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(LEFT TO RIGHT) The Faultless #418 "red line" case represented a
significant co-investment for those who bought a Gibson flat-top beginning
in the 1930s.The Geib replica #545 case sold with modern Martin guitars

its best "Spanish electric" hard case (for
Telecaster or Stratocaster) at $39.95. At that
time, a Telecaster sold for $189.50 (list),
while the Strat was $249.50. A case required
an additional 21 percent for a Tele and 16
percent for the Strat. Today, adjusted retail
price on a '52 reissue American Vintage
Telecaster is $1,879 after a $119.99 deduction
of the Deluxe Vintage Tweed case, representing six percent of the cost of the guitar. A
'56 reissue American Vintage Strat has an

	

makes up less than 10 percent of the cost of the guitar.Martin's 600 series
case fell out of favor because players believed the large logo made them
targets for thieves.

adjusted retail of $2,179 and is supplied with
the same case at five percent of the cost of
the guitar.
Present-day manufacturers of heavyduty road cases like Calton (fiberglass or
carbon fiber construction) and Hoffee
(carbon-fiber construction) have no preWorld War II equivalents. However, at an
average suggested retail price of $1,000,
they approach the cost percentages of their
less-protective pre-war predecessors (un-

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less they're used to house a guitar valued
at more than $18,000).
Changes in materials and manufacturing
have reduced the cost of protecting a guitar,
even in the face of increased labor costs and
inflation. With the decimation of American
manufacturers and radical expansion of
guitar production, no U.S.-based manufacturer of traditional cases could keep up
with demand, so the influx of Asian and
Canadian-made cases helps fill the gap.



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