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Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case

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Hardshell guitar case for the Alvarez DC1 arched dreadnought acoustic. Wooden shell with rugged cover, plush lining, and heavy-duty hinges and latche...Click To Read More About This Product

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The right case for the right guitar.

Hardshell guitar case for the Alvarez DC1 arched dreadnought acoustic. Wooden shell with rugged cover, plush lining, and heavy-duty hinges and latches provides perfect protection for your favorite guitar.

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  • Wood shell
  • Rugged cover
  • Plush lining
  • Heavy-duty hinges
  • Fits Alvarez DC1
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AlvarezDC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (19)
  • Good protection (18)
  • Easy to carry (17)
  • Durable (13)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Travel (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fits Like a Glove..

I decided to get this matching case for my Alvarez guitar and I like the look of this case, easy to carry, padding is very nice, and the guitar fits for a nice...Read complete review

I decided to get this matching case for my Alvarez guitar and I like the look of this case, easy to carry, padding is very nice, and the guitar fits for a nice tight, snug fit. I see some complaints as the outer shell will show dirt easily, dents, dings,ect.. especially if your gigging. These are all true statements but thats why I bought the case to protect that thing inside you know my guitar. Better the case than my axe. Very stylish and I would recommend it

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Alvarez

I purchased the Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case for my 40 year old Alvarez Dreadnought. Nice looking case, but the fabric outer cover is like a magnet to dirt, scrapes...Read complete review

I purchased the Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case for my 40 year old Alvarez Dreadnought. Nice looking case, but the fabric outer cover is like a magnet to dirt, scrapes and smudges. The case is very light in weight which makes me wonder how many layers of plywood were used and just how sturdy in will be to protect my guitar. The interior is nicely padded and my guitar fits securely. Finally, the case only has four latches. Other acoustic cases I have purchased have six. While the price was reasonable, I wonder if I will be buying another one soon.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Alvarez

By 52 Hotrod

from Austin, TX

Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

I purchased the Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case for my 40 year old Alvarez Dreadnought. Nice looking case, but the fabric outer cover is like a magnet to dirt, scrapes and smudges. The case is very light in weight which makes me wonder how many layers of plywood were used and just how sturdy in will be to protect my guitar. The interior is nicely padded and my guitar fits securely. Finally, the case only has four latches. Other acoustic cases I have purchased have six. While the price was reasonable, I wonder if I will be buying another one soon.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic styling

By Dr.L

from Augusta, Ga

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

    This case is a perfect fit for your AD-60 12 string. It's throwback canvas look is spectacular something out of the 50's. Construction is very good. The only flaw in mine was the Alvarez emblem had a slight bend in it nothing worth returning though. I just like looking at this case, nothing but very cool. It is worth the extra few coins over a generic case.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fits Like a Glove..

    By Flattop

    from AtL, GA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

      I decided to get this matching case for my Alvarez guitar and I like the look of this case, easy to carry, padding is very nice, and the guitar fits for a nice tight, snug fit. I see some complaints as the outer shell will show dirt easily, dents, dings,ect.. especially if your gigging. These are all true statements but thats why I bought the case to protect that thing inside you know my guitar. Better the case than my axe. Very stylish and I would recommend it

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Case for the Price Paid

      By Les Fender

      from Coastal North Carolina

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      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

        Wanted an Alvarez case for my newly-purchased Alvarez guitar (took it home from Guitar Center in a generic one that I returned after receiving this one - didn't like the way the guitar fit in it, a bit too loose). I lucked out that this case had just gone on sale at Musician's Friend, it cost less than the generic one from GC. Anyway, the guitar fits in this case nice and snugly. Reasons for not rating it five stars: received it with a (very) small nick in the brown binding; I think the canvas(?) covering could be glued on a bit tighter in a few spots; the covering is a bit "irregular" (but after the first few times I take it out of the house, that will all blend right in with the road grime, I'm sure); and the accessory compartment cover inside seems a bit weakly attached and "flappy." But in the grand scheme of things, especially for the price, the fact that it's a genuine Alvarez case, the nice plush lining, the way the guitar fits in it; and it's really cool tan/brown/tweed vintage look, those are all pretty minor issues in my opinion.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Works, but...

        By Ty

        from Indianapolis, IN

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        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Outside Stitching Concern

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

        The case fits the GD 50 year guitar well and has a decent liner; the stitching outside the case is concerning. Hopefully it holds up and doesn't continue to fray over time. Also, the latches are very nice in their ease of use and construction. Overall the case will work in protecting the guitar as long as the stitching holds up.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product iwould by again!!!

        By gerald

        from franklin n.c.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Everyday

          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

          great product fits snug as a bug!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Case for the money

          By gopogo

          from Midland

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          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

              It's an inexpensive case. Better quality than one would expect for the money.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect protection for my needs

              By Doc

              from Hudson Valley, New York

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              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                  I've owned my Yairi Alvarez D50 for well over 20 years, transporting it when necessary in a variety of plain-Jane cases and gig bags. When I saw this "Branded" case on line, it looked great. Imagine my delight when it arrived and looked even better in person. This is not an expensive case, but for the money, it offers great looks, a great fit for my dread, and reasonable protection for car trips. It's perfect for my needs.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Case!

                  By Pastor Bob

                  from Clarksville, TN

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                      So there was some confusion over this case, so I called Alvarez, and confirmed that we shouldn't be confused by the DC-1 model number. This is simply a dreadnought case, and it is beautiful. If you're looking to carry your guitar in style, then you have to look at this case. The interior padding is luxurious, and although the case itself is not quite as sturdy as some cases that I have purchased, this is a case that I would baby. It just looks too good to throw around.

                      This is a case that will turn heads when you carry your guitar in, and if treated as such, it will serve you and your guitar very well.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Beautiful Case

                      By MusicnGlass

                      from BucksCounty,PA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                        Way more padding than a TKL case I have. Construction doesn't seem to be the most durable for long lasting wear, but seriously, if you are going to buy a case in this color you are probably not going to be tossing it into a truck every weekend. This is an excellent case for general storage and light transport. I wouldn't use it as a steady gig case or put it on a plane if I could help it. It really does cuddle the guitar well tough and it just looks great.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Just like I wanted it.

                        By nolan_fox

                        from Butler, Pa

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Carry
                        • Good Protection
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday
                          • Practicing
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                          I purchased this Case and received it 3 days after purchase- GREAT. I had never seen a case with this color and style, which gave it a new look to my liking. The case is light enough to carry, the handle is soft and it tilts the case perfectly to keep it from hitting off your legs. Some other reviews say the case is too thin, it is very sturdy. It is obviously plywood, but there has to be some kind of strong plastic to it also. Other reviews say that the "latches don't match up". This is an incorrect statement. The Lid positions onto the body of the case perfectly. With the guitar inside it is necessary to give the body a little push in, or the lid a little pull out to make the fit snug, which just shows it is healthy. Then the latches latch smoothly, and securely. The interior of the case is soft/heavily padded with a fake fur-carpet material. It is black, also stylish. The case is like none other I have owned, and it tops them all. Get it, it is worth it.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Just an awful waste of money

                          By Stephen McWilliams

                          from Washington DC

                          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                          Sent it back. Sales people were great. Returned it and they sent me a silver creek.
                          Much better case, and about the same money.
                          It looks good in pictures, I should have known better. Awful Construction. Case was crushed on the back. Not from shipping,Tolex was perfectly smooth.I just happened to touch the back and my hand went thru to the padding. LOL......
                          Dings and dents all over. Lid did not close properly,
                          Much better case out there, Cases are no longer cheap, you get what you pay for. Lesson Learned.
                          Amazingly Bad

                           
                          5.0

                          Great case, great value.

                          By none

                          from Whitingham, Vermont

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                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                              I just received my new DC1 Dreadnought case for my 36 year old Alvarez/Yairi DY45 guitar. I've been through 3 cheap cases over the years but being that I still travel with it, decided to get a new case. I am totally pleased with this case, especially for the price...and my guitar fits in it 'like a glove'. Also, plenty of room for the cord, capo, strap, extra strings and other necessities. Nice Case! Looks cool too!

                               
                              5.0

                              Very Nice Case

                              By GLGalek

                              from Rock Hill, SC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Carry
                              • Good Protection
                              • Sturdy
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                              • It would be better with a darker color fabric

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                              This is a rather nice case. Good protection but not super high quality case. Very good value for the money. The only negative (as others have mentioned) is the super light color fabric material is prone to getting dirty pretty quickly. I purchased a can of Scotchgard fabric protector to help protect the fabric getting real dirty.

                              This case should provide excellent. The hinges and clasps seem work very well and well aligned. Would recommend as a very suitable case to protect your guitar

                               
                              4.0

                              Decent case with an unexpected perk

                              By Whitehouse Willie

                              from Lone Star State

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Carry
                              • Good Protection
                              • Nice touches
                              • Sturdy
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                              • Poor QC

                              Best Uses

                              • Storage

                              Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                              I bought this to hold my new practice guitar. It is just what I wanted and thought I was getting. It looks good because I like the tweek-like look and the sculpted, arched look as opposed to a flat, thin cardboard look. I has decent clasps that close with only a little pushing to get them aligned. The lining is decent and doesn't have any strong smells. It has all the features I like, like four clasps as opposed to three or five, Feet bumpers on the back and the side to protect the fabric. A good size storage bin and best of all, extra room at the headstock so I can leave my Snark tuner on the headstock when I case my guitar. Awesome. The case is not constructed with precision. The alignment is decent, but not precise. The liner fits the case, but is high on some areas and slightly low on others. Fortunately there are no gaps or unglued spots, so for an economy case I am pleased. Another perk for me, is the Alvarez badge on the outside that matches the guitar. I am pleased.

                               
                              4.0

                              Nice looking Cass

                              By Blue goat

                              from Kansas City,Mo

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Carry
                              • Good Protection
                              • Sturdy
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                This is a very nice case. I purchased it specifically for my Alvarez acoustic guitar. The case I received had marks on the outer fabric and small bumps under the fabric,along what appeared to be cuts in the leather handle. Musicians Friend exchanged promptly Sith no hassle.The guitar seems to fit excessively tight in the case around the main body. A friend saw the case and decided to purchase one himself and his Alvarez guitar fit the same way. Both are dreadnought body guitars. Otherwise very happy with case that comes with locking clasps.

                                 
                                5.0

                                nice case

                                By C0j0d0

                                from Dallas, tx

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Carry
                                • Good Protection
                                • Sturdy
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                    Nice case, fits my AD60 very nicely. My only disappointment is that it arrived with 3 dark spots on it (similar to oil stains). I attempted to scrub them out with a wet cloth but after drying, the spots remain.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Fantastic

                                    By Topperrx

                                    from San Luis Obispo, CA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Carry
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Sturdy
                                    • Stylish

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday

                                      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                      Great case, soft, supportive interior and protective exterior.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love it!

                                      By Joyceweaver

                                      from Burnet, Texas

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                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Carry
                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Sturdy
                                      • Stylish

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts
                                        • Everyday
                                        • Practicing
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                        A beautiful case, fits the Grateful Dead model perfectly!

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Iwould buy this product again

                                        By emr12r

                                        from Forest City, North Carolina

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Sturdy
                                        • Stylish

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Concerts
                                          • Everyday
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                          I was looking for something fairly inexpensive for my Alvarez AD30 CE. This fit the bill nicely. I wouldn't go on the road with it but it does protect my guitar nicely back and forth to local gigs.

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