The cases all other cases want to be
Established in 1985, Hiscox Cases Ltd. is the brainchild of Brynn Hiscox, a professional guitar maker. Being acutely aware of the lack of quality cases on the market, he used his engineering background to design a case that stood up to his exacting requirements. Brynn's customers demanded cases that had higher protection but with LESS WEIGHT.
Hiscox Cases are only too aware that in this fast moving, hectic world, it is so easy to damage precious musical instruments. That's why our "Liteflite" range of cases have been designed to give those instruments the finest protection possible from a light weight case at a reasonable price.
Hiscox cases are guaranteed for a maximum period of 3 years against faulty materials or workmanship. In case of defects in materials or workmanship, Hiscox Cases Ltd. agrees, at its discretion, to repair or replace a defective instrument case without charge.
The products are always manufactured with the primary objective of instrument protection and on average carry a crush resistance rate greater than 500kg.
The outer ABS shell material is chosen not only for its high impact resistance, but critically for the ability to chemically bond to the inner moulding during the manufacturing process creating an extremely strong yet light weight COMPOSITE structure.
The inner moulding of the cases is manufactured from a blend of polyurethane insulating foam which has been developed and is UNIQUE to Hiscox cases. It is a closed cell semi-rigid low weight design which gives the following qualities, all of which are included to protect the instrument within the case:-
High level of shock protection;
Excellent structural rigidity when bonded to the outer shell;
A high level of thermal insulation protecting against rapid temperature changes.
It is developed to bond directly to the fabric case lining during the manufacturing process, with no use of secondary adhesive.
Aluminium Valance: - Unique to Hiscox design. Although Hiscox cases are not guaranteed waterproof, the double “lip” lid to base mating feature helps to stop water ingress in rain/shower conditions (SEE TESTIMONIALS - NEW YORK RECORDING STUDIO FLOODED TO CEILING LEVEL, HURRICANE SANDY, LOWDEN GUITAR IN HISCOX CASE ONLY INSTRUMENT TO SURVIVE!!!).
75% of the aluminium rim is hidden from view behind the ABS shell. All of the hardware (except one or two feet) is riveted into this vitally important metal rim.
All fixings including the catches and handles are fully tested. It is believed that their security is second to none.
Hiscox cases unique internal padding can be customised, often at minimal cost, so that a vast range of instrument sizes can be made to be properly supported. No other case supplier at Hiscox cases price point offers this facility.