build my own case? Where can I find plans?
readers have built guitar-shaped, odd-shaped, and rectangular cases with
success. We do not know of any detailed plans. Rectangular cases are relatively
simple to build, and there may not be commercial cases available for unusual
instruments. Most folks who've built a guitar-shaped case report feeling that it
wasn't worth the time it took to build, and wish they'd bought a commercial case
first and designed their instrument to fit it. It takes about as much time to
build a guitar-shaped case as it takes to build a guitar, and your case will
almost certainly be heavier than a similar commercial case. You should decide in
advance if this is a project in which you want to invest a significant amount of
time. Unless you're doing it for fun you may be better off designing your
instrument to fit a commercial case.