Product / 13 April 2017

What is MONO Sharkskin?

Here at MONO we’re always happy to chat about what goes in to our gear. So it’s no surprise we get a few questions from passionate musicians about our Sharkskin products. 

But there’s a twist. Despite what the name may imply, MONO Sharkskin contains no actual shark skin.

It turns out that ‘sharkskin’ as a name for fabric was first used in the 1950’s to describe a combination of mohair, wool and silk, deriving the name from its smooth texture, a result of its two-toned woven appearance. In later years the original 50’s blend was updated with a synthetic variant combining some of the natural materials with artificial fibres to create a similar fabric that was more cost-effective and more durable.

Fast forward to the current day and we have regenerated Sharkskin to create the perfect outer-shell for our cases.

To us Sharkskin is the perfect name to describe the qualities and functions of MONO case fabric. Sharkskin is a guarantee of a rugged and sleek product. Durability, flexibility and quality are at the core of MONO designs. Our exact specifications are a well guarded secret, however we can tell you that MONO Sharkskin is created using a durable weft of man-made polymers, selected for their fine and lightweight texture. Of course, fabric composition is only the start of making a great bag, from there we consider the coating, finishing process and even the backing as an integral part of offering a product we stand behind with our lifetime warranty.

Sharkskin’s durability and lightweight texture makes it a perfect alternative to leather, and in turn is an ideal material for guitar straps and cases. It’s water-resistant, and when combined with our other industrial quality features such as our riveted handles and double zippers; MONO cases can withstand years of daily use.

Check out one of our most popular Sharkskin products here.


Join Our Mailing List

Join our newsletter for exclusive offers and the latest MONO news.


Related reads

#Product

The M80 Vertigo Ukulele Case: Renewed & Reinspired

The ultimate in comfort and protection. Read more