Anvil / Calzone Cases’ Guitar Hangar Saves The Gig

The Anvil / Calzone Guitar Hangar is now available as an option on all Anvil and Calzone ATA and XLT style instrument cases. For a modest upcharge, you can now turn your road case into a functional guitar or bass stand for stage, studio and display applications. When turned on its side and extended, the Guitar Hangar case forms a sturdy base for the stand, while a folding telescopic handle secures the headstock of your instrument.

Company President Joe Calzone comments, “While we typically strive for – and achieve – quantum leaps in case technology, we also try to give our customers innovative features to make their lives easier. After years of seeing guitarists rest their instruments on chairs and other unsafe spots at gigs. it became obvious to me that our industry standard cases could be adapted into a display medium, and thus far we’ve received some great feedback on the Guitar Hangar.”

With guitars, amplifiers, effects, cables, tuners and more in tow, modern musicians already have enough things to keep track of. Investing in the Anvil / Calzone Guitar Hangar means you’ll never again be stuck at the gig without a guitar stand. Cost for the Guitar Hangar option is $65 installed, or $45 plus shipping if the customer wishes to install the system. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Recognized worldwide as the industry leader in protective case manufacturing, Anvil and Calzone Cases have over 20,000 standard designs available for immediate production. WIth our proprietary PRO Engineer case design and modeling system, and facilities in Bridgeport CT, Dallas TX and Los Angeles CA, we make cases for all industries and applications, including aeronautics, military, medical, sports, exhibit, audio/visual, computers, lighting and film / entertainment. For more information, visit us online at or or call 800/243-5152.

Calzone / Anvil Cases Acquires Ascot Cases

Calzone / Anvil Cases, the industry leader in the manufacture of fabricated cases, announced today that it acquired the assets of Ascot Superior Flight Cases on May 31, 2013. Ascot Cases was founded by Rob Cooksey 32 years ago in Newbury Park, CA, and quickly became a favorite among many industries, including rock n’ roll touring, where his roots ran deep. Cooksey began as a touring roadie and production manager for numerous classic 1970s bands, ultimately becoming Deep Purple’s manager before getting off the road and founding Ascot Cases. He directed his efforts towards providing the touring industry what he felt would survive life on the road. Ascot’s unique ‘one box’ fabrication processes and raw material components assured the company’s products the respect of the touring industry.

Calzone / Anvil President Joe Calzone comments, “The acquisition of Ascot Cases brings another level of protection to Calzone / Anvil product offerings, in support of the touring world, as well as the expanding aerospace, trade show and exhibit markets. Rob also brings a tremendous reputation among tour managers with his ability to deliver products on time and correctly – even under the most challenging delivery requirements. This coincides with our philosophy of exceptional customer service and support.”

Cooksey adds, “I’d like to thank our many exceptional customers who have supported us through the years, and tell them how excited I am to be a part of this team; I’m thrilled the Ascot name will live on through our incorporation.”

Cooksey will remain with the company as the key contact for his customer base in support of sales and designs. The Ascot facility will be relocated into the newly expanded Anvil Case facility in City of Industry, CA. The companies wish to assure all of the loyal Ascot clients that the manufacturing processes and material choices which have set Ascot apart from its competitors will be continued after the move into the Anvil facility. Ascot’s telephone number (805/498-6156) and email ( will remain in operation. Please contact Rob Cooksey at 805/498-6156 or Joe Calzone at 203/352-6900 to learn more about the combined companies or to receive a quote on your case requirements.

Calzone and Anvil Cases at NAMM

Calzone/Anvil at the 2012 I/ITSEC Trade Show

Exhibiting in Booth Number 2931 at the I/ITSEC Conference, December 3rd through 6th: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) was initiated in 1966 as a Naval Training Device Conference and has evolved to what has become the largest show of it’s kind. The Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Industry Academia have all joined bringing the best of all training simulation and equipment and philosophy to one event.

As an industry leader, experience has taught us that equipment takes as much of a beating traveling around the country as it does around the globe. At Calzone/ Anvil we help protect freedom with every case we engineer and are proud to be a part of protecting America.

Calzone Knows Sports

Our trunks are found at most every sporting event, from Protecting Auto Racing to the Stanley Cup we are there providing protection. Perfect for transporting everything sports related we build our cases to be reliable, strong and easy to use. Insure everything arrives the way it left by using the best cases money can buy, Calzone.

2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL

Calzone Case Company recently received a special thanks from our colleagues at NBC Network News for providing protective cases and technical support at the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.

The Set Up Pictured above broadcast the Republican Convention to homes across America and around the world. With our experience and history of providing the best quality Racks cases we’re proud to say we are there helping make things happen at this important juncture for our country.

Much appreciation and mutual respect for our relationships at NBC Universal and thanks for your loyalty and kind words. “It’s a partnership….Our work could not be completed without you.”

Providing Protective Cases For Touring Bands of Today

Whether you’re the next big band to make it on the scene, or you’re the musician who has toured all over the world, you don’t want to hit the road without Calzone protection. We not only protect the equipment, but we also protect history in the making.

Our newest clients The Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit, The Head and the Heart and Gotye knew where to go to get protection for their instruments on Tour.  Calzone has been providing bands and tours protection since the birth of rock and roll.



Our team was on the road with the Warped Tour last weekend doing an on-site drum case repair for Rian Dawson, drummer for the successful punk band “All Time Low”. Our cases are built to take just about anything, but every now and then one will loose a battle with a forklift.

That’s why we offer a full repair department to handle these situations. We make the best musical instruments cases money can buy and stand behind them with our lifetime guarantee.

Who said no one does house calls anymore?

Anvil’s 60th Diamond Anniversary

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

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.