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« on: April 28, 2016, 03:57:19 AM »

I'm thinking about getting a gig bag for my LSV.  But I'm also nervous about it for some reason.  Weird, since I only have bags for my Seagull and bass.  I have a Fender classical guitar bag for my Seagull, but that was from 1998, I think. Some how I'm concerned about the safety of my Larrivee in a bag as opposed to hard case.  And this is just for transporting to and from church or my friend's place....not flying on a plane or anything like that.  Did some forum searching and also been doing a lot of browsing on Internet retailer sites.  Any recommendations, brands, styles?  I'm not actually afraid to carry the Larrivee in a bag, but I want to get something good.  Assuming a classical sized bag will fit an LSV?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 06:05:20 AM »

I once had a Taylor gig bag for a parlor that I thought was quite adequate. Tough skin, plenty of padding and quality zipper.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 01:48:17 PM »

Gig bags are good for most local transportation purposes as long as nothing untoward happens.  Have a handle or shoulder strap, keep the rain off, that's about it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 01:54:51 PM »

I recommend getting a very good padded one, you might even consider a featherlight bag, it offers more protection and padding but still zippers.  I ruined a brand new 000 the first day I bought it by carrying it in a cheap Gator gig back.  It put some long deep scratches down the middle of the back just putting it in and taking it out of the case one time.  Probably caused by the soft sides and sharper zippers....
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 03:19:51 PM »

I recommend getting a very good padded one, you might even consider a featherlight bag, it offers more protection and padding but still zippers.  I ruined a brand new 000 the first day I bought it by carrying it in a cheap Gator gig back.  It put some long deep scratches down the middle of the back just putting it in and taking it out of the case one time.  Probably caused by the soft sides and sharper zippers....

That is one thing that does concern me....zippers.  The zipper on my Fender bag is soft with tight, rounded teeth, and I've never had problems with it with my Seagull.  But it's not as padded as I'd like, otherwise I'd just use that one.  Of course I don't care too much what happens to that Seagull (the result of having a beat to crap $400 guitar).  I did see that Gator has some higher end bags, but hard to tell from a pic online.  I guess I need to actually go to a music store one of these days.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 02:06:40 AM »

Why a gig bag? Are you bicycling?

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 07:13:41 AM »

I have a Boulder Alpine Gig Bag for my Parlor.  Needed something to replace the original Larrivee bag that failed after 15 years.

Decent padding (better than the Larrivee bag).  Available in Tan which keeps the heat down.

But, I'm convinced that a guitar in a gig bag is simply going to get more beat up than one in a case.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 03:23:14 PM »

Why a gig bag? Are you bicycling?



Ha!  No...just trying to reduce the overall amount of weight I carry on Sunday mornings... Which usually involves at least a violin, the Larrivee, and sometimes a bass too.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2016, 03:25:15 PM »

I have a Boulder Alpine Gig Bag for my Parlor.  Needed something to replace the original Larrivee bag that failed after 15 years.

Decent padding (better than the Larrivee bag).  Available in Tan which keeps the heat down.

But, I'm convinced that a guitar in a gig bag is simply going to get more beat up than one in a case.

I will look into those.  I'd only be using it for days when I'm hauling more than one instrument.  Otherwise, it lives in the archtop hard shell it came in.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2016, 12:09:41 AM »

LSV should fit in a 000/OM size bag.
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