A quality gig bag that won't break the bank?

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  1. avincent52`

    avincent52` Member

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    I've been looking for a gig bag since my son appropriated the Levy's in which my Tele once resided.
    I'm in the Goldilocks predicament.
    I look at the $20-$30 ones at Guitar Center and other shops and I think they're too cheap.
    I look at the $250 leather bags from Levy's or Reunion Blues and think it's too expensive.
    What's the middle ground?
    I'm looking for something that's rugged, well-padded, and well-fitted to my guitar. I'm looking to spend maybe $60 or $70, but I don't have a strict budget as long as I'm getting what I pay for (and not paying for what I don't really need.)

    Maybe I'm spoiled by the workmanship of my North Face and Mountainsmith backpacks or my Tom Bihn computer bag, but I haven't found the gig bag that offers high-quality protection without being over the top, the electric equivalent of a Geib or Harptone hardshell acoustic case.

    I'm sure you good people have found nice homes for your solid bodies, so please share your insight.

    best
    Allen
     
  2. dave s

    dave s Member

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    Levy's makes bags that aren't full leather and cost significantly less than the number you stated.

    I have a Levy's double electric bag that I paid around $175, (IIRC) which hold two strats that are toted to every gig. Bag is plenty enough protection for me.

    dave
     
  3. Brien

    Brien Member

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    Levy's non-leather.
     
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    http://probag-net.com/

    I have their A210 series and the quality's pretty close to Reunion Blues. The bags are hand made in Bolivia.

    For some unexplained reason, their gig bags feels "lighter" than all other gig bags I've tried which is a huge plus :)
     
  5. telemike

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    If you can find them, they are discontinued - Kaces Not Leather Gig Bags. I have two that I paid $35 for each. As good as any that I've seen and has backpack straps to boot. Sometimes they come up on eBay.
     
  6. saucyjack

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    See if you can find a Ritter bag.
     
  7. NoahL

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    i bought a roadrunner for about $60. it's nicely padded, really well made, lots of pockets and the big pocket is actually a backpack that zips on and off. worth the money. got it at GC.
     
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    Never used it, but the Gig Skinz bags look pretty good. My bass player uses one and loves it. Right in your price range, too...
     
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    I carry all mine in PRS gigbags..... well padded and well built. Fenders fit well in them also.....even my Les Paul fits....:BEER
     
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    The one that comes with the MIK Parkers, G&L Tributes, and PRS SEs is great (all the same bag with minor variations e.g. PRS' is grey, Parker's has only one shoulder strap) and relatively inexpensive. Around $60 I think, though what I'd really like is to figure out who make 'em and see if they have any plain white-label models...
     
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    I got a Body Glove brand several years ago{its the same company that makes suba gear!} and it is made to protect and last!Check e-bay,where I got mine.:dude
     
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    Not sure if you guys have heard of this brand, but check out Noah's Ark from Japan. I got two of those when I went to Tokyo last December. Amazing stuff, it is very well padded and has a sleek design. After conversion, one should cost about $90 if you are going to hand-carry it back like I did. :crazy
     

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