Birch Plywood Amplifier Case

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Project by DSnyder posted 08-13-2011 07:34 AM 2305 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a picture of my completed guitar amp case. It was custom built to hold my Traynor YCV80 tube amplifier. I didn’t buy an ATA style flight case because I wanted to be able to stack the amp’s base on top of the lid. 3/4” birch plywood was certainly up for the task. After I built the shell, I rounded all the corners with a belt sander. It didn’t look that bad with just bare plywood, but I had already decided to put a protective layer over it. So, I covered it with truck bed liner. Consequently, this case could probably survive a small explosion. But it weighs enough (~60 lbs) that it should be able to! I’m hoping to post more of the construction pictures later…

-- “I am a soul. I have a body.” Lloyd C. Douglas

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 08:41 AM

Great job! Where did you get the hardware? I have several large cases that have similar latches, but dont have the keyys… I need to replace the latches with new ones

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 11:08 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 02:38 PM

Can’t wait to see the construction pictures! Flyfisher…you can get hardware like that at Parts Express.

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 03:02 PM

Truck bed liner yes ! This’ll do !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 02:02 AM

I’d like to do a survey of the intersection of woodworkers and guitarist. Might yeild some interesting results. That is a very nice case my friend.

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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#6 posted 08-17-2011 05:21 AM

Thanks SpeakerScott, found what I need at Parts Express!

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