Are you looking for something lightweight to help you safely carry and store your precious electric guitars? Our electric guitar gig bags do just that! For newer guitarists, an electric guitar gig bag is basically a carry-bag made of smooth, lightweight, material.
What do you want in a solid electric guitar bag? Well, to start: excellent stitching, high-quality zippers, good bag balance, top-quality interior, inner padding, durable straps, string and bridge protectors, a padded base, pockets for accessories, and neck protection. The list sounds long, but you'll find our guitar gig bags at Sweetwater fit the bill. We're all musicians, so we care about protecting our (and your) instruments.
Typically, you can choose between a leather or fabric exterior for your electric guitar gig bag. The interior will have inner padding of various density and thickness, with thickness generally ranging between a half-inch and an inch. For extra protection, look for bags that have added support for fragile parts such as the neck. Many gig bags come with two shoulder straps and at least one carrying handle. Also, all of our bags are secured with a durable, reliable zipper and have at least one outer pocket where you can keep your sheet music and other smaller stuff like capos, tuners, strings, and guitar picks.
When shopping for electric guitar gig bags, consider getting a water-resistant option, especially if you live somewhere with rain or tour regularly. This will protect your instrument from potential water and snow damage. Most guitars are made from wood - and water and wood don't really get along great - so it's up to you to make sure that you keep them far away from each other.
Speaking of touring, if you're regularly flying and bringing your electric guitar along with you, it's essential to get a bag that is solid, tough, and of the highest quality. For superior protection, look for electric guitar bags that have extra padding. These will give your instrument extra protection from guitar scratches and unpleasant impacts with hard objects that could occur with plane travel.
Enough about your guitar. What about you? Well, padded shoulder straps will be very comfortable for you and we carry lots of gig bags where they are the norm, along with extra pockets, padded neck rests, internal straps and heel cushions. Feels nice, doesn't it?
Sweetwater carries a dizzying array of electric guitar gig bags, so you if you want help narrowing down your options, just give our Sales Engineers a call. We're happy to help you decide which is the perfect gig bag for your electric guitar.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.