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Top 10 Affordable Classical Guitar Cases

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As a classical guitar enthusiast, I have always preferred to spend money on a guitar. I even suggest others go for a guitar that is higher in value, simply because I believe spending on a guitar is not just consumerism; it is an investment.

However, we rarely think about spending money on guitar cases, a guitar accessory we all need. It seems illogical because we never protect a costly guitar from bumps and scratches, even though you would think that would be the first thing to do.

This is why I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 affordable classical guitar cases you can find on the market right now. I emphasize “affordable” because as much as we’d like to spend on expensive cases, chances are most of us will end up spending that money on a new guitar! There are three types of guitar cases, and we have all listed all types of them. So let’s get started.

ChromaCast CC-CG Bag

The ChromaCast CC-CG bag is our top pick for a classical guitar case. This lightweight, soft guitar bag was made to safeguard classical guitars while in transit. It is made with tough nylon and has padding inside and a handle for portability.

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The backpack straps are detachable and adjustable, making the guitar bag convenient to carry. You can keep your strings, tuner, and picks organized in the large front pocket. To prevent damage to the guitar’s finish, the guitar bag is lined with a plush fabric on the inside. The guitar bag is made so that it can fit the vast majority of classical guitars that are sold.

Gator Cases Transit Series Gig Bag

Gator Cases makes a gig bag specifically for classical guitars; it’s part of their Transit Series. It has thick foam padding and microfleece on the inside to absorb shock and is made of 600-denier nylon on the outside. The case is portable thanks to its padded backpack straps and sturdy grab handle.

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The outside has a large zippered pouch for your guitar’s extras, and the inside has a headstock and neck support system to keep your guitar from moving around and getting scratched up during transport. The reinforced internal protection shield provides extra safety and longevity to the case. It is designed to accommodate the majority of classical guitars.

Gator Cases Transit Series Gig Bag
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Guardian CG-020-HD Hardshell Case

When it comes to protecting your classical guitar from drops, scratches, and temperature swings, look no further than the Guardian CG-020-HD. Its strong 5-ply wood construction, durable tolex covering, and soft interior lining keep your guitar safe from movement and impact.

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The case has a large accessory compartment on the inside, as well as a molded handle for easy carrying, four gold-plated latches, and a locking latch in the middle.

A neck pillow is included, and the soft interior has an extra layer of padding to keep the guitar’s body in place. The Guardian CG-020-HD is sized to accommodate guitars of a standard classical design.

TKL 7815 Prestige Classical Guitar Case

The TKL 7815 Prestige classical guitar case is a premium hard shell option for protecting your classical guitar. The outside is made of high-tension Durahyde, and the inside is made of crushed velvet that was bonded by hand.

TKL 7815 Prestige Classical Guitar Case
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Padded for comfort and security, this case features triple-plated chrome hardware and reinforced valance. A Velcro strap and neck support with foam padding on the inside holds the guitar’s neck in place. The TKL 7815 is made to fit standard-sized classical guitars and has a large accessory compartment with a lid that can be removed.

TKL 7815 Prestige Classical Guitar Case
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Musician’s Gear Deluxe Classical Guitar Case

The Musician’s Gear Deluxe is a soft-shell gig bag made specifically for transporting classical guitars. It protects the instrument with a tough 600-denier nylon exterior, 5mm of padding inside, and a cushion for the headstock. 

The bag comes with detachable backpack straps, a padded carry handle, and an exterior accessory pocket secured by a zipper. Inside, there is a large pocket for accessories, and the case is made to fit most standard-sized classical guitars.

Protec C244 Deluxe Classical Guitar Gig Bag

The Protec C244 Deluxe Classical Guitar Gig Bag is a protective soft-shell case for classical guitars. The weather-resistant nylon exterior is paired with 25mm of padding and a plush, abrasion-free interior. 

The bag features a thickly padded shoulder pad on the adjustable backpack straps, a reinforced carry handle, and a sizable zippered accessory pocket. A neck cushion with a Velcro strap secures the guitar inside the case, and the guitar body is protected by padding at the bottom of the case.

Protec C244 Deluxe Classical Guitar Gig Bag
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The Protec C244 is made to accommodate classical guitars of standard size.

 Crossrock CRSG106C

To safeguard classical guitars during transport, Crossrock created the CRSG106C, a soft-shell gig bag. It is padded with 20mm of high-density foam and lined with plush velvet on the inside, and it has a durable 600D Oxford exterior. 

The bag has removable, adjustable shoulder straps, a padded carry handle, and an exterior accessory pocket with a zipper closure. There is a padded bottom to prevent damage to the guitar and a neck support cushion with a velcro strap to keep the guitar in place inside the case.

 Crossrock CRSG106C
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The Crossrock CRSG106C is made to accommodate classical guitars of standard size.

Road Runner RR1C Classical Guitar Gig Bag

The Road Runner RR1C Classical Guitar Gig Bag is a soft-shell case made for classical guitars.  The 600D polyester exterior is water and snow-resistant, and the 25mm of padding and plush interior keep the guitar safe from damage. 

The bag comes with detachable backpack straps, a padded carry handle, and a spacious zippered compartment for extras. A neck cushion with a Velcro strap secures the guitar inside the case, and the guitar body is protected by padding at the bottom of the case.

Road Runner RR1C Classical Guitar Gig Bag
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Almost any classical guitar that is “normal size” will work with the Road Runner RR1C.

Wolfpak WPCL-1002 Polyfoam Classical Guitar Case

The Wolfpak WPCL-1002 is a polyfoam case that is both lightweight and durable. The outer shell is made of water- and snow-resistant 600-denier polyester and the interior is lined with a soft material to prevent scratches.

Wolfpak WPCL-1002 Polyfoam Classical Guitar Case
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The bag has a padded carry handle, detachable shoulder straps, and an exterior zippered pocket for small accessories. Inside the case is a neck support cushion with a Velcro strap to keep the guitar in place and a padded bottom to protect the guitar’s body.

Levy’s LVYCLASSICGB200 Deluxe Classical Guitar Gig Bag

Levy’s LVYCLASSICGB200 is a soft-shell gig bag. Its 600-denier tan polyester exterior, 1-inch foam padding, and soft, plush interior make it very strong. The bag comes with detachable backpack straps, a padded carry handle, and an exterior accessory pocket secured by a zipper.

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There is a padded bottom to prevent damage to the guitar and a neck support cushion with a velcro strap to keep the guitar in place inside the case. The Deluxe Classical Guitar Gig Bag model from Levy’s Leathers comes in a standard size that fits all classical guitars. They provide effective protection while being portable and light.

What to choose: Guitar Case or Guitar Gig?

Guitar cases and gig bags are both designed to protect your guitar from damage, but they have different levels of protection and portability.

When deciding between a guitar case or a guitar gig bag, it ultimately depends on your specific needs and preferences. 

A guitar case provides more protection and is ideal for long-distance travel or keeping your guitar safe in various environments. On the other hand, a gig bag is lighter and more convenient for short trips, rehearsals, or simply carrying your guitar to and from local gigs. 

It offers basic protection against dust and minor bumps but is not as rugged as a hard case. Consider your usage and how much protection your guitar requires to make the right choice.

Here is a table comparing the two.

FeatureGuitar caseGuitar gig bag
ProtectionHighMedium
PortabilityLowHigh
DurabilityHighMedium
WeatherproofYesNo
CostHighLow

What To Look For Before Buying a Guitar Case?

Here are some things to consider before buying a guitar case:

Size: Make sure the case fits your guitar snugly. There should be enough padding to protect the guitar from bumps and shocks, but not so much that the guitar is rattling around inside the case.

Material: Guitar cases are typically made of wood, plastic, or a combination of both. Wood cases are the most durable, but they can also be the heaviest and most expensive. Plastic cases are lighter and less expensive, but they may not offer as much protection.

Features: Some guitar cases come with additional features, such as compartments for accessories, hygrometers to monitor humidity levels, and TSA locks for travel. Consider which features are important to you and choose a case that has them.

Interior Padding: Check for ample interior padding, including neck support, to cushion your guitar and prevent it from moving around inside the case.

Storage: Check for additional storage compartments for accessories like picks, strings, and sheet music.

Price: Guitar cases can range in price from around $50 to $500 or more. Set a budget before you start shopping so you don’t overspend.

By considering these factors, you can select a guitar case that provides the best protection and convenience for your instrument.

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