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Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case   

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The Alvarez FC1 is a well-crafted 5-ply wood hardshell case for folk-style arched acoustic guitars. The locking guitar case is covered in tough Tolex...Read More

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Hardshell guitar case for an archtop acoustic.

The Alvarez FC1 is a well-crafted 5-ply wood hardshell case for folk-style arched acoustic guitars. The locking guitar case is covered in tough Tolex and will keep your axe safe on the road and everywhere.

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  • 5-ply wood
  • Locking

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SPECIFICATIONS

FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case

  • Length: 44"
    Lower bout: 16"
    Wood / Tolex
    Upper Bout: 11.5"
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AlvarezFC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great case

The Fc-1 is a great case for a few reasons. The case offers a lock to keep anything inside the case safe. All the latches and hardware are durable. The exterior is...Read complete review

The Fc-1 is a great case for a few reasons. The case offers a lock to keep anything inside the case safe. All the latches and hardware are durable. The exterior is very vintage and cool looking, while the plush interior is both nice and good for the guitar. The case has a nice weight and balance. Most importantly of all it is sturdy and i trust my guitar in it 100% percent.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

case is smaller than specs

I purchased the Godin 5th Avenue acoustic archtop from MF. I also purchased the Silver Creek Vintage Archtop Dreadnought case (which was recommended by MF customer service and was quite nice for the...Read complete review

I purchased the Godin 5th Avenue acoustic archtop from MF. I also purchased the Silver Creek Vintage Archtop Dreadnought case (which was recommended by MF customer service and was quite nice for the money). However, the Godin did not fit in it as the case was too small at the lower bout. I returned the case, and after reading all the specs on all the hardshell cases on the MF site, I ordered the Alvarez FC1 Folk Archtop case because the specs stated the lower bout of the case was 16" which would have been exactly right for the 5th Avenue. Again, the case was way too small at the lower bout, probably about 15" at best. Since then I found that Godin makes two cases which should hold the 5th Avenue. They didn't show up in my "Case Finder" search because they're not considered a hard shell case.

On the positive side The FC1 seemed like an OK, inexpensive case (not as nice as the Silver Creek) and MF Customer Service was, as always, very good and made returning both cases quite easy. So, bottom line, be aware that case specs (which I assume come from the manufacturer) are not always as advertised.

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5.0

I really like this case.

By Rev. Duck

from Alaska

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fits my folk electric acoustic perfectly
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

      I really like the case.

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      1.0

      Something went wrong

      By Bill

      from Kokomo Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

        Not sure what happened with this one. First bad experience. Arrived in a box in a very worn soft shipping bag. Craftmenship was very weak on this one. Glue on material, latch hard to work with. Looks like if was a display just thrown in a bag and shipped. Inside is good and fits well. Not worth shipping back, but nowhere near expectations.

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        5.0

        excellent value

        By recordking

        from minnesota

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

            I bought this case for a John Kinkead "kingsdown" model guitar a just built and it fits it like it was custom made for it. very happy with its fit and finish.

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            5.0

            I like it for my Alvarez guitar.

            By Eagle one

            from Cincinnati

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            Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

            Vintage look. nice case

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            5.0

            Good product

            By Jammer

            from Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

              this is a good product, seems durable enough to handle any need. However customer service seems lacking from MF. This product was included in a purchase of a acoustic guitar i had bought from MF. i didn't receive my case when ordered, and it took about 2 months or so for a case to arrive,after my initial call to detail my problem and a possible solution, i left many voicemails detailing my unhappiness, but not so much as a return call or anything from NO ONE..... that area needs improvement. I did finally receive my case as promised and i'm happy with the purchase

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              5.0

              GOOD CASE FOR THE MONEY

              By Lunk

              from Colorado Springs CO

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              Pros

              • ATTRACTIVE
              • BUILT WELL
              • Easy To Use
              • FOLK GUITAR FITS WELL
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • LATCHES A LITTLE LOOSER

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • DECENT TRAVEL CASE
              • Practicing

              Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

              I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THIS CASE WHICH I BOUGHT FOR MY ALVAREZ AF-60FOLK GUITAR.
              IT FIT WELL, AND THE CASE HAS A GOOD INTERIOR AND NECK SUPPORT. THE ONLY THING IS THAT THE LATCHES ARE PRETTY LOOSE FOR AN OTHERWISE WELL-MADE CASE, THAT'S WGY I GAVE IT A 4 INSTEAD OF A 5.

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              5.0

              Great Value

              By pipewrench

              from Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Don't have any problems

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                I build guitars and this case fits my OOO well.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                case is smaller than specs

                By JB

                from Venice, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Carry

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                I purchased the Godin 5th Avenue acoustic archtop from MF. I also purchased the Silver Creek Vintage Archtop Dreadnought case (which was recommended by MF customer service and was quite nice for the money). However, the Godin did not fit in it as the case was too small at the lower bout. I returned the case, and after reading all the specs on all the hardshell cases on the MF site, I ordered the Alvarez FC1 Folk Archtop case because the specs stated the lower bout of the case was 16" which would have been exactly right for the 5th Avenue. Again, the case was way too small at the lower bout, probably about 15" at best. Since then I found that Godin makes two cases which should hold the 5th Avenue. They didn't show up in my "Case Finder" search because they're not considered a hard shell case.

                On the positive side The FC1 seemed like an OK, inexpensive case (not as nice as the Silver Creek) and MF Customer Service was, as always, very good and made returning both cases quite easy. So, bottom line, be aware that case specs (which I assume come from the manufacturer) are not always as advertised.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice looker and built well

                By Mr. Jack

                from Detroit Lakes, MN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                  I bought this for my Gibson Acoustic L1-00 Blues King which came in a ridiculous gig bag. I wanted better protection, something that looked classy and stood out from the rest (normal Black). My Gibson Acoustic fits perfectly in this size case.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Close but still not right!

                  By Shortyred

                  from Ohio

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Sturdy
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                    I liked everything about this case except two things! The flimsy handle and the cheap latches!There like pot metal nothing strong, I went with the gig case by Alvarez.

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