Timbre Guitar Cases – The Sledgehammer Test

Anytime someone claims that a product is “next generation” or a “game changer”, I’m generally A.) immediately skeptical and B.) in the basement at NAMM. Sometimes they really are, and my daditude could be keeping me from seeing the next big thing, so I try to keep an open mind.

So when I saw the website for Timbre Cases with “Next Generation Guitar Cases” splashed across the headline, I had my usual reaction of instantaneous skepticism. Sure, they look cool, but so what? Lots of cases look cool, I need something that will stand up to an overworked, underpaid United Airlines baggage chucker who doesn’t give a shit if my guitar makes it to Kalamazoo in one piece or not.

So when I saw this video, I was suddenly very intrigued:

I feel my daditude drastically diminished, and now I want to know more.

According to the website:

Manufactured with State of the Art Kydex thermoplastic – known for its rigidity and resilience – the exterior shell is tough yet lightweight. Kydex is colourfast throughout, which makes it virtually impervious to scratches and scuffs.

Fully integrated Easy Glide system pairs the headstock hand grip with recessed wheels for effortless transportation from zipping through airports to gliding down the street to your next gig.

DNone integrates a unique seal design manufactured directly into the upper shell, keeping the elements out.

No, they do not (yet) make an electric guitar case. I imagine that this is because they hate money and don’t want anything to do with it. That’s why they’re running a Kickstarter campaign for pre-orders on their current two models, the DNone and the OMone for Dreadnought and Orchestra sized acoustics respectively.

I’m impressed, but I’m interested to see where they take this next, as I currently have no grandpa’s guitars to store and protect.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.