Good case for first build

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Good case for first build

Postby Joshua Levin-Epstein » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi everyone,

I am working on one of the Stew Mac OM kits and I'm assuming I'll actually get it done. Anyone have suggestions on a good hard case? I don't need a travel case.

In my mind's eye, the old Guild 45xx case would be fine. Black on the outside, fuzzy on the inside, lots of glue in the lid.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Re: Good case for first build

Postby John Clifford » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:09 pm

The Guardian vintage cases are nice:

http://www.guardiancases.com/cg044.html

You'll have to look up the right size.
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Re: Good case for first build

Postby Freeman Keller » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:47 am

Assuming they will fit a production case, all of my guitars get a TKL. If they won't fit I custom order one from Cedar Creek. However in a similar thread at the other lutherie forum, everybody is singing the praises of Hiscox. I haven't used them but will check next time.
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Re: Good case for first build

Postby Brian Evans » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:32 pm

I like the TKL's, they make a fairly wide range of styles and qualities and price points, from kind of OEM factory to high end road cases. Hiscox is, from what I've heard, the latter. I only own a few cases, so I can't take more than one guitar of a given size out of the house at once. :)
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Re: Good case for first build

Postby Freeman Keller » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:56 pm

Brian Evans wrote:I like the TKL's, they make a fairly wide range of styles and qualities and price points, from kind of OEM factory to high end road cases. Hiscox is, from what I've heard, the latter. I only own a few cases, so I can't take more than one guitar of a given size out of the house at once. :)


In my humble, every guitar, particularly a hand built one, deserves a good fitted case and should be kept in it. You have no idea how many guitars I see with damage that a case would have prevented - broken heads from falling off a stand (or the wall), dehydration issues from being, well, dehydrated. You've spent a bunch of money and a boatload of time building it, give it a good case

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Re: Good case for first build

Postby Brian Evans » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:41 pm

I guess I am contrarian, I keep all my guitars out in racks in my guitar room. None of them live locked up in cases.
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Re: Good case for first build

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:38 am

If you don't need a case that is bullet proof you can sometimes find good deals on ebay. I've gotten a few stock Taylor cases for a reasonable price ( I assume someone upgraded to a better case). I have some guitars in cheap pasteboard cases- which are good enough for guitars that stand in a closet and aren't subject to transportation accidents. I also make old fashioned coffin cases out of 1/2 inch pine and 1/8th inch plywood. For situations where a modicum of care is used they work fine.
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Re: Good case for first build

Postby Steven Smith » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:44 am

Brian Evans wrote:I guess I am contrarian, I keep all my guitars out in racks in my guitar room. None of them live locked up in cases.


Me too.
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