Making a Case for the Green Goblin (Guitar Case)

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Project by knotscott posted 09-21-2010 11:19 PM 9248 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made an electric guitar for my oldest son a few weeks ago. For obvious reasons, the guitar quickly became known as the “Green Goblin”. Knowing that he can be a little rough on things, I thought it best to put it in a case. Sticker shock prompted me to make one out of scraps from the shop.

The top and bottom are 3/8” pressboard, and the sides are paneling scraps. I glued and stapled the panels together into a 6 sided box, then made the cut for the top from that. The lid is held in place with some piano hinge remnants I had. I bought some heavy gray material for the cover and spray glued and stapled it in place. I used the original template from the guitar to shape some foam scraps, spray glued those in place, then spray glued the fleece fabric over that. It’s a little heavier than I would have liked, but he’s young and healthy. Material and hardware cost in the range of $25. It was nice to have a low keyed project that could be completed in a few hours.

On the horizon – A 15-20 watt tube amp and speaker cabinet for it….

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 04:57 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 07:09 AM

Should do the job. Sure is a subtle case, I’d never guess the Green Jelly Bean was in there :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 11:44 AM

Well done!

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 03:51 PM

and here i thought you just did tool reviews

great work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 03:58 PM

imporessive scott. $25 is ridiculous! and it looks like it’ll do the job well

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 02:38 PM

Very cool, I would love to knowmore about how to make a guitar as well. Can you point me in the right direction. You obviously know what you are doing. Great work!

-- John in Florida

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 03:12 PM

Beautiful work Scott!

I think I’ll just stick with buying cheap and repairing….. I feel inadequate after seeing that and the guitar!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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