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How to Choose a Guitar Case

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Interested in learning the electric, bass or acoustic guitar? Need lessons in the Scripps Ranch or Sabre Springs area? Would you like to learn to play your favorite songs?

Contact Glenn Sutton at 619-306-3664.

A Guide to Protecting Your Guitar Investment

No matter whether your guitar is a pawn shop special or a top-end signature model, one thing is certain: A good guitar case is one of the most important investments you can make to protect your instrument. It will provide protection against damage, dust and moisture. It will also make it easier to transport your axe wherever you need to go. With all the different types of guitar cases available, how do you choose? Ultimately, the answer depends on what, how, and even why you play. Carefully review the following list and you will be able to choose the one that best fits your needs.

The Gig Bag

Gig bags are made of durable cloth and typically fitted to your guitar. They usually have numerous compartments and pockets for picks, sheet music, and other small accessories. They are perfect for light transport and provide decent protection against dust and moisture when storing your guitar at home.

Gig Bag guitar case

Gig Bag guitar case
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The Soft Shell Case

Soft shell cases are typically made of heavy cardboard with a leatherette or textured exterior. They provide a higher level of protection against damage than gig bags do and are considerably less expensive than hard shell cases. These are great for the locally gigging musician.

The Hard Shell Case

Hard shell cases provide the best protection by far. They are sometimes made from wood with velvet lining, while others are made of hard plastic or metal with a fitted foam interior. Many of them have locks for added security. Because of the type and quality of the materials used, these are considerably more expensive than soft shell cases. These are perfect for the traveling musician or in situations where extra protection is desired. Do keep in mind that a hard shell case will also be considerably heavier – something to consider when flying.

hardshell acoustic guitar case

Hardshell acoustic guitar case
Scripps ranch guitar lessons

Choose Wisely

When choosing a case, consider your needs and budget. Your local music store has a variety of good cases available, so drop by to see what will work best for you.

Phone Glenn Sutton at: 619-306-3664 or email: guitarman.glenn@gmail.com

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