From Calton – “We believe in the vision Keith Calton started from his backyard workshop 50 years ago in 1969 –– handcrafting well-made, nearly indestructible cases for devoted Musicians and Collectors. As Keith put it, “For Quality & Endurance”.
Calton Cases continue to be as rugged as the road, yet as fine-tuned as your beloved instrument. We have a dedicated team of Austin-based craftspeople that take pride in building custom cases for your instruments. Our product line continues to grow as we test new methods & materials to improve our cases, just as Keith envisioned. Calton Cases is here to protect your gear, so you can be sure it’ll be safe and ready for your journey.”
Guitars and airplanes don’t really love one another, and it’s often terrifying to wonder whether your beloved instrument is going to survive a trip in the belly of a plane.
There are lots of flight cases out there, but a Calton case is the one most likely to ensure that whatever is inside it is going to remain unharmed.
Started by Keith Calton, circa 1973 in London, Calton Cases are now being made in Austin, Texas by a crew of skilled tradesmen, making sure that each case fits the instrument like a glove and protects it like a mama bear would her cub.
Calton cases are designed to take a serious beating and the new design makes them even lighter. These handmade cases feature reinforced fiberglass composite shells and interiors lined with high-density foam and plush colourfast velvet to ensure a perfect custom fit and high level of protection.
This one is actually in new condition, because it hasn’t been used. It was purchased new last year by its UK owner who was relocating his family (and guitar collection) back to Sydney. But it did not arrive in London in time to accompany the family to Oz. So it eventually made its way (empty) to Sydney and on to PREMIER GUITARS, where we offer it for sale in new condition at a substantial discount to new price.
These cases are around AUD$1800 new + shipping from USA.
And just search “Calton Cases review” on Youtube & you’ll see what these cases are put through.
Red with black interior, includes shoulder strap and bumpers to protect hardware. No scratches or markings of any kind. Guitar not included!