Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sneak peak of a custom case

Shortly after I received my William King ebony/spruce LS-concert, I decided to get an Ameritage case for it. The uke had come with a pretty nice Oahu concert case, but it was an extremely tight fit and the headstock was solidly against the wall of the case. The reason for the tight fit is because the neck is slightly longer than a normal concert with its 16" scale. When ordered through Fine Cases, it is possible to make custom specifications for the case and I took the opportunity to specify the dimensions of the uke for a custom fitting case. Since this is a custom case, I decided to alter the colors slightly as well. The upcharge for exterior and interior color changes from the default color is quite steep at $44 each, so I opted for just an exterior color change to an all black exterior. It may seem pretty boring to specify an all black case, but I have not seen an all black Ameritage ukulele case yet and I wanted to keep with the "ebony" theme of the ukulele itself.

The case was ordered on April 17th and having ordered a custom Ameritage in the past, I knew it would take a while for the case to be completed. I had almost forgot about it but today I was pleasantly surprised by an email from Fine Cases with a few pictures taken by Ameritage of my case. It looks great and I'm looking forward to putting the King concert in its proper throne. I just hope I didn't screw up the dimensions!

Now the pictures:

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