Case open.

When you’re building a one-of-a-kind instrument, you’re pretty much obligated to respect it with the best case you can to protect it. Enter Calton Cases – maker of exquisite, custom-designed instrument cases. This case has been made specifically to fit my guitar, with detailed measurements to ensure a snug and secure fit.  It is structured from sheets of carbon fiber with a fiberglass exterior, which keeps the weight down while providing near indestructible protection. A carbon fiber/fiberglass composite case is about 25% lighter than its 100% fiberglass counterpart, yet has the same or better strength properties. The seams along the lid are water proofed (not that I’m planning on leaving this out in the rain, but it would survive sitting on a tarmac in foul weather). You can see upper and lower headstock ramps, which, along with the tall neck collar, immobilize that part of the instrument. What you can’t see is the personalized ID tag with my name and phone number.

I had many color choices, and actually changed my mind a few times after I placed the order. In a sudden flash of clarity, I moved forward on a burgundy exterior with a plush beige interior. I think it suits the instrument nicely.

I had Calton ship this case directly to Alembic (from Canada), so that when the guitar does finally make its cross-crountry trek, it will arrive in high style, as it should.

5 thoughts on “Case open.

  1. CJ, What dealer did you purchase your case through? I know you bought your guitar through Alembic, but who did you order your case through? Back when you ordered your case they only sold through Calton Case dealers. Or if you have a serial number for the case that would be helpful (so Calton Cases can look it up to figure out what mold they used for the Further Guitar).

  2. Hi, Bill. Thanks for stopping by! I ordered directly from Calton Cases, and not through a dealer. I worked with Alembic to provide Calton with accurate measurements and had the case sent directly to them. The case was done a few years before the guitar, but while Alembic had the case they further modified the inside to make an even better fit.

    I have had some problems with the hard plastic black feet, and some of them have cracked. I’ve since replaced them with softer rubber ones that have worked out perfectly.

    • Hi CJ,

      Can you by chance provide the serial number for your case? I talked with Calton direct and they said if you have the serial number of the case that will tell them what mold they used. Back when you ordered your case, they did not track it by customer name.

      Bill

  3. Hi CJ,

    Can you by chance provide the serial number for your case? I talked with Calton direct and they said if you have the serial number of the case that will tell them what mold they used. Back when you ordered your case, they did not track it by customer name.

    Bill

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