A classical guitar case has two purposes: It protects your guitar from damage, and it makes your guitar more portable.
There are hundreds of different cases you can choose from, but they all fall into three general categories - soft cases, hard cases, and lightweight hard cases.
A soft case (also called a "gig bag") is very portable. It has a soft fabric exterior, and is opened/closed by a zipper. The case is lightweight, and usually has many add-on features like backpack straps and pockets to make traveling easy.
Soft cases are also generally less expensive than other cases. They cost anywhere from $15 to $100. However, soft cases are not very durable, so they won't protect your guitar from heavy damage. Soft cases work well for inexpensive guitars.
Click on the link above to buy a soft case through Guitar Center's website.
A hard case is very durable. It has a rigid exterior, a handle, and three or four latches to hold the case shut.
A hard case can resist heavy impact, but is less portable because of its heavy weight. Hard cases also tend to be expensive, costing anywhere from $50 to $1000 (for custom-made cases). If you own an nice guitar, I recommend you make the investment and protect it with a hard case..
Click on the link above to buy a hard case through Guitar Center's website.
Lightweight hard cases (also called "polyfoam cases") are a cross between soft cases and hard cases. They are somewhat durable while also being somewhat portable. The case has a rigid exterior, and is closed by a zipper.
Polyfoam cases cost between $50 and $100. They usually have several add-on features like pockets and backpack straps.
Usually, you cannot find this kind of case in guitar stores, so you will probably need to order it online. Click on the link above to buy a Polyfoam case through Guitar Center's website.
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