Mudcat Café message #809316 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52801   Message #809316
Posted By: Naemanson
23-Oct-02 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Instrument Cases for Flying
Subject: Tech: Instrument Cases for Flying
If things go well next year I will be moving to Italy. I expect that will be the start of a lot of time spent in airplanes and a lot of flights for my guitar(s). What is the collective Mudcat experience on this? I expect one flight case will be pretty expensive and I have three guitars. I need to start saving my pennies.

Questions:

1. What is available and what are the pros and cons in your experience?

2. Do you believe plywood and fiberglass can do the job? I think could build my own case for less money than what I think a manufactured case might cost.

3. If you have any horror stories please include details of how the case failed.

Note: I remember, while boarding the ferry to Nantucket, seeing baggage handlers deliberately destroying a guitar. I don't know where they got it but I was shocked to say the least. I want to protect my sweethearts.