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Chapman Cases2018-09-18T07:14:58+00:00

WELCOME

If you’re serious about your music, there’s every chance that your instrument means far more to you than the money that brought you together in the first place. A hand crafted Chapman case will provide you with all the protection you’ll need from having to find a way of replacing the irreplaceable.

FEATURES

Handmade GRP shells

Super strong handmade GRP shells

(available in a variety of colours, ranging from sober to hideous – there really is no accounting for taste)

Water resistant

Water resistant

with interlocking rubber seal

Highest Quality

Highest Quality

The best catches, hinges and handles available

Backpack attachment

Backpack attachment

Optional backpack attachment

The people behind Chapman Cases

With a background in manufacturing fibreglass body shells for racing cars, the craftsmen behind Chapman Cases have built a formidable reputation by delivering critical levels of protection without adding unnecessary weight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it fit?
For most people, a custom fit shouldn’t be necessary. A Dreadnought guitar will fit a Dreadnought guitar case, a resonator banjo will fit a resonator banjo case, etc. If you think your instrument falls outside of ‘the norm’ we offer a custom fit option. Simply measure up, fill out the form and we’ll take care of the rest.

What colours are available?
In short, whatever you like, from a sober slate grey to a stomach-churning green glitter, we’ll do it. Lead times may vary if you want the extraordinary.

Do Chapman Cases carry a warranty?
Absolutely. All cases are guaranteed against manufacturing faults. However, if you happen to have a mishap that exceeds your case’s design parameters (you’ll need to be going some), We will, where possible, perform repairs at your own cost.

Does the backpack attachment fit all Chapman cases?
Yes, one size fits all.

Will the backpack attachment fit other brands of cases?
Not without invasive modifications. We’re currently looking into methods of retro fitting other brands of cases with our straps. Watch this space!

Do you install catch bumpers?
In short, No. Delivering this level of protection without adding unnecessary weight and cost is our primary focus. In over 30 years of being around these types of cases, we’ve never personally experience the loss of a catch. That’s not to say it never happens, more that it’s unusual enough to not compromise on our philosophy of lightness and integrity through simplicity.

“Simplify, then add lightness”

PRODUCTS

A Chapman case will provide all the cover you need, protecting the years you’ve grown together, as well as your instrument’s monetary value. Chapman Cases produce superior quality ‘classic’ hard-shell cases.

Dreadnought Guitar
(OM and Jumbo Cases coming soon)

The standard version of this case will fit all Dreadnought guitars. With a custom lining this case will also be suitable for numerous other guitar shapes.

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5 String Banjo Case

The standard version of this case will fit most resonator banjos. The lining can be modified to suit open backed banjos and other non-standard instruments (including early short scale 5-string banjos, some mandolas and octave mandolins etc.)

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Tenor Banjo Case

The standard version of this case will fit most resonator banjos. The lining can be modified to suit open backed banjos and other non-standard instruments (including early short scale 5-string banjos, some mandolas and octave mandolins etc.)

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Mandolin Case

This one comes in two ‘standard’ forms: ‘A’ model and ‘F’ model. These adhere to the standard Gibson proportions. As with all Chapman cases, custom linings are available on request to fit a number of less common mandolin forms.

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Backpack Attachment

The designers behind Chapman Cases also spent decades as touring musicians, so know all about wrestling multiple bags alongside musical instruments at airports etc. These straps are designed to comfortably bridge the gap between the convenience of soft ‘gig bags’ and the protection of a flight case.

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Special Orders

Chapman Cases will be expanding the product range over the coming months to cover as many bases as possible. If however you can’t wait, or need something you don’t think we’ve considered, please get in touch. We’re always happy to discuss your ideas.

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Product(s) of interest
Dreadnought Guitar5 String Banjo CaseTenor Banjo CaseMandolin CaseBackpack Attachment

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