The unique auto-locking neck brace feature, found exclusively on the GigBlade Sliver and Edge guitar/bass bags, was just granted a utility patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The invention entails securing the neck of the instrument automatically when the bag is zipped closed, greatly reducing movement and potential damage to the instrument during transport.
The feature works by integrating foam clamps on both inner panels of the bag, allowing the user to easily insert and remove the instrument and not have to worry about strapping the neck down onto a brace. The unique “yin-yang” design also keeps the bag slim, while not compromising speed and accessibility.
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