Established in 1977, Protec is one of the first specialty bag companies that developed specialized protective gear for professional musicians, using its own technology called PRO PAC. Developed and patented by Protec, PRO PAC is used in producing high quality, shock-absorbing hard shell cases that can be easily mistaken as a standard soft-sided bag. Putting emphasis on convenience and superior protection, Protec cases are especially designed for active musicians to be able to transport and access their gear without worrying about instrument damage. Protec offers protective cases for several types of instruments, such as guitars, string, percussion, electronics, brasswind, woodwind, and batons. Top-grade stands for music instruments and sheet music, as well as parts and accessories, are also available at competitive prices.