Instrument cases are, of course, bespoke items, made individually to suit the size and shape of your instrument, and other requirements such as extra pockets and different kinds of straps or handles. Hexagonal cases for concertinas are a Leather for Folkies speciality and more information is available here.
The first example shown is a bag for a tenor treble concertina, in black leather with yellow stitching and custom green man tooling to the flap. Pockets were added – two at the sides for spoons and other odds and ends; and one slim one at the front for festival programmes and such like.
The second example shown is a simpler case for an Anglo concertina, in brown leather with blue stitching.
And why stop at musical instruments? Also shown is a padded and lined case for an antique barometer.
Inside, both concertina cases are padded on the sides and the base with 12mm plastazote (closed cell foam) and lined with suede, with a flap of suede to cover the top of the instrument. On the tenor treble bag, the rucksack-style adjustable shoulder straps are padded and lined to match. The Anglo bag has a simpler cross-body shoulder strap. A grab handle has also been provided on both.
The barometer case uses the same padding and lining, with cut-outs specific to the instrument.
Making a bespoke case is a rather involved job, requiring considerable time, so if you want one please please please don’t leave it till the last minute! You will be asked for a series of accurate measurements of your instrument to ensure it fits snugly.
Please note that Leather for Folkies cannot currently make cases for all instruments; but many instruments can be accommodated so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.