Pianola Flight Case

Flight Case For Pianola

Flight cases for keyboards come in all shapes and sizes due to the vast array of keyboards available from 9ft grand pianos to small portable electric pianos. Over the years 3D Cases have have designed and supplied flight cases for just about every major keyboard manufactures from small Moog synthesizers up to Steinway concert grand pianos and even a full blown pipe organ keyboard and pipes.

Then just when you think you have made every type of flight case for keyboards the phone rings a call from the one and only Rex Lawson, pianolist extraordinary who requires a flight for a concert in San Francisco.

Rex Lawson’s name is the world’s foremost exponent of the pianola and has given concerts in Europe and North America, in fact in no less than fifteen countries around the globe in the last thirty years, from Carnegie Hall to the Last Night of the Proms, with conductors from Pierre Boulez to Sir Andrew Davis. Rex has also broadcast on hundreds of occasions around the world and is well represented on both LP and CD.

Flight Case For Pianola

To measure the pianola for the flight case Rex had invited me in to his studio & workshop, which was an amazing Aladdin’s cave with a pianolas, a grand piano and even an large organ, many in state of being lovingly restored. This is not to mention his library walls of over ten thousand music rolls along with a beast of an antique machine with which to punch the encoded paper scrolls, one hole for each note, which by some magical wizardry had been adapted to allow a modern day computer to control it.

Someone once said ‘An evening with Rex Lawson, king of the British pianola, is always interesting, often fascinating, and never less than fun.’ – And I can confirm, day times are no different!

Rex loved  his flight case and dropped 3D Cases a mail saying ‘You have certainly done a brilliant job, the flight case is wonderful, and it is now in San Francisco and the combination of the professional flight case and my beard will make me look like an aging pop star! Eat your heart out, ZZ Top!