Being a musician, one of your most valued possessions is your instrument. You have to be very responsible for it, and protect it from harm’s way. Larger instruments, like the keyboard, are harder to carry around when traveling frequently to perform in different places. The solution to all these problems? A case.
Cases come in different forms and can be made from different materials. Depending on the quality, a good case for keyboard can protect your instrument from external damage, dust, and bad weather conditions. Depending on the material they are made from, they can generally be divided into hard cases and gig bags. Hard cases are usually better endurance-wise and they protect the instrument from hard impact, which makes it safe to put in a trunk. They also have enough space in them to carry around additional accessories like pedals and power supplies.
Many manufacturers will create a specifically designed hard case for keyboard, according to the type of keyboard you use and some other personal preferences like colour, branding and imaging. Detachable wheels are also a great feature, since keyboards are not the most lightweight of instruments, the option to drag them around sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Here’s my three personal recommendations for keyboard cases.
Gator TSA ATA 76-note keyboard w/wheels
This one is made of polyethylene which is almost indestructible and has four TSA locking latches (two locking) designed for air travel. It is made with a unique block design and wedge for customizing it’s interior. Plus, its ergonomic and comfortable handles are made of rubber and a continuous valance with a black powder coated hardware.
SKB ISeries Waterproof 76-Note Keyboard Case
This case features a combination of a cleat/foam interior that provides safety for the instrument during transport. It has built-in wheels and it is water resistant which provides incredible protection for your keyboard. It’s made of high-strength materials that are corrosion and impact-damage resistant. Moreover, it has a patented latch system that can be released with a trigger. The locks are TSA approved, ergonomic rubber made handles covered with cushion.
Stagg ABS Case With Wheels
This is an aluminum edged case which with it’s high robustness provides the ultimate protection for keyboards of medium size. It has four built-in wheels that are durable and will last you for a long time. Handles are built of high quality plastic and they are also very durable and won’t easily break. The price is affordable and it’s worth to consider buying it.
Your instrument is important to you, so it’s important to get the right protection for it. The hard case for keyboard provides mobility, durability and protection from all types of external sources of damage.