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mikelz777
11-25-2013, 01:03 PM
Does anyone here have this concert sized Musician's Gear ukulele case?

http://www.amazon.com/Musicians-Gear-Concert-Ukulele-Black/dp/B004VJQ25I/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t

If you have one or have seen one, what are your thoughts and impressions of the case?

UkerDanno
11-25-2013, 02:29 PM
I have one, I got it about 6 mos. ago, on sale for $24.99! I think it's a great case! nicely padded, great looking and sturdy with 3 latches, one locking.

inside length, 24 1/4", body, 11 1/4", body width (bout?) 7 3/4" and 5 3/4", depth about 3 1/2". padding is just less than an inch, so there's some room for a little more space. My Martin C1K fits perfectly! I also have one for my soprano Martin style 0.

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looks great with my new Ukulele Underground sticker too!
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mikelz777
11-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Thanks for providing those dimensions! I'm not sure if this would work or not. My current uke is exactly 24-1/4 inches in length but the upper and lower bouts (widths) may be too wide. The upper bout is 6" and the lower bout is 8-1/2". I would need another 3/4" on the lower bout and 1/4" on the upper bout. Would the case likely allow for that with the give of the padding?

UkerDanno
11-25-2013, 05:17 PM
I would think there's plenty of room, the foam will give extra space...

bnolsen
11-25-2013, 05:49 PM
a concert flea fits very nicely in this case. i also got one for that deal 6 months ago.

river_driver
11-25-2013, 06:15 PM
I have one (also got it in the same promotion these guys did). I keep a Lanikai concert in it, basically a flamed maple version of your LU21C. Perfect fit, and more than adequate protection for an inexpensive laminated wood uke.

As of midnight 11/26, Musicians Friend has them for $27.99 with free shipping. Don't know how long that price will last, but here's the link:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-concert-ukulele-case

kenikas
11-25-2013, 07:14 PM
Iv'e got a couple of them, also a tenor, and a couple of their guitar cases. Nice cases for the money.

ohmless
11-25-2013, 07:51 PM
my concern is how in many of the reviews people had to mod the neck support. is this easy?

UkerDanno
11-26-2013, 12:54 PM
my concern is how in many of the reviews people had to mod the neck support. is this easy?
one person who ripped the padding out of the bottom???

I compared my soprano case, which I use for my Martin style o and I would measure the body width at 6 1/2" and my Lanikai soprano which measures 7" fits fine.

PhilUSAFRet
11-26-2013, 02:20 PM
I have one. My Pono MCD-E fits perfectly. body length 10 3/4" x upper bout 6" x lower bout 8" overall 24" plenty of "give" in the foam for a slightly wider or longer bodied uke. Neck rest perfect. I cannot fault the case. I got it last year at Musician's friend during a killer sale. You can tell by the hardware it's no Oahu, but I have more than one of these if that tells you anything.

mikelz777
11-29-2013, 09:21 AM
I just had another thought occur to me. Since these cases seem to be so snug with the ukuleles, is there any room for a humidifier or a hygrometer? Oh and thanks to everyone for their responses in this thread!

UkerDanno
11-29-2013, 12:40 PM
I use an oasis humidifier, that fits inside the body...

strumsilly
11-29-2013, 02:16 PM
these are real hardcases at soft case prices. yea. you may have to take a few screws out and trim some styro. for $40 or less they are great cases. not as nice as a lot of cases but nothing comes close at their price.

mikelz777
11-29-2013, 08:21 PM
OK, I finally broke down and bought one of these cases. I hope it lives up to all of the positive things I've read about it! I think the reason I'm having so much trepidation is that I'm buying this case for a ukulele which may or may not ever materialize and I have no way of getting its dimensions. I've been waiting for the uke to become available since February and it has yet to become available despite several anticipated delivery dates which have come and gone unrealized. If the elusive uke never happens, it sounds like I'd still be able to use the case for my current uke.

Maiden Uke
11-30-2013, 04:21 AM
Along with others here on UU, I bought one of their tenor cases and one of their concert cases during the sale six months ago. I agree that the cases are a great buy and do fit the ukes well. The padding is thick provides good protection.

iamesperambient
11-30-2013, 07:43 AM
Does anyone here have this concert sized Musician's Gear ukulele case?

http://www.amazon.com/Musicians-Gear-Concert-Ukulele-Black/dp/B004VJQ25I/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t



If you have one or have seen one, what are your thoughts and impressions of the case?


does anyone know if a les paul would fit In here?
I'd really like a hard case for it the one it comes with
seems too small like my uke is cramed in.

Captain America
11-30-2013, 10:07 AM
Wow! I'm glad I ran across this thread. Immediately ordered a tenor case and very glad I did! The concert case I bought last summer is totally excellent and totally tough. Even good for crime-fighting!

haolejohn
11-30-2013, 12:08 PM
I got one this summer for $25 like a few others. I love the case. I put my koaloha in it. I have a tenor version that I have two Ukes stored in as well. Not the fanciest, but it suits my needs.

haolejohn
11-30-2013, 12:11 PM
I just had another thought occur to me. Since these cases seem to be so snug with the ukuleles, is there any room for a humidifier or a hygrometer? Oh and thanks to everyone for their responses in this thread!

I placed a tuner, extra set of strings, a capo, a herco, a cloth, and about 10 sheets of paper in my tenor case. My concert case just has a tuner strings and herco.

mikelz777
12-04-2013, 03:26 PM
I got my concert-sized Musicians Friend ukulele case in the mail today! When I opened the box and started pulling out the packing material I saw this loose, burlap like cover and had a mini panic thinking "WTFudge?!?" until I realized they had placed the case in a black bag for protection. When I pulled the case out of the bag my 2nd mini panic was that it looked so small, I thought it might be a soprano case. I tried the case with my Lanikai LU-21C and found that it was indeed a concert case.

The key word describing this case is SNUG. There is no wasted space in this case. The lower bout on my LU-21C is 8-1/2" so the case couldn't be any smaller and still fit. I'm assuming that over time, the padding of the case will compress somewhat to perfectly accommodate the uke but I had to kind of push it in. In any event, once you have the uke in this case, it's not going to move at all. I was pleased to find that the latching hardware was different than what was pictured on the web site. (musiciansfriend.com) Rather than the type of latch that just snaps over the opposite side of the latch, these are the more secure type where you have the "U" shaped loop that hooks over the opposite side before you snap down the latch. The case is very pleasing to look at and it is a nice, firm hard case, there's no give on the sides. It looks like this case is going to offer excellent protection and is easily going to successfully protect the uke from any of the knocks you're going to get carrying and moving this case around. If you wanted to damage a uke in this case it would have to be a pretty violent and intentional act. I bought this case in the hope that I'll be using it for another uke which will come a little further down the road but judging from my Lanikai, I may have to lower the neck support and the little storage case wall a bit. For the money, this case can't be beat! It looks like the sale price is gone but this is still a great value at their regular asking price.

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them. I was a scaredy-cat buyer and I'm pretty happy with the case.

UkerDanno
12-10-2013, 07:30 AM
concert cases on sale...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-concert-ukulele-case

Colonel Uke
12-27-2013, 07:59 AM
Does anyone here have this concert sized Musician's Gear ukulele case?

http://www.amazon.com/Musicians-Gear-Concert-Ukulele-Black/dp/B004VJQ25I/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t

If you have one or have seen one, what are your thoughts and impressions of the case?

I had the soprano size of this same case. It surprised me how good of a case it was for the price. It fit my Mainland snug.

Booli
12-28-2013, 02:03 AM
does anyone know if a les paul would fit In here?
I'd really like a hard case for it the one it comes with
seems too small like my uke is cramed in.

I bought this case specifically for my Epiphone Les Paul a few weeks ago from musiciansfriend.com for $27.99. I does fit, however with additional padding in the body opening.

Many of the reviewers on musiciansfriend.com mention lowering the neck rest, which I could have done, but the Les Paul body is actually thin enough that were you to do that, you will still not have the neck rest low enough for the back of the uke body to rest on the inside bottom of the case. Also, lowering the neck rest by removing it and cutting down the foam is a permanent modification, and if you might want to use this case with other ukes from time to time, and they have a deeper body, you may find that the support for the neck area is lacking.

My temporary solution was to use white polyester 'pillow stuffing', which I had bought at Walmart some time back (a 'bag' of it was like $3 in the fabric/sewing dept, came in clear bag with green label/white printing, and you get enough of it that could fill a 5 gallon bucket) in order to use for speaker building projects (parts express sells the same thing for 5x the price but calls it 'acousta-stuff'). I tried many different types of foam (both closed and open cell) and found that most of the foam that I had on hand was too thick and made it VERY tight to close the case.

Using a layer of the polyester 'pillow stuffing' that was about 2" thick, just lining it across the bottom (it holds together pretty well), and 'tucking it in' where the body meets the sides, raises the bottom up just enough such that the neck and body of the Les Paul are perfectly parallel to the bottom of the case, for without doing this the neck sticks up at like a 20 degree angle and when you close the case you are basically BENDING the neck just after the heel, and then the body can also move (you can hear it if you shake the case, closed with the Les Paul inside). This would be very bad, and it seemed to me that it would cause the neck to SNAP, so I opted instead to raise the 'floor' of the body area to get it level for the thinner body of the Les Paul. (remember that the Mahalo and Risa Les Pauls might be different sizes of uke and have different dimensions for the body shape, and the Epiphone Les Paul is concert size).

Eventually, I will get a simple black cotton pillow case, old black t-shirt or piece of black silk cloth to cover the white polyester 'pillow stuffing', but being that this stuff has the texture of sort of cotton-candy, and seems to be made of the same stuff as cotton-balls, it is soft and does not seem like it will scratch the finish, and it is VERY easy to work with.

Other than the depth problem, the Epiphone Les Paul body fits like a glove, like this case was custom made for this uke. I will however caution you that the top of the headstock (the TIP of the headstock, not the FACE of the headstock) is a bit close to the inside edge of the case for my liking, with no more than 1 inch of free space, but since the body is snug and will not move at all, I have little worry it will hit the headstock from the inside.

The pocket is small, just barely large enough for my strap, a set of strings and the Planet Waves NS Micro tuner (if I remove it), and adding a guitar cable would probably not fit in the compartment, but might fit under the headstock, but I'd worry about the metal plugs banging against and scratching the headstock (negating some of the protection that the case was supposed to provide), so maybe switch that to the compartment and put the strap under the headstock....

I do not have a photo handy, but can take and then post one by request if there is interest.

-Booli

PhilUSAFRet
12-28-2013, 05:03 AM
does anyone know if a les paul would fit In here?
I'd really like a hard case for it the one it comes with
seems too small like my uke is cramed in.

My Epiphone LP fits snug, but perfectly in one.