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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Suitable case options for DeArmond T-400?

archiestone
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Jan 25th, 2012 01:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

With a 17" wide lower bout she's a hefty girl. I have fit her in my Guild JF-30/12 case but it does not accommodate the slim body too well. Anyone found a suitable aftermarket case or even a gigbag? I bought mine used sans case and would like to find her a properly cozy home.


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Jan 25th, 2012 01:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had cases made for both my T-440 and M77T after the big blowout about 10 years ago. Unfortunately the company, Datt Guitar Cases in Vancouver BC went out of business recently. Probably killed off by the Chinese.

Tom B.

Norman OK

Jan 25th, 2012 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You might try TKL.


BobbyMac
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Jan 25th, 2012 07:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If there is/was a similarly-sized guitar to the T-400 in the Guild lineup, that case may be a possibility (I have a guild Bluesbird case for my M-75T and it is a perfect fit).

I have an original DeArmond case for my T400 if you need dimensions.

I second checking with TKL.

BobbyMac
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Jan 25th, 2012 08:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just checked to see if my T400 would fit in my Gretsch 5122 case and it will not. I found that the T400 fits fine in my X145 case, except that the case is too deep, of course.

You are going to need a case that will accommodate a 17" lower bout but shallow enough to support the relatively thin body.

I don't know if any of the Artcore hollow bodies has a 17" body. There's a big Epiphone, the Broadway, I think, that might be similarly sized to the T400.

That's about all I've got...

archiestone
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El Californio

Jan 27th, 2012 10:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks BobbyMac.

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Feb 3rd, 2012 09:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

TKL makes a super-jumbo archtop case (model 9121). Most cases they offer, they can supply in a thinline thickness too.

Contact TKL and provide them the dimensions of your T-400:

width at upper bout
width at lower bout
body edge depth
body length
overall length (end to end)

archiestone
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Feb 8th, 2012 05:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Peegoo.

BobbyMac
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Feb 26th, 2012 09:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Archie

Sweetwater has a case finder online, though they do not specifically mention DeArmond guitars. Perhaps a call to them will help find the right case for you. You'll need the measurements Peegoo mentions. Good luck.

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Feb 29th, 2012 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Probably too late to add to this, but Michael Kelly Guitars made a wide thinline guitar a few years back with very similar dimensions to the T-400. I don't know the model number (it came in two forms; one w/humbuckers and a trapeze tailpiece, the other with pseudo Filter-Trons and a Bigsby. Both models have very distinct split f-holes), but mayhaps the Michael Kelly folks could help.

--Crispy

shunka

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Apr 4th, 2012 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My T-100 lives in an Ibanez case which cost about $75.

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Nov 28th, 2012 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

TKL

crispy goodness

Carolina Norte'

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Dec 4th, 2012 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yamaha's AES1500 Guitar has a body very similar in width and depth to a Dearmond T-400. The case number is GE27. You can still get them via Yamaha's website, although I have no idea what they might cost.

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Feb 20th, 2013 09:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The T-400 is a tough fit. I had a custom case built for mine years ago.

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Apr 13th, 2013 03:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rondo often has 17" shallower archtop models. This might work.

Douglas case

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