I think most of the people I’ve seen here prefer wood cases. Seems like it’s got a better weight to it, plus it’s going to be easier for you to build and be sturdy.
And here’s a tip: Build your sticks, then sell them.
Unless you’ve got serious skills or all the time in the world, it’s a bad idea to take the orders first, then build. Almost every problem you’ll see with people selling sticks on these boards is people getting themselves in too deep.
Yeah, good few points there, I guess I wonder whether my stick would have a more ‘professional’ image if I used certain materials. I would prefer a metal case, but a lightweight frame would be… well… light…
I thought about having a mold built that I can produce cases from, but I’m unsure at the moment.
Oh and Steve, if I end up using solid metal I’ll let you know, ha ha…
I have designed my new case design on AutoCAD using anodized aluminium metal.
That can be custom cut to any size and does not chip like timber cases, and does not take a million hours of cutting sanding painting etc