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Gator GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case  Black 

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The Gator GWE-Dread-12 Hardshell Archtop Guitar Case protects a dreadnought 12-string guitar from the rigors of the road. Features rugged 5-ply cross...Read More

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A road ready hardshell case for a price that won't break the bank.

The Gator GWE-Dread-12 Hardshell Archtop Guitar Case protects a dreadnought 12-string guitar from the rigors of the road. Features rugged 5-ply cross-grain plywood construction with Tolex PVC covering, attractive contrast stitching, comfortable matching handle, metal feet on the bottom and side, plush padded interior with accessory compartment, and locking latches for security.

  • Fits dreadnought 12-string guitars
  • 5-ply cross-grain plywood construction with Tolex PVC covering
  • Leather-like caps with white stitching
  • Ergonomic matching handle
  • Bottom & side metal feet
  • Plush padded interior with accessory compartment

A well-built, great-looking case for a great low price. Order today!


GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case

  • Body Lower Bout Width: 16.5"
    Body Middle Bout Width: 11.75"
    Body Upper Bout Width: 12"
    Body Total Length: 22.25"
    Headstock Width: 4.5"
    Headstock Length: 10"
    Total Length: 43"
    Bottom Body Height: 5.5"
    Top Body Height: 3"
    Headstock Start Height: 5.5"
    Headstock End Height: 5.5"
    Exterior: 44" x 17.5" x 7"
    Weight: 9 lbs.

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Not a high quality product


from NW Missouri

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Comments about Gator GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case:

I purchased one of these when I purchased a 12-string back in February--but only because it was the only case the store had in stock the 12-string would fit into. The product description provided by the manufacturer is misleading. The shell is made from 3-ply plywood, not 5-ply. Moreover, the wood used is "luan" a very cheap grade of mahogany grown in the Philippines and not highly regarded by woodworkers because it does not hold up very well--as I have learned the hard way. The storage compartment for accessories is inadequate to hold more than a spare set of strings and a package of picks. So if you carry anything else [capo, tuner, strap, patch cables], you will need to carry another bag with you in addition to this one if you plan on purchasing one of these. A few weeks ago, I started experiencing difficulty shutting the case--the top was warping. I also noticed one area on the side of the case was getting "mushy feeling--the plies were separating. Gator refused to honor the warranty and replace the case--claiming that the damage is due to excessive humidity where I live and not any manufacturing defect--so their customer service is worthless. I have a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels in this house and run a dehumidifier when it is over 55 percent. I will never again purchase a Gator product and will not recommend them to others.

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