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I'm Trace Mahoney and I started building road cases for my own gear in 2001, mostly because high quality professional road cases were too expensive, and most affordable economy cases couldn't handle the abuse of the road.  So, I decided to learn how to build professional cases on my own, I mean how hard could it be?  Well, I found out that it wasn't as easy as it looked, but through perseverance and a lot of trial and error, I eventually taught myself how to build my own high quality professional cases.  After a few years of improving and perfecting my case designs, my musician friends started asking me to build cases for their gear also.  People started calling them Trace cases and eventually the name stuck.  

Our attention to detail shows in the quality of our products. Each of our is built by hand, one at a time, at our facility in Sioux Falls, SD. Practical, ergonomic design – combined with superior materials and expert craftsmanship – result in some of the finest protective cases on the market today.

TraceCASE can also repair any of your damaged cases and we can make modifications or refurbish your old cases.


All of our cases are constructed with Penn-Elcom Hardware and 3/8" or 1/2" high quality Birch Ply with Black ABS Laminate and the result is a remarkably durable case engineered to protect your gear for many years.

Our ATA Series cases are designed and built to meet the Airline Transportation Association Specification 300, Category 1 standards.

This specification states that all shipping cases must withstand a minimum of 100 air shipment scenarios, including all ground transportation associated with each event

Special order options available for 1/4" plywood thicknesses and choice of laminate color. 

Best of Sioux Falls 2018 Award
Best of Sioux Falls 2019 Award


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