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Hands On: MONO Cases Vertigo

I’m sort of a fanatic about protecting my guitars. I’ve got a bunch of different cases, some of which will withstand a nuclear event, submersion in the deepest ocean, or even a launch into outer space. But these sorts of cases are overkill for many gigs. Often I prefer a gig bag, but I want one that can give me hardshell-case protection while still being lightweight.

That’s where the MONO Cases Vertigo comes in. The Vertigo is a solid, super-durable cross between a case and a bag. Lightweight but rugged, it has a large pocket for cables, straps, an iPad, etc., and smaller pockets for picks, strings, and so on. But the “extra” is that it stands upright by itself, making it a breeze to load in your guitar. No fighting a floppy bag! The bottom of the case has a hardcore boot for extra stability and protection. Inside the case, there is a unique sculpted block that encloses the guitar neck to prevent a broken headstock in the event of a fall.

I became interested in the Vertigo because there is a new version that is fitted to ES-335-style semi-hollowbody guitars — it’s the first gig bag that I’ve felt comfortable entrusting with my 335. After using it on gigs, I like it so much, I want more Vertigos for my other guitars!

Mitch Gallagher

About Mitch Gallagher

Sweetwater Editorial Director, Mitch Gallagher, is one of the leading music/pro audio/audio recording authorities in the world. The former senior technical editor of Keyboard magazine and former editor-in-chief of EQ magazine, Gallagher has published thousands of articles, is the author of seven books and one instructional DVD, and appears in well over 500 videos on YouTube. He teaches audio recording and music business at Purdue University/Indiana University, and has appeared at festivals, conventions, and conferences around the world.
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  • MONO Vertigo Hybrid Electric Guitar Gig Bag - Black
    MONO Vertigo Hybrid Electric Guitar Gig Bag - Black Top-loading Case for Solidbody Guitar with Headlock Neck Suspension System, Molded Rubber Outsole, EVA Insole, Storage Compartments, and Carry Straps - Black The MONO Vertigo Guitar Case is designed to accommodate the way we often reach for our guitars: out of the side of a partially unzipped case...
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