The guitar case

31 Mar
1:12 scale guitar in its case, from overhead, leaning on an Altoids tin

After a few false starts, I managed to make a functioning guitar case for Tony’s guitar. While it is by no means perfect, it’s much nicer in person than my sad photographs make it look.

My hand holding the case open with the guitar inside
It was inevitable

In my mind, this guitar case has traveled far and wide, and could tell some interesting stories.

Close up of the handle and closure of the 1:12 guitar case
I love how it came together

The finish looks a lot like faux leather in person, but I don’t think you can tell here. Also, please forgive the cruddy nail in that image; between painting and sanding, my hands were a mess by the time I got done.

Overhead shot, 1:12 scale guitar leaning on its closed case, with an Altoids tin for size reference
And so, it’s done.

Tony got his guitar on Monday this week, and…

Screenshot of Tony's reaction: "Holy crap, did you make this guitar? That is AWESOmE! Thank you so much!"
I think he liked it
Screenshot, further reaction from Tony: "Man, I can't work on stuff that small between my eyes and my hands. Unbelievably impressive. Thanks again, I LOVE IT!"
A gift that landed well indeed.

Onwards, then, to finish the next one.

3 Responses to “The guitar case”

  1. willaful 01/04/2021 at 4:08 AM #

    The only thing missing is a tiny “this machine kills very small fascists” sticker. 😉

    You are an amazing friend!

    • azteclady 01/04/2021 at 7:25 AM #


      He would have totally flipped out in the best possible way. What a missed opportunity!


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