Protecting your instruments and equipment is a vital part of its maintenance and care. Whether you’re travelling, going to a show or storing it, using the right protective gear for your guitar and its accessories will add years to their lives and maximize your creative investment. At LAWK STAR Guitars, we offer cases, gig bags and amp covers by companies like: Gretsch, Schecter, Silvertone, SKB Cases, Paul Reed Smith and Bohemian.
Choosing the Right Guitar Case and Gig Bag
Guitar cases have a hard shell and tend to be bigger and heavier than gig bags. A hard case is ideal if you:
- Often travel by car
- Travel on a plane
- Use public transportation
- Place your guitar in the back of a van with other musical equipment
Gig bags are soft, flexible cases made of fabric. They weigh less than hard cases and often have a water-resistant material on the outside. A gig bag is good for:
- Storing a guitar in an area where you know it won’t fall or get bumped
- Protecting a guitar from dust
- Transporting your guitar to nearby locations, like a rehearsal spot
When shopping for a guitar case or gig bag, make sure it has a sturdy zipper or heavy-duty latches. Also, consider the amount of space you need for sheet music, straps, cords, picks and other accessories.
Like gig bags, amp covers give you a light level of protection when storing or transporting your amp. The cases generally use a vinyl-like material to protect it from dust and transport-related scuffs.
At LAWK STAR, we want your music to live forever. Browse our selection of quality items that other online retailers or music stores don’t sell, including bags and cases for banjos and pedal boards.