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During Hurricane Sandy my husband's studio was wiped out when a wall of salty water, sewage and heating oil rushed into the WestBeth artists studios in Manhattan, broke though two steel doors and tossed everything in the studio about as if it weighed nothing -- destroying just about everything. This included a beautiful grand piano, vintage amps, drumsets, top of the line microphones, computers and mixing board. The water filled the room up to the ceiling, and did not fully recede for four days, leaving the place looking --and smelling-- like a garbage dump.
We lost many electric and acoustic guitars. Once the building authorities allowed us to wade in, we took all of them out into the hallway. We opened the cases, hardshell and soft, and found the guitars (including the double neck pictured below) had all been subjected to soaking in the toxic combination for too long to save them. Their necks were warped, their bodies were cracked, finishes and hardware were corroded, and they all stank of heating petrol. In short, lost causes.
My husband's treasured Lowden 12 string, was in a Hiscox case. And when we opened it, the Lowden guitar was DRY. He strummed it and when we heard that beautiful sound, we felt as if an old beloved friend had escaped death.
While my husband and I are heartbroken at the loss of so many other things ( as many artists are, we had no insurance), we simply had to say something about the quality of your product. I don't see anything on your site about the cases being waterproof -- mostly you tout their strength-- but obviously THEY ARE.
So think of this as an endorsement of the highest order. We wish ALL our guitars had been in Hiscox cases!
Bruce Arnold and Michal Shapiro
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I have just received my FIRST Hiscox case (STD-AC) and it fits BOTH my acoustics!
It is solid, good to look at and worth EVERY penny! You guys rock!
It is no wonder all the great guitar players in this world recommend you guys!
(And you can put that all over your website. Love the case!)
VERY happy bunny!
Shaun C Bryant, singer/songwriter - email - website
My beloved 1954 Gibson J 45 has been housed in a Hiscox case for the past 20 odd years.
It has travelled around the world safely at least three times and been to Australia at least seven times.
It as done about thirty tours of the U.K. and Europe. Each year my guitar becomes more treasured to me and on the occasion of my forthcoming trip down under in April 2012 I have treated myself to the Artist model case.
It is a credit to Hiscox that they have made an even stronger case but still retained the comparative lightness and portability. The strap facility is another great idea.
There was nothing wrong with the old case I hasten to add and already another of my guitars has found a home there.
However this Artist model case fills me with even more confidence and reassurance that the guitar will arrive and return in better condition than I do!
Well done Hiscox cases and thank you.
Ralph McTell, writer of 'Streets of London'
New Model Army studio after a fire, which a
number of guitars survived due to their Hiscox Cases
Impressed? We're flabbergasted! From our studio entirely destroyed by fire, the guitars safely locked away in charred and partly melted Hiscox cases emerged smelling slightly of smoke but otherwise intact and still in tune! Thank you, thank you.
New Model Army
Since the mid-90's, my Hiscox Liteflite case has been around the globe with me. It's the perfect case: Light enough for my gigs in New York, and tough enough for my travels.
This case has been banged around a lot (by airlines and on tours), and the guitar has always been perfectly protected.
I also want to stress the fine customer service I've always received from the folks at Hiscox.
New York Studio Musician and Guitarist on Simon and Garfunkel tours, etc.
I use Hiscox because they make great cases and are a first class company to deal with.
Tony Fitzgibbon, Fiddle,Viola and Mandolin player Van Morrison Band
After over 10 years of touring - I still have my Hiscox sax case, it's seen a lot of miles and a lot of ska, i would recommend these cases to everyone!
Drew Stansall (sax player)
The Specials, Prince Buster, Symarip, El pussycat.
I use, PRS, Parker, Gibson, Fender, Martin and Lowden, they all have one thing in common, Hiscox Cases, I trust them.
Tony Hicks, The Hollies.
"I like my Hiscox case because it keeps my favourite guitar safe, yet is still light enough for me to carry."
"I've been using Hiscox's Liteflite cases for years, in fact I'm still using one that I got in 1991 and which has been around the planet about 11 times with me. They are as the name would suggest, both light and tough, with really solid catches too. I've never had any anxiety checking a guitar into the hold when it's in one of these cases."
Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran
9 years ago I was lucky enough to buy a Patrick Eggle Berin Pro from a guy that was closing down his shop and got it for a real good price! it needed work and bought it has a project, and after taking this guitar to Rob Williams for some final touches (Rob Williams Guitars) it’s been the closest thing to me since my children and is one of the most fantastic guitars! And to me "is priceless"!
On the 13th of August 2011, I was on my way to a rehearsal at rich bitch studios in Selly Oak Birmingham "was running late" and the car was full packed with gear and Ihad put my 3 guitars on top of my amp/effects rack flight case, with my berlin on the top of the other 2, I was travelling on a dual carriageway and was in excess of 85mph "naughty" and I pushed the rear nearside window button for a little air and the window went all the way down "TO MY HORROR"! my guitar took a slide out of the car window and I saw it somersault "at least 4 times and the case did not open" then it was spinning/sliding in the fast lane (nearly hit but a HGV) until it slid into the slow lane, which by this time I had stopped and was running in the carriageway to rescue it! "I thought the worst"!
However!!! Thanks to your cases!!!! It was untouched! And still perfect! Tears of joy!
I will now make sure that any guitar I own! Will be protected with a HISCOX case!
Rachel Silcox, guitarist,
“I have been using hiscox cases for many years and I find them perfect for Björn Again. Averaging 200 shows per year means that the guitar cases are subject to all sorts of knocks and rough treatment (especially from our friends who handle luggage at airports). I have never had an incident where an instrument has been damaged whist in a hiscox case – I can’t say the same for the other brands”
"I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful product you have provided for all us wishful thinkers that need to check our guitars as luggage when traveling by air. I have owned Calton Cases (Canada) and found them to be well made and effective but SO heavy. I would leave them in storage until I was heading to the airport in an attempt to avoid shoulder problems. HOWEVER, my new Hiscox LA GAD changed all that. I find I use it all the time for my 37 year old Martin D35, and not just for air travel. Canadian winters can be harsh and the thermal protection of this case is also critical. However, due to the hot summers here, and endless folk festivals and days in the sun, I wish it was available in ivory. I'd certainly trade my black for an ivory... Well done all for a superb product!"
"I have good reason to have total confidence in Hiscox instrument cases."
"I have been using Hiscox cases for many years now to protect my precious acoustics. They are strong, roadworthy, well designed and in my opinion, the best instrument cases on the market."
"Thanks for your great service."
"There's only one case I would use to protect my Gibson guitar, the Hiscox Les Paul electric."
Dave Hill, SLADE
"Hiscox cases are the business, they're brilliant."
"We've used Hiscox cases exclusively for our Strat, Tele, Jazz and Precision guitars. They have been in more cargo holds than I've had hot dinners, and you know what baggage handlers are like!! Bloody marvellous!"
Sean Genockey, MOKE
"I'm Ben Calvert, singer and songwriter. I've had one of your cases for ten years now. It's been to Australia with me three times, has been to countless recording sessions, has been taken on 6 tours, and has travelled with me to and from 300+ gigs. It has been run over by a car twice, has been used as a snowboard on more than one occasion, and has been thrown out of a two story window. Through all of this the guitar inside has never been damaged. Despite a broken clasp and a bit of damage it is still holding up.
If ever you should consider wishing to consider me to endorse your products, using my experiences of your cases in any advertising media, please contact me. Some of my music can be heard at myspace.com/bencalvertmusic. Thanks."
"Pity Hiscox cases were not around in the 1960's when I was pro muso in Germany with Noel Redding, Pete Kircher and Neil Landon. In a minor shunt with a Volkswagen in Frankfurt the pickup and bridge covers got squashed on to the strings on my Fender 'P' bass and the neck fell off my Hofner 'Committee'. Nobody was hurt and the show went on. But a decent case would have prevented the damage.
I have recently acquired one of Mr Rob Green's finest Status 'KingBass's' with the fairy lights up and down the neck and Suzi Quatro's Status S2, both are in superbly made tough Hiscox 'Flitelite' cases. They make handsome couples and give the instruments the protection they deserve. Thanks Brynn and the team for The Great British Case."
Kevin Lang, The Zig Zag Band
"After several problems and damages to my saxes caused by poorly made cases I came across an Hiscox case owned by a fellow sax player and I've seen the light: my new LITEFLITE PROII alto sax case is just arrived and I'm so pleased about it that I'll buy one for my tenor as well in the near future. I've found your video interesting and informative and I'll do of my best to persuade those few sax player friends still without a proper Hiscox case to get one as soon as they can, I'm going to promote your cases in my Website as well. Many thanks for what you are doing to protect our vital music tools."
Roberto Manzin, Saxophone player
"I'd just like to tell you how much I'm enjoying my Hiscox case. As a five night a week musician, protecting my investments in my equipment is a natural process. The longer the life, the more money stays in my pocket!
My brand new Parker Fly Deluxe Single-2 was shipped to me in a 'hard-shell' case. To my great disappointment it was not a favourite make of mine. Within two weeks one of the latches was broken and the case had way too much flex for my liking.
Since my amps travel in Anvil cases, I thought that would be the fix. Six weeks and $370.00 dollars later my case arrived........Damn! The thing weighed in at over 45 pounds!!......and was huge!!! Granted, it would sustain a direct tomahawk missile attack, but it was just too much to carry. After several weeks of lugging this beast I was browsing the net and saw a Parker Fly in a really interesting case......a Hiscox case. I spent a few more minutes and tracked down the site, sent for a quote and had the beauty shipped the very next day. It couldn't fit any better, is tough and extremely well put together......great price too! Thanks for a great product!"
Linc Davis, New Jersey, USA
"I cannot allow your generous co-operation to go without further mention and thanks. I will certainly bring to the notice of any interested client, your invaluable service, at every opportunity."
C. McGovern, Lancashire, UK
"Thank you for all your assistance and for cases that actually DO protect guitars, even from airline baggage handlers."
D. I. Gilliland, N. Ireland. Musician with "Riverdance – The Show"
"I have been using cases of all descriptions to supply my guitars and by far the best value are definitely your own Liteflite cases"
Jeff Kemp, Classical Guitar Maker, New South Wales
"I am very impressed with my cases…… and congratulate you in your excellent after sales support. I will certainly be recommending your cases in the future. Great work guys. Your excellence has proved that you exceed all expectations."
M. I. Arrowsmith, Warwick, UK
"As a pro guitarist, I've been doing a considerable amount of touring, during which my Hiscox Liteflite case suffered a lot of wear and tear. I contacted Hiscox and they were incredibly helpful. I posted my poor battered case to them and, hey presto, one week later the case was returned with new hinges, catches, the lot. I'd like to thank Hiscox and recommend their products and services to fellow musicians."
M. Lineham, Cheshire, UK
"Hiscox Liteflite cases will always be on the tip of my tongue when asked for an excellent music case manufacturer."
J. Wyndham, Essex, UK
"Please accept my congratulations on your product. In my mind at least, here is a British product whose design and construction lives up to what the purchaser expects of it, and for anyone with an instrument to protect, it is money well spent and cheap at the price."
C. P. Truesdale, Suffolk, UK
"Like most professional musicians, I believe the quality of flight cases is something that cannot be compromised and for that reason, buy Hiscox cases. If I had known that the 'after sales' service would be so brilliant (especially as this after sales period has been 10 years and many hundreds of tours and dates), it would have been yet another reason to buy Hiscox cases."
P. Orchard, London
"I'd just like to say thanks to all at Hiscox. I was involved in a car crash last year on my way home from a band practice. My most recent purchase, a Spector bass was in the boot of my car in a Hiscox Liteflite case. The car was struck from behind and was written off - I feared I'd lost my bass! However, thanks to the strength of the case, my bass survived in one piece. Unfortunately the case was destroyed, but in my eyes it had done the ultimate job of protecting my bass."
J. Gordon, Scotland
"I am very pleased with my new PRO-GCL-L guitar case which I received today. I bought it to replace a case that cost me more 7 years ago than the new case. The PRO-GCL is much better made and my guitar fits it well with no movement at all. It is nice to see that a British company is leading the field. I would say that you are producing the very best possible product for the price. Well done and thank you."
M. Hupman, Northamptonshire, UK
"Thought you might like to hear what happened to my Hiscox case in 1988. Its something I have been meaning to do for a very long time just haven't got around to it.
I still have the case, and it still does its job brilliantly!
I was joining the M6 motorway at Luton airport going North, traffic at a stand still, just edging my way into the slow lane, boot loaded with luggage, precious Yamaha, APX10 Custom Guitar in Hiscox case on top, pretty much where the parcel shelf would be if I hadn't taken it out, of the brand new Ford Sierra I had borrowed from a chap at work.
An Irish, articulated 40ft container truck came flying down the slip road behind me, brakes had apparently failed and hit me from behind doing about 50mph. Every window shattered, car now 12" shorter, Hiscox case and luggage flung up the motorway!
Once over the shock, I collected the case, looked fine except for a small ding - guitar absolutely fine!
The guitar and case were bought at Machine Head Music in Hitchin, Herts around 1987. It was probably one of the first Custom APX10 in the country having been carried over by hand from the Hamburg music show as a sample. I still gig with it and it still has the original case.
Cheers and thanks after all these years!"
"Dear hiscox case company im writting in regards to your life lite case which i sed up til my accident. I was most impressed by its grateful protecion. you see about a month ago i was in an accident on an icy rode in which i was struck by to mack trucks. The impact threw me off the rode at 80 mph and my cello flew out the hutch of my case. Recently my cello was found and reunited me it was found in the woods off the highway. The case had was smashed and cracked,with ice, and tire marks but. to my surprise the cello was fine just needing the sound post to be replaced and one opend seem. I thank you your fine craftmenship did what you set it out to do protect my cello. so for this i give you my many thanks."
"I've used Hiscox cases for over 10 years, (I have four).
Bought my first one, which was run over by an artic truck - my beloved 6o's Strat survived unmarked, and stll in tune! The case was slightly cracked and the handle broken, but I'm still using it today for a spare.
When I buy a new instrument, I always add the price of a Hiscox case to the budget as I know it will have a safe "home"."
Spook, Derby, UK
"I've been using Hiscox cases for 7 years and dispite the fact that the case has been dropped by airport baggage handlers more times than I can remember its still going strong.
I'm now touring with reformed prog rockers Curved Air (www.curvedair.com) and I trust the case to survive just about anything. Thanks for making a quality product! "
"I play guitar in a rock band called GRAVITY WINS AGAIN
from Cape Town, South Africa. I just wanted to say that I have been using my Hiscox case
for my Fender Stratocaster for 8 years now, and its still in top condition! Hundreds of shows
around the country in cars, vans and aeroplanes and its still going strong! When someone knocks
my case over or drops it, I know I don't have to worry. Thanks for making a great product!