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    Hi!

    I know that there are some travelers here. I am about to begin a two-year term of service with the Peace Corps in Guatemala and I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a case that is sturdy and strong and can withstand the rigors of international travel and the potential pitfalls of a developing Central American country.

    Any info, links, or personal experience you could share are greatly appreciated!

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    I think probably more than the case, it depends on you taking a uke that is capable of withstanding the rigors of the environment. Perhaps you should consider a Fluke/Flea or a solid body electric that is pretty impervious?

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    Reunion Blues cases. Do a search above and you'll see a number of threads on them.

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    the fusion F1 special edition is super strong and well made. best travel case I own.
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    The toughest case I ever used was the Ameritage, though it is heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsme View Post
    I think probably more than the case, it depends on you taking a uke that is capable of withstanding the rigors of the environment. Perhaps you should consider a Fluke/Flea or a solid body electric that is pretty impervious?
    The fluke/ flea is made from plastic, correct? Do you have one? I did some research on the internet/ youtube and it sounds okay. I'd be curious to hear the opinion of someone who really enjoys playing one. Does the sound take a huge hit from the plastic vs wood construction?

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    Reunion Blues cases. Do a search above and you'll see a number of threads on them.
    I'm really intrigued by the "RB Continental" case- thanks for that lead.

    Quote Originally Posted by ukeeku View Post
    the fusion F1 special edition is super strong and well made. best travel case I own.
    It looks like a useful case indeed. Thanks for the tip! The company website lists it as a soprano/ concert case. Don't suppose it'll fit a tenor, do you? :P

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