Locking your classical guitar

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Locking your classical guitar

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:55 am

What do you guys think ? Secure enough ?
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:01 am

That will keep the grandkids out. That looks like a really good idea, as long as the handle stays on the case.

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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Kent » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:10 pm

I would add some high voltage.

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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by RaajShinde » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:26 pm

Kent wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:10 pm
I would add some high voltage.
20kV ought to do it. I'd love to see the TSA deal with a 20kV jolt! :D

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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by David Gutowski » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:37 am

Are you planning on using the lock in your home or when you travel? Why do you need a lock? Is it in case your house gets burglarized and someone can't take it?...so the kids don't get into it...what's it attached to on the other end?
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Rognvald » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm

Jeff,
it appears that the handle is attached with pop rivets. A small drill and drill bit can remove that handle in less than 10 seconds. What is the purpose for your Fort Knox applique? Playing again . . .Rognvald
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Andrew Fryer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:34 pm

Rognvald wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm
A small drill and drill bit can remove that handle in less than 10 seconds.
Or any lever even quicker.
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:47 pm

To protect against home burgulary.
Are there any decent locking cases ( or other reasonable solutions ) out there?
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:13 pm

That locking system is only as strong as the handle hardware as it looks to me like the bike lock will slip over the head stock portion of the case easily. And I could snip the handle hardware with electrician's dikes. That system will keep honest people honest.

Furthermore, if you intend that for air travel, they will want to open the case. The TSA can and will destroy your case/lock to see inside.
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by guitarrista » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:36 pm

Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Furthermore, if you intend that for air travel, they will want to open the case. The TSA can and will destroy your case/lock to see inside.
Oh that's easy to deal with - just tape a note saying "Do NOT open - nothing suspicious inside!", and it will be fine. :mrgreen:
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Jeffrey Chan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:44 pm

I like the diversion/confusion tactic.

I've gone ahead and replaced all the original Hauser III labels from my guitar and replaced them with 'other' brands.
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by guitarrista » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:49 pm

Jeffrey Chan wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:44 pm
I like the diversion/confusion tactic.

I've gone ahead and replaced all the original Hauser III labels from my guitar and replaced them with 'other' brands.
:lol:
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by ddray » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 pm

Man, this makes me glad my guitar is a $300 factory-made...no sleepless nights worrying about it, and no maximum security either :lol:

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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by ddray » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:56 pm

David Gutowski wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:37 am
...what's it attached to on the other end?
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Re: Locking your classical guitar

Post by Granary Guitars » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 pm

There’s no way that guitar can get out of that case without an accomplice on the outside. Well done.

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