What is the difference between a basic, special, and deluxe valve guard?

Basic guards cover the piston casings, usually from knurl to knurl.

Special guards cover the same casings as the Basic guards, plus one flap between the right thumb and lead pipe, and one flap between the left hand index finger and bell section

Deluxe guards cover the same casings as the Special and Basic guards, and include a closing strap around the 3rd slide lead pipe (check out our picture of the Deluxe on our "featured products" page)