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Replacing Case Lining with Leopard Print

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I have had a TKL case hanging around for a while that came with a used guitar, but it smelled pretty funky and the lining was really beat up and stained. So, inspired by some of Voodooholly's case remodels, I picked up some leopard print fleece and decided to replace the lining.

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I was able to remove the old lining without destroying the existing padding.

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I cut the replacement pieces to fit and used spray glue to attach them to the case.

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It was messy work using the spray glue, especially because the material would shed like crazy when I trimmed it. But once I got the excess off, it doesn't seem like it will shed.

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I haven't replaced the storage box yet. I'll probably revisit that part at a later date when I have more time.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with results.

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Pretty spiffy.

Needs gold piping!

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I like it and another vote for gold piping!

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YES ON THE GOLD PIPING!!!!!!!

But seriously folks - depending on the guitar that goes in this Gabor-inspired case, i suggest leaving it open for a remarkably long time. The solvents in your spray will far better suit you destroying the environment at large vs. the environment in a closed case.

Unless it was some sort of water based spray, you will want to let this out-gas for a good month.

In my opinion.

I bet the gold piping guy still thinks it was the actual piping that drew such backlash.

Nice job on the case interior.

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Thanks, guys. I was careful to avoid gold piping.

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I've left it open for a a couple days and will continue to let it air out.

Now I'd like to try to find a way to add that vanilla scent most TKL cases have...

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Some Cedar Creek cases used what seemed to be a water based casein adhesive. The long term effect was a smell of old baby barf.

Not sure if was recent barf from an old baby or old barf from what was a young baby at the time of said barf.

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It looks great and I'm not usually a fan of leopard print.

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Some Cedar Creek cases used what seemed to be a water based casein adhesive. The long term effect was a smell of old baby barf.

Not sure if was recent barf from an old baby or old barf from what was a young baby at the time of said barf.

– chrisp2

Funky smelling baby barf, regardless of age, is always a nasty aroma to contend with while playing your guitar! In my case it would shut down any attempts to work out arrangements.

The leopard skin looks cool!

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Great job! I like it a lot.

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Awesome!!!! I would like to have some Cringer's fur in my cases

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I can see how much work went into this. Probably the coolest case ever. I wish I had your patience.

Awesome guitar case!

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Ha! So cool. Why didn't you use real leopard skin?

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Thanks, guys! No leopards were harmed to make this case. I couldn't wear it on clothing, but I like it for a case.

Another inspiration for this case was the case for the Billie Joe Armstrong signature Les Paul Junior. I just prefer a Gretsch to be inside.

Here's a pic of the BJA case.

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I have had a TKL case hanging around for a while that came with a used guitar, but it smelled pretty funky and the lining was really beat up and stained. So, inspired by some of Voodooholly's case remodels, I picked up some leopard print fleece and decided to replace the lining.

– magnet

It's nice ,to read that I (or projects of mine) was the inspiration. You've done a great job : ) So it was worth,to hang around here.

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It's always worth hangin around here. I learn new stuff all the time! My problem now is, I want a guitar covered in fake leopard fur. Kinda like that cow covered penguin that cam almost got.....anyone know where that guitar is?

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It's nice ,to read that I (or projects of mine) was the inspiration. You've done a great job : ) So it was worth,to hang around here.

– Voodooholly

Absolutely! If I remember right, you did a tiger stripes lining, is that right? Would love to see it again if you have a pic.

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Rooster from Baretta called and wants his coat back.

Great job!


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