Chord Carrying: The 6 Best Gig Bags for Your Electric or Acoustic Guitar

The Best Guitar Bags
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* Guitar gig bags for when the road (or your manager or A&R person) is calling
* Acoustic as well as electric versions
* Because it’s only punk rock to smash your instruments on purpose

You may not be able to carry a tune but you can at least more easily carry your music gear with these handy gig bags for your electric guitars, acoustic guitars and electric bass. Whether you’re on a DIY-scene tour with your band and need something to carry your gear around that’s flexible yet gives good protection or just schlepping your guitar across town to play a showcase at the Satellite, these are some flexible gig bags for musicians that won’t make you curse your lack of dedicated roadies.


1. CAHAYA Guitar Bag

This waterproof guitar bag has half an inch of padding to keep your guitars from getting scuffed. Flexible enough for a 41-42 inch acoustic, it fits a pretty large variety of guitars.

cahaya guitar bag Courtesy Amazon


2. Hola Electric Guitar Backpack

Made from heavy duty oxford nylon, this electric guitar case fits many different guitars including the telecaster and stratocasters. It comes with stout 15 mm padding and big padded, load-distributing shoulder straps.

Electric Guitar Bag Courtesy Amazon


3. Ibanez Power Pad Bag

This Ibanez acoustic guitar bag is cool because its style is a nod to the classic Jansport backpack. It also has super comfortable handles, 15 mm reinforced padding and even suede-style accents.

Ibanez guitar bag Courtesy Amazon


4. Gator Transit Case

With multiple hooks and loops for easy carrying and storage, this Gator electric guitar bag is convenient and makes it easier to carry pedals, cords, capos and accessories. It’s got weather resistant fabric and fits up to 41” guitars.

Gator Bag Courtesy Amazon

5. ChromaCast Bass Guitar Bag

This bass guitar gig bag is durable and tour-worthy, with extra pouches and flaps to hold gear. It fits up to 48” instruments and packs a solid 20 mm of padding. Because it’s only punk rock to smash your bass on stage, not in the loading dock.

Bass guitar gig bag Courtesy Amazon

6. Double Electric Guitar Bag

This bag is great for when you need to take two guitars and are short on packing space. It has 25mm of multi-layered padding.

double electric guitar carrying case Courtesy Amazon