Guitars and airplanes don’t really love one another, it’s a known fact. It’s never clear if you can carry your instrument on, and depending on which flight attendant you speak to (and of course how their day is going) you may hear the words no #guitargeek ever wants to… “you are going to have to check that.”
Any #guitargeek that hears that instantly gets the cold sweats and wonders how their beloved six-string friend will ever make the trip in the belly of the plane. Now there are lots of flight cases out there, don’t get me wrong, but the one I want to feature today and the one that has served me well is the Calton Case. Started by Keith Calton, circa 1973, in London; Calton Cases are now being made in Austin, TX by a crew of outstanding artisans making sure that each case fits the instrument like a glove and protects it like a mama bear would her cub.
These cases are designed to take a serious beating and the new design makes them even lighter. Be sure to explore their website for all of the case options that are available from sizes to colors to sparkle… yes, even sparkle. Happy traveling #guitargeek!!!
Calton Case Links