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Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by Technology4Musicians, Feb 7, 2014.
Really nice mate, Sure looks compact!
Some better pics...
Hi to everybody, I hope to write in the correct section. If it isn't so, please mods move this topic to the correct section.
I've made a custom headless guitar. It's a very compact guitar but it's about 2cm wider of a stratocaster in its widest point. The result it's that it's not fit in a standard stratocaster case.
I bought a jaguar hard case but it's exaggeratedly long for my guitar.
I've made a compact, travel friendly guitar and I have to use a n enormous case. I was quite disappointed so I decided to build my own case.
I decided to document the entire process in order to make a tutorial that will be useful to those who want to challenge themselves in the construction of their own case.
Everything was made in my garage: all you need are a saw, rivets, riveter and a drill.
I bought aluminum parts for intruments case from Thoman and a 120cmX120cm multilayer from a local bricolage store which they've even cut it from my specs.
This is the wood cut
I used a vinilic glue to glue the parts
to avoid using too many clamps I used some screws to fix the gluing
Repeated it for each side (I used some spacers to maintain straight the glued sides).
The lower side was made
Next the upper side
Here are the edges' protections
cutted to measure
Now the closing profiles
particular of the 45 degree edge
cut the Butterfly latch's slot
I uses a synthetic leather to cover the case...
...and a vinilic glue to glue it
I drilled the edges' protections to fasten them with rivets
when you use rivets with wood you have to secure them with washers or you crack the wood
cutted out the profiles for angles
butterfly latch positioned to make holes to fasten it with rivets
butterfly latch mounted
lid stay test
particular of lid stay
I used foam for the interior. I bought a 1mq of sound-absorbing foam which I cut for the lid. For the lower part of the case I sent the guitar profile CAD to a specialized company which cut out the shape in the foam from my specs.
You can compare the dimensions. From left to right:
my own, Music Man, Jaguar
This is the final result: very satisfied with it
That looks incredible. I have leftover tolex, latches, appropriate tools, and a couple guitars that need cases.
How much did this cost? This may very well be my next project.
I'm impressed. For about the third time this year.
Asides from the fact that you needed something specifically so small, I do wonder how much it cost you in terms of material and time compared to getting an off-the-shelf or custom item made.
Regardless, the quality of that case is stunning. Well done.
Awesome job bro, real high Quality work there!
Wow! That's incredible! Good work man.
It's not too cheap. About 80. Consider that I've spent 30 for the lower internal foam only and 20 for the wood.
I made it in the night or in the week end, so I have not been able to work continuously. I think you can do it in 2/3 all day work. You can find some nice commercial case for not too much than that price. You can do it for a custom guitar design or if you can't find the best option for you.
But the most important thing is that it's a very fun job.
Awesome job, Well done.....
I was thinking that there are probably gun cases out there that could be adapted to fit a guitar. They come in many different lengths and widths.
Very neat work, and nicely detailed descriptions. Bookmarked
Which acoustic foam did you use, and where from?
(foams vary quite a lot in price, and often appears the same..)
I bought the internal upper foam at the bricolage store where I bought also the multilayer wood. It was 13 mq. I can use the left half for a second case.
The lower foam is the type used for make the interior of case for cameras and optical instruments.
That case looks awesome. I'm assuming you CNC cut the foam?
Nice guitar, great work on the case but I'm going to need to see some better pics of that Ducati if I'm to take you seriously. Seriously though, great looking work man!!!!
No, a specialized company cut the lower interior foam. I know that they use an hot blade.