Posted on: December 28th, 2016

New Furniture Line by Anvil


Anvil Cases introduces the much anticipated Industrial Elegance furniture line at LDI Las Vegas. Now you can surround yourself with the iconic look and feel of Anvil Cases which has become synonymous with the Rock and Roll lifestyle. Bring the backstage home with you or to the office!

Calzone / Anvil Cases Launch Distributed Products Website

Posted on: August 20th, 2015

In a move to better serve their customers, Calzone / Anvil Cases have launched a new website dedicated to their distributed products, www.calzoneproducts.com. WIth 100+ years of combined experience, Calzone and Anvil can offer customers a nearly infinite range of interior and exterior custom options. The companies’ extensive range of interior treatments is not limited to Anvil and Calzone products; customers may order injection molded, roto-molded, thermoformed and other case types by Pelican, SKB, Bel-Air, Portabrace, Tenba and other manufacturers. 

Calzone and Anvil’s value-added interior treatments result in a custom product uniquely designed to protect. Calzone Products Brand Manager Frank Bravico commented, “The new website is a great resource for existing and new customers alike, and gives a good feel for the products and processes that make up our distributed product division. Many customers missed the site, and will be very pleased with its rebirth.” 

With manufacturing and customer service facilities in Bridgeport, CT, Dallas, TX and City of Industry, CA, Calzone and Anvil Cases are the leading manufacturers of ATA style road cases for every market and application conceivable. For more information on the company, visit www.calzoneandanvil.com.

Calzone/Anvil Cases To Appear on Nat Geo’s ‘Showdown of the Unbeatables’

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014


On Friday, May 23rd, the Calzone / Anvil Case Company, the leading manufacturers

of ATA style road cases, will be featured as a contestant on ‘Showdown of the

Unbeatables’, a new National Geographic Channel television program that premiered in

April of this year. Hosted by Brian Unger and Zane Lamprey, the series pits opposing

companies who compete in a showdown with their most sophisticated machinery as

Calzone / Anvil Cases will face off against the New Way Sidewinder refuse truck. New

Way is America’s fastest growing manufacturer in the waste industry, and their state-of-

the-art refuse trucks are recognized for their strength and construction.


Calzone / Anvil President Joe Calzone commented, “It is an honor to compete in this

exciting new televised competition. Calzone / Anvil and New Way are each leaders and

innovators in our fields, and this show is not only great entertainment, it reminds us that

the words ‘Made In America’ still hold incredible value. I hope that our many users past

and present will tune in to root for us, and to learn more about the technologies behind

The Calzone / Anvil Cases vs. New Way episode will air on Friday, May 23rd at 10

p.m. EST, but check local listings for exact times. Learn more about ‘Showdown of the

Unbeatables’ by visiting NatGeo’s social media channels or on the web at




To learn more about the full range of Calzone and Anvil Case products, visit www.calzonecase.com,

www.anvilcases.com or www.calzoneandanvil.com.

Anvil / Calzone Cases’ Guitar Hangar Saves The Gig

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

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 www.anvilcase.com or www.calzonecase.com or call 800/243-5152.

Calzone / Anvil Cases Acquires Ascot Cases

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

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 (ascotrob@gmail.com) 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

Posted on: February 7th, 2013

Calzone/Anvil at the 2012 I/ITSEC Trade Show

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

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.


Anvil Knows Sports

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

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, Anvil.


Famous for Making the Best Camera Cases

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

For over sixty years we have been creating protective cases for new technology and our design team has now developed a fabricated case to protect the ARRI ALEXA Camera just in time for this fall’s shooting season.

Building on ARRI’s tradition of cutting edge camera technology, the ARRI ALEXA Camera was designed with the cinematographer and producer in mind. The ALEXA Camera is small, lightweight and combines all the best features of the Digital Cinema cameras that preceded it.

This case is made with an exacting dye cut foam interior designed to protect the ALEXA Camera and its accessories in the best possible way.

This case features our recently advanced construction, which incorporates a “Riveted and Double Angle” construction. Our factories are the only ones capable of this advanced construction.

Anvil Lo Jack SCI Case Tracker

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

Anvil has teamed up with Lo Jack SCI, the industry leader in asset recovery, to offer the ultimate in equipment protection. The Anvil Case Tracker has a small GPS tracking device placed inconspicuously within the case. You can track the location of your case online and get automatic alerts if the case leaves your designated area.

The Technology

Immediate location of your equipment
Alerts sent if it is moved outside of perimeters that you set
24/7/365 connection to its location and recovery services
Tracks the case using web-based, customizable settings such as Current location, Boundaries, and Movement
Instant alerts by cell phone text and email

Monitor Your Assets

Track the device using a web-based live ID and monitoring site
Use the Web-based interface to set-up alert maintenance
Alerts are routed to key personnel via cell phone text and email

If Trouble Happens

You set up your own alert system to notify of any deviation
Monitoring Center coordinates action, up to and including dispatch of Law Enforcement, if necessary


24/7/365 support is included with your Network Support Plan

The Anvil Case Tracker Attache

Protect your Case Tracker with the strength of Anvil. You can also protect your Case Tracker accessories, laptop computer, money, or anything else that needs to stay secure. The Attache can be added to any Case Tracker plan.

For further information contact Don Sessions 203 352 6904 

Anvil Cases and Cinegear:

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

Paramount Studios hosted its 16th Cine Gear Expo on the Studio’s backlot last Friday and Saturday. Over two days our specialized team met with producers, cinematographers, transporters, gaffers, grips and technical specialists. With over 60 years of experience servicing the Motion Picture, Film and Television industries we exhibited protective cases for Cameras, Lenses, Lighting fixtures, Camera dollies, Bulbs and our latest iteration protective cases for Go Pro Cameras. 

Whether shooting a live remote, music video, feature length film, or making an audio/video presentation, traveling with equipment worth thousands of dollars needs protection. Our design and sales staff is the largest and most experienced in the industry. With so many options available we are here to help you with the creation of custom-order cases to handle any type of equipment protection.

The US Special Forces 60th Anniversary:

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

Much like Anvil, The US Special Forces celebrate their 60th anniversary. In today’s turbulent world, national and global security is the number one concern. Since 1952 Anvil has been providing our country’s armed forces with the best protection in the world, for the most important equipment in the world. Created with a low profile in 1952 the US special forces were formed as counter-guerrilla fighters. These special forces have protected America and Anvil has been there providing all branches of the US Military with protective cases. Anvil’s M.A.C.C. brand of military cases and containers are built to meet MIL-STD 810C/D. Documented tests are evidence of Anvil’s ability to withstand rugged terrain, hostile elements, extreme temperatures, rough handling and drops. Every Anvil® ATA Case is built to meet or exceed A.T.A. Specification 300, Category 1. These are the strictest standards set by the Air Transport Association. Each of our cases passes through a rigorous quality control program throughout production, with final form, fit and function sign off prior to leaving our factory. For 60 years Anvil Cases has proudly provided support for the government, all armed forces and their military installation personnel. President Kennedy called the men who comprised the Green Beret, “A symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom” We are proud to continue to be a part of American history.


The 100th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The Titanic

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

In observance of the 100 year anniversary, many descendants of the passengers, both survivors and victims of the tragedy reflected on the lives of their ancestors.  Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985. Since then, many fact finding voyages to recover artifacts and lost relics have occurred.  Recently on one of the voyages, Anvil Case Company was called upon to build cases that could protect priceless relics recovered from the wreckage. Anvil Iron® our most extreme line of defense, was chosen to do the job. Once again Anvil was there to protect a piece of history.

Anvil Protecting Chevrolet at The Grand Prix of Long Beach 2012

Posted on: April 13th, 2012

Most Chevrolet personnel skipped lunch in the IZOD IndyCar Series paddock as they were busy trading out all 11 V-6 engines in cars entered in the 38th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. These replacement engines are protected by Anvil Cases. Our motorsports cases are the most trusted cases in the industry.


Anvil is Back From SXSW 2012

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

Anvil Booth at SXSW

We are back from SXSW! The SXSW® Music Conference this year was inspiring with the many SXSW music panels, workshops, speeches, etc. The Anvil/Calzone 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 Anvil/Calzone.

Anvil Attache Giveaway Winners

SXSW 2012 Music Showcasing band, ALPINE, won the first annual Artist Giveaway at the Music Gear Expo. The Melbourne, Australia sextet were one of many bands at SXSW 2012 vying for a prize package comprised of gear provided by a slew of exhibiting companies at SXSW. A fitting result for a rock band in Austin and almost 9,000 miles from home. Gear for the contest was provided by Anvil, and others. More information on the SXSW 2012 Music Gear Expo can be found here.


SXSW 2012

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

Anvil at South By South West 2012

Anvil/Calzone 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.


Vivian Campbell Trusts Anvil

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

When current DEF LEPPARD/former DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell needs his guitar cases repaired he knows where to go. Anvil Case Co. thats where. We have been protecting musical instruments since 1952.


Congratulations to Superbowl Winners The New York Giants

Posted on: February 7th, 2012

There is only one case worthy of being on the field with the Superbowl Champions, and that’s Anvil/Calzone.

Super Bowl XLVI

Posted on: January 25th, 2012

They both use Anvil / Calzone cases to protect their equipment and valuables. Over the years
Anvil and Calzone have been the number one choice of NFL teams and this year our cases will be
on both sidelines at the Super Bowl. Just another fantastic testament to the fact we make the best
cases in the industry.

Anvil at NAMM 2012

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012

NAMM 2012 had a great turn out this year! Anvil Case Company had a bunch of incredible Visitors with daily performances by the legendary drummer Bernard Purdie.

We were also visited by famous Bass player TM Stevens from Shocka Zooloo!

Everyone who visited our booth had a great time playing games such as the ring toss and bean bag throw. Elton John (Kenny Metcalf) stopped by to win a free shirt.

The show was filled with Music Legends, Huge Brands, and an ocasional Character or two….

To wrap things up we had a great time at NAMM and can’t wait until next year.

Anvil at The National Association of Music Merchants 2012

Posted on: January 10th, 2012

Kick off 2012 with Anvil at the NAMM show January 19 thru the 22nd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California booth #4849.


The first Anvil cases were designed for traveling musicians who, in the mid 1950′s, turned to electric instruments and sound systems, which were far more prone to damage in transit than their acoustic predecessors. Anvil quickly became synonymous with traveling musicians due to its proximity to the Los Angeles area and its timing with the birth of Rock & Roll.

Anvil Cases Have Allowed The Transport of Vital Equipment and Instruments to Concert Venues Worldwide. Anvil is the number one name in protection for musicians on the go.

It was during the dawn of the 70s that Anvil created the ATA (Air Transport Association) case for the travelling musician, again reinventing an industry. Through the years Anvil has become known worldwide as “the best protection your money can buy.”


What Better Combination than Anvil and Anvil

Posted on: December 13th, 2011


Robb Reiner (Drummer)

When Rock Star Robb Reiner, drummer for the Canadian heavy me tal band Anvil, needed to protect his drums for the road he called fellow drummer and Anvil Case Company owner Joe Calzone.  Given Anvil’s heavy touring schedule, throughout North America and abroad, we constructed Robb’s drum cases out of Anvil Iron. No other case company offers this level of protection. Anvil Iron is our most extreme line of defense. For those about to rock, we protect you.

Joe Calzone (drummer/CEO)



DMC 2011

Posted on: December 5th, 2011

Anvil recently participated in DMC 2011 at the Anaheim convention center in California this past week.  DMC is the PREMIER Defense Manufacturing and Industrial Base Conference in the country. This Year there were over 1,000 attendees from the DOD, Services, large and small businesses, contractors, Civilian Agencies and Academia.  There were over 220 Exhibit booths and the convention was filled with customers, suppliers.

Naval Government employee and Don Sessions


Posted on: October 17th, 2011

Congratulations to Shelly Renee Brown from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences for winning a Calzone Anvil Attache at the ASTC 2011 Conference! She and her team designed a specialized wheelchair, pictured in the background.

Association of Science – Technology Centers Conference

Posted on: October 13th, 2011

Come see Calzone at the Association of Science – Technology Centers Conference in Baltimore, MD, at the Baltimore Convention Center starting on the 15th. Head of Corporate Strategy and Development Don Sessions will be at the Calzone Booth #235.


The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals.

Through strategic alliances and global partnerships, ASTC also supports science centers and museums in proactively addressing critical societal issues, locally and globally, where understanding of and engagement with science are essential.

USA Today: Airline Baggage Fees Reach the $450 Mark

Posted on: September 20th, 2011

USA Today published an article this morning about the ever increasing airline fees for baggage. That’s why Anvil offers the Fly Anvil XLT material, which is 30% lighter than standard ATA cases. They save you money at the airport and save your back at the same time. Check out Anvil Musical Instruments for a selection of Fly Anvil cases in custom colors and interiors.

Read the full USA Today Article:

The era of the $400 airline fee has arrived. For an overweight checked bag weighing 71-100 pounds, Continental Airlines is charging $400 on most international flights, and American Airlines is charging $450 on its Asian flights. United Airlines charges $400 for checking bags weighing 71-99.9 pounds on flights to another continent. Those are the most expensive fees that airlines charge fliers, a new USA TODAY survey of what 13 U.S. carriers charge for services available to coach passengers has found. The survey also found:

  • Fees for a first checked bag, which were nominal when airlines began them four years ago, now go up to $43. Spirit Airlines charges $38 for a domestic flight and $43 for an international flight for the first bag checked in at an airport.
  • Fees charged for the same service vary widely. Frontier Airlines charges $50 to change an international ticket, while Delta Air Lines and United charge five times that.
  • Most airlines have a charge for booking a “free” frequent-flier award ticket on the phone, and some charge fliers who do the work themselves online. US Airways has the highest “free” ticket booking fees: $55-$90 for a phone reservation and $25-$50 online.
  • Spirit Airlines is the only carrier charging for carry-on bags. Spirit fliers pay $30 for notifying the airline online about a carry-on bag, $35 when calling on the telephone and $40 at the airport.
  • Some airlines have eliminated discounts for paying a fee online. Continental, Delta, United and US Airways last year offered a $2 or $3 savings for fliers who arranged online to check a bag, but they’re no longer offering the discounts. The survey — which USA TODAY has done the last four years — seeks to make the fees transparent to fliers, many of whom complain they can’t determine them in advance of a flight or have difficulty comparing them between airlines. In response to complaints, the Transportation Department imposed a rule last month that requires airlines to disclose all fees for optional services with a prominent link on their websites. They also must disclose bag-fee increases on the home page or through a link on the page. The airlines say fees keep airfares low, help cover costs and let fliers choose the services they want. American Airlines’ $450 fee for checking bags of 71-100 pounds on Asian flights was established to cover fuel costs and to discourage passengers from checking in heavy bags, spokesman Tim Smith says. The airline doesn’t allow such bags on its Europe and India flights.

In Remembrance

Posted on: September 9th, 2011

On September 13, 2001 a co-worker and I drove the company van into New York City to deliver supplies to the rescue workers. As required, we stopped at all the checkpoints and explained our reason for heading into town. It was evident to the law enforcement personnel that our mission was the same as many, many others who were trying to assist in any way possible after the terrible events of 911. Our van was loaded with water, gloves, batteries, power bars, dog food (there were rescue dogs who also had to eat) and flashlights.

As we drove down the West Side Highway closer and closer to Ground Zero, a sensation unlike any other enveloped us. Having taken this same route into NYC many hundreds of times, there was always a certain vibe and process in slinking your way into midtown. But today it was a far different ride. As we approached 55th Street and proceeded down 12th Ave all traffic and pedestrians were as one, working together, giving way, helping vehicles to maneuver to their destination. The camaraderie of all New Yorkers was never as evident and as one as it was following the days after the disaster. We were directed to a bus terminal on the West Side across from the Jacob Javits Convention Center where upon entering saw the building filled with supplies of all types and many vehicles unloading yet more. We quickly unloaded our supplies, parked the van, and walked over to the Convention Center which was the headquarters for the emergency and law enforcement agencies. Every person there, regardless of what they did or which department they worked for, all came together in such a way as I had never experienced before.

As you looked downtown you could still see the smoke rising from the World Trade Center site. Rescue workers would be coming back from the site covered in dust and other debris. Others would be heading back to the site to continue the search for survivors. We stayed for about an hour interacting with the others on site but we had done our small part and felt it was time to leave and let the ones doing the hard work continue to do so without us getting in the way.

The ability of all Americans to come together during the tragic events proves that in times of need we rise to the occasion and all barriers and differences are forgotten. With the ten year anniversary upon us my hope is that we can regain that ability to work together and bring our country back to a place where all Americans are proud of their country and strive to make it even better.

Let’s remember all of those who were lost on 911 in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe Calzone

Anvil Cases is Inducted into the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Posted on: September 6th, 2011

Last week Anvil Cases received the honor of being inducted into the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Pictured below is Anvil and Calzone Cases President, Joe Calzone (left), accepting the plaque with Membership Sales Manager, John E. Mejia. Anvil’s induction into the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce formally recognizes the company’s contribution to the city of Hollywood and the positive impact it continues to make on the community.

Anvil Motorcycle Road Cases – for the Road

Posted on: August 25th, 2011

Anvil was recently commissioned to build a system of motorcycle road cases. These three cases are built to handle the rugged conditions of the road and protect valuables inside, all while maintaining that classic Anvil look. They’re made in the USA out of tri-laminated polypropylene, making them tough and water resistant. The handles and catches are recessed, making sure that they don’t get snagged on anything and are easy to load. The cases are attached to the bike with an aluminum backer plate that hooks up to universal brackets, so you won’t have to buy a specialty mounting system. There are two kit sizes available for larger or smaller bikes.

These cases protect your valuables with style when you ride, and detach easily for indoor storage. They’re the best road cases from the company that invented the road case in 1952, Anvil Cases.

The Mummies of the World Exhibit – Protected by Anvil

Posted on: June 24th, 2011

American Exhibitions recently entrusted Anvil to protect their Mummies of the World traveling exhibition, currently residing at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Anvil produced over 50 custom, plush lined cases to fit the display units, mobile offices, lighting systems and ancillary gear. 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! Needless to say, this is a job we are very proud to be part of. We caught up with the exhibit in Philadelphia during load-in, check out the photos below, and to learn more about the exhibit head to NPR.org!

Mummies Load-In

Mummies Custom Case

Mummies Custom Case Interior

More Load-In!

Mummies of the World!

Mummies Trust Anvil!

Cine Gear Expo Exhibitors Trust Anvil!

Posted on: June 14th, 2011

Last week Anvil walked the Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount studio lot in Hollywood. While there we captured some of the film and TV industries’ biggest players such as Mole-Richardson, PRG and ARRI trusting their newest and most expensive equipment with Anvil Cases.

Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Lot

Mole-Richardson Lights and their Anvil Cases

PRG Equipment

Anvil Attache for Mole-Richardson

Anvil light filter case

Anvil Speedster case

Anvil & LoJack Case Tracker

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011

Anvil and LoJack have partnered to present you: Case Tracker, the latest in protection technology.

Anvil & LoJack Case Tracker

Anvil cases will always keep your gear safe and now LoJack is there to prevent it from being lost or stolen. Band of icons, OFF!, begin their worldwide tour this month armed with Case Tracker. Each member of OFF!‘s years of touring experience has made Case Tracker a very welcome solution to theft and incorrectly routed equipment.

OFF! is Dimitri Coats, Mario Rubalcaba, Keith Morris, Steven Shane McDonald

Click HERE to learn more about Case Tracker!

Gator by The Bay Festival Recap!

Posted on: May 18th, 2011

The 10th Anniversary of the Gator by The Bay Festival was done right! Featuring over 85 performances on 6 stages, including the legendary Elvin Bishop! Anvil and Calzone Case President, Joe Calzone, was there in San Diego for festivities…

Anvil & Calzone Tent at The Gator

Joe Calzone with Elvin Bishop

Joe Calzone with Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop's Anvil Cases

More of Elvin's Anvil Cases...

Gator Parade...

Gator Parade continues!

Anvil partners with Gator by The Bay Festival in San Diego

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011

For the love of music and continued respect for musician’s everywhere Anvil Case Company has partnered with Gator By The Bay Festival in San Diego from May 6, 7 & 8. This year marks the Gator’s 10th anniversary, featuring more than 85 performances on six stages.

Please visit Anvil onsite at the fest, where we’ll be showcasing the highest quality equipment protection available. Anvil will also be showcasing a recent exclusive partnership with industry leader LoJack which represents a true advancement in next level protection. Come by and see what were up to!

2011 Gator by The Bay Festival

The Smithsonian and Eddie Van Halen Trust Anvil

Posted on: April 16th, 2011

Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein Replica” / “Frank 2” guitar, which he used on the band’s 2007-08 North American tour with original singer David Lee Roth, has become part of the Division of Culture and the Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

“The museum collects objects that are multidimensional, and this guitar reflects innovation, talent and influence,” said Brent D. Glass, director of the museum, in a news release issued Feb. 7. “The guitar moves the museum’s instrument collections into more contemporary history.”

Included with the guitar in the collection is a custom Anvil case

Eddie Van Halen's "Frank 2" Guitar with Custom Anvil Case

In making the “Frank 2,” Chip Ellis, a master guitar builder at Fender, replicated the details of the instrument that’s commonly known as “Frankenstein,” the guitar Van Halen constructed in the 1970s by combining different elements of long-established guitar designs in order to suit his sound and style.

James Vincent McMorrow Reps Anvil!

Posted on: April 8th, 2011

Singer-songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow represents Anvil on tour in Europe! James is wearing the “Fly Anvil” 3/4 Raglan T-shirt, get yours HERE!

Built Right…

Posted on: March 29th, 2011

Here’s an incredible testimonial just received from a very satisfied customer…

I contacted you on a whim, because I’m once again packing for a trip,
and pulled the briefcase out to make sure it was “TSA safe”. I just had
the feeling that your company deserved some thanks. With that being the
case, I haven’t recently cleaned the briefcase up. The brownish areas
are not rust or damage, just the result of some melted snow, that was
slightly dirty. If you like, I can send more photos after I wipe it off
with some Windex or whatever.

The Briefcase in Praise...

The point is that I bought this when I was on the road full-time, as a
musician, at the age of about 24. I was on the road for 22 years
full-time, and this thing has been thrown in packed vans, dropped to the
ground by airline baggage handlers, taken outdoors in bad weather, etc.,
and has breezed through it all. When I first bought it, I used to
demonstrate how strong it was by standing and jumping on it, while it
was on the floor. (I’m 6′ 2″ and 180 pounds.) No problems ever.

Now, I’m 56, and have travelled from the U.S., all over the world, in
all kinds of climates, including Canada, the Bahamas, Aruba, Mexico,
Europe, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Thailand, India, etc., plus it’s now
endured 16 years in Anchorage, Alaska. This piece of equipment has not
only survived, but can take anything the airlines can throw at it.
Nothing… from the obvious front locks, to the handle, or the internal
pouch snaps, has ever failed, and I’ve never repaired it in any way.
THAT is quality, in my opinion, and that’s what prompted me to contact
you originally. I can’t think of a single thing in my life that has
taken that much abuse for that amount of time, and survived.

I should mention that I’ve spent my life as a drummer. Although I no
longer have those cases, I also used Anvil products to ship my drums,
and the Anvil “fold-out” wardrobe, to ship my clothing and personal
effects, through many years and many countries. They were of equal
quality, and retained their value when I eventually sold them to others
doing the same kind of work.

Thank you for making truly durable products that last!
Take care.

SxSW Part III…the finale

Posted on: March 26th, 2011

Couldn’t leave without teaching the youth some style!



SxSW Part II

Posted on: March 26th, 2011

The photo experience:

It begins...the center of SxSW!

James Vincent McMorrow onstage for KCRW

Andrew and Jake of Kinch

Boy & Bear



SxSW 2011

Posted on: March 26th, 2011

What an amazing festival, some of the best in new music from artists like The Civil Wars, J Roddy Walston and The Business, Boy & BearJames Vincent McMorrow, and Givers…it was a whirlwind, 2300 artists in total in four days! We stood strong with the flag held high at the Austin Convention Center, the epicenter of the madness…

Front and Center

The Arizona Cardinals are Safe!

Posted on: March 26th, 2011

Recent project for the Cardinals, in Cardinal Red of course…down to the wheels!

Cardinals Coaches Trunk

Cardinals Coaches Trunk...built tough

Cardinals Coaches Trunk

No shortage of customization!

Cardinals Coaches Trunk

More customization

Cardinals Coaches Trunk

Find us on Facebook!

Posted on: March 26th, 2011

Check out our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnvilCases!

Be sure to “like” the page for updates and the latest news!

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