“What kind of case is that?” is a question I hear at nearly every place I play music. I think it’s a natural question because most people have never seen a Calton Case in the wild. On a forum recently someone responded to a post I made showing one of my Calton Cases. They said, ‘They look great, what do you like about them?’
I thought about the question for a moment and this is what I shared:
I like pretty much everything about them. My instruments fit in them so snug that when the cases are new it requires a little effort to coax them in. There is NO movement whatsoever inside that case. I like how the neck of the instrument is supported and stable in its case and there is no chance of the headstock hitting anything in the event of a major blow.
I like how the exterior of each Calton is the most protective available. I like how it easily cleans and doesn’t have torn fabric or wear marks that I can’t remove. I like how the latches have been designed with intentional protection to keep from breaking in the event of a hard blow.
I like how the handle feels in my hand. I like the balance of the case when I carry it. I like that I can choose the exterior and interior colors of my cases. I like that I can be creative in what my cases look like. They are an expression of what I like and enjoy & allow me to be creative.
I like the smell of a new cases interior, and how people notice them, often more than the instruments they are protecting.
I like when people ask, ‘What kind of case is that?’ and then getting to tell them. This never happened with any other case I’ve ever owned, nor did I expect it to, so I’m still a bit surprised when someone approaches me and asks about my case when I’m playing at gigs.
I like how each one was a fun experience in my life, picking out the colors, waiting for it to be built, getting pictures of the progress and then the day it arrives. I like opening the box and pulling the case out and seeing it for the first time. Then putting my instrument in its new case. I like how the guitar just seems to ‘pop’ against the interior of its new home. Maybe a more formal way of saying it is I enjoy the privilege of being a Calton Case owner.
I’ve liked getting to know so many wonderful people at Calton and being a customer that they have made feel a part of the Calton Family. I like telling them how many comments I get weekly on their work. I like supporting a business who takes pride in their craft and builds what they build to be the best it possibly can be.
I like that every day I get to enjoy seeing these cases in my guitar room, taking them to gigs and the joy and fun they give me!