I now offer fitted gigbags to protect your bespoke instrument. Calzone ATA flight cases remain a necessity for extended touring, however the gigbag is much more convenient for normal daily use.
Gigbags are handmade in Denver, Colorado (USA) by Altieri Instrument Bags. Donna Altieri provides exceptional service, patiently answering my questions and working closely together to template then refine fit and features of the design. Her minimalist concept matches my own instrument aesthetic.
Construction methods are identical to backpacking/rock climbing equipment you entrust your life to in wilderness situations. 420 Denier Pack Cloth with polyurethane coating is waterproof. Volara closed cell foam padding repels moisture and controls thermal transitions. Custom quilted ripstop nylon interior. YKK zippers and double stitching throughout. Stowable shoulder straps.
I am personally excited to source someone who is as passionate about her craftsmanship as I am, designing and creating in USA.