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justinlcecil
02-21-2013, 11:28 AM
So I will be in the market for a concert ukulele case soon and I was wondering what peoples experiences are with their cases? What cases do you recommend? What cases should I avoid? Can a good hardshell case be bought for under $100? Lead me to the perfect case folks.

- Justin Cecil

jkasmire
02-21-2013, 11:40 AM
In that price range I like the Guardian cases- they have a few different pricepoints

http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-CG-020-UC-Hardshell-Concert-Ukulele/dp/B004WDQ5KU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361486180&sr=8-1&keywords=guardian+ukulele+concert

http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-CG-044-UC-Vintage-Hardshell-Concert/dp/B004WDQ5OG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1361486180&sr=8-3&keywords=guardian+ukulele+concert

The seven ply case is a very sturdy thing indeed at just under $100, the 5 ply is probably more than adequate for most needs for an instrument as light as a uke.

jglover
02-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Sure, all the Oahu cases are under $100. I picked up an Ohana tweed case locally here for under $100 as well. Unless you are looking for an airline-proof or high end cases like an Ameritage, a concert hard case under $100 should be no problem.

wendellfiddler
02-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Oahu is the best traditional hard shell I've seen. It has the raised top that adds to the strength of it and it has a good handle. Uke crazy cases are ok but have flat tops.

Doug

ukeeku
02-21-2013, 11:58 AM
I love the fremont cases
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/freemont-black-ukulele-hard-case
http://elderly.com/brand/CSUK_fremont.html

connor013
02-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Another vote for the Oahu cases. I don't have extensive experience, but my Oahu case has weathered all manner of nonsense I've put it through (biking to work in snow counts, right?).

OldePhart
02-21-2013, 12:28 PM
The Oahu cases I have are great but they weigh about four or five times what the uke inside weighs. Personally, I actually prefer those ugly foam and canvas semi-hard cases for just about anything but flying. I just hate lugging a bunch of heavy cases around.

John

TG&Y
02-21-2013, 12:30 PM
Does someone sell Oahu cases on the mainland?

RichM
02-21-2013, 01:00 PM
Another vote for Oahu cases... they're great and reasonably priced.

sukie
02-21-2013, 01:30 PM
I love Oscar Schmidt cases. I just bought another one.

wendellfiddler
02-21-2013, 01:43 PM
The Oahu cases I have are great but they weigh about four or five times what the uke inside weighs. Personally, I actually prefer those ugly foam and canvas semi-hard cases for just about anything but flying. I just hate lugging a bunch of heavy cases around.

John

Yeah, what OldP says is true, but I guess it depends on how you store and transport your instruments - and what they're worth. There are lightweight airline type cases, but those will cost as much as a decent uke. So, maybe for a Moore Bettah? I tend to drag bunches of instruments around in my car, and I travel with them sometimes which mean airline overheads - not the best thing for light weight canvas cases unless the uke isn't worth all that much.

doug

justinlcecil
02-21-2013, 02:20 PM
I appreciate the input folks. I do like the look of the guardian and the Oahu cases. I have a fremont tenor case that I like but its more cumbersome than it needs to be.