So, @MandolinChick on Twitter turned me onto this cool handmade ukulele gigbag that she made. It's pretty rad so I wanted to let everyone know about it. If you aren't already following @MandolinChick, then you probably should be. I'm pretty sure she plays Mandolin, Ukulele, Penny Whistle and probably something else as well. She's also into sewing and whatnot. I'm pretty sure I've seen that she's made Penny Whistle cases besides this cool Uke case. I'm sure there is more as well. Check out the fabric on the Uke Gigbag, it's pretty rockin!
Here are some notes from the auction:
Handcrafted by me,this soprano Ukulele gigbag has velcro closure "buttons" spaced along the top. Fully lined with a groovin small zebra print fabric-entire gigbag is 100% cotton made in the USA. It's padded on both sides with batting. Reinforced handles you can carry with confidence.
Um... did that say Zebra print on the inside? RAD!
All of my guitar (not ukulele guitars, my electric guitars) cases are aluminum. Sure, they are rugged and whatnot, and that's great, but I can't tell you how many times they've made me curse after swinging them into my shins. Enough is enough. So, I was scouting Musician's Friend for some good deals and I came across this
Musicians Gear Featherweight Soprano Ukulele Case.
I like what I see, and I like that it's only $29.99. Check out the picture:
From the description, "This Durafoam uke case offers the same protection for your soprano ukulele minus the heft. The high-density polystyrene foam shell has a soft plush form-fitting interior that coddles your instrument and is covered with tough Cordura." It sure sounds like I'd rather be hauling this case through the airport than something that I'm sure to jam into my legs when I'm juggling 6 things trying to show them that I don't have more than 10 ounces of liquids or gels on my person.