Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Calder Guitar Case Story Ch24 Ultra - the Final Design

Here's the final design of the Calder Ultra.
Production starts Jan 2006.

This will be our flagship model - aimed at guitarists with high value instruments - $7000 and upwards. Final price of the Ultra is not yet set but it is likely to be in region $1000-1500.

The shots below are of a full size wooden model.
In the finished product the wood will be replaced by a carbon fiber/Kevlar shell covered with a zipped outer skin.

The skin will be available as a choice of either top grain English leather or a Swiss material Dynatec.

Dynatec is a development of Cordura - tougher and in cool colours and textures. (Dynatec is treated with a technique called Nanosphere® which shrugs off dirt.

We're sourcing zips with a Titanium finish from the Swiss company RiRi.

The interior of the case will be lined with British made crushed velvet.

We've minimised the design to make it as simple and as strong as possible - fit for purpose.

Final Ultra wd profile

The Ultra is slim - Strat type model will be approx 4.25 ins (10.5cm) deep. The Les Paul model will be about 5.25ins (13cm) deep.

Final Ultra wd 3/4

Ultra final wd 3/4 rear

Ultra final wd upr

The handle will be hand made from aluminium and wood.


Size relative to Strat and LP. I'll be posting shots of the suspension system that will hold the guitars in the next week or two.


Calder Originals Ultra w LP


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