Is the bag for your horn the right size? Can it carry the Bb & the flugel you need at the musical 5 nights a week? What about carrying the things you never have room for, like that extra mute that never seems to fit? At Messina Covers we have a passion and the expertise needed to create bags that meet the needs of the most demanding trumpet players. We have been tweaking our designs for the past 15 years in search of creating the perfect bag. All of our products are made using top-of-the-line 100% American materials, and we stitch the bags ourselves in Louisville, KY. Unlike many companies that make cheap, imported trumpet bags,we stand behind our products, and if you ever have a problem with our bag construction, we will repair it for free. This is what we’re made of:
1000 denier DUPONT Cordura
10,000 lb. (Seatbelt Grade) Nylon Webbing
B69 Nylon Thread (Also seatbelt grade, and so strong you'll slice your fingers trying to break it.)
1.5 Inch Thick Padding - Stiff yet lightweight
Money can’t buy better materials than these, and the result is a bag of the highest quality available. All of our bags are protected by a lifetime warranty against defects (separating seams, rips, tears, and breaking).
If you have any questions, please contact us!
“I love my gig bag. My Messina case is the best I have ever owned. And I feel good about owning a bag made in the U.S. - John Schlabach – Professor of Trumpet, Ohio University
Single: holds 1 Bb trumpet and has one pocket for pencils, mouthpiece, tuner, valve oil
Piccolo/Cornet/Odd size: made to fit snugly over any horn and has one pocket for pencils, mouthpiece, tuner, valve oil
Super Single: holds 1 flugelhorn OR 1 Bb trumpet underneath a shelf above which 3 mutes can be stored. The super single also has a pocket for for pencils, mouthpieces, tuners, and valve oils
Single Flugelhorn: holds 1 flugelhorn and has one pocket for pencils, mouthpieces, tuners, and valve oils
Standard 2.5: Holds 1 Bb trumpet, piccolo, and a flugelhorn. The piccolo sits in a wedge on top of the Bb trumpet. The bag has one zippered side pocket for music and another non-zippered music pocket. It has a large end pocket that will hold 4 mutes and a small end pocket that holds pencils, mouthpieces, tuners, and valve oils.
Airline 2.5: Fits within airline carry-on regulations. Holds 2 Bb trumpets and a piccolo OR compact Eb trumpet OR 1 trumpet and a flugelhorn (ask about our flugelhorn divider.) Has two small end pockets that holds pencils, mouthpieces, tuners, and valve oils. Has large zippered music pocket on bottom. Very popular bag with backpack straps.
Standard Triple/3.5: Holds 2 Bb trumpets and a flugelhorn. Buy the picc wedge and you can carry 3.5 horns! Has one zippered side pocket for music and another non-zippered music pocket. Has a large end pocket that will hold 4 mutes and a small end pocket that holds pencils, mouthpieces, tuners, and valve oils.
Quad: Holds up to 4 Bbs. Most players carry a Bb, C, Eb, and picc in the quad bags. Vince and Gabriel DiMartino carry our quad bags. Has one zippered side pocket for music and another non-zippered music pocket. Has a large end pocket that will hold 4 mutes and a small end pocket that holds pencils, mouthpieces, tuners, and valve oils.
*Why buy the standard triple?
If you want to carry a Bb, a C, and a flugelhorn you will need the triple. If you like to carry a Bb, flugelhorn, and a laptop inside of your gig bag.
*Why buy the standard 2.5?
Because it is smaller overall and therefore easier to navigate through doors. If you never carry Bb, C, and flugelhorn at the same time you will like the standard 2.5.
*Why buy the airline?
These bags are guaranteed to follow the strictest airline size rules. Never worry about being too big to be a legal carry-on. You can travel with Bb, C, and picc (or Eb) OR Bb and flugelhorn (ask about our flugel divider.)
*Why buy the Quad?
If you need to carry 4 large horns (4 Bbs) you will need the quad.