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The JC1 hardshell guitar case fits all Alvarez Jumbo Guitars. It has a wooden shell with rugged cover, plush lining, plus heavy-duty hinges and latch...Read More

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The right case for your Alvarez Jumbo guitar.

The JC1 hardshell guitar case fits all Alvarez Jumbo Guitars. It has a wooden shell with rugged cover, plush lining, plus heavy-duty hinges and latches. The Alvarez case provides perfect protection for your favorite guitar.

FEATURES
  • Wood shell
  • Rugged cover
  • Plush lining
  • Heavy-duty hinges and latches
  • Fits all Alvarez Jumbo guitars

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AlvarezJC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (7)
  • Easy to carry (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good protection (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Big Bertha!

I bought the Alvarez AJ60CE (Now called the AJ418C) about 5 years ago (and I LOVE it), and I bought this case to go with it. Actually this is the second...Read complete review

I bought the Alvarez AJ60CE (Now called the AJ418C) about 5 years ago (and I LOVE it), and I bought this case to go with it. Actually this is the second case, because the first one had a latch that wasn't quite right, and wouldn't stay latched. I have taken very good care of my guitar case, which really only goes to the church and back, and the case has taken very good care of my beautiful guitar. I am very happy with this case, and I am going to purchase another shortly, because I just bought a used AJ418C-12, and I need a good case for her as well. My only complaint is the lack-luster lining which is black. I wish it were another color, say a nice Irish green. Overall, my recomendation is: Buy it, you won't regret it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't really fit ABT60 baritone

If you are expecting this to be a good fit for an Alvarez ABT60 Baritone, it is not.

At first I was going to send it back. It did not...Read complete review

If you are expecting this to be a good fit for an Alvarez ABT60 Baritone, it is not.

At first I was going to send it back. It did not seem to fit at all. I tried again, sort of rolling it in and pushing it in flat from the top. It is a very tight fit and the padding in the case will be crushed-out before long. Do not get this case for a baritone thinking you will have a roomy, well-padded case for your guitar.

The case cover is also somewhat "racked" - that is, it does not close flush to the clasps. You'll have to give it a twist to close it.

Still, it's not expensive. It will work and give decent protection for the instrument. A different brand that truly fits the instrument will be at least in the mid-hundreds, so while I'm not really impressed, it's adequate.

I don't usually whine about this stuff, but if you're getting this for the low-cost Alvarez baritone, you need to know this.

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5.0

Great deal

By Teachermon

from South Carolina

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

      Great deal ! Nice looking retro style case.

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      4.0

      it's nice

      By torrie

      from texas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

        My guitar is in a good spot

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect fit for guitar

        By hiddenvillage68

        from marietta, ga

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

            good price

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Cool retro case but not road ready

            By DrHansen

            from Quad Cities

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks Really Cool
            • Unique Design

            Cons

            • Easily Scuffed
            • Not For Road Use
            • Poor workmanship
            • Somewhat Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Home Guitar Storage

            Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

            Unique cool retro looks. One of the latches was not assembled properly on mine but a small pliers and screwdriver rebent and rewrapped the tabs and corrected the problem. Some stray glue and loose fabric on the inside. Scuffs and uneven gluing on the canvas exterior and leather binding. Plywood seems weak in some spots. I don't expect the pop-riveted Alvarez tin nameplate to remain attached. Bought for an AJ80CE and with that guitar there is about an inch of space all the way around so it fits almost too loosely. I would not throw this in the truck or pile it up with other gear offstage because the materials will not stand up to any real wear or abuse. I like it for its unique looks and the AJ80CE deserves a unique case. I also have an Epiphone Jumbo with factory case and I'll match the superior Alvarez guitar with the superior Epiphone case for gigs. I like the case enough for display purposes that I bought their dreadnought model for my AD90 and I have the same comments on the Alvarez dreadnought case -- not recommended for prime time players.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great, stylish case for the price

            By Nojomojo

            from CA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Travel

              Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

              I purchased this for my Alvarez ABT60 baritone. It fits as snug as a bug in a rug. Not to worry that the case is too small, it fits nicely.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Tight Fit for Baritone Guitar

              By MTreehugger

              from Undisclosed

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              Pros

              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

                I concur with the other reviewer that while this case is very cool looking, the canvas covering is marred with a plethora of small dents. You can also see glue globs and/or air bubbles underneath. But from a few feet away, it is a very cool looking case!

                However, it's a very tight fit the Alvarez baritone, as some other reviewers have noted. I had to very carefully force the case closed to latch it over the guitar, and after leaving it closed for a few days it didn't seem any better so I contacted Alvarez. They maintained that this is indeed the intended case for the ABT60, and told me that it usually takes several weeks for the case to conform to the guitar, after which there are no known issues. They also offered to exchange the case under warranty, and MF also reached out to me and offered to exchange it, but there aren't a lot of options so I followed Alvcarez's recommendation.

                A few weeks later I found that it does close more readily--just fine actually. The trick is to pull the lid toward you as you close it. This somehow allows the cover to close more readily in an downward fashion (which doesn't make much sense, I know, but this is the trick). So you pull it toward you, close it, latch it, and after several weeks it works just fine.

                I'm giving it 3.5 stars, not for the tight fit (because that resolves itself), but due to the little marks and bubbles in the canvas. But hey, it's a case and it's gonna get dinged anyway right? Still looks cool from a couple feet away!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                JC!

                By The Old Man

                from Mims, FLA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • 40
                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Nice Retro
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Blemishes

                Best Uses

                • Fits

                Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

                Nice case, retro, looks like it has been stored a while with markings, blemishes, but overall a good buy.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                jumbo case a good value

                By jbshaldane

                from northern CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Could Be Slightly Deeper

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

                Good value for the money - the case could be slightly deeper for the lower bout. It's a snug fit.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Almost not worth it

                By Andrescbgs

                from Wilmington DE

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • inexpensive
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Not Sturdy
                • Poorly Made
                • Questionable Protection

                Best Uses

                • Storage

                Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

                I bought this case for my alvarez barritone. I should have read the other reviews, as I agree on a few things. I almost sent the case back because I thought the guitar didn't fit. I tried a second time because I didn't want to go through the hassle of returning- I wedged it in tightly! I imagine the flexible case offers little more protection than a gig-bag, but I only travel a bit and will mostly use the case for storage and humidity control.
                The neck supports aren't screwed in correctly (a few miss completely). I plan on modifying the case a bit so it will hold the neck properly. As it is now , the neck rests on the storage box rather than the curved cut brace. I'm certain it will deny the neck I used this way heavily.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect case for baritone guitar.

                By Tim

                from Paradise,PA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Baritone Guitar Case
                • Compact
                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Great Protection
                • Travel

                Comments about Alvarez JC1 Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Case:

                This case fits perfectly for my baritone Alvarez guitar. I should have ordered it the same time I ordered the guitar. I am very impressed with the looks and design of this case also. No complaints here.

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