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Hardshell Case
© Frank Ford, 9/11/98 Photos by FF

A hardshell case is typically made of laminated wood with heavy luggage latches and a strong handle:

The lining of the case is padded for protection of the instrument and the exterior has a water resistant covering:

Hardshell cases are standard equipment for professional quality instruments:

There's about an inch of resilient foam padding between the instrument's body and the wall of the case:

Some modern hardshell cases are made of molded plastic and vary in design and strength.

If you plan to take your hardshell case on the airlines, please read my
article on packing for travel.

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