New Softcases feature protective interiors drawing on 30+ years of experience and expertise in hard case design 23/07/08
SKB Corporation has expanded its popular Softcase line. They tell us that these new cases offer the protection of the same rigid foam found in SKB's hardshell cases with the style and portability of nylon gig bags. Six new softcase models are being offered, including the two newest case designs from SKB, the 1SKB-SC58 for Flying V Type Guitars and the 1SKB-SC63 for Explorer/Firebird Type Guitars. Unlike conventional, rectangular shaped guitar cases, these Softcases employ distinctive designs (both interior and exterior) that mirror the actual shape of these unique instruments, yielding a smaller footprint while cradling the guitars for added protection. The other four models are the 1SKB-SC300 for Baby Taylor/Martin LX; 1SKB-SCFS6 for Universal Shaped Electric Guitars; 1SKB-SC56 for Les Paul Type Guitars; and 1SKB-SCFB4 for Universal Shaped Electric Basses.
Softcase models are manufactured of a rugged, weather resistant 600 Denier ballistic nylon exterior with a hard-core EPS foam interior to provide more substantial protection than a conventional gig bag at an affordable price. The plush lined interiors also offer full neck support for added protection over aconventional gig bag. All Softcase models include two external zippered pouches, one with numerous internal compartments for organized accessory storage, as well as adjustable padded backpack straps for easy transport.
Steph Maffei, SKB Product Manager, had this to say, "SKB has been the consistent leader in hard case development, and it only makes sense to offer the same protective innovations of our renowned hard cases with the convenience and benefits of a soft nylon exterior. With an affordable price, a lighter construction and enhanced portability with the padded back pack straps, these cases offer the ultimate in SKB protection for the guitarist on the go." Pricing and Availability:
The new Softcase models from SKB will be available September 1, 2008, with estimated street as follows:
1SKB-SC300 for Baby Taylor/Martin LX $59.99
1SKB-SCFS6 for Universal Shaped Electric Guitars $69.99
1SKB-SC56 for Les Paul type Guitars $74.99
1SKB-SC58 for Flying V type Guitars $89.99
1SKB-SC63 for Explorer/Firebird type Guitars $89.99
1SKB-SCFB4 for Universal Shaped Electric Basses $84.99