, then trimmed the fabric and re-stuck it to the bottom of the support. Turned out perfect.....a good case for pineapples for sure!

Gmoney
02-10-2012, 07:09 AM
Just bought another one from that link - I already have one for my vintage Kamaka Pineapple & might just put my 20's Martin in the new one. Like others, I had to cut down the neck support for the Kamaka, but its a great little case at a great price.

janeray1940
02-10-2012, 12:13 PM
Mine is a Vintage Kamaka..the neck rest is attached with 4 screws..take out the screws and the neck rest comes cleanly out of the case. Remove a little of the foam FROM THE BOTTOM of neck rest(mine needed about 3/4 inch removed) and re-attach. The excess fabric can be tucked underneath or cut off.

Thanks for the info. I just may give this a try!

guitarsnrotts
02-11-2012, 03:25 AM
The case fits my Mainland cedar/rosewood pineapple like a glove but my Kamoa E3-P pineapple is too deep and the top won't close.

grandpoobah
02-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Mine came today... I ordered the pineapple one.. it was clearly pineapple in the picture.. what i got was one for a regular soprano. UGH

I ordered from the link in the OP. I contacted the seller but have not heard back yet. I'll let yall know what happens in case anyone else has the same problem.

grandpoobah
02-17-2012, 06:25 AM
Update: The seller got back to me and said they checked their stock and found all the cases were figure "8" shaped now. They are sending me a return label and are contacting the manufacturer to see whats up. The case is nice though, it just wont fit my pineapple.

RyanMFT
02-17-2012, 06:43 AM
Sorry to hear that happened but at least the seller is taking care of you and addressing the problem! I think I have seen the Stagg case sold at Austin Bazaar. I just went and looked and they seem to carry them.
http://www.austinbazaar.com/Stagg-Soprano-Ukulele-Case-Gold-Tweed-p/sta-gcx-ukgold.htm

Gmoney
02-17-2012, 07:03 AM
Mine came today... I ordered the pineapple one.. it was clearly pineapple in the picture.. what i got was one for a regular soprano. UGH

I ordered from the link in the OP. I contacted the seller but have not heard back yet. I'll let yall know what happens in case anyone else has the same problem.

Got the same one, but... my Donaldson Vintage-S fits the figure 8 well, so I'm keeping it.

janeray1940
02-17-2012, 08:34 AM
Update: The seller got back to me and said they checked their stock and found all the cases were figure "8" shaped now. They are sending me a return label and are contacting the manufacturer to see whats up. The case is nice though, it just wont fit my pineapple.

Thanks for the update! And here I was thinking about ordering one for my pineapple. Guess I'll just be happy with what I have :)

guitarsnrotts
02-17-2012, 12:04 PM
I ordered my from Austin Bazaar via their eBay store. Less than $40 w/free shipping.

grandpoobah
02-17-2012, 03:17 PM
I'm away for a couple of days and so will be shipping this back next week. I hope I get my pineapple. It is a good case. I'll keep y'all posted

GalootNY
02-18-2012, 01:50 AM
I had the same problem. Personally, I think it's a bait-and-switch.

DenisLemieux
02-18-2012, 02:31 AM
They also have them on Amazon as well; and, you can get free one-day shipping if you pay with a Discover Card from now until the end of March. I have one for my Kala KA-ASLAS ad it fits; but, as other have stated, the foam for the neck support seems to be a bit large.
http://www.amazon.com/Stagg-GCX-UKSGD-Deluxe-Soprano-Ukulele/dp/B001G4Z49G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1329571638&sr=8-3

Gmoney
02-18-2012, 06:56 AM
I had the same problem. Personally, I think it's a bait-and-switch.

Don't go down that path with this particular eBay seller. Butler Music/P-Hill are an established brick & mortar music store in Butler, MO. As well as selling locally, their eBay store comes pretty highly recommended by lots of eBay customers & I first heard of it from a fellow musician whose purchased MANY Washburn guitars from them. The seller said that the boxes were mismarked by the distributer.

It appears that the seller is making appropriate effort to return the $$ or provide the Pineapple case to any of the buyers who request it; in my particular instance, I already have one of the Pineapple cases for my vintage Kamaka & the standard case they sent fits my Donaldson Vintage-S well, so I'm keeping it.

GalootNY
02-18-2012, 09:25 AM
I have yet to hear from them.

agough
02-18-2012, 10:52 AM
I sincerely apologize to anyone who received the figure eight case instead of the pineapple shape. In the past these cases have always been a pineapple shape. I was only made aware of this issue when Grandpoobah contacted me last week through eBay, and I immediately pulled the listing after confirming that our latest shipment was the incorrect size. I am in contact with Stagg to figure out what happened and I should hear something Monday as to what happened here.

While we are not open on Saturdays or Sundays, if anyone that received the figure eight case wants to contact us through our eBay username for a return, then I will be more than happy to provide a prepaid return label Monday. Unfortunately I won't know where we stand as far as replacements until I hear from Stagg, but we will do what we can to make this right. We appreciate all of the support from this community and we want to keep it coming!

GalootNY: I can assure you that this is NOT a bait and switch as that is not how we do business and only wastes our time and yours. I have sent a response to your eBay inquiry and will do whatever I can to make a return as easy as I can for you.

Thank you.

Andy Gough
General Manager
Butler Music

grandpoobah
02-18-2012, 05:50 PM
I have no reason to believe this was a bait and switch. The seller has a strong eBay history and got back to me within 24 hours when I contacted them. 12 hours after that I had the return shipping label. I don't know if I'll get the pineapple I ordered, but it sounds like an honest mistake to me. We'll have to see if they can acquire the proper case from the manufacturer first. My point in posting was to let everyone know that there is an issue with the case being incorrect as a lot of other people were interested in them. The only real person who gets hurt in this is the seller as eBay greatly favors the buyers. Either way, I get the pineapple case or my money back. The seller ends up stuck with extra shipping costs, eBay fees, PayPal fees, and a nonexistent profit margin. I've sold plenty of stuff on eBay and know what a pain it can be when there is a problem and am sympathetic. I'll let y'all know how it turns out, but till then, I choose to believe they have every intention of making this right.

Also. If you want a slammin figure 8 soprano case. I would highly recommend them!

RyanMFT
02-18-2012, 06:36 PM
I sincerely apologize to anyone who received the figure eight case instead of the pineapple shape. In the past these cases have always been a pineapple shape. I was only made aware of this issue when Grandpoobah contacted me last week through eBay, and I immediately pulled the listing after confirming that our latest shipment was the incorrect size. I am in contact with Stagg to figure out what happened and I should hear something Monday as to what happened here.

While we are not open on Saturdays or Sundays, if anyone that received the figure eight case wants to contact us through our eBay username for a return, then I will be more than happy to provide a prepaid return label Monday. Unfortunately I won't know where we stand as far as replacements until I hear from Stagg, but we will do what we can to make this right. We appreciate all of the support from this community and we want to keep it coming!

GalootNY: I can assure you that this is NOT a bait and switch as that is not how we do business and only wastes our time and yours. I have sent a response to your eBay inquiry and will do whatever I can to make a return as easy as I can for you.

Thank you.

Andy Gough
General Manager
Butler Music

Nice to have you come here Andy and see what a stand up position Butler Music takes! I will keep Butler in mind on my next order just to support a good business.

Hippie Dribble
02-18-2012, 06:45 PM
I sincerely apologize to anyone who received the figure eight case instead of the pineapple shape. In the past these cases have always been a pineapple shape. I was only made aware of this issue when Grandpoobah contacted me last week through eBay, and I immediately pulled the listing after confirming that our latest shipment was the incorrect size. I am in contact with Stagg to figure out what happened and I should hear something Monday as to what happened here.

While we are not open on Saturdays or Sundays, if anyone that received the figure eight case wants to contact us through our eBay username for a return, then I will be more than happy to provide a prepaid return label Monday. Unfortunately I won't know where we stand as far as replacements until I hear from Stagg, but we will do what we can to make this right. We appreciate all of the support from this community and we want to keep it coming!

GalootNY: I can assure you that this is NOT a bait and switch as that is not how we do business and only wastes our time and yours. I have sent a response to your eBay inquiry and will do whatever I can to make a return as easy as I can for you.

Thank you.

Andy Gough
General Manager
Butler Music

Excellent, excellent post Andy. Thankyou for your forthright explanation of these things and your honesty and upfront manner is well appreciated. All the very best for the continued success of your business.

GalootNY
02-20-2012, 05:42 AM
On February 18th, I wrote: "I had the same problem. Personally, I think it's a bait-and-switch." I was mistaken. The seller is honorable and has done right by me. I would do business with this seller again without hesitation.