guitar frame

A.Wise

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I've done a search and can't find what I'm looking for. Looking for a frame for a guitar that has a hinge front on it. One site did have a really great one but it was $800.00 I did get information from Gemini but not sure of that look. Any other ideas out there? I'm not a wood worker so looking for something premade. I've tried to contact Lois at Superior acrylics but emails won't go through. I'm looking for a deep shadowbox with a door on it. Thanks
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Dave

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Not sure if the dimensions would be big enough, but the jersey boxes from SpartaCraft would seem to be adaptable.

www.spartacraft.com

They also will do custom work and are very easy to work with. From my understanding they do not sell direct to consumers.

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BILL WARD

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I recently went thru what you are doing and encountered LOTS of sites selling "acrylic guitar cases"......of course did NOT keep any of the more interesting hits---these were all 'on the wall' cases, most had front openings, two had many choices of background(one even had mirrored background).. keep on 'google'ing

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Uncle Eli

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Using Decors Stack Moulding, and some barrel Hinges From United, you can accomplish this fairly easy. And for keeping it closed, you can inset magnets on the other three sides of the door. Not really much wood working to be done other than typical framing, and a little bit of drilling, and chisleing
 

Jim Miller

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Originally posted by A.Wise:
...I'm looking for a deep shadowbox with a door on it...
The clear acrylic guitar case from Gemini/Showcase is a very good presentation, and includes the mounts for the guitar.

But if you must have a wooden box with a door, you can build it. Almost no woodworking is involved.

Framerica "Boxers" work like ordinary frames and may be stacked to any depth. Just buy the chops, glue/nail each extender frame together as usual, and stack all but the top frame using glue and staples. The shadowbox sides should be glued to all layers of the stack, which will reinforce the assembly.

The top "cap" frame holds the acrylic glazing, which is better than glass because it is lighter & shatter-resistant. I suggest Optium Museum Acrylic for deep framing -- it is almost invisible.

Use a piano hinge on a long side. If it is hung vertically, that would be on the left. If it is horizontal, it would be on the top. You can make a gasket out of Volara foam tape if the customer wants it dust tight.

If the piano hinge is on the top edge, gravity will hold it closed. If it is on the left side, use a few rare-earth magnets to hold it closed.

One question you didn't address: How will you mount the guitar inside the case, so that it is properly supported, unharmed, and removable/replaceable?
 

Jay H

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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/450240/

The only thing is that I have seen where rubber covering the yoke has etched the finsh on the neck. I don't know what to suggest other than replacing the rubber with a fabric of some sort? I just removed the rubber completely and use the black metal.

I've built that box that houses my baby "blue". I'll take some pics later.
 
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