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    Calton Cases nailed this custom color...i'm a fan of their work for sure.

    Last edited by maplebaby; 02-25-2020 at 12:33 PM.

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    Is it yours?

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    Great color. I'm a big fan of being able to tell my guitar from everyone else's at a glance. I have one of the old Caltons and used it for regular air travel for years. Weighs a ton but that thing held up through all sorts of gorilla airport luggage handlers. Saw them toss it about 15 ft once (I was watching from the plane). The guy missed the luggage cart and it hit the tarmac. Case had lots of new scratches but the guitar was fine (though I didn't know that until arrival when I could check it). On mine I still needed to pad the headstock with socks or something but the case has always been good to go. Of course, mine is so heavy that I rarely use it now, but it's still a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    Is it yours?
    yes sir...sorry i didn't make that clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook410 View Post
    Great color. I'm a big fan of being able to tell my guitar from everyone else's at a glance. I have one of the old Caltons and used it for regular air travel for years. Weighs a ton but that thing held up through all sorts of gorilla airport luggage handlers. Saw them toss it about 15 ft once (I was watching from the plane). The guy missed the luggage cart and it hit the tarmac. Case had lots of new scratches but the guitar was fine (though I didn't know that until arrival when I could check it). On mine I still needed to pad the headstock with socks or something but the case has always been good to go. Of course, mine is so heavy that I rarely use it now, but it's still a rock.
    thanks for taking time to check out this thread...really enjoyed reading about some of your Calton story!

    your friend,
    dale

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    How much do these run$?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deacon Mark View Post
    How much do these run$?
    Just do a Reverb query.

    "calton case" Gear | Reverb

    Looks like around $1200 depending on the model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    Just do a Reverb query.

    "calton case" Gear | Reverb

    Looks like around $1200 depending on the model.
    Gads, that would make selling my Aria Herb Ellis in its Calton case a nightmare. The case is worth more than the git!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNAPPI View Post
    Gads, that would make selling my Aria Herb Ellis in its Calton case a nightmare. The case is worth more than the git!
    Yup, that is the 'case' with many guitars.


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    Very nice color. Really stands out. Should attract thieves wherever it's seen.

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    Boy that must have felt like a looong flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    Very nice color. Really stands out. Should attract thieves wherever it's seen.
    Take the case...And toss out the Taylor*.

    *Sorry, Dale, lame joke; so not a Taylor fan.

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    three examples of Calton's splatter finish...


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    I used to do the socks around the headstock thing with my Calton as well. I was on tour in Portland and luthier (and terrific guitar player) Mike Doolin cut a few triangles of foam and glued them in for me, a much better solution, especially if the TSA is going to be opening and repacking your case (hope for the closet, plan for the conveyor belt is my Airport motto....) I don't know why Calton doesn't secure the headstock like this as part of their design, I have a Hoffee that does.

    . Sonic Blue Calton Case-case-headstock-jpg

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    Red Calton Case with granite finish option...




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    I have an old Calton case too. Heavy but built like a tank.

    Are the newer cases lighter in weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy View Post
    I have an old Calton case too. Heavy but built like a tank.

    Are the newer cases lighter in weight?
    Great to hear about your case..I think they are a bit more streamlined and maybe a bit lighter as well...but i don't think i would say they are light weight either.

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    a couple of CC in white, one with their granite finish option...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    Very nice color. Really stands out. Should attract thieves wherever it's seen.
    You crack me up CG.

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    Yellow Granite CC with Collings I30LC..




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    BTW sonic blue is just blue with white added to taste, until the desired shade of sonic blue is reached. In case you want to re-paint your stratocasters or guitar cases or something.

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    Reliced black finish would be my preference.
    Tweed luggage with stripes would be hilarious, but I doubt that Calton is into ironic guitar cases.
    Last edited by Hammertone; 10-16-2020 at 06:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maplebaby View Post
    thanks for taking time to check out this thread...really enjoyed reading about some of your Calton story!

    your friend,
    dale
    Are you Dale from Calton's hardware department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by customxke View Post
    Are you Dale from Calton's hardware department?
    I am not, I'm in no way affiliated with Calton Cases just a huge fan.

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    Calton Case orange splatter...




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    Calton Case in black granite with splatter..








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    I want a Calton that looks like this:
    Attached Images Attached Images Sonic Blue Calton Case-redline-case-jpg 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone View Post
    I want a Calton that looks like this:
    Recipe: brand-new Calton shipped to yourself via UPS ;-)

    Sorry, couldn't resist!

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    CC in Mystic Blue, smooth glitter..






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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone View Post
    I want a Calton that looks like this:
    Hammer, I have one that looks just like that I can sell you for what Calton's go for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skykomishone View Post
    Hammer, I have one that looks just like that I can sell you for what Calton's go for!
    Thanks! I already have one, as per the picture! Post a picture of yours! Maybe the Calton folks will take the hint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    You crack me up CG.
    That' funny, theft was my first thought as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone View Post
    Thanks! I already have one, as per the picture! Post a picture of yours! Maybe the Calton folks will take the hint?
    They can call it "Vintage"...,
    Sonic Blue Calton Case-44_l7_case-jpg

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    I was just wondering whether Calton (or Hoffee) ever have their cases on sale? Wanted to buy one for a long time, but feel a bit stingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by aborodya View Post
    I was just wondering whether Calton (or Hoffee) ever have their cases on sale? Wanted to buy one for a long time, but feel a bit stingy
    The Calton case look great and seem to be the best all around if you can deal with how heavy they are and how much they cost.

    If you want to spend less I can strongly recommend a Hiscox "Pro II" case. ($279 for a 335 size).

    Hiscox Liteflite "Pro II" ES-335-Style Guitar Case – Elderly Instruments

    I've flown with mine quite a lot and although it's starting to show some damage, it has done the job of protecting my guitar well and it's not too heavy.