I started building road cases for my own gear in 2001, mostly because high quality professional road cases were too expensive and a lot of the more 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?  I found out that it wasn't as easy as it looked, but through perseverance and a lot trial and error, I eventually taught myself how to build quality cases.  After a few years of improving and perfecting my case designs, my musician friends started asking me to build cases for them also and dubbed them Trace cases.  soon after that I started getting more requests for cases  

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 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. 

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