What's WRONG with
Flight Cases?
© Frank Ford, 9/30/98; Photos by FF, 9/30/98


That is if you can stand the weight and the price.

A flight case costs several times as much as a standard hardshell. Most flight cases are rectangular or trapezoidal and bulky as well as heavy. Some of the rectangular ones are so heavy you'll be glad you have roadies! But great protection, for sure.

My favorite flight case is made by Calton, in Calgary:

Except for small instruments it's contoured like a normal hardshell, but it's made of heavy fiberglass, and is strong as the devil.

Inside, each case is fitted for the instrument and well padded:

Yep, you get what you pay for!

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