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Gator Cases Deluxe ABS Molded Case for Bass Guitars; Fits Precision and Jazz Style Bass Guitars (GC-BASS)
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- Open cavity design fits right- and left-handed models
- EPS foam creating support for the neck
- Thick plush interior
- Triple-plated chrome locking latches
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Rugged ABS Exterior
Rugged impact-resistant ABS plastic exterior with Heavy-Duty aluminum valance for premium durability.
Protective Plush Interior with Neck Support
The interior features a protective soft plush covered poly-foam that holds the guitar into place. The extended reach neck cradle protects and supports the neck of the guitar to prevent damage during transport.
Dual open compartments provide storage for cables, guitar straps, capos, guitar strings and picks, and other accessories.
Heavy Duty Hardware
Reinforced, Extra Strength Handles, Offer a Firm Grip and Chrome Plated Lockable Latches Keep Your Instrument Securely in Place at all Times
Gator Cases Deluxe ABS Molded Case for Bass Guitars; Fits Precision and Jazz Style Bass Guitars (GC-BASS)
The GC-BASS bass guitar case provides a multi-layered defense system designed to keep your instrument (and investment) safe no matter where you go. Its protection begins with a hard-shell exterior made from impact-resistant ABS plastic and outfitted with reinforced handles, chrome plated lockable latches, as well as heavy-duty aluminum valances to provide a firm grip and secure fit. Inside, an EPS form core offers head-to-toe support and plush fabric lining keeps dust and pesky scratches at bay. In terms of durability and protection, the GC-BASS guitar case is sure to hit all the right notes.
- Overall Length: 47.4"
- Body Length: 21.1"
- Body Height: 2.4"
- Upper Bout: 13.6"
- Middle Bout: 13.6"
- Lower Bout: 13.6"
- Fits: Electric Bass Guitars
The Gator GC Series Deluxe ABS Guitar Cases include a selection of hard shell carrying cases built with a durable plastic exterior and outfitted with features that will both pamper and protect your favorite guitar. These premium features include a rugged, molded plastic exterior with plush EPS foam interior to prevent scratches or damage, heavy-duty aluminum valences, and a comfortable carry handle through-bolted for extra strength. Each case also contains one locking latch and a generously-sized interior accessory compartment. The Gator Cases GC series of guitar cases include the following models to fit the following guitar styles: Acoustic guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, such as Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster, as well as models specifically designed to fit Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, and Gibson 335 style guitars. Also available are models to fit Yamaha APX guitars, jumbo acoustic guitars, mandolin, and banjos.
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I'm a US Marine living overseas and I am frankly too busy to deal with the headache of returning this very underwhelming product. This case, which probably cost the manufacturer under $5 to produce, is clearly not worth the $100.
I would strongly urge anyone considering this guitar case to go to another manufacturer.
I decided to take a chance and it fits perfect! Great upgrade from a gig bag and for taking from studio to apartment. I absolutely love this case, its like the neck cutout was made for my Ibanez RG Wizard III neck!
Latches are somewhat cheap, but if you are careful with them they will be just fine.
I got a used one from Amazon Warehouse and its in mint condition. I highly recommend this case over the $55 Chromacast one from what ive seen and read.
The information on the internet about this case is pretty spartan... I had a hard time finding any real useful info, so here's my report:
-The case has 4 latches, not 3 like in the image shown. One of the latches is locking. There is a name tag plate near the handle.
-The foam is very stiff on the inside; think styrofoam rather than sofa cushion. There is a softer padded area which contacts the bridge/string area. Everything is covered in a fairly thin feeling plush fuzzy material.
-There are two 14" long storage compartments, one on either side of the neck. There are no lids for the compartments except for when you close the case.
-The open rectangular body cavity is 13-5/8" wide by 20.5" long on the bass side and 21" long on the treble side (there is a step at the lower bout area).
-The headstock area is full width and 10.5" long. It goes deeper than the main body area to allow for angled back headstocks.
-The maximum length inside is 47.5"
Overall the quality seems pretty nice, at least as nice as any wooden case I have, and should protect as well or better. It doesn't seem any heavier either.
Initially, I thought maybe this was because it was a Gretsch and not an actual 335, but I've tried an Epi Sheraton in the case, and it does the same thing. So it's not perfect, and as a result it's a little thick and bulky for no reason. I'm not sure why this is labeled as a 335 fit case, when it's clearly not the right dimensions.
Since I bought it from Amazon, I took a chance, and didn't want to bother sending it back, so I make do.
The interior is a nice, soft plush material, and the neck support area is tapered so that just about any neck should rest comfortably in it. There are storage areas on either side of the neck support. Neither of them have lids and, as some others have mentioned, neither of them is wide enough to fit a package of strings. But they fit your strap and other smaller accessories nicely.
Given the excellent price, I am prepared to accept a few minor shortcomings like the size and lack of lids for the storage areas. This isn't the "perfect" case, and it's not for heavy-duty touring. But for light-to-medium duty, it will protect your axe well, and that's all I ask.
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I decided to inspect the case in more detail and noticed gaps between the silver trim and the main body of the case where you could see through rendering the contents case exposed to the elements in places.
The case doesn't shut particularly well and looks like the hinges have been strained so the case 'clanks' when closing as the two halves realign.
Additionally, the padding in the case doesn't appear glued in a number of places and the channel to lay the neck weren't quite central/symmetrical.
Overall, for a case to described as deluxe, it fell way short of my expectations - no idea how bad the economy version is! As ever, Amazon were great with their return and refund policy but it's back to drawing board for me in terms of finding a suitable case.
There were some cheaper cases I found but most of them were a curved shape specific to each guitar model and I wanted something more universal to throw any of my guitars in. The cheaper cases all seemed to be made of wood, Whether wood is better or not for protection I am unsure as I know most high end cases are wooden but this heavy duty ABS seems like a no brainer to me.
The case is really robust and seems really durable. I don't know if its on the level that id want to throw it on a plane but it wouldn't surprise me if after doing so it remained intact. The case is really light too despite its rigidity which is a big plus since most of the weight when you are carrying it comes from the guitar itself.
The case has a tag on top to write any contact details if it was lost (although a good idea I do wish it was removable as it is glued on) and on the side a simple gator logo. Around the case you'll find a strong carrying handle and 3 clips to hold the case closed, one of which is lockable with the included 2 keys. Inside the case everything is perfectly lined with a soft, black, fur-like material. While the moulding inside is firm and holds its shape very well there is still some flexibility if things don't fit perfectly as I could when trying my Schecter Omen Extreme FR in this case. The headstock of this guitar is slightly longer than most but with a bit of pressure everything squeezed in firmly. My Telecaster however was slightly different, the body is slightly shorter than the common Strat shape so the body had some free space to move (only an inch or so) up and down, not horizontally though as the neck is held firmly in place. This isn't a massive issue since the inside is so well padded but if you plan to use this with just one guitar check the inner dimensions listed on the product page. Also inside there are some pockets for some cables, strings, straps, capos or whatever it is that you carry with you which is a nice touch.
Overall a great buy and I strongly recommend this case especially if you just want a one fits all type deal. Even if this case was not on sale I still would have picked it up and been just as happy with it as I am now. Yes there are cheaper cases but I guarantee you won't be getting the robust strength and quality.
I would say this case is easily as well made as the USA Fender case I have for my Stratocaster. The ABS is a good thickness, it fits together well and the latches are positive. All in all, recommended. I presume it would be an off-the-shelf fit for a Les Paul guitar, but as you can see, with some care, can be made to fit similar shaped single-cut guitars. Can't go wrong for the price.
will have to pack it out I am very disappointed I would send it back but I can't find the invoice this case should never be advertised as a 335 case again its misleading to any body with a 335 guitar please take note.my advice to anybody who is thinking of buying one of these for a 335 type of guitar is to go to gear4music there case is much better at around the same price I have 3 of these and fit perfectly. Hope this helps. (The gator case is ok for a bigger guitar but not a 335). DjRicketts
The inside is nicely lined for a guitar to keep it snug and protected from damage.
Unfortuanlty, cross refrencing this case to the defualt offered by epiphone , i was under the assumption the case would fit both left and right handed respectively, which since i was cursed being left handed ( not really), my guitar wont fit as the shape inside for the guitar exact to the les puals body ( right handed).
I understand this issue be minor since we are in the minorty but since no cases specify left or right, i would like to see this mention in the description, if it does specifically fits one.
But other than that - sturdy, nice interior. Shame the cubby holes don't have lids as if you open the case if it's leaning on a wall the stuff will fall out. But hey...just don't do that and you're golden
The outer casing is very strong, the metal joining the two sides together including the hinges is of a high quality and isn't cheap and tacky.
The inside protects the guitar very well, it has a soft fabric that the guitar can sit on and it will protect the guitar well.
The shape of the inside is shaped to fit an electric guitar so it's secured into position as you travel.
There is also two slot on the left and right of the guitar neck where you can store additional items, i've got my main guitar lead in one, an MXR pedal in the other can i have another guitar lead in the same slot as the MXR. Perfect fit.
You can store you picks or anything in there and it's secured in.
I leave a bag of picks in the guitar section.
The only point of criticism which is only very slight, depending on how your using your case is the lock.
The lock isn't the best lock in the world.
There are latches which hold the sides together which are very well built and the center latch is the only one with a locking mechanism.
The lock could easily be forced open but no one is really going to do that if your in the same room as your guitar so the lock will do it's job. Hence 5 out of 5 stars.
The locks on this one feel really cheap and the handle is quite a tacky plastic.
Returned it and bought another TSA case, which (aside from being TSA approved) has vastly more substantial-feeling locks and a real quality feel around the handle.
On the downside though, it came from Amazon wrapped in a single sheet of plastic which caused the case to become scratched by the time it got to me after sliding around in the back of the delivery van. Still, it will probably end up quite scratched after I've lugged it around for a bit so I'm not too worried, though if it had been a gift I would not have been pleased.
Quite fancy one of their leather bound vintage effect cases for my Modified '72 Telecaster, unless Amazon wrap it the same way.
The case is great, my Fender Stratocaster fits perfectly inside along with accesories (extra strings, lubricant, Floyd Rose bar, strap, etc). It's balanced perfectly with the offset handle and although it's missing a shoulder strap, one could be adapted quite easily.
Overall great stuff.