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The Case of the Naked Flying V

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: The Case of the Naked Flying V Reply with quote

The zip on my Kinsman Flying V gig bag keeps splitting open, so I was looking for a case.

>>This one<< seems like good value, but it seems to have a bit of a funny smell:
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Extra thick plush padding on the inside of the case ensures for a near envy inspiring wellness atmosphere

Is that a whiff of bullshit?
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The Fame guitar cases are made by the famous manufacturers who also produce the cases for many US premium forges. With these very high quality constructed wood-core cases, the main highlight is the high, road-ready stability with a comfortable carrying weight.

Is that a typo for forgers? Or do they really make cases for travelling blacksmiths?

Any experience of Fame cases welcomed....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Fame is a DV247 own brand.
The SBK V case gets mixed reviews; apparently the hinges get stressed out by the funny geometry and fail after a while.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I got hyped into buying a TGI wooden case ("TGI build cases for many major guitar manufaturers") I thought for 67 it would be decent. It's basically plywood covered with a Tolex type material, stitched through the cardboard? lip.

It's made in China and the external finish is OK but the fittings are very cheap and lightweight. The green crushed velvet covered padded interior is pretty much OK but seems to have been fitted by someone on a production line with 30 seconds to do the work, so it doesn't fit tight on all the corners and curves and a bit of foam is peeping out inside the accessories compartment.

I suppose it's wood and should protect the guitar well enough so I'll keep it but I don't think it's a $100 value, as they say in the Land of the Free.

Pics at the weekend, I guess.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: The Case of the Naked Flying V Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Or do they really make cases for travelling blacksmiths?

It's possible, I've seen them stamp coins in the Old Town Square in Prague.
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