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Thread #52801   Message #809573
Posted By: mooman
23-Oct-02 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Instrument Cases for Flying
Subject: RE: Tech: Instrument Cases for Flying
Calton cases are very good but are heavy and very expensive. I have one for my mandolin and is immensely strong but it still suffered a chunk out of it (the material is rather brittle) when some silly person in a shop knocked over a bunch of bottles on it. I managed to repair it with epoxy resin and suitable paint.

Hiscox cases are excellent and very tough and I can recommend them highly. They are somewhat less expensive than Carltons. I have one for my guitar.

The best case I have (better than both the Calton and the Hiscox) is a Clarke case which protects my prized octave mandola. I haven't, however, been able to find an instrument website for them (I think they may mainly do cases for aircraft equipment).

Best regards,