Electric Guitar Case Comparison

This is a comparison of the different types of electric guitar cases along with actual products to help you decide how to keep your axe safe and portable.

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If you have the money and you want to protect your precious guitar, nothing will beat a good electric guitar hard case. Still the convenience of soft guitar cases are not to be underrated, they can provide enough protection in certain situations without the extra weight and cost.

All things being equal, it is best to have one of each, an electric guitar soft case and hard case. However if your budget is limited, you will be forced to pick one or the other. Picking one will mean that you will have to sacrifice what the other has to offer.

To make it easier for you, we have listed down the two main types of electric guitar cases, side by side, along with their pros and cons. We did not include gig bags on this list - we'll come to those at a later time.

Electric Guitar Hard Case:

PROS:

    Sturdy
    Reliable
    Best for long term storage
    Best for long travels
    Protects from bumps
    Easy to lock or secure

CONS:

    Heavy
    Too rigid and big
    Inconvenient to lug around
    Expensive

Gator G-Tour Flight Case

Gator G-Tour Elec Flight Case
Retail Price:$259.99

This is a classic and popular example of a sturdy hard case, great for long term storage and travel. It's rigid exterior is contrasted by its plush interior.
Manufacturer: Gator

SKB Rectangular Hard Case

SKB Rectangular Hard Case
Retail Price:$129.99

Reliable exterior with indestructible fiberglass-reinforced nylon latches that are TSA recognized. Also features comfortable an over mold handle
Manufacturer: SKB

Road Runner Tweed Hardshell

Road Runner Tweed Hardshell Guitar Case
Retail Price:$99.99

This stylish electric guitar hard case is made of sturdy multi-ply oak. Its classic tweed covering and plush interior gives it a genuine vintage vibe.
Manufacturer: Road Runner

Coffin Case G-185 Universal

Coffin Case G-185 Universal
Retail Price:$119.00

Let your guitar literally rest in peace with this durable and stylish coffin Case. Features red velvet interior and shock resistant pillows.
Manufacturer: Coffin Case

Protec Stonewood with Window

Protec Stonewood with Window
Retail Price:$124.99

This is a guitar case that puts a modern twist to classic electric guitar hard case design - a window that showcases the headstock of your guitar.
Manufacturer: Protec

Electric Guitar Soft Case:

PROS:

    Affordable
    Lightweight
    Convenient
    Great for quick travels
    Easy to carry around
    More pocket options

CONS:

    Unreliable
    Not as great for long term storage
    Not as great for long travels
    Not enough protection from bumps and dings

Gator GL Electric Soft Case

Gator GL Electric Soft Case
Retail Price:$64.99

Soft exterior is not as reliable as the hardcase version but it is definitly cheaper, lighter and more convenient. Also features plush interiors.
Manufacturer: Gator

SKB Rectangular Soft Case

SKB Rectangular Soft Case
Retail Price:$64.99

This electric guitar soft case features soft but sturdy 600 denier exterior along with rigid interior foam meant for traditional electric guitars.
Manufacturer: SKB

Road Runner Polyfoam Guitar Case

Road Runner Polyfoam Guitar Case
Retail Price:$59.99

This case features a rigid thermal-form structure and cortex cover for improved durability. It also comes with a spacious pocket like a regular gig bag.
Manufacturer: Road Runner

Kaces Boutique Polyfoam Guitar Case

Kaces Boutique Polyfoam Guitar Case
Retail Price:$80.00

An electric guitar soft case with practical gig bag features for convenience like multiple large pockets, padded back straps and shoulder blade padding.
Manufacturer: Kaces

Protec Contego Pro Pac

Protec Contego Pro Pac
Retail Price:$125.00

This is a stylish guitar case that gives you ultimate convenience with just the right amount of protection from its ballistic nylon exterior and multilayer foam.
Manufacturer: Protec

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