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    Help Good bag for an ES-339?

    Hello all,
    The Gibson bag that was included with my Gibson ES-139 is pretty ratty at this point, and I need a replacement. I've been all over town trying bags and not one store has stocked anything which fits well. I might have to order it online.
    Has anyone got any good suggestions? I'll take anything, although it'll be even better if it's cheap!

    I don't know if leather would be a good idea, lots of rain and snow here.

    A case is out of the question. I don't have a car and use bicycles a lot between locations as it's quicker and more comfortable than the trolley.

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    How wide is the lower bout, and what is the total length?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    How wide is the lower bout, and what is the total length?
    Not sure, when I inquired with Gibson all I got was that it's a differently appointed ES-339 (single-cut, no f holes, single ctrls, etc)

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    I'm a big fan of the Mono line of gig bags which are really more like soft-shell cases. Some are pretty darn tough, especially the "Vertigo" models. I'd suggest seeing if one of those would fit. My Collings Eastside LC Jazz 15" guitar just barely fits into their "electric" size Vertigo model - so almost certainly your 339 would fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolvinny View Post
    I'm a big fan of the Mono line of gig bags which are really more like soft-shell cases. Some are pretty darn tough, especially the "Vertigo" models. I'd suggest seeing if one of those would fit. My Collings Eastside LC Jazz 15" guitar just barely fits into their "electric" size Vertigo model - so almost certainly your 339 would fit.
    +1 for Mono bags. Well thought out and well made. They'll respond to on-line questions about fit for various models.

    My bag has a lot of nice details. Pouch that fits strings in boxes perfectly. A pouch for pics. Those long slender pockets for pencils. A broader small pocket that fits my ear plug case. A big pouch which will fit, I think, a Boss GT-1 and some cables. Lots of ways to pick it up and carry it. Shoulder straps are comfortable.

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    Maybe go ahead and get a hard case for protection, then modify a backpack to hold the case (a layer of foam inside for your back)... with the head end of the case sticking out the top... backpacks have external pockets.

    Or, get one of those child/pet carry trailers behind the bike and you would have room for both an amp and a hard cased guitar.
    "Bent my ear to hear the tune and closed my eyes to see."

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    Another vote for Mono Bags I use a Les Paul size Mono for my ES-339.

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    I recall that Johnny B. Goode used a gunny sack for his guitar.


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    Mono Vertigo or Reunion Blues Continental Voyager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    Only a Gibson is good enough:
    That's a neat bag. If only it didn't have the huge logo on it.
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr quick View Post
    Not sure, when I inquired with Gibson all I got was that it's a differently appointed ES-339 (single-cut, no f holes, single ctrls, etc)
    What am I missing here, can't you just measure it?
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr quick View Post
    Hello all,
    The Gibson bag that was included with my Gibson ES-139 is pretty ratty at this point, and I need a replacement. I've been all over town trying bags and not one store has stocked anything which fits well. I might have to order it online.
    Has anyone got any good suggestions? I'll take anything, although it'll be even better if it's cheap!

    I don't know if leather would be a good idea, lots of rain and snow here.

    A case is out of the question. I don't have a car and use bicycles a lot between locations as it's quicker and more comfortable than the trolley.
    If you're not planning on falling off your bike, I'd recommend a Road Runner RR1 bag. I use the acoustic guitar size for my archtop. It's somewhat protective, comfortable to carry, has very well designed pouches, and is cheap. That would be a loose fit for your 139, but they make other sizes. You should measure both bouts, thickness and length and compare that to the specs on the Road Runner site.

    I also have a Mono M80, a Reunion Blues Continental, and a Reunion Blues Aero for other guitars. All are more protective than the RR, but a lot more expensive and heavier. I've had Mooradian cases in past, which but they fell apart.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    What am I missing here, can't you just measure it?
    ps - I've never seen this model before. A quick google says it was made for, and sold only by GC. Is that true?
    Last edited by Woody Sound; 05-16-2019 at 10:07 AM.
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    Have a look on Amazon-they have quite a few hard and soft cases-many with 2 shoulder straps for carrying.

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    I have a Gibson Johnny A. Which I believe is the same size as the 339. I bought a Reunion Blues RBCE1. It works well.


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