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Premium Musical Instrument Accessory Brand Reunion Blues Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Reunion Blues is proud to officially announce their 40th anniversary, celebrating 40 years of dedication to outstanding quality, design innovation and superior performance. From this iconic brand’s inception in 1976, the mission has been simple - crafting the highest quality gig bags and instrument cases in the industry, and exceeding the expectations of musicians worldwide.

 With an extensive catalog including over 90 gig bag and case models available for fretted, brass, woodwind, strings and percussion instruments, plus a new line of premium instrument stands debuting this year, Reunion Blues has garnered a diverse and loyal following of artists across an expansive array of genres and musical styles. For horn players, drummers and guitarists alike, the craftsmanship, exceptional durability and distinctive style of Reunion Blues bags and cases makes them the preferred choice, at home and on the road.

 Visit NAMM booth #5566 to celebrate with Reunion Blues, check out the new RBX Stands, and see everything else that’s coming in 2016!

 "We play 200 plus shows a year .. We tramp across the continents, by land, by sea.. And we trust Reunion Blues to get our instruments safely to the next gig - no matter how rough the passage...Accept no substitute!" -Birds of Chicago

 “...The build quality and attention to detail is second to none and the protection these bags provide eases my mind when traveling. These are the kind of gig bags that make you smile…” -Damian Erskine

 "I've been carrying a Reunion Blues gig bag for over 30 years. They just keep getting better." - Scotti Hill

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Reunion Blues Expands Brass Offering With RB Continental Voyager Series Single & Triple Trumpet Bags

Reunion Blues officially welcomes the arrival of RB Continental Voyager Series Single and Triple Trumpet bags. As Reunion Blues’ latest expansion in the brass market, RB Continental Voyager Trumpet bags are a perfect blend of the brands experience crafting bags for brass instruments, thoughtfully combined with the features and updates that today’s horn players demand.

Instrument protection is an important feature of any bag, but for RB Continental Voyager Single trumpet bags, protection is the heart and soul of the design. The Reunion Blues signature Flexoskeleton™ structure has been overhauled to keep instruments safer, while also reducing bulk and weight. A re-envisioned bell protection system provides even more peace of mind with comfortable suspension and enough rigidity to protect against bumps and dings. More storage in the form of a large outside pocket for accessories, and two integrated mouthpiece sleeves means everything important gets to come along for the ride. Adjustable and removable backpack straps make every journey a breeze.

The RB Continental Voyager Triple trumpet bag also received structural upgrades, offering excellent protection and ample space for three trumpets, two trumpets with mutes, or the popular trumpet and flugelhorn combo. Or, fill this bag with any other combination of horns and accessories needed - there’s room for it all! Internal padded dividers support and lock everything in place, while the included removable mouthpiece pouch keeps up to 3 mouthpieces safe and secure.

As far as style goes, RB Continental Voyager trumpet bags are in a class of their own. Super-durable Quadraweave™ exterior materials sport a modern Black Heather finish that wears well and makes a statement. Beyond looking cool, the popular Zero G™ handle has been updated as well, with an edge seam designed to extend the life of handle.

Since creating the first professionally accepted gig bags in the 1970’s, Reunion Blues has consistently maintained superior standards for quality craftsmanship. All Voyager Series Trumpet bags are constructed using industrial-grade high-tensile thread, reversed water-resistant zippers, abrasion and scuff resistant corded edges and seams, EVA backed materials, knurled abrasion grids around key exterior areas to resist scuffing, custom molded industrial strength zippers, and internally reinforced structures in key high stress areas. Best of all, Voyager bags are backed up with the peace of mind that comes from an industry leading limited lifetime warranty.

Often imitated, but never equaled, RB Continental Voyager Trumpet bags will protect your horns in style for years to come.

Reunion Blues Raises The Bar With New RB Continental Voyager Series Guitar Cases

When we “launched” the RB Continental back in 2008 (literally, from the top of a three story building) we had no idea that we’d be the vanguard of a new era in protective cases that would transform the expectations of professional and hobbyist musicians all over the world. With the RB Continental Voyager series, we’re excited to up the ante once again.

We’ve refined and revised our shock absorbing and impact-resistant Flexoskeleton™ with an efficient internal structure that maintains our high standard of protection while reducing weight and bulk dramatically. We’ve further articulated our custom-milled exterior fabric with a durable, modern, and water resistant Black Heather texture that wears well and looks great. We’ve also redesigned the interior bracing system with an adjustable neck block and the addition of user-configurable protector pads at the endpin.

All the great ergonomic features of the original RB Continental are evident and even improved in the new Voyager series. Our Zero-G™ handle still feels as weightless as ever, but we’ve added an edge seam to improve longevity and durability. Our adjustable, hideaway backpack is even more comfortable than ever.

Most importantly, we’ve consistently maintained our high standards for quality craftsmanship that we established back in the 1970’s when we created the first professionally accepted gig bag. We use industrial-grade high-tensile thread, reversed water-resistant zippers, abrasion and scuff resistant corded edges and seam, EVA backed material, and internally reinforced structure in those high stress areas. Best of all, we back this up with the peace of mind that comes from an industry leading limited lifetime warranty.

Often imitated, but never equaled, the RB Continental Voyager guitar case will protect your axe in style for years to come.

Feature bullet points/summary:

  • 1” Thick Shock-absorbing Flexoskeleton™ with reinforced impact panels
  • Zero G™ palm-contoured handle with weight-distributing foam core
  • Reinforced neck brace system locks instrument neck securely in place
  • Ballistic Quadraweave™ exterior w/water resistant zippers and rigid EVA backing
  • EVA reinforced laptop/tablet compatible multi-pocket
  • Dual adjustable endpin protection pads
  • High-strength corded edges and seams
  • Knurled abrasion grid on top and bottom resists scuffing
  • Double-stitched with high-tensile thread and reinforced at tested stress points
  • Adjustable hideaway backpack straps
  • Rubberized foam headstock grip Interior protector pads at headstock and bridge
  • Convenient quick-stash exterior pocket
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

New RBX Oxford Guitar Gig Bags From Reunion Blues Unite Form & Function

Now available from Reunion Blues, RBX Oxford Series gig bags for guitar, bass and banjo are a perfect pairing of everyday, common sense function, and the stand-out style that Reunion Blues is known for.

Featuring slim and sophisticated designs, the RBX Oxford Series is created from the inside out to be perfect for musicians on the go. The RBX protection system features a framework of lightweight multi-layer foam, with strategically placed impact panels, a dense foam neck cradle, and an end-pin rest to keep guitars safe and secure. Plush soft blue velvet lining makes sure instruments enjoy a safe and comfortable ride, while padded backpack straps, an integrated subway handle and the Reunion Blues Signature Zero-G handle make every journey a breeze.

On the outside, RBX Oxford gig bags sport a rugged but refined dark grey heathered exterior, with quilted chevron stitching, water-resistant materials and premium zippers rounding out the look. A slim-fit front pocket offers easy storage for all the essential small items, while maintaining a low profile. Best of all, the RBX Oxford series is backed by the industry leading Reunion Blues Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Affordable, lightweight and protective, the RBX Oxford series is ready for adventure - from a gig down the street, to touring the world. RBX - The Gig Bag, Reinvented.

Arsenio Hall Multi-Instrumentalist Sean Holt Joins Reunion Blues Artist Family Instrument case and gig bag maker Reunion Blues

Instrument case and gig bag maker Reunion Blues officially welcomes Arsenio Hall show vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sean Holt. Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, Sean is renowned for his uniquely expressive vocal and saxophone sound. He has performed on saxophone, keyboard and vocals with A-list artists including Carlos Santana, Slash, Kenny Loggins, Jeffrey Osborne, The Neville Brothers, Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), Michael McDonald, Beth Hart, Arturo Sandoval, George Clinton, Carl Anderson, Tyreese, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble, and numerous others. 

Prior to his current work with Arsenio Hall, Sean was the music director for the CW’s show “The Next”, and co-wrote and produced the theme music for the ABC series “The Vineyard”. 

Reunion Blues is proud to support Sean Holt, and welcome him to their growing family of artists.

"I still remember my first tan leather Reunion Blues tenor bag from 1981. I think I stood a little taller when I slung it over my shoulder. That bag is still going strong, along with the other RB bags in my studio. And now, I'm loving the new Continental bags - strong, light, and they look great. Thanks Reunion Blues."  -Sean Holt

Reunion Blues Artist Ernie Isley Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary guitarist, and Reunion Blues Artist Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers has been officially announced by The Recording Academy as a 2014 Special Merit Award recipient. In addition to the Isley Brothers, this years recipients include The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, and others. "This astoundingly unique and gifted group have created some of the most distinguished and influential work in our musical history” says Recording Academy President/CEO about this years’ recipients,  “Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations." A formal acknowledgment will be made during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. 

The Isley Brothers have enjoyed one of the longest, most diverse, and most influential legacies in pop music. The group's esteemed history spans two generations of siblings and significant cultural shifts in music. Born and raised in Cincinnati, the brothers got their professional start in New York with their first hit single "Shout – Part 1," which has gone on to become a frequently covered classic. Throughout their career, they never stopped reinventing themselves, scoring hits in R&B, Motown soul, funk, disco, and rock. Their 1969 single, "It's Your Thing," earned a GRAMMY for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group, and in 1992 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brothers Ronald and Ernie Isley have continued to perform together.

Reunion Blues is proud to support Ernie Isley, and will be honoring his achievements at the 2014 NAMM show.

Two Time Grammy Nominated Guitarist Sin Quirin Joins Reunion Blues Artist Family

Gig bag and instrument case maker Reunion Blues officially welcomes guitarist Sin Quirin to the Family. Sin Quirin is a two-time Grammy nominated guitar player from L.A. and a current member of the metal band Ministry. Sin’s role in Ministry includes co-writing credits on The Last Sucker, From Beer to Eternity and 2008’s Cover Up. He has also worked with industrial rock band Revolting Cocks, appeared with Lords of Acid for the Sextreme Ball 2010 & in 2011 it was announced that he would be joining American Head Charge. In 2013, Sin along with Singer & Music Producer Kallaghan (Charles Massabo) formed the industrial band Supermanic.

 Earlier this year, Sin also rejoined industrial metal act Society1 after being away from the band for nine years. He was integral to the band’s early success as a primary writer, and toured extensively with Society1 for seven years.

 "My Reunion Blues double guitar gig bag is a life saver! I can now carry two of my guitars in one case as well as all of my necessary accessories. The quality and workmanship is top notch and I know I will be using it for many years" - Sin Quirin

 Reunion Blues is proud to support Sin Quirin, and welcome him to their growing family of artists.

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