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Old 03-22-2015, 04:04 PM
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You can't go wrong with the brands mentioned. When I was looking for an indestructible case a couple years back, Jon Green hadn't rescued Calton yet so I had to decide between Karura or Hoffee. Originally, I was leaning towards Karura but then I thought on the remote chance the fit wasn't perfect, it would be a hassle to ship back internationally. Supporting Hoffee, a US based company was a bonus. That's the logic I used and I suspect that I would have been happy with either. Since that time, I ordered another Hoffee and am extremely happy with the case.

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So, I just pulled the trigger on a Calton Case. Did a lot of research and spoke to Jeff Hoffee (who was wonderfully accommodating). I also spoke with Keith Calton and Jon Green (of Calton-Austin) and all things considered, I was secure with the protection the Calton offered.

The Hoffee is an amazing case, and a lot of options (thinsulate insulation) are desirable options, but the overall size and aesthetics won out for me with the Calton.

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what color combo did you go for.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:17 PM
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I went with a White Exterior, Black Interior. Also had my name engraved on the nameplate for a small charge. While I reside in Boston, I spend a good deal of time in Charleston, SC in the summers--which can be oppresively hot and bad for guitars. I thought the white shell would help.
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You can't go wrong with the brands mentioned. When I was looking for an indestructible case a couple years back, Jon Green hadn't rescued Calton yet so I had to decide between Karura or Hoffee. Originally, I was leaning towards Karura but then I thought on the remote chance the fit wasn't perfect, it would be a hassle to ship back internationally. Supporting Hoffee, a US based company was a bonus. That's the logic I used and I suspect that I would have been happy with either. Since that time, I ordered another Hoffee and am extremely happy with the case.

Your Pollock case is beautiful! Jeff did an amazing job with your case. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:28 PM
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I went with a White Exterior, Black Interior. Also had my name engraved on the nameplate for a small charge. While I reside in Boston, I spend a good deal of time in Charleston, SC in the summers--which can be oppresively hot and bad for guitars. I thought the white shell would help.
I have my name on mine

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Old 03-23-2015, 01:28 PM
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I love the brightly-colored/multi-colored cases...can you imagine someone trying to run off with your guitar at an airport and you hear through the overhead, "please stop the guy with the clown-barf colored guitar case...it is being stolen"...?
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:32 PM
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I love the brightly-colored/multi-colored cases...can you imagine someone trying to run off with your guitar at an airport and you hear through the overhead, "please stop the guy with the clown-barf colored guitar case...it is being stolen"...?
you should see my case color LOL
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:25 PM
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While talking cases lets not forget the HISCOX range.

I own one that came with my Lakewood and am about to get a second one with my H&D.

These cases are really light for travelling but don't be fooled by this, they are nearly indestructible and will protect your guitar through most situations. Even American Airlines would have trouble damaging a guitar in these cases...

The best thing is the reasonable cost of these cases.

Her's a link to a video on how they are made and their benefits over other designs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0jbDM2MOxs

I beleive they have a number of dealers in most countries
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:34 AM
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I world like to name Bam cases as one of the lightest, hard and les expensive you can find with the best quality. I bought one and is the best to carry in your car or from one gig to another, really nice.

I would like to know if someone has an experience with Jurassic cases, they look really good too.

Carlton for me !
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:22 AM
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you should see my case color LOL
I had a few cases that were "taxi cab yellow".

No way to get lost in the crowd...
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I had a few cases that were "taxi cab yellow".

No way to get lost in the crowd...
all my friends think im crazy for not showing that i have a carbon fiber case, I told them should i walk around with a bag of diamonds with a sign on my back saying i cant fight and i have 8 million in diamonds in my front pocket,

Taxi Cab Yellow is beautiful.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:58 AM
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So, I just pulled the trigger on a Calton Case. Did a lot of research and spoke to Jeff Hoffee (who was wonderfully accommodating). I also spoke with Keith Calton and Jon Green (of Calton-Austin) and all things considered, I was secure with the protection the Calton offered.

The Hoffee is an amazing case, and a lot of options (thinsulate insulation) are desirable options, but the overall size and aesthetics won out for me with the Calton.

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did you get a custom fit
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You can't go wrong with the brands mentioned. When I was looking for an indestructible case a couple years back, Jon Green hadn't rescued Calton yet so I had to decide between Karura or Hoffee. Originally, I was leaning towards Karura but then I thought on the remote chance the fit wasn't perfect, it would be a hassle to ship back internationally. Supporting Hoffee, a US based company was a bonus. That's the logic I used and I suspect that I would have been happy with either. Since that time, I ordered another Hoffee and am extremely happy with the case.

Must have left the the guitar case mould under the bench while a few other gelcoat jobs were going on.
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Cool thread. In the not-too-distant future I will be buying an expensive mandolin. Do both of these companies made good mando cases also?

CL
did you get a mando and case? love to see them if you have, here's my Collings mando with it's Calton Case.

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