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Post new topic Case for a Rickenbacher Bakelite ("Panda")?
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Mark Helm


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 11:39 pm     Reply with quote

Fellers!

The case that came with my Panda is all warped and basically useless. Where can I even find a nice case for one of these guys (Nothing on eBay or Reverb far as I can see)?

And, nice as it is, I'm not going with he Viola case Smile


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Loren Tilley


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Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 1:04 am     Reply with quote

I’ve got one of these: https://www.elderly.com/gold-tone-lap-steel-case-for-6-string-or-8-string-hardshell.htm

It fits, although the case is a bit bigger than necessary.
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Tom Wolverton


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San Diego, CA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 12:23 pm     Hugh Briley Reply with quote

I had Hugh Briley make a case for my B6 and it turned out superb. Fits really well.



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Mark Helm


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Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 7:34 pm     Nice case, Tom! Reply with quote

Well, it seems I now have two Ricks. I just found an NS Model (Grey, Sheet Metal) in wonderful shape for $300, so I couldn't resist. Now I'm gonna need at least one good case.

About how much did that case run you, Tom? And who do I talk to?

Thanks!
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Mark Helm


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Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 8:45 pm     Nice case, Tom! Reply with quote

Well, it seems I now have two Ricks. I just found an NS Model (Grey, Sheet Metal) in wonderful shape for $300, so I couldn't resist. Now I'm gonna need at least one good case.

About how much did that case run you, Tom? And who do I talk to?

Thanks!
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Tom Wolverton


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Post Posted 1 Nov 2017 5:18 am     Reply with quote

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=246971&highlight=hugh+briley
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Steve Marinak


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Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA
Post Posted 1 Nov 2017 2:09 pm     Reply with quote

Mark, I have an original Rick "panda" case. It's a spare, I have two cases and one Panda. It's missing a handle but you can put a handle on it. Let me know if you want it. It's the form fitting one, not a rectangle. Pre War I believe. I got it with my Frypan which doesn't fit in there so well.

Steve
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Steve Marinak


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Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA
Post Posted 1 Nov 2017 2:10 pm     Reply with quote

Mark, I have an original Rick "panda" case. It's a spare, I have two cases and one Panda. It's missing a handle but you can put a handle on it. Let me know if you want it. It's the form fitting one, not a rectangle. Pre War I believe. I got it with my Frypan which doesn't fit in there so well.

Steve
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Sang Shin


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New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 8:56 pm     Reply with quote

I found a baritone ukelele case that fits fairly well.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Musicians-Gear/Baritone-Ukulele-Case.gc#productDetail

inside the case, the neck support structure is too high for the neck of the rick. however, if you remove the screws that hold the support in place, you can take it out and re-arrange the pieces so that the neck height is spot on, and the side to side support for the neck is perfect. screw the pieces in place with the original screws.

the case is maybe 2 inches too long in the space for the body of the guitar - I roll up a cloth and tuck it next to the tailpiece.

good luck,

sang

ps., my first post, so apologies in advance if done incorrectly . . .
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