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Glenn Cronkhite Tuba Case

$425.00 $560.00

Item Details

Glenn Cronkhite has retired and our tuba case stock is low.  If the case appears in the drop down menu at right and you can load it into the shopping cart, we have it. As I type this on 1.4.17, we have 10 cases available

Thanks for all your case orders over these many years!

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This is one of the premier lightweight tuba cases of all the world.  It's hand made in Berkeley, California by Glenn Cronkhite and the Estrella Sewing Shop.  The Cronkhite case is available in numerous sizes to fit your tuba exactly.  It uses the finest materials and can be repaired and rebuilt as necessary in later years.  This case should last you for your entire professional career.  We think it's a terrific investment to protect your valuable tuba and to make your tuba travels a bit easier.

The Cronkhite tuba case is not just a gig bag.  It's a well designed soft case which gently cradles your instrument.  The body of the case is made from firm foam.  The interior is a soft velour fabric.  The exterior is covered in a heavy duty Cordura-style nylon fabric with leather trim.  As an option, the case can be had in all leather.  Please call for current pricing.  The leather case option currently adds about $250 to the case price.  The advantage of an all leather case is the extra stiffness offered.  Glenn Cronkhite uses the finest boot and saddle leather, and the rigidity is significantly higher with the all leather case.  That being said, the Cordura case is lighter and less expensive and it works very well for nearly everyone.  If you have a really nice tuba and want the ultimate, and your budget permits, get the leather case.  Most of the time we sell the Cordura models. 

Known as a side loading case, the Cronkhite unzips about 3/4 of the way around the case.  That way the lid can open and lie flat like a suitcase.  The tuba is easily inserted and removed without any of the struggle seen with top loading cases.  A single leather handle and double padded backpack straps allow easy transport of even the largest tubas.

A zipper pocket on the back allows storage of small items.  A larger and removable zipper pocket on the front will hold even an orchestra folder.  This pocket floats above the case to allow a flat rigid sheet music folder to be carried on the slightly rounded case without injury to your music or your tuba.

The drop down menu above shows a list of sizes and colors that we try to keep in stock here in our stores.  The list generally aligns with the tubas we also stock, so we're ready to go when someone chooses a horn and wants to take it home in a Cronkhite case.  Any in stock case is returnable if the fit or styling is not to your liking.

Glenn Cronkhite makes many more tuba cases than we list here.  At last count, he had about 70 patterns, so nearly any tuba can have a Cronkhite case made to fit. If you own one of the following brands of tubas, it's likely there is a Cronkhite case for you:

 

  • Adams
  • Alexander
  • B&S
  • Besson
  • Boosey & Hawkes
  • Conn
  • Getzen
  • Hirsbrunner
  • Holton
  • Jupiter
  • Kanstul
  • King
  • Josef Lidl
  • Mack Brass
  • Meinl Weston
  • Miraphone
  • Rudolph Meinl
  • St. Petersburg
  • VMI
  • Willson
  • XO
  • Yamaha
  • York

Tuba Model

Case

Bell x Length

Adams 4/4

HIR HB2

17.5 x 38

Alexander 154-157, 166, 167

ALX 155

15 x 38.5

Alexander 164 Kaiser

ALX 164

17.75 x 43

Alexander 162, 163, 173

MIR 186

17.75 x 41

Besson, B&H 981, 982 Eb

BBH 981

19 x 35

Besson 983 Eb

BBH 983

17.25 x 37

Besson 993 CC

BBH 993

20 x 40

Besson 995 BBb

BSPT 20

19 x 36.5

B&S PT1

BS PT1

19 x 42.5

B&S PT4

BS PT4

17.75 x 34

B&S PT6

BS PT6

19 x 41

B&S PT7

GRO PCK

20.5 x 39

B&S PT12

BS PT12

 

B&S PT10, PT15, PT16, 5100

BS PT15

16.5 x 37.25

B&S PT20, PT606

BS PT20

19 x 36.5

B&S 2310 (King Musica)

ALX 164

17.75 x 43

Canadian Brass CB50, Getzen GG50C

CBG 50

19.5 x 32.75

Cerveny 6/4 B

KAL KCC

18 x 38

Cerveny 681

CER 681

 

Cerveny Piggy

CER PIG

15.75x 34

Conn 3J, 5J, 12J

CON 12J

18 x 35

Conn 52J

BS PT4

18 x 34

Conn 53, 54, 56J

CON 56J

20 x 35

Gronitz PF 125

GRO 125

16.5 x 34.5

Gronitz FZ 126, 127X

GRO FZ

16.5 x 36

Gronitz PCK

GRO PCK

20.5 x 39

Gronitz PCM

HIR HB2

17.5 x 38

Gronitz PE55

GROPE 55

18 x 30.5

Hans Muller 800 ( B&S )

ALX 164

18 x 43

Hirsbrunner HB2

HIR HB2

17.5 x 38

Hirsbrunner HBS 392

HIR HHB2

18 x 35.5

Hirsbrunner HB6

BS PT6

19 x 41

Hirsbrunner HB9

MIR 191

19 x 36

Hirsbrunner HBS 389

BBH 981

17.5 x 35

Hirsbrunner HB12, HB21F

BS PT4

17.75 x 34

Hirsbrunner 510 York, HB50

HIR YRK

20.5 x 39

Josef Lidl 701 3/4 CC

GRO 125

16.5 x 34.5

Josef Lidl 701 3/4 BBb

GRO 125

16.5 x 34.5

J W York 26414

K2341

20.5 x 34

Kanstul 80 F

KANSTUL 80

 

Kanstul 33S, 66S, 90S 4/4

K2341

20.25 x 34

Kanstul 33T, 66T

K2341R

20.25 x 34

Kanstul 5433 BBb

Call

 

Kanstul 5490 CC

Call

 

Kanstul 5480 F

Call

 

King 2341

K 2341

20.25 x 34

Kalison CC

KAL KCC

18.5 x 39

Kalison 182, CC plus 1

KAL KTE

18.5 x 40

Meinl Weston 25 BBb

ALX 164

17.25 x 43

Meinl Weston 45 SLP

BSPT 15

16.5 x 37.5

Meinl Weston 195

BSPT 6

19 x 41

Meinl Weston 2182

MW 2182

15 x 35

Meinl Weston 2141

BBH 983

17.5 x 37

Meinl Weston 2145, 2155, 2000

KCC

18.5 x 39

Meinl Weston 2165

HIRYRK

20.5 x 39

Meinl Weston 2250, 2250NP

Call

 

Meinl Weston 3450

MIR 191

 

Meinl Weston 4450, 4460

Call

 

Meinl Weston Fafner 195

BS PT6

19 x 41.5

Meinl Weston 505S

MW 505

20 x 40

Meinl Weston HoJo front piston

MIR 191

19 x 36

Meinl Weston HoJo top piston

MIR 191-R

19 x 36

Meinl Weston HoJo rotary

MIR 191

19 x 36

Meinl Weston 6450 Baer

GRO PCK

20.5 x 39

Meinl Weston Thor

MW THOR

 

Meinl Weston Tuono

Call

 

Meinl Weston Kodiak

PT15

16.5 x 37.25

Miraphone 281 Firebird

GRO FZ

16 x 36.5

Miraphone 181, 381

BS PT15

16.5 x 37.25

Miraphone 182, 282

MIR 282

16.5 x 37.5

Miraphone 183

RMF 43

15 x 39

Miraphone 184

MIR 184

14.25 x 40

Miraphone 185

RMF43

15 x 39

Miraphone 186

MIR 186

17.75 x 41

Miraphone 186 5U (Old 1972)

YBB 641

16.5 x 40

Miraphone 187

KAL KTE

18.5 x 40

Miraphone 188

MIR 188

17.75 x 39

Miraphone 190 Kaiser

Protec Large

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Miraphone 191, 291, 1291, 1292, 1293

MIR 191

19 x 36

Miraphone 283 Norwegian Star

GROFZ

16.5 x 36

Miraphone 383 Starlight

CER PIG

15.75 x 34

Miraphone 481 Elektra

45SLP

16.5 x 37.5

Miraphone 1281 Petruschka F

GRO 125

16.5 x 34.5

Nirschl / Cooley York

NC YRK

20 x 39

Rudy Meinl 3/4 CC

MIR 188

17.75 x 39

Rudy Meinl 1F43-6S

RMF 43

16 x 39

Rudy Meinl RM1

BSPT6

19 x 41

Rudy Meinl 505S

RM505S

20 x 40

VMI 2103 K1

BS PT1

19 x 42.5

VMI 103

Call

 

Yamaha 321S

PT15-R

16.5 x 37.25

Willson 3050, 3100

WIL 3050

20 x 37

Willson 3400

W3400

 

Yamaha YBB 321

YBB 321

17.5 x .40.5

Yamaha YBB 641

YBB 641

16.5 x 40.5

Yamaha YBB 105, YBB 105M

YCB 621

15 x 33.75

Yamaha YBB 621, YCB 621, YFB 621

YCB 621

15 x 33.75

Yamaha YBB 201

MIR 186

17.75 x 41

Yamaha YFB 861

YFB 861

16.5 x 33.5

Yamaha YFB 822

YFB 822

17.5x 36

York 3082 Eb

BBH981

19 x 35

 

Colors

Cordura Nylon:  Choose one or two colors.  The darker color will be the narrow edge.

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Dark Blue
  • Burgundy Wine
  • Hunter Green
  • Bright Green
  • Red
  • Tan

 

Leather:  Choose a single color.  The leather trim can be added in an accent color if desired.  For example, a black leather case with cinnamon brown trim is rather fashionable.

  • Black
  • Dark Brown
  • Cinnamon Brown
  • British Tan
  • Burgundy Wine

 

Would you like a custom case?  Simply contact us directly and tell us the make and model of your tuba and your color and fabric choice.  We can email you a quote and a link for secure payment.  All custom Cronkhite cases are made in about 3 weeks.  Tuba case shipping boxes, being fairly large, may be limited to certain international destinations.  If your particular tuba is unknown to us, we may need a dimension chart filled out.

 

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