Artist case

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  1. Freetz

    Freetz New Member

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    Those of you with the artist case (for HB or anything else) - the paisley ones - what are your thoughts on them? They appear to be a custom TKL case. My cheap TKL cases have terrible hinges and closures.

    Anyone ditch the paisley and go for something better?
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Better? The AP cases are top notch. Nothing cheap about them, or any PRS case, really. Built solid, and weigh a ton.

    Here are a couple of pics of the AP case for my (old) 594.

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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Yeah, until Louis Vuitton starts making guitar cases...
     
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  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I have 4 Artist cases. No issues with any of them...
     
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  5. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    1 artist case, 1 yellow paisley case, 2 standard core cases - all built like tanks.
     
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  6. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    I have one artist case and one core case, both are sturdy and weigh a ton.
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I did specify the plural.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The other one is under the bed :p
     
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  10. Freetz

    Freetz New Member

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    This is probably the first thread in the history of forums where the response has been unanimous... I’ll be keeping my HBII artist case then!
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I HATE ARTIST CASES!!!

    Cuz I don't have one yet...:oops:
    There... no longer unanimous!:D
     
  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    No
     
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  13. drjenkins

    drjenkins I Don't know what to put here...

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    Yeah, what he said.
     
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  14. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    If what you are looking for is an assessment of the quality of the cases, I'll give you the one thing I didn't like about one of my cases. My 2006 Artist Cu24 case had a strap of leather on the handle that tucks into the ends and covers the metal interior of the handle. One side of that leather came unglued and stuck out of one end of the handle. Bugged me so much I replaced the case when a used Artist case came up on CL. The only other thing is that after 20+ years of use, the gold on my 95 case hardware is starting to show the plating underneath. That's honest wear in my book and is a badge of honor.
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I don’t think TKL makes the PRS cases.
     
  16. Freetz

    Freetz New Member

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    The hardware and little tab on the case pocket in my HBII case look just like TKL... anyone know who does make the PRS artist cases?
     
  17. Freetz

    Freetz New Member

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    Well as I much as I like that artist case the handle sheared clean off the case today. It’s about a week old and has only been carried from the living room to the music room and back...

    Surely this is warranty covered?
     
  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    First thing I'd do is contact PTC
     
  19. Freetz

    Freetz New Member

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    I thought warranty service was already through the dealer?
     
  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Sure, I was unclear regarding the purchase point. Might as well start there sir!
     
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