Why would someone spend $3,500 on an aftermarket housing for a keyboard that doesn't even include the keyboard? Honestly, I can supply no rational reason. Yet the clients who have commissioned Veracity Titanium housings from me in the past uniformly report adoring this lavish material—and having a new lifetime daily driver.
Several of my most loyal supporters recently pooled together to commission a small production of these housings, at $2,650 for a Heavy Grail and $3,500 for a Norbaforce Mark IV. Hence this offering. Normally these are only available as one-off commissions, but our bespoke service has been paused since last year while I've been focused on new product development.
Titanium is an extraordinary material, at once stronger and lighter than steel and more durable and corrosion-resistant than aluminum. Its rugged nature lays waste to CNC machine tooling in addition to being inherently expensive by weight and volume, which is why it is so rare and expensive in machined products. The finish we apply to it is partly inspired by a raw sandblasted titanium Bulgari watch I saw recently. It has a matte industrial look that highlights the color of titanium, which is a subtle lustrous gray unlike either aluminum or steel. It looks blasted but feels smooth to the touch. It can be maintained for life with a simple wipe of a microfiber with some isopropyl alcohol. In the event of a scratch or other mishap, the finish can also always be resurfaced by any competent metal shop since there is no coating (which is what makes it a "veracity" finish in our fanciful parlance).
Both housings include a matching blasted titanium rear cover plate. The Heavy Grail includes a white switch plate.
Production has already begun and these are slated to ship before the end of the summer. This is no longer an unlimited run and there are only a handful of spots left as of this writing.