Step 1: Overview & Supplies
Let's get started!
You'll need the following supplies:
- Guitar case
- One half yard of 4" high density foam
- All purpose spray adhesive
- 1 or 2 yards of fleece
- An electric knife
- An old newspaper
- A marker
The guitar case should be a hard shell case with a soft lining in it. The high density foam is custom fit and relies on friction to stay in place. If you don't already have a guitar case, check with a local Guitar Center and ask if they have an old case you can buy for cheap (or free if you or your buddy works there).
The high density foam can be purchased at a craft store like Michaels or Joanns. A half yard of 4" foam will run about $22.00 so make sure you grab the store flyer that comes out every Sunday (they almost always come with a 40% off coupon). This will put the price around $12.00.
Step 2: Measuring & Cutting
Take one sheet of newspaper and lay it inside the body of the guitar case. Trace the edges of the case on the newspaper and cut it out. Lay your template on the high density foam and trace the shape to the foam.
Use your electric knife to cut the guitar shape out of the foam. Make sure that the shape you cut out will fit snugly in the case or you'll just be wasting foam.
Once you have the foam in the case, take some time and experiment with the layout of your gear. When you've decided where everything will go, trace out the shapes of your equipment and start cutting.