THE NEWBIE

Beginning a thousand mile, joyous journey with the first step, you’re now the proud owner of a stringed instrument! You will come to cherish it if you don’t already, and the need to protect it will become apparent. One of the first things you learn in the world of music – included accessories (if any) are just usually not that great, and cheap dust covers don’t do much protecting at all. You need a solid gig bag, and you need it yesterday.

That’s where our UpStart bag comes in. In this series, we utilize our HardCell™ foam to provide a huge step up in protection over the standard, flimsy, entry-level slip – at a fantastic value that ANY musician can afford.

THE DEVOTED STUDENT

Time and music have worked their magic, and now you’re really IN this thing. You’re starting or have already begun one of the most rewarding phases along your path as a musician; playing with other musicians. You might be jamming with friends, taking your axe to school, or playing in your church. Your baby goes with you wherever you go, and the need for an increased feature set and greater protection has arisen. Your hard case or gig bag must be dependable, high quality, reliable – and of course, affordable. You’re at Stage One.

With our Stage One series of bags and cases, every player can have professional-level protection at an affordable price. Our Stage One gig bag is so well engineered that it has become the most-copied bag and case design in our industry – often sold as a deluxe model in competitors’ lines. By utilizing our OEM experience and assets and eschewing fashion for function, we’re able to deliver extraordinary protection and convenience at the lowest price possible.

THE ACTIVE PERFORMER

You’ve become an active player, gigging and rehearsing all around town – perhaps the region. You’re constantly in motion, but increased movement means increased risk for your gear. You’ve invested in quality instruments and equipment; now you realize it’s time you invested in adequate protection and features made for the busy player living and working in the real world. Welcome to Stage Three.

The Access Stage Three gig bag is the original Hybrid/Hard Bag. Often imitated today, we invented an entirely new category of bag years ago to eclipse the protection level and feature set of our hardy Stage One gig bags, thereby launching the hard bag revolution. Features like dense polymer panels in the foam shell of our Stage Three Hard Bag and thicker, arched-top plywood tops and bottoms on the Stage Three Case deliver previously unheard of protection and integrity, while the durability of materials and attention to exterior appointments is increased as well.

THE DEDICATED PRO

Now you’re a working professional, serious about your craft. You need serious protection and pro-level features to cradle your finest axe and set your mind at ease. Stage Five is made for you.

The most durable gig bag on the market, the Stage Five Hybrid Bag mates a TSA-approved lock to highly engineered and incredibly tough laminated ballistic paneling over an encapsulated, EVA shock-absorbing foam interior. An all-important moisture barrier rounds out the protective feature set – allowing these bags to actually be checked as luggage. Resilient without sacrificing style, Stage Five also remains light and comfortable enough to elicit envy in all other road warriors you pass by.

Stage Five Cases feature our toughest shells and employ strength-enhancing arched tops and backs along with innovative custom-molded inserts to completely immobilize your guitar within the case. The presentation is enhanced by luxurious, crushed velvet linings and textured exterior finishes.

WHEN COOL IS THE RULE

While functionality is the primary focus of our ACCESS bag and case designs, we recognize that sometimes… well, you just want a really cool bag or a premium strap with serious vibe. Enter Harvest Fine Leather. From worn-in and vintage to sleek and elegant, there’s nothing cooler than an authentic leather gig bag, handmade by the skilled German craftsmen at Harvest Fine Leather.

Each bag is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind due to natural variations in the genuine leather, and each model is available in an array of leather types, finishes, and colors. Sturdy fittings and solid protective features ensure the bags’ protection factor matches the style factor. We’re proud to be one of very few US companies to carry the Harvest Fine Leather lines of gig bags and guitar straps.

Access Artists

Professionals Choose Access Bags and Cases

Learn more about the working professionals who choose and use our products. Starting in the industry as guitar designers and builders, we pride ourselves in knowing what the musician wants as well as needs, and we enjoy working with some of the best players in the industry. If you’re interested in learning about our Pro User program, contact us at info@accesspg.com for more information.

Brian Bromberg

With a solo career beginning in 1986 and professional career extending beyond that, Brian has found great success as a solo artist and accompanist, and has developed quite a reputation as a producer. To see some of the projects that Brian has produced, visit his website at www.brianbromberg.net and check out the B² Productions area of the site as there are many CD’s and sound bites from some of those projects.

All in all, Brian has produced at least a dozen top #10 hits as well as three #1 songs for himself and several other artists!

Brian certainly has evolved into a very respected voice in music industry. From smashing through the barriers of how the bass is SUPPOSED to be played, cutting edge bass design, to being recognized as a world-class producer, songwriter, and session musician. He keeps pushing the envelope to become the best that he can be and to keep pushing the boundaries. As Brian himself says, “There are no rules, just dreams”. He uses the Access Bags and Cases Stage Five Bass Bag.
www.brianbromberg.net

Phil Keaggy

Phil’s solo career has spanned more than 40 years, and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.
www.philkeaggy.com

Quintin Berry

A bassist, singer, and songwriter with a rich eclectic sound and unique style, Quintin Berry has been performing since the age of twelve. His natural talent and tenacity for perfection has brought high energy and strong rhythms to many bands, such as the Mike Latham Band, Plastic Eddie, Q Bass, and currently The Ugli Stick. Q, as his friends call him, is always looking to experience a new musical challenge or genre. Over the years he has played with national artists Percy Sledge, Peabo Bryson, The Tams, Cornilus Brothers and Jaco Pastorius. He has opened shows for Cameo, Flock of Seagulls, War, Joan Jet, Blondie, Colin Hay, Rehab, Keshia Kole, One Republic and many others. Q also enjoys working as a studio musician developing local and international jingles for major studios, as well as bass lines for other musicians.
www.qbass.com

Sean Fairchild

A bass player’s bassist in that he’s a massive fan of and advocate for the instrument, Sean is very active on Northwest and national stages, performing with groups comprising a multitude of genres and sizes and recording on session dates as availability allows. An Emmy award winner, bandleader, and vocalist in addition to his favored role as bass player, he has performed at high profile venues and festivals around the country and appeared on stages from Asia to Europe.

Sean currently mans the helm of Fairchild Sound, an award-winning production studio and performance venture, and leads the eclectic electro-acoustic ensemble Combinator from his home studio in the Seattle area. Learn more about him at www.seanfairchild.com, and discover Combinator at www.combinatorband.com.
www.seanfairchild.com

Kyle Pudenz

Nashville multi-instrumentalist Kyle Pudenz brings a unique sound and style to each musical project he pursues. Whether in the studio, on stage, or in composition, arranging, and songwriting, Pudenz’s diverse array of experiences and training in both popular and classical styles, as well as the experience of building his own instruments, have enabled him to formulate a musical idiom that is entirely his own. Kyle regularly performs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and most notably, his own line of custom-built 7-string electric violins. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University, and his professional ventures have taken him from nationally recognized venues such as Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and the Grand Ole Opry to legendary Nashville musical centers like Blackbird Studios and RCA Studio B.
www.kylepudenz.com

Dave Nachmanoff

Nachmanoff cut his musical teeth on Pete Seeger, country rock, the Kingston Trio’s early revival folk, and ‘80s new wave, all melded with a soupçon of Brit folk a la Fairport Convention, John Martyn, and Ralph McTell. For the past seventeen years he has served as touring partner to Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), playing lead acoustic guitar and opening most shows.

Over the course of a dozen albums and countless tours, he has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler,  Steve Forbert, America, and Dave Mason (among many others), at venues ranging from The Bottom Line to the Glastonbury Festival. SingOut! has praised his “heartfelt, inspired songwriting … with a delivery both biting and assured,” but that’s only the tip of the Nachmanoff critical iceberg. Just Plain Folks honored him with the 2001 Songwriter of the Year award, and his songs have been recognized by many regional and national songwriting competitions. Photo credit: Anne Burghard
www.davenach.com

Salvatore Pecoraro

My artistic journey started from very small, following the passion of my grandfather, a musician himself. I started studying the trumpet and piano but only then decided to study and devote everything to the guitar. I started my guitar course with private tutors and then undertook a path dedicated to the Jazz / Blues and Hard Rock studio at the Lizard Academy based in Palermo, Italy. My artistic journey has been almost always accompanied by my band set up since 2010 with my brother. My work deals with social issues but also with identity and universal roles. A strong sensitivity to delicate topics such as the mafia, abandonment, distance and memories, fundamental themes for a boy of this age but common to a often underrated generation. It is this that is my greatest passion: to tell of an intense day, made of characters, events and crucial moments.
www.facebook.com/salvatorepecoraromusic

Adolfo Gonzalez

Adolfo “Fito” Gonzalez – aka. FitoBass – Is an active Bass Player from Rincón, Puerto Rico, currently playing with Millo Torres y el Tercer Planeta. Navigating between the Reggae, Rock, Jazz and Latin Music from the Caribbean Islands, I have played live and/or recorded with different artists like Vivanativa, Millo Torres, Skapulario, Draco Rosa, Giovanni Hidalgo and Tom Curren.

Some career highlights include: playing with Millo Torres for a performance with The Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra at San Juan, playing with Giovanni Hidalgo as guest artist, Percussion week at The Conservatory of Music, Univision’s Premios Lo Nuestro nomination – Album Masa con Masa, Performing in “Despierta America” Univision Miami Fl (National TV) and Telefutura Miami, Fl. LAMC concert, Crash Mansion – Bowery NYC, and with Vivanativa for the Vivanativa 3D Concert, Roberto Clemente Colisseum – sold out, Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loca opening act in San Juan, Mexico City, Madrid, and Barcelona.
www.trespalmas.com

Tommy Stanton

Here’s another up and coming “serious” talent from the Bela Fleck school of progressive/traditional banjo madness and Punch Brothers futuristic blue-grass – he also seriously loves his ACCESS Stage Three bag.

Tommy has been a banjo player for over 15 years. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology.

During Tommy’s senior year as an undergraduate, he re-founded the Bluegrass Ensemble within the Ethnomusicology department. In the ensemble, he instructed and led fellow students in his own arrangements for banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass.

Luis Vega Sánchez

I began playing bass when I was in Junior High School. I was accepted at the University of Puerto Rico where I was granted a musical scholarship. There, I studied bass and participated in their jazz band. As soon as I began studying, doors opened amazingly to work professionally. Then, I decided to go further into my studies and I moved to New York City to earn a Masters degree. As soon as I moved to the city I began playing with the best Latin music bands. To mention some New York bands; Palmieri, Orquestra Xaris, etc… I also began to do jazz gigs as well, which I preferred at the time.
Amazingly, in this big city, I met Jesus Christ as my savior and later on decided to leave secular music. Therefore, I decided to return to Puerto Rico where God has blessed me in the gospel music.

Yvonne Hartman

Contemporary Christian Artist Yvonne Hartman is a worshipper with a guitar. The Oley, Pennsylvania-based artist and songwriter takes the message of faith and weaves it throughout songs of everyday life. Showcasing the sounds of Contemporary Christian Music, Hartman is known for her authenticity, her sincerity and building a personal connection with the audiences she’s been blessed to inspire. She’s also known as a gifted vocalist and songwriter. Many know her also for her catchy songs and her ability to take life experiences and meld them within clever lyrics, a genre she’s dubbed “inspirational/situational”. Through the years, she’s honed her musical skills and gained a following in the process. Whether it’s performing on stages at churches or during sets at coffeehouses, Yvonne Hartman loves sharing the gift of music that God has given her. A recording artist as well, Yvonne will be releasing her 6th CD on November 2, 2018.

Yvonne lives on a farm in Oley, PA with her husband and 2 children.  She is on the worship team of her home church, Fleetwood Bible Church.
www.yvonnehartman.com

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