Best Electric Guitar Bags & Cases in 2020



Electric Guitar Gig Bag by Hola! Music, Deluxe Series with 15mm Padding, Black Review:


I got this bag for my Martin 000rsgt. I have the hardshell case but it's a pain to lug around when I'm out with my autistic son. He's a runner so a bag is just easier to carry for me, in case he decides to bolt and I need to chase him. I want to make some comparisons to my 3/4 size gig bag that comes from the company "world tour". First let me start by saying that the hola bag is twice the price of the world tour bag, but it's more than twice the amount of bag. Let's start with the shoulder straps. The world tour ones are thin and feel a little cheap, like they may rip over time, altho they haven't yet. The hola bag has cleverly put some little wings on the bottom of the bag where the straps connect and it feels way more secure imo. The wings move and so there will never be any unnecessary strain where the strap connects to the body of the bag. Also, where the straps connect at the top of the bag is thick and nicely padded so no shoulder strain. Both have an equally large front pocket that can hold about the same about of crap, but the hola bag has an additional one at the headstock which will fit quite a bit of stuff easily. On to the inside.... The world tour bag is basically some strong cloth draped over the guitar. Very little padding and protection inside. The hola bag, while not heavily padded, is decently padded, for the price. It feels sturdy and comes with a neck block that velcros in place. I velcroed some additional foam in the bottom altho it didn't need. It went from a great fit to a perfect, snug fit. I'm very satisfied with the bag and if something horrible happens to it, hey it was only $40. At the end of the day I trust it enough to transport my $1000 Martin 000.



CAHAYA Electric Guitar Bag Padded Electric Guitar Gig Bag Case 0.35in Padding Dual Adjustable Shoulder Strap Electric Guitar Case Review:


When the package arrived and I opened it up, the guitar case was all folded up inside. I was a little worried because of the creases and it constantly wanted to fold in on itself. I straightened it out and laid it flat and after a while that was no problem. The creases were gone. When I went to put the guitar inside I noticed a very handy strap to keep the neck from moving around inside of the case. This is a big plus I really like that feature. I went to zip it up and it was a little difficult at first. I moved the guitar around got it situated a little differently and then it zipped up without problem. That gives me some comfort as it won't be unnecessarily shifting inside. It fits perfect! The material on the outside seems of great quality. The inside material is nice and cushy, so if the guitar does take a tumble, it probably won't  damage the guitar. The case also has grips on the bottom so that it's not in direct contact with the floor.  My only complaint is that I wish it was more angled so that when it's strapped on my back, the neck wouldn't be directly behind my head but more over my shoulders. This not really a problem at all though. It also has a handle on the bottom side if youd like to carry it in your hand instead of on your shoulders. This bag is exactly as described, I like the look, and overall, it's a really really good case!



ChromaCast CC-AHC Acoustic Guitar Hard Case Review:


For the price, this is a great case! I wouldn't ship a guitar in it, or trust strangers to handle it, but it is a nice case. I purchased it for a Jackson Dinky, however, it's a long case, and my Mockingbird easily fits as well. The only thing is, with the thinner body, like the Mockingbird or something like a Gibson SG, all of the weight is on the neck. The back of the body does not touch the case (I can only assume the neck support is so tall so it allows for headstocks that tilt back). There is a seam in the lid that runs perpendicular and is noticeable, but for someone who's handling their own gear, and respectful to it, it will work fine. I just wish it had either a larger storage compartment, or small dividers on either side of the headstock cavity.

***UPDATE*** Seven months later...case still provides decent protection, however, the outside is showing signs of wear and tear...not a big deal...just FYI. The case has been used to haul from home to practice 1 - 2 times a week, and I've not been very careful with it. It's still definitely worth the money, but I wouldn't put an expensive guitar in it.



Epiphone Gigbag for Solidbody Electric Guitars Review:


I had some doubts and a wee bit of buyer's remorse after pulling the trigger on purchasing this bag. I had a lot of unanswered questions and concerns. However, my bag finally arrived today and I wanted to jot down my thoughts and hopefully allay any potential buyer's fears about picking up this gig bag.

#1 - Size. A lot of reviewers complained that the fit was incredibly tight and sometimes their guitars did not fit at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my guitar fit perfectly. The zippers zipped with out any tugging or effort. I even have a strap on my guitar and this was a non-issue. I have a Les Paul Special II. Which means the Les Paul junior as well as any other similarly sized Les Paul Epiphone guitars will fit splendidly.

#2 - Padding. I was very worried this bag would have no padding whatsoever and simply be a dust cover. This is in fact not the case at all. There is a medium amount of padding and I feel as though my investment is quite protected. I know I can store it around the house or haul it to the guitar store or to friend's house and my guitar will be safe from dings and dents. Does this bag offer as much protection as a Roadrunner or a hard case? No, absolutely not. Would I feel safe tossing my guitar in a tour bus cargo hold or dropping it down a flight of stairs? No way. But for an everyday store and carry it fits the bill.

#3 - Looks. The picture above has the logo much larger and placed in a different spot than the bag I received. On my bag the Epiphone logo is on the neck and it is smaller and much more downplayed. Both versions look pretty damn sharp.

Additional notes: It has straps on the back side to sling your guitar and carry it like a backpack. It also has a tiny front zippered pocket for picks and a tuner.

This bag is SOOOO worth the price. It looks great and the build quality is high. I am especially stoked that I have an epiphone bag to match my prized guitar. If you have any doubts whether you should pick this one up, don't. It's worth it.



ChromaCast Acoustic Jumbo Hard Case (CC-AJHC) Review:


For the price, this is a great case! I wouldn't ship a guitar in it, or trust strangers to handle it, but it is a nice case. I purchased it for a Jackson Dinky, however, it's a long case, and my Mockingbird easily fits as well. The only thing is, with the thinner body, like the Mockingbird or something like a Gibson SG, all of the weight is on the neck. The back of the body does not touch the case (I can only assume the neck support is so tall so it allows for headstocks that tilt back). There is a seam in the lid that runs perpendicular and is noticeable, but for someone who's handling their own gear, and respectful to it, it will work fine. I just wish it had either a larger storage compartment, or small dividers on either side of the headstock cavity.

***UPDATE*** Seven months later...case still provides decent protection, however, the outside is showing signs of wear and tear...not a big deal...just FYI. The case has been used to haul from home to practice 1 - 2 times a week, and I've not been very careful with it. It's still definitely worth the money, but I wouldn't put an expensive guitar in it.



Tosnail Mini Strat Gig Bag - 10mm Padding & Shoulder Strap - Black Review:


Was looking for a soft bag for my mountain dulcimer and didn’t want to spend the nearly $70 to $90 for the ones I was finding. This one showed up in a search and as it was the correct dimensions, and was just under $18, bought one. It fits my dulcimer just fine. The dulcimer is 35” tall, and this bag is a perfect fit.

The bag is well made, well padded and is a good choice for many different instruments like guitars and dulcimers. Given how well it is made, I expect it will last a long time. If you need a dulcimer bag, of bag for a 3/4 to 7/8 classical or a mini-strat, this is a very good choice and an exceptional value for the price! As with all generics, check the size of your instrument with the bag dimensions before buying. The listing noted an inner length of 34” and my 35” dulcimer fits fine.



Yaheetech Electric Guitar Hard Shell Case Portable Square Guitar Case for Standard Electric Guitars Black Review:


This case arrived today. I purchased it for a Schecter Custom Solo II that I just purchased from GC's used room that came without a case. It's a nice guitar but I didnt want to pay the $200 for an OEM case so I read reviews and bought this one.

I really want to begin this review by pointing out that this case was the standard hard shell case for all (Most) Electric guitars before the 1990's. And it is still the most common case sold today. Except they dont sell for 57 bucks, more like $150-$200.

The case is solid and heavy, weight is a little over 14 pounds. This is not a chipboard (Meaning cheap cardboard) case, it is wood. So it is right in the middle for how cases go. Not as good as Coated Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber but definitely better than chipboard and plastic. The wood is on the heavier side and 1/4 inch, wood cases come in two wood thicknesses, 3/8ths and 1/4 inch, the pre Carbon Fiber cases came in the same thicknesses and where it concerns one or the other both are satisfactory. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the shell material for this case. In fact, it is better than some of the cases I have bought, costing much more, for expensive guitars.

Appearance is very nice. It is not solid black but has two white strips on either end with chrome hardware including the four "legs" and chrome hardware holding the handle on. Visually, a very nice looking case.

Interior the material is comparable to the case that came with a Fender MIM Strat I bought. The exterior tolex is standard. Interior it does have a padded neck groove and thick padded interior for the guitar body (Shoulders or horn padding is one inch thick and not Styrofoam, more like rubber which is another plus). There is also a pad that is 3/4th the length of the case which does hold the guitar in the neck groove. The guitar doesnt move around at all. The accessory compartment is large. Accessory box dimensions are 14 inches x 7 inches by 3 inches deep. You can carry a lot of "stuff" in this box, it is big enough to fit picks, strap, extra strings and possibly even a mini pedal or even two. If depth is an issue then you wont be buying any hard shell case of this configuration because they all have the same depth. The stitching inside is completely hidden and looks very good. Interior-wise, it is a really nice case. And if someone isn't satisfied with the secure holding of the neck cutout, they sell Styrofoam blocks at Walmart for a quarter, a piece of cloth for a dollar and a bottle of guerrilla glue is only 4 bucks.

I compared the latches on this case to a standard Fender case and a Takamine AE case. Same latches, same metal thickness and same studs. If Tak and Fender branded cases are considered good quality, then so is this because the case and hardware are the same.

Exterior this gets five stars. Interior this gets five stars. Hardware and visuals it gets five stars.

The only negative thing I can say about this case, for which I will not remove any stars, is about the handle. The problem is, I have to assume others who have complaints about the handle dont own a Fender American Strat because the handle hardware is the exact same handle hardware that comes on a Fender American Standard hard shell case. I dont like those either. Go look and you will see the oval metal, cutout with two ears on each side of the handle on this and other cases are the same handle hardware. The only difference really is the handle itself, leather vs this plastic, and that is easily remedied by putting a piece of leather or material of your preference around it. Or just buy another handle, an MP is only two bucks. And for most people, the handle is not going to matter one iota because the handle on it serves its purpose just fine.

The case came shipped with three desiccant packs inside and there was no odor at all. It was well packaged, securely packaged and was delivered by Fedex a day prior to expected delivery.

I would buy this case again, in fact I am going to buy this case again to put my Tele in it. Yes, I would definitely recommend this case.

I want o add one tiny thing and this has nothing to do with the actual case. A Schecter Custom Solo II fits but there is some pressure on the headstock so this is not a good case for that guitar or guitars with similar headstocks like an LP for example. But that has nothing to do with the case, Fenders and similar guitars fit perfectly as this type case is intended for.



ChromaCast CC-EXTPB-BAG Electric Guitar Padded Bag for Extreme Body Shapes Review:


THE BAG SEEMS TO BE BUILT VERY STURDY AND HEAVY DUTY. I AM SHOCKED AT THE OTHER REVIEWS THAT SAY THE ZIPPERS BROKE AS THE ZIPPERS SEEM TO BE OF HIGH QUALITY. THE BAG IS THICK AND PADDED. LOTS OF STORAGE. MOST IMPORTANTLY THE BAG IS ROOMY ENOUGH FOR MY JACKSON KELLY. THE NECK PAD IS GREAT AND HAS A VELCRO STRAP FOR THE NECK. I WISH IT HAD VELCRO STRAPS FOR THE BODY AS THE GUITAR TENDS TO SLIDE AROUND A BIT IN THE BAG AS IT'S AN ALL PURPOSE BAG. NOT A DEAL BREAKER BUT I WISH THERE WAS A BIT MORE CRADLING FOR THE GUITAR. MAYBE SOME MORE VELCRO STRAPS FOR THE BODY WOULD BE GREAT. FOR THE PRICE YOU CANNOT BEAT THIS. I WOULD PROBABLY PAY $60 FOR THIS BAG. IT REALLY IS A DEAL. I WOULD HOPE THAT THEY COULD ADD SOME STRAPS OR SOME TYPE OF CRADLING THAT WOULD HELP ACCOMODATE THE WEIRDER SHAPED GUITARS LIKE MINE. AGAIN THIS IS A GREAT QUALITY BAG. I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE DISAPPOINTED UNLESS THE ZIPPERS DO END UP BREAKING. OTHERWISE A GREAT BAG WITH ALOT OF FEATURES AND FOR THIS PRICE IT'S REAL STEAL. THE BAG WOULD HOLD UP TO CARRYING TO AND FROM PRACTICE, TO AND FROM A GIG BUT I WOULDN'T USE THIS FOR ANY TYPE OF TRANSPORT WITH OTHER GEAR. THIS IS PERFECT FOR CARRYING AND INCLUDES BACK PACK STRAPS AND HANDLES ALONG WITH A SHOULDER STRAP.



ChromaCast Bass Guitar Hard Case Review:


For the price, this is a great case! I wouldn't ship a guitar in it, or trust strangers to handle it, but it is a nice case. I purchased it for a Jackson Dinky, however, it's a long case, and my Mockingbird easily fits as well. The only thing is, with the thinner body, like the Mockingbird or something like a Gibson SG, all of the weight is on the neck. The back of the body does not touch the case (I can only assume the neck support is so tall so it allows for headstocks that tilt back). There is a seam in the lid that runs perpendicular and is noticeable, but for someone who's handling their own gear, and respectful to it, it will work fine. I just wish it had either a larger storage compartment, or small dividers on either side of the headstock cavity.

***UPDATE*** Seven months later...case still provides decent protection, however, the outside is showing signs of wear and tear...not a big deal...just FYI. The case has been used to haul from home to practice 1 - 2 times a week, and I've not been very careful with it. It's still definitely worth the money, but I wouldn't put an expensive guitar in it.



Yaheetech Rectangle Shaped Tweed Hardshell Guitar Case for Strat/Tele-Gold Review:


Very solid guitar case for the money, excellent value. I got this case to transport my guitar to and from college in the back of a car and store my guitar in it while not in use. It fits my Classic Vibe Telecaster pretty good even with the strap on. The padding squeezes the sides and the front face so it does not wobble around, but my only worry is that it doesn't really secure the movement parallel with the neck, so it's able to slide up and down in the case. If it slides up to far it can possibly hit the tuning keys or top of the headstock on the edge, but that likely won't be a big issue. I love the tweed styling and very soft red interior padding, gives off a really nice vintage vibe. The interior compartment is large enough for strings, straps, picks and other sorts of nessecities. Overall a great case for protection on trips every so often and storage, however if it's being transported every day I'm not so confident in the construction for that frequent use especially if it's under lots of other gear or banging around. Especially not for air travel.