#1
So i was actually supposed to get a hardshell case, but things didnt work out. So all you guitarists who gig regularly can you give me advice whether to get a softshell case or a hardshell case?

The softshell case im talking about is like a guitar bag( Those cheap ones that you carry like a school bag) just that there will be extra foam pads to protect them from bums.

In the future, i may have a gig so is a softshell case enough? The one setback i have with hardshell casses is that they are a hassle to carry and taking public transport is quite difficult as it is big lol.
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#3
I have been using a classical guitar gigbag for my electric, toured with it a lot, and no scratches or anything
#4
Depends how much you really care about your guitar. I always get hardshell as i couldn't bare anything to happen to them. However they can be quite a lot more expensive.
#5
Depends what it is... If it's quite a funky shape then it's probably worth getting a hard case.
But a gigbag is fine, so long as you don't throw your guitar everywhere.
#7
If you’re not going to be travelling with it too often..on buses/trains and cars..then a softshell case is perfectly fine..(you get ones that are really well padded,they are a bit expensive too)
but if too much travelling is required.go for the hardshell..better to be safe than sorry eh?
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my guitars would be killed if it werent for hardshell cases. I use soft cases but i gig constantly and with a packed van its jsut much safer to do it that way. Guitars have fallen out and all i could think of was : thank god i bought that hard case!!1"
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#11
Hard shell, I myself don't trust gig bags all that much.


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pretty much you just have to choose between safety (for the guitar) and your convience
also price may be a factor as hard cases are like a ton more expensive... if youre gonna go on an airplane, get a flight case tho...they will drop it or stack stuff on top..


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#12
I'm gasing atm for one of these cases.

http://www.monocase.com/mono-electric-guitar.asp

There crazy expensive. I wish I'd study music instead of engineering in University next year now
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There crazy expensive. I wish I'd study music instead of engineering in University next year now


Dude, with engineering you can make your own custom fitted, custom outfitted, custom designed case!
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Dude, with engineering you can make your own custom fitted, custom outfitted, custom designed case!


Draw or design maybe. Most engineers I have worked with can not make a paper airplane with out screwing it up or over complicating things.
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#15
Hardcase without a doubt. Bang your guitar (especially Gibson) against a door frame in a soft case and boom goes your headstock. I'll be impressed if you can break your guitar in such a way while it's in a hardcase.