So far we have been talking mostly about larger cases that tend to ship by dedicated or commercial truck. Wood cases have also been used extensively in the travel and carry sizes. Here, once again, the wood case has been eclipsed by the recent explosion in the quality and size range of injection molded case products. Injection molded cases not only have an advantage in weight and standard features, but also have a significant price advantage as well. Molded case even trump composite panel cases when it comes to price and usability in the travel and carry size ranges. Given this, it is hard to see how wood construction can compete with molded construction. It appears that wood is simply trading on past glories. arti mimpi
Back to the question at hand; are wood cases on the way out? It definitely seems so. There are some industries, however, that still love wood ATA cases. The most notable are music and broadcasting. This seems to stem from a respect for “tradition” rather than actual features or cost. Since composite cases look the same are wood cases, future case buyers in these industries will be more inclined to try composite (and probably like them better) without disturbing tradition.