Road Runner Tweed Case

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  1. Aiden

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    I'm looking into buying a new case for my tele partscaster. I've always wanted a tweed case. But the G&G's are a little steep. I found a tweed case for $100 shipped. It's made by Road Runner. Has anyone had experience with these cases? Good or bad? The weight of the case doesn't bother me. Just as long as it protects my guitar. Here's the link:

    http://mobile.musiciansfriend.com/p...eed-Hardshell-Electric-Guitar-Case?sku=581184
     
  2. kiefe-caster

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    You could try out thomann.de
    They do a tweed case that's pretty good for around £35. I've got one for my CVC.

    EDIT: Actually that one you posted the link to looks better made.
     
  3. garrett

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    I have one of their gig bags for my bass. Very nice and it was only $20 from MF. If that's an indication of their overall quality, I wouldn't hesitate on a hard shell at the right price.
     
  4. threadbare

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    I have one of their case/multiple guitar stands. Not tweed though and never left the house with it, but It seems nice enough.
     
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    If the guts are the same as the black case, I think I'd shop around.

    I have the black case and my Tele doesn't fit snug. It has a cheesy Velcro strap that goes over the neck, and the body slides around, unless you pack towels or other materials around it to keep it in place.
     
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    Gator Case has a couple with MAPS of $79 and $99. I think their quality is a tad better than Road Runner, but that is just my opinion based on some Road Runner's I have seen and the multiple stand/case that I bought.

    Better yet is the Fender tweed with red plush, $139 from GC. I have one for my '52 and I like it.
     
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    I got a fender tweed copy from eBay for $59 free shipping. The tweed looks as good as the genuine fender, but the brown vinyl on the ends looks a little cheap. The plywood isn't as thick either-a little flimsy. It's certainly not a bad deal though for $59. It offers more protection than a gig bag. Red interior is pretty nice too. The vendor was Music123
     
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    I bought one a couple years ago on sale. The interior was coated with dye(discovered it the hard way). Luckily, my white tele was poly finished or it would have stayed a very annoying shade of pink. And cleaning it still took hours.
     
  10. Aiden

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    So the road runner case could be disastrous for my nitro finished tele?
     
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    Spend the money and get a G&G. I agree with the craigslist solution. Find a G&G case there.
     
  14. Chickin-Pickin

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    I had the RR tweed and it in no way compared to my G&G. I have the 60th Anniv. G&G for my Strat and a black G&G for my 52RI and they are built right. The RR tweed was much thinner and didn't seem a sturdy.

    I'd go for a used G&G or new even. It might seem okay to get the cheaper case...until something happens:eek:
     
  15. angjohn94

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    I have that exact case and I would advise against it. The tweed on the outside is very nice, but the leather binding is just glued on and does not stay tight very long. The inside still smells
     
  16. Broken Light

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    Yep. Another here for G&G.
     
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