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Old 10-02-2019, 06:39 AM
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I'm Doug and I'm a case lover, especially deluxe hardshell ones. Geib style TKLs, Cedar Creeks, Ameritages, Caltons, Hoffees, etc. My new Gibson L-00 Vintage came with a red line reproduction case with a purple lining that is really nice. I remember fondly when I was a kid moving up to a quality hardshell. Obviously I don't spend my playing time sniffing case linings but I like cases. It's just another part of the wonders of guitar ownership for me.

For you gig bag guys I also have an appreciation for the Reunion Blues leather soft cases.

Ok I'm weird so cut me some slack.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:49 AM
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Youíre not alone! Although I donít haul guitars as much as I used too I still have an affinity for a nice case. Having a quality hard case makes me feel oddly reassured and happy. Weird...maybe. But Iím certain that there will be many who share our love for quality cases.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:26 AM
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I love my hard cases! One recently sacrificed itself on a long distance airplane flight (first time I ever had to check it) and so I'm thankful for it's service. The rest of the cases remain to house and protect my babies while they're just hanging out at home. The guitars actually live in the case unless and until they're played and then it's right back to the case. So much safer.

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Old 10-02-2019, 08:36 AM
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Yea, like originals that came with guitars but
also like my Hiscox
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:37 AM
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Hi Doug

Not a case lover…I'm a case appreciator.

Without my Caltons or Cedar Creek hard cases I'd be reluctant to take my best guitars anywhere. I take my guitars everywhere I want or need to without fear of damage.


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Old 10-02-2019, 08:44 AM
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A good case is a good thing!

Heck I even vacuum then once or twice a year. Stuff gets in there ya know..
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:46 AM
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The case I got with my new Martin OMC 16-e stinks.
Every other case I have has enough room for, strap,
Strings, capo, picks, slide, tuner, cloth, etc.
This Martin case will not even close with the strap
connected to the guitar, unlike every other case I have.

For gigs, I actually pack my new Martin in my old
Gibson, LC-1 case, snug, perfect fit.

The new Martin case sits unused is in the basement, sad.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:01 AM
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I like cases, too. I know itís sad, but what can I say?

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Old 10-02-2019, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys! Nice to see I'm not the only weird one.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:18 PM
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Case fetish here as well - but only for certain types. Calton, Lifton and Geib style top the list.

Numerous times I have seriously considered buying an empty case that I thought was cool, because someday I might have a guitar that fits it!
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys! Nice to see I'm not the only weird one.
ah come on now, you're not weird, you just have a complex protection anxiety,,, at least that's what my shrink told me...
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:51 PM
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Heee heee hee, soo sorry but here is a little...err...

case study! Sorry again.


I drove to a friend's house to show him a new acoustic and I stopped at a stop sign and then heard: screeeeeeechhhhhhh, guy behind all wheels locked and just kiss contacted the back of the car, where the new guitar was situated, but it sounded like The End.

So next time we were going to have more guitar protection, hee hee 'just in case'. sorry.

Enter the dragon: (Hiscox cases). Here is the famous video where they all stand on their case:

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


So I thought: "Hmmm"

And then a guitarist friend turned up at my house to show me his new Gibson Blues King L-00 which lived in a ...Hiscox. "Err uuurr ugh, is good".

Let the madness begin...




So further madness...I had 2 Maton 808s then and I noticed in the want ads that higher models came with...yep..a Hiscox case with the Maton brand on the sides! Oi de doi. I rang my local shops to buy 2...nope, don't stock them. Then I thought I would buy 2 used Matons that came in Hiscoxii??, sell the guitars and keep the cases? And then I ask a different shop and they had for me, especially for their old mad friend BK777...2 Maton branded Hiscox custom size 808 deep body cases! I was on their doorstep before they put down the phone.


And I made sure when I bought the next Maton Messiah 808 that when they asked: "Which case would you prefer with that, sir?" Ha ha ha ha ha hee: what do you think I picked?






But then .....agony, the new Taylor 717e has a fab case with it and while I could squeeze the 717e in to a Hiscox dread from a shop for full protection, I just keep admiring the Taylor case.....risking all and smashed guitar......for beauty!




Do I make a good case?

See You.


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Old 10-07-2019, 08:37 PM
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Hi Doug

Not a case loverÖI'm a case appreciator.

Without my Caltons or Cedar Creek hard cases I'd be reluctant to take my best guitars anywhere. I take my guitars everywhere I want or need to without fear of damage.


Took a look at the Calton hard case, very impressed, is it worth $1200

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Old 10-08-2019, 04:07 AM
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I donít own a Collings but almost want one just to get the case. They are sleek, form fitting, and light weight. Not sure they are as protective though.

For that, Hiscox all the way. Light weight, ugly but build like a tank. And thatís the one I take places!
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