#1
oh hai guize

So im buying an acoustic, most probably an Epiphone Hummingbird Artist Limited.
I quite like how it looks, and have liked the sound of the regular hummingbirds (and quite like the vintage style tuners on this one).
And well, obviously, I'd like to keep it in a safe environment when im not using it, and that leads me to hardcases.
Thing is, i would take it from place to place a lot, and the problem isn't safety here, what im questioning is:
Would a softcase (like this: http://www.thomann.de/pt/thomann_softcase_western.htm) give me the same kind of safe environment (from humidity and shit) a hard case would?

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#2
There are some soft cases that provide the same protection a hard case would. My bass case is like 5-6lbs without the bass in it... it's a pain to lug around, and has an awkward handle. That looks like a nice case.
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#3
If you value your guitar, put it in a fitted hard case.
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#4
I guess it depends on whether you will leave the guitar in a car or the like for longer time, then a hard case could probably protect more from humidity. But if it's for small/short trips when transporting the guitar I'd say a soft case would be fine, at least it's much more convenient.

Now I haven't owned many hardcases, but I tell you, I really wouldn't like to drag my Breedlove hardcase around. It's heavy like a tank.
#6
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Hardcase they protect your guitar better, it's just that easy.

Yeah i know, but the kind of protection im looking for here is not from banging it and stuff.
Just wondering how it would stand up to a decent quality hardcase.
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#7
Hardcase hands down. Doesn't matter what kind of protection you want it to provide, the hardcase is ALWAYS the better protection option.

Oh, and you HAVE done side-by-side comparisons of that guitar with other ones, right? Just making sure.
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#8
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Hardcase hands down. Doesn't matter what kind of protection you want it to provide, the hardcase is ALWAYS the better protection option.


I agree mate. I too debated the merits of a soft case vs a hard one for a guitar I purchased about a year ago and I definitely would have regretted purchasing the soft case for protection. That said, a hard case still doesn't completely protect from dust.
#9
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I agree mate. I too debated the merits of a soft case vs a hard one for a guitar I purchased about a year ago and I definitely would have regretted purchasing the soft case for protection. That said, a hard case still doesn't completely protect from dust.

Unless you have drilled holes in the case, or live in a desert, I'd say it's free from dust in any case that is closed properly.
#10
don't know if this has been said, but i'd buy the seagull TRIC case.
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