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Has anyone done this before?

I don’t like the colour inside my Hiscox case and wanted something a bit more vintage colour wise. Not sure if it’s just easier to buy a new case but it’s be better to keep this one as it’s branded. 

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I've never done it, but if I were to I'd:

- take a few pics first and as you proceed with dismantling the lining.

- carefully remove (dissect) the existing lining from the inner case body, noting anchor points and attachments that aren't simply contact adhesive.

- lay out the pieces of the old lining and use these (when flat) as a template to cut replacement lining to shape. Note double or overlapped edges if there are any

- trial fit and then glue in place. Probably best to use spray adhesive (note any safety warnings)

Good luck........sounds like a fun project.

(Note : others who have done it and have experience might approach it differently, but that's the way I would do it)

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I made a case for my Jaguar SS, which is an awkward size being too big for a guitar case but rattling around in a standard bass one.

I found a furry dark crimson throw that had that 'slightly metallic' vintage look, indeed it looks just like proper lining material. It had a large hole, having been used as a dog blanket for a week or so, but after washing it there was plenty for lining two cases!

 

 

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Hiscox cases seem to be velvet over foam internally.

Not sure if the velvet will separate  from the foam easily, if at all. I'd look out for one with a different internal colour you like, buy it and sell yours. If you don't want to lose the branding on it, then just suck it up as I think you may regret pulling your case to bits.

I've modded non-moulded cases before quite easily where they have external screws and when I've wanted to raise or lower the neck brace position.

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4 hours ago, yorks5stringer said:

Hiscox cases seem to be velvet over foam internally.

Not sure if the velvet will separate  from the foam easily, if at all. I'd look out for one with a different internal colour you like, buy it and sell yours. If you don't want to lose the branding on it, then just suck it up as I think you may regret pulling your case to bits.

I've modded non-moulded cases before quite easily where they have external screws and when I've wanted to raise or lower the neck brace position.

Yeh that was what I was going to do initially but couldn’t work out a deal on one I saw secondhand without losing too much money. 
I’ve also messaged Hiscox on the off chance business is slow and they have time to answer. 

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