recommendations for Guitar case

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    • #2479

      Hello everyone,

      I have a Santa Cruz Tony Rice model that I absolutely LOVE but am starting to look for a case that is more lightweight.  I don’t want to give up any of the incredible protection that the Santa Cruz case affords.  Is there any case out there that anyone can recommend that would retain the protection but be lighter to carry? I’m in no hurry to replace it.



    • #2481

      Welcome NM…Congrats on the Tony….I’m sure you’ll get plenty of answers here

    • #2495
      Acoustic Soul

      I’ve seen carbon fiber cases that are nice, but about $1200 dollars.  Maybe a MONO gig bag case other than that?

    • #2550
      Matt Hayden

      A non-deluxe Calton might be lighter, and it’d offer a lot of protection.

    • #2714
      Richard Hoover
      Senior Moderator

      Hi NM and everyone else,

      I’m pleased to announce that we now provide a guitar case with superior strength at noticeably reduced weight.

      Cases are a moving target and we evolve to meet market demand. Anything that we don’t make ourselves, we designed our own improved versions and have them made to our specs. This includes cases, strings, tuning machines and so on.

      We worked with GWW, makers of carrying cases for really expensive scientific and medical device transport, to make a guitar case worthy of air travel. At the time of the first version we used the best available material for a maximum weight/safety ratio.  As the materials evolve, so do we. Last month we realized our goal of ongoing improvement with the inclusion of a lighter stronger case with all new SCGC Guitars. The look and cost are the same, with added durability and portability.

      Until if, or when, we promote these upgrades at, please contact us at or 831-425-0999 for cost and availability. Thank you.

      All the best, Richard


    • #2716

      Great news!

      – Paul –

    • #3656
      Black Beauty

      If anyone is in the know, would you mind PMing me the price? I am hesitant to contact SCGC without a commitment to buy, in case it is outside my price range. I generally only need to know if it’s more expense than the Collings cases or not and whether they are larger or smaller (e.g., for the dreadnought shape).

    • #3661
      Matt Hayden

      Hi Richard – can you post photos of the new cases?  Thank you!

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