Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

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WahmBoomAh
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Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 1709Post WahmBoomAh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:03 am

I have a handmade small archtop that looks just about on spec with the CL Jazz thinline... 2" depth though.
If anyone has been down this road...
Does Calton, Hoffee or anyone in this quality range, offer a shell for a 15" archtop?
I fear if I ordered something they would heavily pad a much larger case because of the big upper horn.
Id hate to lug around the extra bulk of the bigger case
Anyone?
thanks

jeffbokc
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 1781Post jeffbokc
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:26 pm

I recently ordered a Calton for my newly acquired CL-Jazz. I haven't received it yet, though. I'm sure it will be just about perfect.

maplebaby
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 3640Post maplebaby
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:25 pm

WahmBoomAh wrote: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:03 am I have a handmade small archtop that looks just about on spec with the CL Jazz thinline... 2" depth though.
If anyone has been down this road...
Does Calton, Hoffee or anyone in this quality range, offer a shell for a 15" archtop?
I fear if I ordered something they would heavily pad a much larger case because of the big upper horn.
Id hate to lug around the extra bulk of the bigger case
Anyone?
thanks
The nice thing about Calton & Collings is they are in the same city (I'm sure your aware) and Calton has the specs to make cases on all Collings models - order and enjoy.

WahmBoomAh
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 3641Post WahmBoomAh
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:50 pm

thanks for the replies.
To the gentleman who ordered a Calton for the CL....
How much padding is around the guitar?
Did they use a special mold for a 15" or is the outer shell made for a 16" with extra padding inside?
thanks

maplebaby
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 3648Post maplebaby
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:41 pm

WahmBoomAh wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:50 pm thanks for the replies.
To the gentleman who ordered a Calton for the CL....
How much padding is around the guitar?
Did they use a special mold for a 15" or is the outer shell made for a 16" with extra padding inside?
thanks
I spoke with Calton Cases about your query...they have a template for Collings CL Series, starting price is $1215. The following is a direct quote, "As long as their CL Jazz has the same dimensions of the normal CL model, the above info will apply. If not, we would need measurements to know which shell for sure, but the starting price would stay the same."

The phrase, 'the above info will apply' is referring to the info I shared above before the quote.

I've owned a CL Jazz, my feeling is that you will need to send exact measurements to CC. The CL Jazz comes, or at least used to, with two headstock options. My best advice would be to contact CC, they will walk you through getting the measurements to them and you can rest assured your case will be a perfect fit for your guitar, not too big, or allowing the tolerances to be to tight for the guitar.

dale

WahmBoomAh
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 3649Post WahmBoomAh
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:37 pm

Thanks so much Dale!!
Very kind of you.
OK ... Glad to hear the shell will be correct.
I`m not budgeted to make the call right now ...plus there are no trips in sight until we get thru the pandemic.
I hope to see my guitar dressed up right one day soon.
be safe,
Paul

maplebaby
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 3653Post maplebaby
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:33 pm

WahmBoomAh wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:37 pm Thanks so much Dale!!
Very kind of you.
OK ... Glad to hear the shell will be correct.
I`m not budgeted to make the call right now ...plus there are no trips in sight until we get thru the pandemic.
I hope to see my guitar dressed up right one day soon.
be safe,
Paul
So welcome...enjoy that CL Jazz!

WahmBoomAh
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 3656Post WahmBoomAh
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:22 pm

maplebaby wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:33 pm
WahmBoomAh wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:37 pm Thanks so much Dale!!
Very kind of you.
OK ... Glad to hear the shell will be correct.
I`m not budgeted to make the call right now ...plus there are no trips in sight until we get thru the pandemic.
I hope to see my guitar dressed up right one day soon.
be safe,
Paul
So welcome...enjoy that CL Jazz!
Actually ...I`m a Collings LOVER but this case would be for another 15" archtop. I searched around for something with roughly the same dimensions to zone in on a case.
It`s a Koll Ultraglide ...same situation as the CL with the big upper horn.

WahmBoomAh
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Re: Flight case for CL Jazz thinline?

Post: # 4853Post WahmBoomAh
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:49 pm

I guess my question is this
Will the OUTER dimension of the 15" CL case be the same as one for a 16"?
thanks ..if anyone is still out there.
Paul

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