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Who makes the absolute best custom hard shell guitar case.

In Absentia

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My PRS Custom 22 Artist has a sweet PRS case, but it doesn’t feel like it wouldn’t take too much abuse. I want to treat myself that will hold up to abuse. Price isn’t a concern, but durability is paramount.
 

swiveltung

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I dislike cases that make transporting a big heavy event. That being said, if you have a road crew etc I guess you need something very robust. I wont even use an old school Fender rectangular case.
 

Bossanova

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The best for me isn't a hard case, it's the mono heavy duty bags. I've been using them with my CS Les Pauls and they're just great
 

In Absentia

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I dislike cases that make transporting a big heavy event. That being said, if you have a road crew etc I guess you need something very robust. I wont even use an old school Fender rectangular case.
I feel you. I’m a fairly big guy, so I don’t sweat it that much. I’m still a 4x12 and tube head guy, so the weight is cool, lol.
 

Hulakatt

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SKB used to make some pretty heavy duty ones, not sure if they still do. I know they still make a bunch for military contracts too, for ammo and warheads and such.
 

clcwarlock

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I have a variety of G&G cases from Suhr and PRS but I really like my fender American Pro case, it is the same as the elite models. They are light and easy to carry. My other cases are good protection but heavy as hell.
 

doublescale1

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What ever happened to "Anvil" flight cases from "back in the 70's?
You can still get them made (https://www.roadcasesusa.com/music-cases/ for instance), but modern Resin technology has made robust shipping case protection a lot lighter and just as durable as the old plywood and aluminum framed ATA Road Cases. The Gator example above (http://gatorcases.com/products/guit...es/titan-guitar/prs-guitar-road-case-gwp-prs/) is the perfect example - ATA cert., very slick, waterproof and including the air pressure equalization feature, and all the inside support for the guitar is well thought out. Less money and a lot lighter if you don't have roadies moving it for you, that is something to consider (slick hidden wheels too).
 

Jahn

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The best for me isn't a hard case, it's the mono heavy duty bags. I've been using them with my CS Les Pauls and they're just great
Come to think of it, my mono gig bag has kept my acoustic safe on the streets of NYC for years. May also be because psychologically I still think of it as a soft gig bag that will crush my guitar, so I’m extra careful not to whip it around, haha.
 

T Dizz

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You can still get them made (https://www.roadcasesusa.com/music-cases/ for instance), but modern Resin technology has made robust shipping case protection a lot lighter and just as durable as the old plywood and aluminum framed ATA Road Cases. The Gator example above (http://gatorcases.com/products/guit...es/titan-guitar/prs-guitar-road-case-gwp-prs/) is the perfect example - ATA cert., very slick, waterproof and including the air pressure equalization feature, and all the inside support for the guitar is well thought out. Less money and a lot lighter if you don't have roadies moving it for you, that is something to consider (slick hidden wheels too).
I had an Anvil Flying V bass case at one point..what a monster!
 




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