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Cardboard with an upgrad
Chipboard Case
© Frank Ford, 9/11/98 Photos by FF

This "chipboard case" is made of heavy cardboard reinforced and protected by thin water-resistant vinyl coating:

As you can see, the hardware is minimal, with a lightweight handle.

The instrument usually fits a bit loosely, because these cases are available in a limited range of sizes, and hardly ever uniquely fitted:

Inside, there's no resilient padding, just a scratch resistant flocked coating:

Like the
gig bag, the chipboard case is fine for lightweight, careful travel around town.

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