The Custom Shop

 

Welcome to the Custom Shop where a wide array of options are available at your fingertips.  Acoustic Remedy Cases will help you to create your ClimaStand from the ground up by starting with a rich assortment of our finest hardwoods, including species and grades that aren't currently available through our standard lines.  The Custom Shop will be populated with new photos and designs as we build them.  What's currently shown on this page are examples of cases we have built for customers since introducing the Custom Shop, as well as descriptions and pricing on other woods we feel would make an exceptional case.  As more projects get underway, we will continue to provide more examples of how Acoustic Remedy Cases can provide a ClimaStand that's uniquely yours.  Enjoy the exploration!

OPTIONS FOR SIZES

All cases are available in three categories:

  • Rectangle case
  • Trapezoid case
  • Custom designed case - we have made cases for mandolins, violins, banjos, cellos, and bass guitars.  We can also get measurements from you and create a size that fits your instrument like a glove.  Please contact us for details and we can walk you through the process

OPTIONS FOR WOODS

All sample photos show below provide a good representation of the species.  Nature provides several varieties within a given species and even within the same tree.  This character of trees is what provides a unique look.  We cannot guarantee each species will be readily available as many new, stricter regulations and laws have been enacted to protect these resources.  We will do our best to come up with the lumber necessary to create your custom case.  
  

Juniperus virginiana

Often used in rustic type furniture, cabinetry, and cigar humidors.  Color ranges from white to gold to crimson red and as the name implies it has a characteristic smell. 

 



Juglans californica

Claro Walnut from the American Northwest can have some of the most spectacular figure of any member of the walnut family.  Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast.

 

Dalbergia latifolia

East Indian Rosewood is a true rosewood and on everyone’s short list of the world’s most beautiful lumbers. Prized for both veneers and hardwoods this specie is found in many Asian antiques. It has a very fine texture and brown to purple heartwood. As with other members of the dalbergia family, East Indian rosewood is very dense and will yield a soft satin finish.


Acacia Koa
Koa's color can be highly variable, but tends to be medium golden or reddish brown, similar to African Mahogany. There are usually contrasting bands of color in the growth rings, and it is not uncommon to see boards with ribbon-like streaks of color. Boards figured with wavy and/or curly grain are also not uncommon.


Cardwellia sublimis

Leopardwood (aka Lacewood) has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern when quarter sawn.

 


Diospyros celebica

Macassar Ebony is an extremely hard wood, brown with black stripes that is one of finest hardwoods in the world.  Has a dramatic striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Often times found in extremely fine furniture and on dashboards of yachts.

 



Pterocarpus soyauxii

Paduak's heartwood is a reddish, orange color and is a very dense wood from Africa.

 

Quilted maple occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples.  There are varying grades of quilted maple, based upon the perceived depth of the quilt, as well as the purity of color of the wood itself (with a pure and uniform white being the most valuable).  

 



Mircoberlinia brazzavillensis

Zebrawood, or zebrano as it is known in Europe, is named after its chrematistic dark and light striping.



Cordia dodecandra
Color ranges from medium to dark brown, sometimes with either a green or purple hue, with darker bands of black growth rings intermixed. Ziricote has a very unique appearance, which is sometimes referred to as “spider-webbing” or “landscape” grain figure.  The pale yellowish sapwood is sometimes incorporated into designs for aesthetic effect.  Lumber is often very difficult to source and approaches the cost of high end rosewoods and even ebony.  Very high-end instruments are sometimes found with ziricote back and sides.

OPTIONS FOR ADD-ON FEATURES

  • Wood or plastic binding - featured on a majority of guitars, the binding compliments the wood and creates an eye-catching contrast.  Binding will run the entire outside and inside of the door frame depending on your desired look.
    • + $100 - outside of door frame only
    • + $150 - outside and inside of door frame
  • Inlay - pricing varies based on complexity, material used, and overall time needed to create an inlayed case.  Most of the inlay would be outsourced to an expert inlayer who has experience as a luthier.
  • Stains - most woods stain quite well and provide a unique look from the "raw" wood appearance that all of our cases portray.  However, some woods can be notoriously hard to stain and can produce a blotchy effect.  Please contact us with your ideas and what wood type you were interested in.  We will in turn consult with our finisher to come up with the best solution.
  • Laser Engraving (i.e. initials, designs, etc.) - do you have a design you would like to see laser engraved onto your case?  Perhaps you are searching for that special item that bears you or a loved one's initials.  We can make all of this happen with great precision.  Once we have your design in hand, we will quote a price on this feature.
  • Other Special Appointments - call or email with your ideas...we would love to hear them!