Even if your instrument is your life, it won't be in your hands 100% of the time. Sometimes it's in the backseat of the car as you drive to a performance. Sometimes it's in a luggage compartment if you're going a long way. And sometimes it's waiting patiently in the jam room at home until you finish dinner and get back to it for evening practice. At times like these, it's up to your collection of stringed instrument cases, gig bags and covers to protect your investment. Of course, there's always room to upgrade or expand that collection, and you've come to the right place to do it. So no matter what kind of stringed instrument you play, take a look: you'll find all you need to help it travel and store in style.
The most important things to decide when browsing this section are the amount of protection you need and how portable it should be. That's because choosing between cases, gig bags and covers is sort of a balancing act between weight and durability. For example, if you're heading short distances to lessons or local shows, a lightweight solution like the Washburn Electric Guitar Gig Bag or the Ernie Ball Music Man Universal Guitar Gig Bag makes a lot of sense. These soft cases come loaded with pockets for all your gear, and they're the easiest type to carry.
On the other hand, if you're starting a long tour or planning to travel by air, conditions are probably going to be rougher, and that means adding some extra protection to stand up to whatever may come your instrument's way. This is where rigid cases shine, since their hard shells can handle all kinds of abuse while keeping their contents totally unscathed. Check out the Musician's Gear Hardshell A-Style Mandolin Case for example: its combination of toughness and affordability makes it one of the most popular cases in the lineup.
If you're not sure where to begin your search through this section, try starting with the new arrivals, top sellers and best-rated cases. And don't forget to refine your search - that'll go a long way to narrow down the hundreds of choices. With stringed instrument cases, gig bags and covers ranging from one-size-fits-all models to custom-shaped cases for specific instruments, it's safe to say that you can find a great fit here no matter what you play.