I had to check my parlor guitar while flying!

leftybill

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I was sweating bullets when Continental had me check my guitar due to no overhead storage spece. Fortunately, the instrument was not damaged, but I will not take this risk again. The size of carry on luggage that people are carrying on is unbelievable.
Does anyone make a well padded gig bag for a parlor size guitar?
Thanks
 

mark norwine

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Check out Blue Heron closely before you buy & make absolutely certain that their offerings are heavy-duty enough for what you want.

I was...and remain....woefully underwhelmed by the quality, padding & general "robust-ness" of the bag I got for my archtop.

I would never, ever, ever consider a Blue Heron bag for an airplane....even as carry-on.

Very lightweight bag, very lightly padded. Not what I would even call a "gig bag"...
 

arthur rotfeld

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The size of the carryon bags shouldn't be an issue.....there are very specific sizes and there are those metal contraptions for sizing at every gate. I just had to put my bag into the sizer at JFK.

The problem is the airlines insist on charging for a single bag, now no one wants to check anymore, so the cabin is packed to the brim. It'll come to a head soon enough.
 

leftybill

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No the guitar was in the factory issued gig bag. I never had to check a guitar prior to this. I either need to get something better, or it will not be worth bringing it along.
 




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