Rolling Stone – The Best Keyboard Cases to Keep Your Instrument Safe


Gator cases take the #1 and #3 spots for best keyboard cases.

1. Gator Cases Molded Flight Case

Soft-shell cases get the job done for safe storage and local travel, but if you’ll be flying or touring, go for this absolute beast of a case from Gator. Maybe its best feature of all: the recessed inline wheels. It may seem like a simple add-on to include, but it’s a lifesaver when moving it long distances, like when your’e in a major airport trying to reach your gate.

The case’s exterior is molded with extremely tough polyethylene, and its interior is padded throughout, creating a comfy space for your keyboard to fit. There’s also adjustable big foam pads to secure it even more, and give it some cushioning in case of drops. You can even adjust the inner space with soft wedges and blocks to fill it in, and keep your keyboard from shifting around.

It has a soft grip padding under the spring-loaded, rubber-grip tow handle, with a capacity of 130 pounds to accommodate even the bulkiest keyboard.

This is available in eight sizes that are sure to fit your model – from 49-note to 88, slimline to extra deep. When you’re ready to play, crack it open with the easy-release latch.

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3. Gator Cases GKB-88 Padded Keyboard Bag

Gator’s soft-shell GKB series is ready for the road, no matter the size of your keyboard. The entire line has sizes for 48 up to 88 keys, with an exterior built from thick nylon construction.

The big Velcro straps inside provide a secure extra buffer, and hold your instrument in place with soft padding, preventing it from ever falling out. There are two zippered storage compartments big enough to hold everything from books and cables to pedals and even music stands.

For a full-size case, this is lightweight too, at just over 6 pounds – grab it by the reinforced, riveted and durable carry handle and you’re good to go.

Gkb-88-slim Opengear Lt
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