Vintage sunglasses cases....

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Vintage sunglasses cases....

Post by zhivago » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:36 am

I have to admit, I've always had a soft spot for them....anyone had one before?

here are some pics of one that was on ebay quite a while ago.....the year was 1963.....

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Post by zhivago » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:04 am

and a pic of a case with a JM in it....

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Post by mynameisjonas » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:26 am

isn´t that ladyjazzer´s JM?

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Post by Jim Shine » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:34 am

I have had two, one with a 1965 Jag and another with a 1966 Telecaster. The few times I have seen them with their originial guitars in them, they tend to be mid 60's and custom colors. It appears as if it was an item one opted for when they were going 'all the way'. Don't be surprised to see a bodyguard (or traces of one) on the guitar as well.

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Post by zhivago » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:58 pm

mynameisjonas wrote: isn´t that ladyjazzer´s JM?
I think so, yeah :)
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Post by zhivago » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:59 pm

Jim Shine wrote: I have had two, one with a 1965 Jag and another with a 1966 Telecaster. The few times I have seen them with their originial guitars in them, they tend to be mid 60's and custom colors. It appears as if it was an item one opted for when they were going 'all the way'. Don't be surprised to see a bodyguard (or traces of one) on the guitar as well.
were they more robust than standard cases, Jim?
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Post by Jim Shine » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:41 pm

They were more like SKB cases believe it or not. Just with more pleasent treatments done to make them look nice rather than plain plastic.

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Post by zhivago » Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:07 am

very cool!

they hardly ever pop up on ebay...buit if they do, I might be tempted...

was brown the only colour, or did they do black ones too?
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Post by chrisjedijane » Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:10 am

they look really cool, but I dunno if i'd trust them with keeping my jazz safe....
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Post by fullerplast » Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:12 am

I was waiting for one of those to surface for my '63 Jag, but a nice white one popped up first.
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Post by Jim Shine » Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:07 am

I have only seen various shades of brown.

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Post by fullerplast » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:07 am

Jim Shine wrote: "various shades of brown"

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Post by zhivago » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:34 am

that is also a favourite shade of guitar finish of the 70s!

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Post by Jim Shine » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:47 am

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Post by daydreamdelay » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:43 am

chrisjedijane wrote: they look really cool, but I dunno if i'd trust them with keeping my jazz safe....


+1

I absolutely love the look but they look so flimsy compared to the other cases

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