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What do you look for in a guitar case?
« on: May 02, 2015, 05:16:05 PM »
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  • Hi guys!

    I'm new to this forum but I'd like to become an active user    ;D

    I was just wondering as a general newbie question: what do you look for in a guitar case? How important is the quality of a guitar cases' manufacture and what would you be willing to spend on one?

    I think the Mono cases are pretty cool, but what other features can you think of that it lacks?

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    Re: What do you look for in a guitar case?
    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 05:38:21 PM »
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  • First of all , welcome to the forum  :)


    What type of guitar is it for !

    The reason being the angle of head ,  if I have had a guitar without a hard case then I have taken it along to the shop to see how it lays in the case and to check neck support and that the tip of the head stock is clear of the base of the case.


    Value for money cases and one that I like are Gator 😀

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    Re: What do you look for in a guitar case?
    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2015, 05:51:02 PM »
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  • Thanks for your reply! The guitar is a Stratocaster.

    I'd like to get a soft case for it that's really going to protect it well, but that's also going to allow me to carry it easily on my back. I know there are very protective hard cases out there but I like to have my hands free to carry other stuff too  :)

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    Re: What do you look for in a guitar case?
    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 08:35:02 PM »
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  • Or of course, you could do yourself a real favour and go straight to Mark at Vision Guitars who also, coincidently, owns this forum. ;)

    http://www.visionguitars.co.uk/Accessories/Cases-And-Gig-Bags/guitar-gig-bags/
    « Last Edit: May 03, 2015, 08:29:41 AM by Rob S »
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    Re: What do you look for in a guitar case?
    « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 01:28:24 AM »
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  • if it's a Fender Strat, go for a real Fender hard case or something similar.
    IMHO, gig bags are ok for beaters but.....
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    Re: What do you look for in a guitar case?
    « Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 09:56:53 AM »
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  • I guess what you want in a case depends on what you plan to use it for.

    If you are taking a guitar to music lessons or open mic night then a gig bag is great. If you want to wedge it in the back of a van alongside amps and other things that could slight about and canon into it then I think I'd go for a hard case.

    The mono looks like its trying to do it all. It follows the gig bag "vibe" but with additional armor to defend against dropping it and against piercing damage. I don't know if I'd trust it in a van but I admit I've never seen one up close. I can't think of anything I'd want to add to it but it does come with quite a hefty price tag.
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