Originally Posted by MoreAltitude
I'm thinking baseball/ bat bag. Something like this or similar might work well, just make some foam inserts to fit...
those are theft prone too. apparently there are some thieves out there who are aware of how expensive nice baseball mitts and baseball bats can be.
That said...anything that comes with a case to carry it, is probably valuable enough that it NEEDS the case in the first place, and therefor, canbe a target to thieves.
so what I would do, is use a soft shell guitar case, barrel pointing up the neck portion of the case. then when I get to my vehicle, if it's a truck, the case will slide behind the seat of a regular cab truck and out of sight, or if an extended cab truck, you can flip up the back seats and hide it under them, or if an SUV or car, just toss it in the trunk or down on the floor and cover it with "trash" in your car. dirty blanket, wadded up T-shirt, empty bags of McDonalds trash, or whatever else you have in there! (I have 2 kids, younger than 7, so our vehicles ALWAYS have something in them that can be used to cover up valuables)