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Case for a Kay Upbeat

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Just purchased a Kay Upbeat. It came with an awesome gator grained case but it’s super fragile. Are there any modern cases that this guitar will fit in?

Thanks Brad

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Looks like 17" lower bout? Maybe a Gent case, dependign on how deep this model is? Kool Kay headstock also -

5

Nice!! I have the same size Kay, but the Silvertone branded version, and it fits in different 17" cases I have. A Guild X175 or Gretsch Falcon or Gent case should work.

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A Jumbo acoustic case should work as well.. depends on the body depth. Sometimes an acoustic case is a little too deep, causing pressure on the neck joint. However, if that's the case, extra padding under the body will remedy the problem.

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It’s a big 17” body but not as deep as some. I have a Phoenix ... I’ll check to see if it fits that case....seems a little chunkier than a Phoenix.

Thanks guys

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Nice guitar! Are those replacement Kleenex-box pickups? I don't remember seeing black ones before.

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I believe the pickups to be original. They actually have a clear cover over a black pickup. I think one year had the black and and another the clear/white. Some of these had white instead of black on the headstock. It’s really hard to get information about the Upbeat. My guitar looks to have a replacement pick guard and incorrect knobs... but other than that original.

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I pickup a used Epiphone case for my Motsumoku Dixon, 17 in. fairly shallow body. One like that might work?

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Thanks RC... I’ll look into a Epiphone hollow body case.

12

Well... won’t fit in a Falcon case ... too fat in the middle.

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mine fits in a reissue guild x175 case

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mine fits in a reissue guild x175 case

– WB

I’ll see if I can find one of those... The search continues. Thanks


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