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cases for musical instruments.
Hiscox cases was
started in 1985 by Bryann Hiscox, a qualified engineer and a
professional instrument maker. Dissatisfaction with available
cases drove him to use his engineering skills to develop a new breed
of low weight hard-shell cases, and the "Liteflite" case was born.
The company is now the largest manufacturer of instrument cases in
the UK, with production exceeding 2000 cases per month and 30
different case types being sold world-wide. Using a unique
composite double moulded construction, all Hiscox Liteflite cases
give unparalleled protection from a lightweight case.
Size for size the
lightest hard-shell cases available.
Weight for weight the toughest hard-shell cases available
Made from a high
impact ABS plastic outer shell bonded to an inner moulding
manufactured from a unique blend of high-tech cellular foam, the
Hiscox Liteflite case has incredible structural rigidity and will
resist distortion even with the weight of an 85kg person standing on
cases incorporate a custom designed aluminium valance which extends
into the base and lid. All catches, hinges, D-rings and main
handle are riveted through the plastic outer shell and into this
aluminium rim, adding to the strength and longevity. This
valance design not only increases the rigidity of the case, but
ensures a positive location of lid to base when the case is closed.
The inner moulding is
a semi-rigid, cellular foam which is soft enough to cushion the most
delicate of instrument yet firm enough to provide incredible
structural rigidity. This unique foam moulding is actually
created within the shell and achieves an absolute chemical bond to
both the ABS and the internal cloth as it forms. There are no
gaps or air pockets between the inner moulding and the outer shell.
The chemical bonding will not break down in normal use thus
maintaining the rigidity of the case for many years.
case structure has been designed to provide high shock absorption,
so that on impact, the outer shell will "give" or progressively
collapse similar to modern car bumpers.
The inner moulding
exhibits superb insulation properties, thereby helping to protect
your instrument from extreme temperature changes.
Liteflite cases have a THREE YEAR GUARANTEE against faulty
workmanship and materials
Each case has been
designed to support a particular style/type of instrument. All
internal dimensions are subject to extensive research and the
finished internal mouldings are checked against a range of actual
instruments. However, because there are many different
manufacturers producing similar instrument types, there are
inevitable variations in sizes and angles etc, from instrument to
instrument. We therefore cannot guarantee a perfect "hand in
glove" fit for every instrument, but we can often accommodate
awkward sized instruments within our range without detriment to the
high level of protection the Liteflite case offers. Please
contact us for details.