recommend a quality gig bag

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  1. cheng&eng

    cheng&eng Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm looking to purchase a quality gig bag for my stratocaster
    anybody have a recommendation?

    thanks
     
  2. gitpicker

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    The Music Emporium has some for around $30. They come in colors (maroon, blue, green, tweed, black) and are well made and durable. I have 3. Can't beat them for the money. They hold guitars tightly so they don't bang around inside, and have three of nice zippered pockets that are big enough to hold tuners, cables, picks, slides, etc. I think they call them "Elites". Every once in a while they sell them for $20.
     
  3. dbx

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    I have a "Levys" gigbag for a strat. They make several ranges, some of which are crap, but the one I have is a CM18PR, and it's one of the higher end bags. Very road worthy, and quite thick with padding. I got it on sale for about 60 dollars online, down from $125 as it was "last years" model. Shop around. You can get really good deals on gigbags.
     
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    The Reunion Blues leather gig bags are reasonably priced (for leather) and super-cool IMO.
     
  7. Scott Peterson

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    The Incase gig bags are the finest you can find. Buy once, and be set for life.
     
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    +1

    Looks like a new site. Are they back in the gig bag biz?
     
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    Seems like they re-org'd a little. I noticed they streamlined the models dropped a few and changed the interior layout/material of the bags...I got an earlier version when they first came out and it's held up...I got nervous carrying around the F***r gig bag...that was OK if it was straight from the car to my destination...the incases have better internal protection...a little bit heavier but worth it I think...
     
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    The Incase bag is just fantastic. I love it.
     
  11. cheng&eng

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    Thanks guys,

    The incase looks pretty good- no dealer information on the website though.

    I fly a lot & after a disasterous experience with airport baggage handling
    I said "never again" to ceding control of the instrument to such goons

    I've been taking the neck off and packing the guitar in a suitcase ever since

    i'm thinking a softer, smaller case would be easier to get in the overheads
     
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    I bought a Fender Deluxe Tweed gig bag for my reissue stratocaster. So far it's been really good, cost about 40 euros or something like that. I just had to buy the tweed gig bag 'cause my reissue has the tweed hard case, so they match up pretty well. I actually havent used the proper case since I bought the gig bag, it just so much more handy. Though when we start gigging again I'll take the hard case back in use, just for safety though the gig bag has pretty good padding.
     
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    +1 on Fender Deluxe Tweed. I have it too! Thick paddings!
     
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    I've not found anything as good as the incase yet.

    So Incase gets my vote
     
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    Kaces and Gator both have "looks like leather" gig bags that I like.
     
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    a big +1 on the incase. I have an earlier model that I love but it looks like the redesign fixes all of the little concerns I have about it.

    I've owned reunion blues (great bag but a bit more traditional in design) and Levy's (good choice for less money) but the incase is by far the best. For a less expensive model that I haven't seen in person, protec makes a model with similar features to the incase called the contego.
     
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    Wow, I had to send my Incase back for my acoustic because it was too tight of a fit. Then, they stopped making them when I went to buy one for my electric!

    I'm sure glad you people find ways for me to help support the economy! :)
     
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    looks like incase has two models... no information and annoying flash... but what is the difference between the two? Both have the same text when you click throo. I am guessing that the dou is for 2 geetars? i can't tell from that picture. Those 'tards need to rethink their overly sexy and not-to-helpful web site.
     
  20. Scott Peterson

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    The Dub is for two guitars. The Slim is for one.

    They sent me this when I emailed them asking about what is up:




    The email came from jaci@goincase.com
     

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