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Cutting Down a Road Case

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by twocargar, Oct 11, 2013.


  1. I got a screaming deal on a road case that will fit my doubleneck. Since the instrument is a one-off, and an unusual shape, my options for cases were limited to having one custom made for a couple hundred dollars or finding one that would fit.

    The one I found for $50 is good, but a little on the gigantic side. It could be shorter by a few inches in length and depth, so it would fit in my Civic. :)

    My question is, has anyone shortened a road case before? I'm a handy, DIY guy, so I figured I could cut the aluminum corner pieces, drill out the rivets & redo them, and cut the panels down to fit.
     
  2. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Never have, but it sounds like you have a good handle on it. I'd love to see progress pics... I have a huge case myself, and have thought about modding it and using it, rather than letting it collect dust in my garage!
     
  3. ultra60

    ultra60 Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Herndon/Chantilly Va.
    Did this many years ago to make an AC30 road case fit a Matchless 2x10. Was not terribly difficult... just time consuming if you want to make it look nice, etc. I bought a rivet gun for that project, and have not used it since.