Blue Heron® manufactures quality, lightweight Softshell Cases for most stringed instruments. Our cases provide superior protection for your instrument combined with the convenient portability of a carefully designed gig bag.
The most important feature of any soft case is the padding. We use EVA closed cell foam for the body and sides of the case. The foam is sandwiched between the interior lining of lint-free Ripstop Nylon and the tough, water-repellent, 1000 denier Cordura exterior fabric. We laminate an additional 1/2" pillow of open-cell foam in the peghead area of stringed instruments for a shock absorber. Cordura and leather protect the interior peghead area from sharp string ends.
For strength, durability, and ease of use Blue Heron Cases feature a large #10 nylon coiled zipper with two long-lasting nickel zipper pulls. Cases are available in 5 colors including black. Click here to see our color choices.
Our cases are sewn with a double-stitched 3/4" seam bound with 1-1/2" polypropylene webbing. There are no exposed seams.
For carrying convenience our padded handles are surrounded by supple leather for a comfortable grip.
Guitar and Banjo cases have a handgrip on top of the case, and a grip and pocket on the back. A garment hook is attached to a D-ring and stowed in the pocket allowing the user to hang the case, with or without the instrument, backstage or in a closet. A handgrip makes it possible to hold the case vertically. We call it the elevator grip.
The case comes with a detachable 2" strap which can be used as a shoulder sling, or as a single strap backpack carry. This method is both secure and comfortable.
For storage we have provided a large, zippered pouch pocket on the top of the case. For small accessories (picks, cards, etc.) there is a flat pocket inside the neck area of the case.
We also offer an optional padded Neck Pouch®, pictured left. This 5” x 12" pouch provides an extra 100 cubic inches of usable storage space and extra padding under the neck of your instrument. Double-sided velcro securely attaches the Neck Pouch® to the case. Padded backpack straps are also available as an option.
Blue Heron Softshell Cases are made to order at our shop on the Redwood Coast of Northern California. We offer a variety of standard sizes. Custom sizing is also available. It has been our pleasure to serve the musical community since 1989.