Tools for the Task: Flight Cases
March 6, 2015
Case options that will cradle your axe like a baby and protect against travel’s inevitable bumps and drops.
Sure, FAA rules governing carry-on instrument cases are relaxing, but better safe than sorry in the event your guitar is placed in the hands of the baggage experts. These ultra-rugged cases will put your mind at ease.
HOFFEE CASESCustom Fitted/Shaped Electric Case
These flightworthy cases feature composite carbon fiber shells and tight-fitting, water-resistant seals when closed. Options include Thinsulate insulation, pro-grade cloth covers, and GPS location systems.
Manufactured with tough yet lightweight Kydex thermoplastic, this premium case fits all standard dreadnoughts and features recessed latches, torqued hinges, a water-resistant seal, and recessed transport wheels.
CALTON CASESElectric Guitar Case
These rugged handmade cases feature reinforced fiberglass composite shells and interiors lined with high-density foam and plush colorfast velvet to ensure a perfect custom fit and high level of protection.
KARURA CASESTravelPro XL Series
These handcrafted travel cases feature cored carbon fiber composite construction, corrosion-resistant stainless-steel hardware, and interiors with ultra-foam cushion beds to insulate against temperature extremes and absorb shocks and drops.
CASEXTREMEGuitar Flight Case
These flight cases are made to order with recycled, corrugated polypropylene from the packing industry. Each uses an interior custom-foam insert (per an instrument tracing) for a glove-like fit. Crush-resistant to 750 pounds.
HISCOX CASESLiteflite PRO-II-GAD
This case, which accommodates 95 percent of dreadnoughts, include a 2 mm puncture/impact-resistant outer shell, crushed velour interior, and foam-cushion padding at key interior areas for added shock protection.
SKB CASESiSeries 3i-4719-35
These injection-molded waterproof cases (335-style shown) feature impact-resistant submersible design, wheels, molded-in hinges, TSA-approved locks, and plush interiors that provide total neck support and protection on all sides.
Employing impact-resistant NK-7 resin material for the outer shell, these injection-molded waterproof cases have an ATA 300 spec rating. Other features include the PowerclawÔ latching system and a tilt-and-roll design with recessed wheels.