Monday, May 23, 2005

Calder Case - the inside revealed...

We've been asked what the inside of the case is like - so here are some pixs.

BUT REMEMBER THIS IS JUST A PROTOTYPE! THE REAL THING WILL LOOK DIFFERENT!

The raised shapes you see are the beginnings of a suspension sytem we're developing which will hold any guitar shape in place when the case is closed. In the final version the design of this will be different to what you can see here - the gray foam will be covered in deep pile velour so your guitar has an appropriately luxurious bed to lie on. There will be a storage pocket for cables, strings, picks etc.

In the production model the case latches will be at the top so they are out of the way.

Like it? Hate it? Tell us all.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

I have a very vague memory of someone saying that a lot of damage to guitars comes from people putting them into and out of guitar cases. (I seem to remember the person saying that people 'do it wrong' - I'm not sure what that might mean)

My Tele came with a nice Fender moulded hard case, but the only times I've dinged it have been going in and out of the case.

I guess what I'm saying is: a) Did I imagine the 'damage from cases' story b) Is there anything that the case design can do to prevent such damage?

Love the new pics with the inside, BTW.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I found this through the Music Thing website, and I have to say: that looks absolutely stunning!
I haven't personally invested enough into my guitars to warrant a premium case, at least certainly not for around £200, but there are undoubtedly many people out there who have and do. I wish you the best of luck with your project, and will be keeping an eye on it from a design perspective as well as from a musician's perspective.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Nick Comer-Calder said...

I have heard the story about damaging guitars taking them out of the case - which is why the latches will move to the top. I will look again to be sure there are no other hazards.

The Calder case splits down the middle and so the guitar lies in a shallower bed than usual - so it is very easy to slip out of the case.

Glad you liked the inside view.

jodi - great thankyou really happy to have your enthusiastic response and your encouragement - keep checking in for new updates.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that suspension system is a really good idea!

3:28 AM  
Blogger Corky Willis said...

Love IT

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it look like a pines

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Incredibly cool in every way. Stylish and pure genius with the suspension system.

8:01 PM  

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