Blue Heron® manufactures quality, lightweight Softshell Cases for most stringed instruments. Our cases provide 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. We also laminate an additional 1/2" pillow of open-cell foam in the peghead area of stringed instruments as a shock absorber.

The foam is sandwiched between the interior lining of lint-free Ripstop Nylon and the tough, water-repellent, 1000 denier Cordura exterior fabric. For strength and durability, Blue Heron Cases feature a large #10 nylon coiled zipper with two long-lasting nickel zipper pulls for ease of use. Cases are available in 6 colors including black. Click here to see our color choices.

For carrying convenience our padded handles are surrounded by supple leather for a comfortable grip.

The case comes with a detachable 2" strap which can be used as a sling, or used 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 those 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.

Blue Heron Softshell Cases are made to order at our shop in Northern California. We offer a variety of standard sizes and custom sizing is also available. It has been our pleasure to serve the musical community for more than twenty years.