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Catalog of 10 Standard Sizes Designed to Host
Violins, Mandolins, Electric, Acoustic & Bass Guitars

We've tried to characterize the market based on size, depth and hang-angle. We show you, in our recommendations below, the smallest case or cabinet that will comfortably host most types of guitars. If you are uncertain about what size you require, simply eMail us with the make and model of your instrument, and we'll reply with advice.

Keep in mind that the next larger size will yield more convenient access (space around your instrument) and a less obstructed field of view.

Why so many sizes?

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Shallow Slimline Shell
4 1/2"
42" x 18"

Recommended Instruments:

Flat headed, thin bodied electric guitars without Tremelo Arms (Whammy Bars).
Stratocaster, Telecaster, Ibanez GSA

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Shallow BroadView Shell
4 1/2"
44" x 20"

Recommended Instruments:

If it hangs in a Shallow Slimline, give it more generous access & visibility with a Broadview.
Strat's, Tele's etc & Taylor's T5 hollow bodies.

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Mid-Depth Slimline Shell
5 1/2"
42" x 18"

Recommended Instruments:

Solid Body Archtop electric guitars without Tremelo Arms (Whammy Bars).
Les Paul, Most PRS including McCarty HB1. Stratocasters with Whammies.

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Mid-Depth BroadView Shell
5 1/2"
44" x 20"

Recommended Instruments:

16" & 17" electrics without Tremelo Arms.
Gibson ES100's up to ES335, Gretsch 6100's and Tennessean's

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Classic Shell
6 1/2"
42" x 18"

Recommended Instruments:

Classical Guitars, Small Scale "00" Acoustics. Gibson ES140,
PRS McCarty HB II, and "Slimline" Instruments with Whammy's.

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Jumbo Shell
6 1/2"
44" x 20"

Recommended Instruments:

Shallow Acoustics: Ovation,
Large Electrics with Whammy's: Gibson ES100 - ES335, Gretsch 6100's

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Bass Shell
5 1/2"
50" x 18"

Recommended Instruments:

Bass Guitars & Banjos.

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Mandolin / Violin FV Cabinet
5"
32" x 16"

Recommended Instruments:

Mandolins, Violins and Violas
Best Choice for a Custom Display or Curio

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Classic FV Cabinet
6 1/2"
42" x 18"

Recommended Instruments:

Classical Guitars, Small Scale "O" & "OO" Acoustics.
Most Electrics with Whammy's.

Style
Depth (ID)
Height x Width (ID)
Full Size Full View Cabinet
8"
44" x 20"

Recommended Instruments:

The Entire Guitar Market:
Dreadnought and Jumbo Acoustics.
All Electrics with Whammy's.

Outside Dimensions:
OD = ID + 1.5" for Height and Width
OD = ID + 1" for Depth
You will note on the order form that we ask for the model of guitar you wish to host, so that we can be sure your cabinet is large enough.
If you have an unusual instrument, just send us the make & model, we'll recommend a size that will best fit.

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