Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jan-Al Road Cases

How’s it going?

Over the years I have collected quite a few used flight and road cases for my music gear, but all of these cases were new at some point and were probably specially built to somebody’s specifications.

Well, I have actually have had three cases built to my specifications: two for basses and a coffin for my mixer and light controller. All of them came from Jan-Al cases of Los Angeles.

Jan-Al has been around since the 1980s (I think) and have always been a great alternative to the industry powerhouse, Anvil.

They build cases for the local sports teams (L.A. Kings and Dodgers), as well as symphonies and major touring music acts. And they can make cases for anything you can imagine. And, if they have not made one like yours before they will figures out how best to do it.

You can have your choice of construction materials, and interior fabrics. They can also custom cut foam and shock mount your precious and delicate electronics.

The cases I bought have been beat to crap by baggage handlers and bus drivers, but I have not had any failures, and the hinges and latches still work as well as they did when they were new.

If they ever do need repair, it would be easy enough for me to take them back for service since I am local. I would not be so lucky if I was dealing with the fly-by-night companies that sell generic cases on eBay.

You can check out their wares at www.janalcase.com



  1. I love Jan-Al cases too. Thanks for the great review.

  2. From Me and Jan Al Cases: Thank you Rex for a great review!! :-)