I know this post is old, but it is new to me. I saw 2 banjo gig bags by ACCESS on Elderly Instruments and wondered if you remembered which was the one to which you were referring http://elderly.com/search/elderly?terms=access+banjo+bag
Tim Twiss said:
I think I found a good solution. As a retailer, I made pretty good search for cases, as quality gig bags have been a problem in my business. I found a source, and had them send their banjo bag with my other order. It is a perfect fit for a typical Boucher, and offers good protection for light travel (non-airline). It has a stiff support, where most gig bags are too soft and lack protection.
I will post some pictures later. The brand name is ACCESS.
Access has three levels of bags...all nice. By the time you get to a stage III, it is pretty stiff and solid.
It is well padded on the inside. I have one extra....I'll bring it to AEBG if somebody needs to buy a good case.
Here's a gourd banjo and case I built a few years back. The case is made of quarter-inch baltic birch plywood, put together with carpenters glue and very small brads. The hard part was designing and cutting all the angles to assemble the sides. After that it was simple to add the top & bottom, and cut the lid off. I brushed on oil-based satin black paint, nailed leather strips for hinges and handle, and brass hooks from the hardware store. The inside is cheap wall paper. I antiqued the inside with a wet tea bag, but it's not obvious in the photo. I painted the lettering with artist's latex paint and immediately daubed most of it off with tissues to achieve the faded look.
(I haven't played this in quite a while and wouldn't mind finding it a good home.)
Steve that case is a real work of art.
Do you still play the gourd?- it looks great too!