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Lightweight instrument protection
Gig Bag
© Frank Ford, 9/11/98 Photos by FF

A gig bag is light and convenient, and provides enough protection to be the ideal case for carrying an instrument around a festival and for simple travel in a car:

Inside, the bag is padded to protect the instrument's finish from bumping into furniture and through doorways:

Otherwise, there's very little protection from dropping or the kind of damage caused in serious travel.

Please read my article on
packing for travel or shipment.

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