I am looking for a traditional hardshell case for my cedar folk. I've got a Tric but would like a hardshell for the road. Anyone know if the Gator GWE classical guitar case would be a good fit? Any other classical guitar case brands that would be a good fit?
SKB 1SKB-30 is a perfect fit (also have the SWS version of your guitar). I have one with the TSA approved locks and have flown with it. No difficulties carrying it aboard and stowing it. I bought it in January '12 for $89 on eBay (new). I noticed that the prices are up to ~$125 or so now.
In a previous discussion, Craig Cox said...
For my new S&P Woodland Pro Folk however, I wanted a real case so I traded the TRIC for a TKL A4363. It's made for the Ibanez Artcore guitars, but fits the folk body like a glove. I think they make several, and may vary in size, but here's one:
Just passing it on.
I recently added a Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk to my small collection. It came with the wrong size "deluxe" TRIC, so the dealer swapped it for a TKL AF75. It's made to fit the Ibanez Artcore archtops, but it also happens to fit the Godin folk body fairly glove-like.This TKL seems sturdy enough for stashing in the van or truck with other gear (It's also made in Canada, like your guitar).
Thanks for the replies folks.
Ended up getting the TKL (AF75) case for my Coastline Folk. Fits great. Thanks all. I can now also fit a homemade (sponge in travel soap container) humidifier in the case for these MN winters.
I was just looking at my guitars on stands as the furnace kicked on and thought "Damn, here we go again, playing musical chairs with my guitars." I try to keep one out and one in the case with a Planet Waves soundhole humidifier on about a week rotation.
Move to Florida - no problems like that here... ;-)
humidity may get a bit excessive, however, during hurricane season. what do you use to keep man-eating lizards at bay? whack 'em on the nose with an unused dampit?! ;-)
Nah - we use old guitar strings to tie their mouths shut... ;-)
Come to think of it, that's how my lefty friend originally hurt his hand...you have to be fast...no wonder he can't play...
I've been pondering applications for used strings, but frivolous stuff like jewelry. now here's a real humanitarian need to fill. Send your old strings to Florida! Save a musician today!
Now, about those pythons...
Send them to the 2nd String Project, where they will be re-used by disadvantaged kids learning to play guitar in 3rd world and developing countries. Just wind'em together and put them back in the original package if you saved it ... this is a good cause.
2nd String Project
Nederland, CO 80466
Humidifying the case is pointless. Why? Because the case is competing with guitar for the humidity. Far better to humidify the interior of the guitar and place large zip lock baggy (or equivalent) between the strings and the sound hole. This will contain the humidity where it's needed - inside the guitar.
I use a dish sponge in a smaller baggy with a few holes punched in it. This method will last about a month before I have to re-wet the sponge. You can control the humidifying rate with the number of holes you punch into the baggy. I use about a dozen for maintenance. Did I mention, I live in Colorado? Average annual humidity is 10-15%.
See Brian Kimsey's website for more on sponge humidifiers: http://www.bryankimsey.com/ Click the "Lutherie" link on the left and then do a quick page search for "humidifiers."