Former TV exec and Music Thing reader Nick Comer-Calder has designed a high-tech guitar case that's very Mandarina Duck. This is his R&D website, which also comes with a blog. At the moment it's still in pre-production, but he hopes to manufacture before the end of 2005 from a recyclable, ultra-strong, ultra light weight material called CURV, which is a kind of poor man's carbon fibre. It's possible they'll be built in China, but ideally he wants twin plants in the US and UK, to cut down on pollution from transport. Price should be around £200, which makes them a lot cheaper than the current Rolls-Royce guitar case, Calton who make built-to-order fiberglass cases for $700+.