I think they are new, anyway. they're 30.00 and look a lot like the fender tweed gig bags. I bought one. The only other gig bag I own was purchased from Carvin, so this will mostly be a comparison between the two. They come in several colors... I vacillated between tweed, red and green and chose red. Looks great. It's red with some black in it, sort of dotted like. but mostly red. Cordura or canvas outer covering, I'm not sure. But very strong. Black trim straps and handle. The carvin has more padding, but your guitar slips around inside it a lot more. The MF bag is tighter. really fits my Tele perfectly, and I'm sure would fit Strats, etc., the same. probably even Pauls, SG's. The Carvin interior is soft like a baby blanket.. the MF bag is more like silk or satin.. a polished material, more tightly woven. Neither would cause any problems at all. The Carvin bag has one large pouch. The MF bag has a pouch the same size, but not quite as deep, with two more zippered pouches on top of it. I like that a lot. You could get a ream of sheet music in the large pouch, and a couple of cables, plus, in the second one, and picks strings capos etc in the smallest. Handy. All the seams and everything sewn is very nice on both bags. The Carvins extra padding is nice.. but so is the MF's tight fit. For me, it's a toss up. You could get either, in this regard, and be happy. The MF's pouches and color are extras... so I'm glad I took a chance on it. Locally bags this good would cost ten dollars, at the very least, more. So this was a good deal. When ordering the man said MF has cables on special. I said.. plastic ends or metal.. he said metal, ten foot, 2.99 each. I bought two. they have gold tips. they have the kind of form fitted molded ends. not the hard plastic, but the rubbery type coverings which extend down the cable. Misrepresented, but no big deal at all. They are black with silver markings.. look very sharp. The outer covering is braided cloth. Against my Lifelines cable, via headphones.. the AXL cables from MF seem to be giving me more signal. Perhaps my old LIfeline cable has been stepped on too many times.. but my other cheap 'drag around the house for practice' cable also sounds like less signal than these AXL cables. You cannot go wrong so far as I can tell for ten foot lifetime warranty cables like these for 2.99. It's a steal. So.. the MF gig bag is excellent. and worth the money easily, shipping included. And the AXL cables are also worth grabbing. Twang!