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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.


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.