Whether you’re a professional musician or carefully picking up a keyboard for the first time, you want to ensure your favorite instrument is safely stored and easily accessible. Keyboard instrument cases, gig bags and covers are an excellent way to safeguard your investment for years of use and enjoyment. Keyboard cases come in different sizes, strength and durability. The most important questions to consider are how often you will be using your keyboard and will you be travelling with it? If you are a casual player and tend to stick close to home, a lightweight gig bag or cover will perfectly suit your needs. If you are a more take your keyboard on the road, a hard shell case may be of more value. Any type of case or bag will protect your keyboard from dirt and dust. However if you will be transporting your instrument in and out of airplane terminals, car trunks or vans, you want a little extra cushioning from dings and scratches. It’s important your case has a rugged hard shell and secure latches to give your keyboard an extra layer of security against the rigors of the road. The Road Runner Keyboard Flight Case with casters would be an outstanding choice. This case can fit a keyboard up to 88â€ and features aluminum and steel reinforced edges and a spring-loaded handle. With a hard shell case, you can travel with peace of mind knowing your keyboard won’t fall out of its case during every turn on the road to your next big gig. Cases can be quite large and heavy. If you are in the market for something a bit more lightweight, a gig bag or cover may be in order. Still sturdy and robust, a gig bag will give your instrument the protection it deserves. The Musician's Gear 61-key Keyboard Gig Bag is a fantastic choice. Twill nylon keeps out debris and moisture, while internal foam padding and parachute webbing cushion your keyboard from normal wear and tear. If storage space is a dilemma and you don’t have much need to travel, a keyboard cover may be the solution. The Musician's Gear 61 and 76 Key Stretchy Keyboard Cover provides a thin layer of stretchy Lycra and Spandex material to cover and protect your keyboard and can be taken off in a flash when you’re ready to play. However you choose to protect your musical investment, from a case to a gig bag to a cover, it all boils down to preference and need. You want to make beautiful music for years to come and finding the best protection will help ensure your keyboard is ready to play when you are.