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Struggled for a few days, I ordered the vertigo

If it's not satisfying, I'll replace it with the SKB one [thumbup]

 

I think you made the brest choice.

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I think you made the brest choice.

 

 

I see what you did there! LOL!

 

those look like pretty good gig bags. I expect you will be pleased.

 

let us know how you make out.

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I see what you did there! LOL!

 

those look like pretty good gig bags. I expect you will be pleased.

 

let us know how you make out.

 

If my mammary serves me correctly, they are quite good.

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For those who still follow this thread I just got both of the two cases. Here are some of my personal opinions. [tongue]

 

1.Gibson brown hardshell case

Weight (mesured with my electronic scale, idem for two others): 3,8kg

Pros:

really sturdy, fits perfectly the Gibson Les Paul. For me it's the only option for a flight, and it looks so cool. Build quality is very nice.

Cons:

honestly it's not THAT heavy to carry for a short trip, I took it out two times and it's ok. The real problem is that you cannot carry it on your back, and no room for other matos.

 

 

2.Mono Vertigo

Weight: 2,8kg, it's definitely a lot lighter than the hardshell case, but for a gigbag I would say it's not really light weight. You can still feel it in your hands.

Pros:

It's the best looking gigbag on the market. Build quality is very nice and it has many pockets. When I carry it on my back, I don't feel heavy at all. The paddings protect the guitar really well.

Cons:

No, I should say this case is not designed for Les Paul. The case itself is really tight for a LP's thick body and not easy to put the guitar inside. When you lay the case down, the headstock touches the back of the case (which is the worst thing), you can feel that pressure if you put a finger inside.

 

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SKB SC56 soft case

Weight: 2,3kg, when I hold this thing in hand, I have to say it's significantly lighter than the Mono one.

Pros:

It fits my Gibson perfectly. It's designed for LP guitars and it's great. It's light weight and has two comfortable straps which make it even more pleasing to carry on my back.

 

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Cons:

Aesthetically this case does not look cool. Many cheaper cases may look way better than this, it's not a problem after all. The handle is not well placed on the side, I found it impossible to carry by hand.

The real problem is the build quality. You can tell that the case is not well made just by touching it. When I carried it on my back for the first time, with my Gibson inside, one of the straps slipped through the plastic buckle and almost fell apart, it freaked me out. I would break my guitar if I didn't notice it.

 

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I keep my heavy brown case on a stand in the living room and carry my Les Paul in a lightweight laundry sack that breathes.

 

rct

 

 

LOL

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I found that the best gig bags are the Gibson ones that come with the new 2016 Studio HPs - fits it like a glove, although only one pocket. My Studio HP came with a nuclear proof aluminum case, was was too big and heavy. Went on ebay and craigslist, and found people selling their new gig bags - most wanted a hard case. Go figure. Got mine for $50.

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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I was actually looking to see if anyone used the backaxe or the Rokkomann. The guys I play with live about 2 miles away, so it'd be nice to have something on my back, especially if I bicycle.

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For those who still follow this thread I just got both of the two cases. Here are some of my personal opinions. [tongue]

 

1.Gibson brown hardshell case

Weight (mesured with my electronic scale, idem for two others): 3,8kg

Pros:

really sturdy, fits perfectly the Gibson Les Paul. For me it's the only option for a flight, and it looks so cool. Build quality is very nice.

Cons:

honestly it's not THAT heavy to carry for a short trip, I took it out two times and it's ok. The real problem is that you cannot carry it on your back, and no room for other matos.

 

 

2.Mono Vertigo

Weight: 2,8kg, it's definitely a lot lighter than the hardshell case, but for a gigbag I would say it's not really light weight. You can still feel it in your hands.

Pros:

It's the best looking gigbag on the market. Build quality is very nice and it has many pockets. When I carry it on my back, I don't feel heavy at all. The paddings protect the guitar really well.

Cons:

No, I should say this case is not designed for Les Paul. The case itself is really tight for a LP's thick body and not easy to put the guitar inside. When you lay the case down, the headstock touches the back of the case (which is the worst thing), you can feel that pressure if you put a finger inside.

 

 

 

SKB SC56 soft case

Weight: 2,3kg, when I hold this thing in hand, I have to say it's significantly lighter than the Mono one.

Pros:

It fits my Gibson perfectly. It's designed for LP guitars and it's great. It's light weight and has two comfortable straps which make it even more pleasing to carry on my back.

 

 

Cons:

Aesthetically this case does not look cool. Many cheaper cases may look way better than this, it's not a problem after all. The handle is not well placed on the side, I found it impossible to carry by hand.

The real problem is the build quality. You can tell that the case is not well made just by touching it. When I carried it on my back for the first time, with my Gibson inside, one of the straps slipped through the plastic buckle and almost fell apart, it freaked me out. I would break my guitar if I didn't notice it.

 

 

Fine review!

 

But I still think those Brown cases only become heavy when you put a Les Paul in them.

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