All Other Cases:
Lute, Banjo, Woodwind, Early Instruments,
Ukulele, Madolin, Harp,etc.
In my work as a maker and restorer of fine musical instruments for many years, I
have needed access to top quality musical instrument cases, capable of providing
protection during normal storage, as well as for unaccompanied air travel all over the
I am pleased to be able to recommend cases by two
leading British manufacturers;
HISCOX CASES and KINGHAM CASES
Here you will find a case for almost every musical instrument,
with many choices of colours, materials, weight and so on. Some are available "off
the peg", others can be custom-made to your specifications.
Select your instrument type from the list on the left, and you will
see full details of the cases available.
You are very welcome to contact me if you need any more advice on
making your choice.
(Maker, Restorer, Lecturer in Musical Instrument Technology,
author of several books including The Art of
Violin Making (with a Forward by Yehudi Menuhin) and Making Master Guitars).
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Established in 1985,
Hiscox Cases is the brainchild of Brynn Hiscox, a qualified
mechanical engineer and professional guitar maker. The company
developed and perfected a UNIQUE case construction design (+) and
now sells in more than 20 countries worldwide from the U.S.A. to
Australia. Many of the worlds finest instrument makers choose Hiscox
cases as their primary case supplier.
This popularity is no accident, it has been
achieved by consistent quality of product, quality of service and
value for money pricing
The main highlights of the Hiscox product
range when compared against other available musical instrument cases
on the market, are as follows:-
- Hiscox cases are wholly manufactured in
the U.K. and carry a full three-year warranty.
- With the exception of the internal fabric
all raw materials in the manufacture of the products are sourced
within the UK.
- The products are always manufactured with
the primary objective of instrument protection and on average
carry a crush resistance rate greater than 500kg.
- The outer ABS shell material is chosen
not only for its high impact resistance, but critically for the
ability to chemically bond to the inner moulding during the
manufacturing process creating an extremely strong yet light
weight COMPOSITE structure.
- The inner moulding of the cases is
manufactured from a blend of polyurethane insulating foam which
has been developed and is UNIQUE to Hiscox cases. It is a closed
cell semi-rigid low weight design which gives the following
qualities, all of which are included to protect the instrument
within the case:-
- High level of shock protection;
- Excellent structural rigidity when
bonded to the outer shell;
- A high level of thermal insulation
protecting against rapid temperature changes. ( see
for important information on thermal insulation performance
- It is developed to bond directly to
the fabric case lining during the manufacturing process,
with no use of secondary adhesive.
- Aluminium Valance: - Unique to Hiscox
design. Although Hiscox cases are not guaranteed waterproof, the
double “lip” lid to base mating feature helps to stop water
ingress in rain/shower conditions (SEE TESTIMONIAL - NEW YORK
RECORDING STUDIO FLOODED TO CEILING LEVEL, HURRICANE SANDY,
LOWDEN GUITAR IN HISCOX CASE ONLY INSTRUMENT TO SURVIVE!!!).
75% of the aluminium rim is hidden from view behind the ABS
shell. All of the hardware (except one or two feet) is riveted
into this vitally important metal rim.
- All fixings including the catches and
handles are fully tested. It is believed that their security is
second to none.
- Hiscox cases unique internal padding can
be customised, often at minimal cost, so that a vast range of
instrument sizes can be made to be properly supported. No other
case supplier at Hiscox price point offers this facility.
- Hiscox acoustic guitar cases are offered
in 3 ranges, “Standard”, “Pro 2” and Artist”
(+) For more information on Hiscox Cases go to ;
please spare the time to watch the very informative “How they
are made” video.