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. In the peghead area Cordura and leather protect the interior ripstop from sharp string ends.
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 5 colors including black.
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. Click here to see the shoulder strap carry method.
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®. Click here to see pictures of the neck pouch. 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.