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Hi Guys,

Have any of you ever built a guitar case for your guitars? What did you use to make it? Have you got any pictures?

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Russ

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Hey Russ - This won't help you but... I famously made a guitar case when I was at school because they wouldn't let me make a guitar...said it was 'too hard'. Been proving them wrong ever since.

The case was not a total success as it weighed almost as much as a BATTLESHIP. By the time I finished carrying it anywhere I was unable to play guitar for about 1/2 hr as my hand was crippled with strain. Oh to be 14 again...I had an even heavier case once but I'll save that for another story...

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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? Have you still got it Mark? ?

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? Have you still got it Mark? ?

Thankfully not! I use a soft case now that was given to me by someone very special!

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I think that unless you are trying to copy a historic case or have built a guitar beyond the wildest dreams of any case maker then you are probably better off just buying a stock Hiscox or similar. Hiscox are pretty good at giving trade discount to makers so if you tell them that you are a 'luthier' then you will probably get a chunk knocked off their usual retail price. It helps if you are buying a couple by the way.

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Posted by: @darrenking

I think that unless you are trying to copy a historic case or have built a guitar beyond the wildest dreams of any case maker then you are probably better off just buying a stock Hiscox or similar. Hiscox are pretty good at giving trade discount to makers so if you tell them that you are a 'luthier' then you will probably get a chunk knocked off their usual retail price. It helps if you are buying a couple by the way.

Darren

Thanks Darren. I'll have a look at Hiscox.Β 

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Russell

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I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


   
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I've had a good look at Hiscox and it looks like it would be comfortable in the hand and could take a lot of bashing about. ??✌️

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Posted by: @Russ
I've had a good look at Hiscox and it looks like it would be comfortable in the hand and could take a lot of bashing about. ??✌️

I keep all my decent guitars in Hiscox cases, and they've always been fine - never let me down on any of the world tours *

For the strength/protection, they're pretty light.Β  Come in all the main shapes/sizes too, and not ridiculously priced.

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* No, of course I've not done any world tours, but the cases would be good if I did.

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I've got two Hiscox cases - they are very good and not too heavy - happy to bung a guitar in a case and then put in the boot or on the back seat of the car.....

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