Leather guitar bag and backpack

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15 Responses to “Leather guitar bag and backpack”

  1. yoshua says:

    In addition to the low protection factor, they are REALLY expensive. I’ve never paid that much for a guitar, let alone a case!

  2. Dorianne says:

    That looks GORGEOUS. Though most gig bags are nylon – I suppose the leather would be heavier to pack around. Still….*sigh* If I can ever afford that L’Arrivee I lust after, this will be the bag I carry it in.

  3. RedShirt77 says:

    Hmmm, any talk of making these for rockband controllers?

  4. Anonymous says:

    A gigbag is meant to help transport an instrument, not protect it.

    The player carrying the gigbag is supposed to protect the instrument.

    I hate lugging hardshell cases around for my guitars– gigbags do the job quite nicely. If I’m going on the road for a week, I’ll use the hardshell. Otherwise… bags away.

  5. Bryce says:

    All of you commenting on the prices of guitars may want to check out an amazing music shop in the most out-of-the-way place imaginable—coshocton, Ohio. Wildwood music is a fantastic guitar store that only deals in top of the line guitars and they sell them at some steeply discounted prices.

    Including, @Dorianne, some sweet Larivees: http://www.wildwoodmusic.com/Inventory/Guitars/Larrivee.htm

    Also banjos, hammered dulcimers, etc.

  6. Donald Petersen says:

    Hell, even a gig bag offers considerably more protection than nothing at all. My favorite acoustic toppled over and cracked its headstock just by leaning against a smooth-edged desk; a gig bag (or an appropriate stand, or even a slightly-opened drawer) would have prevented that fatal damage.

    If I had buckets of money or even a guitar that warranted such a pricey gig bag, I’d really like one of these. But it costs twice what my most expensive guitar cost.

    But this would be perfect for somebody with a nice Taylor or similar. Just because I’m a cheap so & so doesn’t mean you have to be!

  7. futnuh says:

    Rob, as others have pointed out, this is a gig-bag, not a case. While cases can be either soft or hard-shell, it typically refers to the latter. Hard-shell are useful behemoths for travelling as checked airline baggage but basically a pain in the ass for day-to-day use.

  8. Allen Garvin says:

    Those are very handsome, and not that unreasonably priced. I’ve seen a lot of soft cases that range from a couple hundred up to a thousand or more. It looks almost the right size for my tenor viol–wonder if I could commission one with a bow holder added…

  9. Rob Beschizza says:

    Updated!

  10. Anonymous says:

    If only there was a way to MAKE it yourself…..oh well!

    • Pantograph says:

      Sure you could use a laser cutter to shape the leather, but you’ll need at least ten Arduinos to stitch it together properly.

      Leatherworking remains a craft needing real skills. (Skills I’d love to posess)

  11. friendpuppy says:

    Coolness factor: 85%
    Protection of guitar: 1%

  12. Anonymous says:

    pretty sweet

  13. ScavengerCat says:

    That’s some high quality bag porn… I am lustful at this moment.

    And for those commenting on the protection factor of this case, the bag maker’s site states that there is 1″ of high-density foam throughout the case. As an ex-guitar repairman and ex-touring musician, that’ll save you from the vast majority of near-accidents.

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