Torpedo Bags was founded in 2001 by a professional trumpet player and teacher named Steve Kriesel. After importing the original CLASSIC for a few years, Steve tried out a new leather design made by a team a few miles from his house: The LOREDO was born in 2005, and it was simply gorgeous. Legends such as Byron Stripling and Sean Jones adopted this new case right away. In fact, the response was so positive that deliveries would sometimes — back then — drag out for 6 months. And the quality spoke volumes compared to the Classics that were still coming from overseas. It soon became clear that hiring his own staff was the only way to get the quality professionals were demanding, as well as aid him in controlling the delivery time of the cases. That was in 2008, and sales began to snowball after that.