Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by DaveNJ, Dec 27, 2017.
I think it would be hard to turn mahogany into something more awesome than that guitar, holy ****!
I've got a guy in hamilton who can replace that handle. He did two of my cases.
Mr. Kim at University Shoe & Leather Repair. He found me some "cool" handles too.
If you're gigging it a lot, I would say these three are better than the thinner, more vintage looking cases. The problem with the vintage cases is the guitars fit looser, and the case is a bit thinner/lighter, and the arch is lower on top which impacts the strength in a wood case. But the vintage ones look cool and will protect the guitar to a degree
There are really only two big wooden case companies: G&G and TKL. Then you have the boutique stuff (Ameritage, Calton, Hiscox), and the cheaper/plastic/plainer lines SKB, Gator
The case it came with is a japanese 70's case
i live around ten min from there, so if you do it. . .. reach out.
make one of your trips worthwhile playing some tunes and some gear.
you're a good 40 from there, i'm betting.
then again, you might want to see if any old luggage, shoe, leather repair guys are out in freehold, englishtown, hightstown (actually, you might get lucky there). i can vouch for mr. kim though. aces. "you have a problem, you come back". no problems in a year on either case now.
if you are just looking for a hard shell case to move it around and it doesn't have to be a gibson i am using this case for a single cut jr and also a jr/special single cut.
it's made by TKL, easy to find and not to expensive.
just a thought......
Congrats! That is in my top 3 dream guitars. Rock on. Looks absolutely the cat's PJ's.
It's just a fun guitar - shame on me for waiting so long, but I'm so happy this came along...
Awesome - Congrats!
I have a 58 LP Jr Double cut Cherry in a Brown Historic Case and it fits great. The case is one of those with purple lining, but no vampire cape cover.
Nice! Can I ask where you got it?
I got mine from a friend who is a big vintage seller. Here in LA we have access to vintage stuff via shows and collectors. But I think they sell these still through Gibson so look for Historic Brown cases and see what you can find.
I was kinda like you when i got the LPJr it had a case but I wanted a cool case for such a cool guitar. Just had to hunt one down, but they fit most LP type cases so nothing special.
Sorry, I'm ADD, but has this one been mentioned? My wife got me it for my '58. I like it.
PS - Our own Holger Notzel recently re-fretted and put a new nut on my '58 Jr and it is amazing!!!