|Chipboard Case noun \ˈchip-ˌbȯrd ˈkās\
01:15A Chipboard Case is perhaps the most inexpensive hardshell case available, and is made of reinforced cardboard with an exterior protected by thin water-resistant vinyl coating.
These cases are available for practically every instrument family and share the same characteristics of minimal, lightweight and inexpensive hardware.
The interior of most Chipboard Cases is often a scratch resistant flock, fleece or felt lining. Usually the design includes a simple single accessory compartment.
The instrument will usually fit a bit loosely, because these cases are available in a limited range of sizes, and are not uniquely fitted. For string instruments, Chipboard Cases offer little, if any, neck support.
Similar to a gig bag, a Chipboard Case is generally fine for light duty and careful travel around town. Under no circumstances should a Chipboard Case be considered for long-distance travel, especially airline travel. The serious travelling musician will almost always travel with a hardshell or flight case which offers superior protection for the instrument inside.
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