A guitar is an investment, monetarily and personally. Its sound, its look, the way it feels and plays will infuse into the very soul of your art, a character all its own. For those that don’t play, it may seem strange, even neurotic how dearly guitarists treasure their instruments. The regular servicing, the temperature awareness, the thorough investigation of travel arrangements all would seem obsessive to the unacquainted.
We’re musicians too, which is why our excessive focus on custom design, premium materials and ongoing evolution into new technology is something we’re excited to share with you today. When it comes to total security and peace of mind from long car rides to bumpy airplane rides, the right case can make all the difference in the world.
Calton Cases has maintained a legacy of security now for 50 years. We do that by tailoring every case to every guitar, one at a time and without compromise, everytime. So what does it take to make a Calton Case? Well we’re glad you asked!
Calton Cases Exterior
Calton Cases are designed for security inside and out. Starting with the exterior of a calton case, every inch is engineered to preserve your guitar in every degree of duress. The shell of our cases are created from marine grade gel coats and hand applied layers of fiberglass, with composites added in key structural points of the cases. With 15 different shell sizes, we choose the cast to best match the specific dimensions of your guitar. This material is created for durability and is capable of withstanding everything from falls off stages, stairs and luggage ramps, to collisions and crushings from motor vehicles. In addition to the tough material, the case is designed to deflect and soften impact with consciously engineered round corners and edges.
Obviously though, material isn’t worth a thing if the case doesn’t stay shut, so for that we have invested heavily in quality latches and patented latch guards. These nickel-plated latches are forged in nearly indestructible steel so that you can be sure they’re built to last. They’re are held in place with steel rivets, not soft aluminum, and backed with washers on the inside of the case for an even better holding surface. Meanwhile, our unique rubber latch guards ensure your guitar stays shut and surrounded in premium protection no matter what conditions you’re faced with.
The ergonomic leather handles are stylish and strong so that you can confidently carry your guitar in every occasion while the rubber feet create an elegant stand (both horizontal and vertical) so that unsheathing your axe is a part of your performance.
Finally, the customizable name plate offers a permanent testament to the legacy you and your guitar forge in every song and every show.
Calton Case Interior
The sturdy exterior of a Calton Case is designed to repel the harsh outside world of everyday life. The interior is a testament to Calton’s more sentimental side. The sumptuous red velvet material tailored snuggly over the form-fitting specialty soft foam is designed to cradle your guitar in a firm and delicate shrine for security and spectacle. Our specialty case seal ensures your guitar is protected from condensation and weather and the quality of design makes sure your case only opens when you want it to.
But, comprehensive security does not mean you must sacrifice style, which is why the lush interior, self-supporting kick stand latches, and custom snug fit combine to assure that quality protection never looked so good. A Calton Case, from security of design to aesthetic attention in every elegant detail, is a labor of love unmatched in the industry, The pillowed pickbox and neck guide perfectly emphasize this sentiment with a padded yet precise grip; an embodiment of a guitar player in it of itself.
Why We Do It
Calton Cases believes in standing up for your guitar in every degree and every situation. Strength, aesthetics and ergonomics are all achievable when you pay attention to the details and never cut corners, that’s why Calton Cases are unmatched in their security and unparalleled in their design. Put simply, we are dedicated to protection against all the scenarios that befall musicians today.
Our synthesis of engineering and quality all combine to an astounding 1,100 lbs of pressure before any sign of failure or cracking. This is us protecting against impact. Our climate controlled and thermal insulating properties mean gradual exposure and prevention of damaging temperature shock and moisture changes in transit. This is us protecting against climate. The case design is sturdy but carefully tailored to the destructive and chaotic world of airport baggage claim. This is us protecting against the rigors of travel. For all of it, our goal is always comprehensive protection for everything that comes your way.
Meanwhile, we are artists too, which is why we offer 15 solid color options which, when combined with our granite, splatter or glitter customizations, offer 650 possible finish combinations so that your unmatched quality comes as unique as you. Finally, with 9 Velvet Interior options, your guitar case will look stunning from inside to out.
End-to-end Security; Endless Quality
Calton Cases are built to look good and last. For that, every Calton Case is made of premium materials using attentive processes and tailor-made engineering so that the case of a lifetime lasts a lifetime. Every experience and every case is as versatile and distinct as every artist we encounter, so please feel free to give us a call with any question or inquiry at all. We are here for you, we get you, and we can’t wait to share our passion for instrument security with you.