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The Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and accessory compa...Click To Read More About This Product

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Supreme protection for your soul mate.

The Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and accessory compartment. The Firebird Harshell Case boasts super-tough hinges and drawbar latches.

FEATURES
Rugged wood structure
Tough Tolex covering
Padded, plush lining
Heavy-duty handle
Heavy hinges and drawbar latches
Accessory compartment
Contoured design
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EpiphoneFirebird Hardshell Case
 
4.2

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Functional (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (7)
  • Good protection (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice but.pic outdated not for lefty

Very nice case, only the picture on this site did not match the actual case, it was form fitting inside, which is great, however did not fit my left handed version, so...Read complete review

Very nice case, only the picture on this site did not match the actual case, it was form fitting inside, which is great, however did not fit my left handed version, so had to send it back, MF was nice about it, but outdated picture caused a pain of buying and returning. If you got a righty, get it great buy, nice case for the dough.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wait! There is another way!

I bought the Firebird VII and absolutely love it. I ordered this case at the same time from a local dealer (not Musician's Friend). It was on backorder at Epiphone for almost 4...Read complete review

I bought the Firebird VII and absolutely love it. I ordered this case at the same time from a local dealer (not Musician's Friend). It was on backorder at Epiphone for almost 4 months and i finally cancelled it. Instead, I bought the Musician's Freind bass case hoping it would fit, and it did! It won't fit in the guitar case but the bass case fits it like a glove with a little room to spare at the headstock. It's a cheaper solution, and judging by the other reviews, better quality. (Also, it looks great in the TWEED.)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice but.pic outdated not for lefty

By pageman

from St Louis, MO

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Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

Very nice case, only the picture on this site did not match the actual case, it was form fitting inside, which is great, however did not fit my left handed version, so had to send it back, MF was nice about it, but outdated picture caused a pain of buying and returning. If you got a righty, get it great buy, nice case for the dough.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well its beautiful!!!

By Mr.WhiteIII

from Normal Il

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Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

I just got this case for my Epiphone Firebird Studio. I wasnt sure what i would get because the site used to have pictures of a case that wasnt molded and the reviews were pretty harsh. But after months of living with no case for my darling guitar i decided to risk investing in one of these. When i got it i was blown away. This case is absolutely beautiful. It had no blemishes and everything worked perfectly. The firebird fits beautifully. It IS molded and very well made. If you own one of the Epiphone Firebirds i highly recommend this case.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fits my Gibson

By Paul

from Palatine Il

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • upgrade from Gibson gigbag

    Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

    Bought for Gibson 2016 Firebird T, fits nice and snug.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By John

    from Gridley, IL

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

      I bought this case for my 2016 Gibson firebird. It is a very good case for the money. I really like that it form fits the guitar perfectly. It is sturdy and well made but as with all epiphone cases, the tolex tends to tear easily.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Case

      By Whiskers

      from Oskaloosa, Iowa

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      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • A little heavy

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

      It is what it is. It is a case, it IS formed to the body of the guitar, or at least the one I recieved is. There is plently of room around the headstock and in the "pocket" to store various items and music. Plus it is relatively cheap for a odd shaped guitar that is also a brand-name case. I am very pleased with it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Epiphone Firebird Case fits the Gibson Firebird T Nicely

      By Bluewater

      from Massachusetts

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      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

          The Epiphone Firebird Case fits the Gibson Firebird T Body shape Guitar perfectly. The head stock with Steinberger Gearless tuning keys has perfect clearance in the case. There is a large storage compartment too. I'm happy with the purchase.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect case for my Gibson Firebird

          By Desert Dave

          from Mesa, AZ

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Perfect fit

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

              My Gibson Firebird came with a gig bag. Needed a hardshell and Musician's Friend had what I needed. Thank you so much!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Is Perfect For My Gibson Firebird!

              By SlimJimPickens

              from Tallahassee, Florida

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Plush

              Cons

              • Slightly Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Giving A Firebird a Nice Safe Place to Rest!

              Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

              I bought one of these for my new Gibson Firebird. It is a very nice case, the lining is very plush and the guitar fits perfectly snug inside of it. It seems to be well protected in its new home, versus the gig bag that came with the guitar when I bought it. For the money this case is great. The only downside I see so far to it, is that the case seems really heavy compared to my other guitars and cases. The fake leather covering looks like it may scratch easy too, especially someone gigging a lot and traveling with the guitar and case. Luckily for me, I just use it at home to store my guitar, and it fits my needs perfectly. I expect the case to last for years and in its original like new condition!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good case for a decent price

              By Scotio

              from TX

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                I bought this case to protect my Gibson Firebird V. It has a form fitting cutout of the body shape, so the guitar fits very securely with no room to move around. The case covering material is not super tough, so if you throw the case around, it will get dinged. The guitar came with a gig bag from Gibson, and this case will provide far better protection. I bought it because I didn't want to pay three times as much for the Gibson version of the case. I have used different Anvil cases in the past, and while they are the ultimate protection, they are very heavy and take up much more space than a regular case. If I was to tour with this guitar I would probably go that route, but to play around the city, carrying the guitar myself, this was an attractive choice. I would recommend it to any gigging musician who wants to invest in a nice guitar, but doesn't mind saving a little on the case.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works well with the 2016 Gibson Firebird T

                By GTB

                from Twin Cities

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                Pros

                • Good Fit
                • Good Quality
                • Solid construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                    The 2016 Gibson Firebird T only comes with a gig bag. This case works just fine. There isn't a lot of extra room behind the headstock but it does fit. The Stienberger tuners aren't a problem.
                    The illustration shows a universal fit case. It's not. This is a form fitting case. The only guitar going in this case is a Firebird.

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent choice for a hard to find case

                    By Denny

                    from Knoxville Tn

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                        Nice case. Fits the guitar perfectly, as if it were specifically designed for it.

                         
                        4.0

                        Perfect fit for Gibson Firebird

                        By Dante1963

                        from St. Louis

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                        Pros

                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                            Nice snug fit for my 2016 Gibson Firebird T. Lots of storage space, nicely molded padding, and I feel comfortable that the case will protect my FB enough that I can finally take it to gigs. (As opposed to the ridiculous gigantic gigbag the guitar came with.) Latches seem solid and the padding is more than sufficient.

                            I'm deducting a star not because there is anything wrong with the case itself--or with Musician's Friend, who are always great--but simply because I should not have had to buy an EPIPHONE case for an expensive GIBSON guitar. Every time I see the Epiphone logo on the case (Which I'm going to cover with bumper stickers), I'm reminded about how lousy a company Gibson has become. To sell an instrument like the Firebird (whose design is known for a having a fragile headstock) not only without a case, but without even making a case an option is absurd. The epiphone case is fine. The guitar is awesome. And Gibson is heading for bankruptcy because of decisions just like these.

                            Oh, you can buy a 2018 Firebird, and it comes with a Gibson case. And it is 2/3rds more than the 2016 model. In spite of being an otherwise identical instrument.

                            That must be quite a case for the extra cost.

                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect case

                            By D

                            from Boston

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                Fit my Gibson Firebird like a glove and for half the price of a Gibson case.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fits like a glove

                                By Reverbrocket

                                from Queens, NY - Home of the Ramones!

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                  For years my poor epi firebird vii has been used and abused. I used to store it and transport it in a cloth bass case because of its odd dimensions. I finally came across this case. For some reason I could never find a hard case. Truth be told I didn't search too much and was hoping musicians friend would offer it at a reasonable price that I can't refuse. It's an epi after all. But I grew close to this guitar and it's broken in nice. Sounds better than the new Gibson firebirds. They know how to build guitars in Korea! Lo and behold the case was available in a price range that doesn't break the bank. Much better than the musicians gear cases and built tough. The guitar stays in place and the neck is supported and head stock isn't compromised. Get one!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I would recommend this case.

                                  By els011

                                  from Petaluma, Ca

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting your instrument

                                    Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                    I bought this Epiphone case for my Gibson Firebird. I own a 1964 Firebird VII with the original case (that I spent over 200 to have restored). I bought a 2014 Gibson Firebird that came with a foam case. I was concerned whether this Epi case would be large enough for a Gibson Firebird. I have read conflicting statements about the Epi case only accepting the Epi Firebird, which does not have the banjo style keys. Well, this case has more than enough room for a Gibson Firebird. The exterior is supple,and I am not sure it would hold up well touring. Also, they are using the same fasteners that my 1964 case has, and they will fail. They should have put a lock mechanism on at least the center fastener. Also, this thing is heavy. It is about the size of a Fender Bass case. I gave it 5 stars though because my Firebird fits and other than weekly local gigs, it is meant to protect my guitar while at the house and when I go to gigs. I thought it was affordable also. Anyone want to buy a slightly used Gibson Foam case? Cheap!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Solid case, fits, and good value

                                    By Ken

                                    from Chicago IL

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                        Good deal. Fits. Quality product.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Fits Gibson 2016 T

                                        By Matt

                                        from Philadelphia

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                                        Pros

                                        • Fit

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                          For some reason, the SKB Firebird/Explorer case doesn't fit the Gibson 2016 Firebird. This case does, with clearance to spare. No pressure on the neck where there shouldn't be. Great cost effective replacement for the Gibson gig bag.

                                          The only downside is that it's heavy without necessarily being more durable. It's definitely not a flight case and I would hesitate to check it on an airplane. But for tossing in the back of the van, it'll do fine.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Perfect for your Gibson Firebird.

                                          By Hard Head

                                          from Las Vegas

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                              If you hate your Gibson gig bag that came with your Firebird and need more protection. Then this is the hard case that you have been looking for.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              my Gibson Firebird T fits like glove

                                              By Steveo

                                              from White Bear Lake Mn.

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                                              Pros

                                              • Functional
                                              • Good Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                                  this Epiphone Firebird Case is a great buy and fits the Gibson Firebird T very well,the guitar is nice and snug,i'm very happy with this purchase.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Very nice upgrade from soft case

                                                  By Warfield rocker

                                                  from Warfield, Va.

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Functional

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Case is light duty physically, rigidness lacking

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Modular storage medium vs the soft gig bag

                                                  Comments about Epiphone Firebird Hardshell Case:

                                                  The interior is PLUSH thick soft protection for the guitar and is the high point of the features of this case that and the HUGE storage area with lid for MANY packs of strings, slides and picks even a sandwich!

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