3. Cases and Gigbags
There are currently many stylish options for transporting guitars. For touring and long distance travel, most musicians prefer the added protection of a hard case. Traditionally these have been made of wood, which can be a rather heavy, but in recent years fibreglass and plastic cases have become common, much to the relief of touring musicians.
Hardcase / Flightcase
For daily use many players prefer to use a lightweight gig bag. These tend to be fairly inexpensive and usually provide ample protection. Some even have space for two guitars or basses.
If you intend to fly with your instrument, its definitely worth checking with the airline whether your instrument will be as hand luggage in a gig bag; if they insist on putting it in the
SustainA general term with various specific meanings in music/audio production: 1) In general terms, how well an instrument's sound persists once played. 2) The third part of the ADSR envelope used by many synthesisers, Sustain ('S') determines to what volume a note decays after it is triggered, but before the key is released. (Decay 'D' controls how fast this happens) 3) The piano pedal which removes the dampers from the strings, so that notes will continue to sound even after the keys have been released. This is implemented in MIDI as a specific message with 2 possible values: 127 (pedal down) and 1 (pedal up).hold
, a flight case (or at least a traditional hard case) is essential.