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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

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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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(15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great case

By Tberg

from lowell, MA

Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell 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 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.

(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.

(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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Close but still not right!

    By Shortyred

    from Ohio

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    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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value

      By pipewrench

      from Texas

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      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Customer Swervice experience

        By Cozmik Cowboy

        from Directly above the center of the Earth

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        Pros

        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Didn't Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

          I needed a new case for my 1979 Alvarez 5014, and thought going with factory equipment would be the best bet.
          I contacted Alvarez, who said they didn't have a record of the dimensions of my instrument; when I gave them the measurements they said this should work, but "might be a little tight". Try 2 inches "tight" on the lower bouts.
          I called MF to arrange for a return, and the agent was very helpful, including asking if he could check for another case for me. Gave him the measurements, and he set up a direct swap for a Silver Creek case that he said would work. I sent the Alvarez case back, they sent the Silver Creek faster than I could believe and, while it is indeed a bit tight, I can actually get my guitar inside it.
          If you have a current Alvarez folk model, this should prove a fine case; if yours is older, measure it & call (MF, not Alvarez) before ordering.

           
          5.0

          GREAT CASE!!!!

          By Bedroom Player

          from Florida

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alvarez FC1 Folk Arched Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

              Great case for the money!!! Holds the Grateful Dead model Alvarez like a glove!!!

               
              5.0

              I really like this case.

              By Duck

              from Alaska

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              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.

                   
                  1.0

                  Something went wrong

                  By Bill

                  from Kokomo Indiana

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                  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.

                     
                    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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