Calzone Case Co. Archive by category "News" (Page 2)

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Anvil’s 60th Diamond Anniversary

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

Calzone would like to congratulate our subsidiary  Anvil Case Company on its 60th Anniversary of making great cases.


For 60 years, Anvil Cases has enjoyed strong brand recognition and leadership by manufacturing the finest hard-shell  cases in the world. In fact, Anvil Cases have become the standard by which cases are measured. The now revered Anvil name was conceived for its strength and resilience.

Over the past 60 years Anvil’s superior products have protected life’s special moments, unforgettable events and lasting memories. From protecting the birth of rock & roll to protecting space flight It is for that reason, Anvil will continue making history. For this the people at Calzone would like to thank everyone that has made Anvil Case Co. the Iconic brand that it is today.

Calzone Returns From SXSW 2012

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

Norah Jones wowed audiences at SXSW 2012 this year.  Norah uses Calzone Cases for her band and her own wardrobe.  Her guitarist Jason Roberts from Brooklyn,  just had a case made for his Jazzmaster guitar.

Green Sky Bluegrass also uses Calzone Cases.   We are making a case for the harmonium right now.

The Calzone/Anvil  booth in the Gear Alley was buzzing with grizzled music vets, wide-eyed newbies and a host of bands looking to protect their musical instruments with the best cases money can buy. This year’s keynote Bruce Springsteen was amazing, and amazingly enough his band was spotted discussing cases with our Pro Tour manager Linda Tilson at the Hyatt Regency. Other speakers included Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart who also use Anvil Cases to protect their gear. Over 16,000 music industry professionals attended SXSW gear alley’s workshops and more. SXSW 2012 is a major international event that offered an unmatched opportunity to talk about music and expand contacts throughout the industry. Bands from Australia , Japan, England , France and all over the US visited our booth at Gear Alley and we would like to thank all of them for making this another great SXSW for Calzone/Anvil.

SXSW 2012

Posted on: March 9th, 2012

Anvil at South By South West 2012

Calzone/Anvil Case Company® returns to SXSW this March 13-17th where we will be showcasing at Gear Alley in the Austin Convention Center. Come visit us at booth number 401- 500 and get the best pricing on cases for your musical instruments, monitors, racks cases or for that matter any application. Celebrating our 60th anniversary we will be giving away a special edition Black On Black Attache daily.


Since the birth of Rock & Roll we have been the go to case company, if you dont have an Anvil Case® you dont have a case.

New Case Package Deals

We also just started a new deal over at Anvil, called the TRIO and QUAD CASE PACKAGES. The Trio package is ideal for 3 piece bands, and The Quad Package as you can guess, is ideal for 4 piece bands. The Trio includes 1 premium guitar case, 1 heavy duty bass case, 1 standard ATA 22″ Cymbal Case and an amp case. The Quad comes with 2 guitar cases, 1 bass case, 2 amp cases and 1 standard ATA 22″ Cymbal Case. Contact Us for pricing.

Whether you’re the next big band to blow up on the scene, or you’re the musician who has toured all over the world, you don’t want to leave your house to go on the road without Anvil protection. We not only protect the equipment, but we also protect history in the making.


Calzone in Dallas

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

Since 1975, Calzone has been producing the finest transport cases for all industries. Over the years, our state of the art facility in Dallas, TX has produced thousands of top of the line cases. Specializing in custom cases as well as case repairs, Calzone is Texas’ go to case company.

History of Protection

Calzone products are sold throughout the Country and around the World. Our design and sales staff is the largest and most experienced in the industry.

Our Dedication

Calzone’s dedication to Customer Service and Satisfaction and its nationwide network of Sales Representatives allow Calzone to custom design cases to meet virtually any requirement or deadline. From heavy-duty transit to lightweight carrying cases, Calzone manufactures a comprehensive line of cases to meet the demands of the many markets it serves.

CNC Technology

We utilize CNC routing for our material processing. In addition to water jets we now have CNC capabilities for foam interiors, custom inserts and die-cuts.

Joining Our Team

We would like to welcome Tony Cawthorne who is our new SouthWest region Direct Factory Sales Engineer for Calzone/Anvil. His responsibilities include, traveling the territory, making house calls and servicing the customers onsite. Happy to discuss and help custom design, he will fulfill all of your custom case needs.

Congratulations to Superbowl Winners The New York Giants

Posted on: February 8th, 2012

There’s only one case worthy of being on the sidelines with the G Men during the biggest game in the sport, and that’s Calzone/ Anvil.

Calzone/Anvil at NAMM 2012

Posted on: January 24th, 2012

Calzone was at NAMM 2012 with all of our friends. Our good friend and famous drummer, Bernard Purdie played at the both every day drawing in a huge crowd.

Speaking of famous drummers, we also had the great drummer for Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, hanging out with us.

We also had the Owner of Calzone/Anvil Cases Joe Calzone doing a little drumming as well.

Then Kenny Metcalf of Elton John: The Early Years came by to show us his Dodgers outfit.

There was never a dull moment at the Calzone Booth. We were constantly having performances, games and visitors. The president of NAMM, Mr. Joe Lamond even stopped by to join the fun.

We had a great time this year and cannot wait until next year!

How To: Measure Equipment

Posted on: January 4th, 2012

Between Calzone and Anvil Cases, we have over 100 combined years of experience in the road case business. If there’s a piece of equipment that needs protection during transportation, chances are that we have built a case for it (or something similar). There isn’t much we haven’t seen; we’ve made cases for the Vince Lombardi trophy, a five-and-a-half foot tall Toy Story Woody made of Legos, and a 10 foot boa constrictor (yes, we once made a case for a huge snake, and yes, we remembered to drill air holes).

There was no Lego snake in his boot, however.

Because of our years of experience, we have accumulated over 100,000 designs in our database and can usually just pull up the design for whatever equipment you have. Our engineering department can model virtually all equipment using our Proprietary PRE design software and build a case around it. There are instances that you may need to measure something, however, and you shouldn’t be intimidated because it’s quite easy. Just measure the length of the outermost dimension of each side (length, width, and height) and we can format the foam to fit the equipment snuggly.




Keep in mind that if a piece of equipment has various elevations (say, a keyboard that is 6 inches tall in the back and 3 inches tall in the front), you will also need to provide those dimensions. Finally, the weight of your equipment is important because this will determine the type and density of foam we use for the bottom of the case to ensure optimal protection and support of your equipment.

Keep an eye out for our next post about what to consider when selecting options for your cases.

Calzone and Pro Locker at the Baseball Trade Show

Posted on: December 12th, 2011

The MLB Winter Meeting just wrapped up in Dallas, TX, and Calzone teamed up with Pro Locker for the event. Each year, the Baseball Trade ShowTM is held in conjunction with the Baseball Winter MeetingsTM to showcase various business enterprises throughout the baseball world. From the website:

Representatives include owners, general managers, marketing and promotions directors, stadium operations personnel, coaches, organizers, buyers, and more. Representatives make purchases for equipment, player apparel, retail merchandise, promotional items and services at the show or just check out the latest baseball products on the market.

Calzone had the opportunity to team up with Pro Locker, which offers various fan engagement games to stadiums across the country. Calzone built the units that encase the Fan Experience Games, which you can see in the pictures below. Click the photos for full size.

Bullet For My Valentine on tour

Posted on: November 21st, 2011

This fall, Bullet For My Valentine has been on the road with Calzone Cases. Recently the guys needed to keep more than their stage equipment safe, so we made sure their entertainment system was road-proof. Now BFMV is covered onstage and in their downtime. Check out more photos after the jump and click here for BFMV tour dates.


Mummies of the World Exhibition

Posted on: November 18th, 2011

Recently Anvil Cases had the opportunity to work with the folks over at American Exhibitions to make sure some ancient friends make it around the country in one piece. The Mummies of the World Exhibition is a traveling exhibit that just made the trip from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC, where it is on display at the Discovery Place museum. The mummies featured aren’t just from Egypt, but from all over the world, including mummies that were preserved through the forces of nature. Working with American Exhibitions on this project allowed us to help them create an extremely efficient operation as they move from city to city. From the Anvil website:

Communication with the exhibition’s road team allowed Anvil to create these cases to fit the equipment precisely, helping to reduce the number of tractor trailers needed to transport the show from twelve to six, and also helping to decrease the load-in time from nearly two weeks to SIX HOURS!

For more info on the Mummies of the World exhibition, check out NPR and the official Mummies of the World website. More photos after the jump.