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Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case  

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Black hardshell guitar case fits the Dean V guitars. For their protection and security, and your peace of mind, this hardshell case is the way to go....Read More

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Black hardshell guitar case fits the Dean V guitars. For their protection and security, and your peace of mind, this hardshell case is the way to go.


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DeanV Hardshell Guitar Case
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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  • Durable (4)
  • Good protection (4)

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    • Everyday (3)
    • Travel (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The good, the bad and the ugly

    I ordered four of these Dean V cases for some of my guitars. The first one was defective, it put sideways pressure on the guitar neck. I have contacted the manufacturer about it....Read complete review

    I ordered four of these Dean V cases for some of my guitars. The first one was defective, it put sideways pressure on the guitar neck. I have contacted the manufacturer about it. The second and third cases came in today; one was damaged by UPS and is being returned, the other one is fine. My Dean V79s fit snug as a bug in these cases; my Dean Michael Schenker V fits loosely and moves around in the case. My Dean Michael Amott Tyrant V doesn't fit in this case, no way nohow. Its legs are too wide to fit in the case. I have two more of these cases on the way now for more of my Flying Vs. I have fifteen Vs and cases made by six different manufacturers. Most Vs do not swap into other manufacturers' cases, keep this in mind when you buy a V case. Dean Vs are superior in many ways to my other Vs, which include Gibson V2, BC Rich JR-V, Dean Michael Schenker Baby V, Epiphone V, Washburn Dime V and three custom made Vs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The good the bad and the ugly, continued

    The two last Dean V cases came in. Both of them suffer from the same assembly problems described previously. The crossbar inside the case that holds the top of the neck in place and...Read complete review

    The two last Dean V cases came in. Both of them suffer from the same assembly problems described previously. The crossbar inside the case that holds the top of the neck in place and the compartment door is improperly attached: loose, almost falling off and basically useless. The screws that are mounted through the bottom of the case do not line up with the wooden frame of the crossbar. One crossbar was entirely detached and flopping around. I had MF check the last case before they shipped it and yet it still had a loose crossbar. I can put my fingers between the crossbar and the bottom of the case as the screws do not properly connect these two structures. In addition, there are staples that are mounted (under the tolex!) from the sides of the case into the wood portion of the crossbar; these staples are all loose or in the wrong spot. My options are to either fix the problems myself or return the cases to MF. I have had extensive discussions with both MF (Harrison at ext. 2084) and Scott Frazer, quality control manager at Dean and Luna Guitars. So far, I have decided to keep two defective Dean V cases that I won't put my Dean V79s in because they fit too tight and the cutout in the crossbar at the top of the neck is in the wrong place, which puts sideways pressure on the neck. I have two other (non Dean) Vs that fit fine in these two cases. I am returning two cases that were not assembled properly or have shipping damage. The last two cases I have decided to fix myself, reassembling them properly because if properly assembled they fit fine.
    There has been a change in the design of the Dean V cases that I don't like: my older Dean V cases cradle the neck where it attaches to the guitar body, leaving the top of the neck free to float. The new cases look exactly the same from the outside but they cradle the neck at the top, by the nut, and the neck doesn't even touch the cutout in the crossbar where the neck attaches to the body. Because of this, if the lid of the case pushes down on the fretboard of the guitar, it is possible to put pressure on the guitar neck between the nut and the body of the guitar, which could potentially bow the neck. I prefer not to have my cases put any type of downward or sideways pressure on my guitar necks if at all possible and I have been buying Vs and cases for Vs for 45 years.
    I now have two V cases to return, four new cases that I am keeping but of those four cases, only ONE of them is acceptable for my Dean V79s. The other three have other brands of Vs in them: a Dean Michael Schenker V with a slightly different shaped body than the V79s, a Washburn Dime V and a custom prototype V made in Japan.
    In addition to all this, I also purchased a Dean Performer acoustic case which arrived with the brown tolex peeling off at the seams. I told Scott at Dean that I would fix it myself if he would send me some cans of 3M spray adhesive because I am tired of sending back cases and waiting for their replacements, hoping that the next case will be okay. I have had more problems with Dean guitar cases in the last month than all the other cases that I have purchased over the last 45 years combined. I have purchased six non Dean guitar cases over the last three months, all for Les Paul guitars and not one of them had any problems.
    At this time I cannot recommend Dean cases; they have a serious quality control problem at their factory in Canada. I'm still waiting to hear back from Scott and am getting closer to just returning the acoustic case.

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    The good the bad and the ugly, continued

    By rockdad

    from SoCal

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    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Lousy Qc At The Factory
    • Poorly Assembled

    Best Uses

    • Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

    The two last Dean V cases came in. Both of them suffer from the same assembly problems described previously. The crossbar inside the case that holds the top of the neck in place and the compartment door is improperly attached: loose, almost falling off and basically useless. The screws that are mounted through the bottom of the case do not line up with the wooden frame of the crossbar. One crossbar was entirely detached and flopping around. I had MF check the last case before they shipped it and yet it still had a loose crossbar. I can put my fingers between the crossbar and the bottom of the case as the screws do not properly connect these two structures. In addition, there are staples that are mounted (under the tolex!) from the sides of the case into the wood portion of the crossbar; these staples are all loose or in the wrong spot. My options are to either fix the problems myself or return the cases to MF. I have had extensive discussions with both MF (Harrison at ext. 2084) and Scott Frazer, quality control manager at Dean and Luna Guitars. So far, I have decided to keep two defective Dean V cases that I won't put my Dean V79s in because they fit too tight and the cutout in the crossbar at the top of the neck is in the wrong place, which puts sideways pressure on the neck. I have two other (non Dean) Vs that fit fine in these two cases. I am returning two cases that were not assembled properly or have shipping damage. The last two cases I have decided to fix myself, reassembling them properly because if properly assembled they fit fine.
    There has been a change in the design of the Dean V cases that I don't like: my older Dean V cases cradle the neck where it attaches to the guitar body, leaving the top of the neck free to float. The new cases look exactly the same from the outside but they cradle the neck at the top, by the nut, and the neck doesn't even touch the cutout in the crossbar where the neck attaches to the body. Because of this, if the lid of the case pushes down on the fretboard of the guitar, it is possible to put pressure on the guitar neck between the nut and the body of the guitar, which could potentially bow the neck. I prefer not to have my cases put any type of downward or sideways pressure on my guitar necks if at all possible and I have been buying Vs and cases for Vs for 45 years.
    I now have two V cases to return, four new cases that I am keeping but of those four cases, only ONE of them is acceptable for my Dean V79s. The other three have other brands of Vs in them: a Dean Michael Schenker V with a slightly different shaped body than the V79s, a Washburn Dime V and a custom prototype V made in Japan.
    In addition to all this, I also purchased a Dean Performer acoustic case which arrived with the brown tolex peeling off at the seams. I told Scott at Dean that I would fix it myself if he would send me some cans of 3M spray adhesive because I am tired of sending back cases and waiting for their replacements, hoping that the next case will be okay. I have had more problems with Dean guitar cases in the last month than all the other cases that I have purchased over the last 45 years combined. I have purchased six non Dean guitar cases over the last three months, all for Les Paul guitars and not one of them had any problems.
    At this time I cannot recommend Dean cases; they have a serious quality control problem at their factory in Canada. I'm still waiting to hear back from Scott and am getting closer to just returning the acoustic case.

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    4.0

    The good, the bad and the ugly

    By rockdad

    from SoCal

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    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

      I ordered four of these Dean V cases for some of my guitars. The first one was defective, it put sideways pressure on the guitar neck. I have contacted the manufacturer about it. The second and third cases came in today; one was damaged by UPS and is being returned, the other one is fine. My Dean V79s fit snug as a bug in these cases; my Dean Michael Schenker V fits loosely and moves around in the case. My Dean Michael Amott Tyrant V doesn't fit in this case, no way nohow. Its legs are too wide to fit in the case. I have two more of these cases on the way now for more of my Flying Vs. I have fifteen Vs and cases made by six different manufacturers. Most Vs do not swap into other manufacturers' cases, keep this in mind when you buy a V case. Dean Vs are superior in many ways to my other Vs, which include Gibson V2, BC Rich JR-V, Dean Michael Schenker Baby V, Epiphone V, Washburn Dime V and three custom made Vs.

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      1.0

      Nice case, but.....

      By Jaymze13

      from Weatherford, TX

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          Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

          This case is beautiful. It has all appearances of being a sturdy, well built case. There's one problem; when I called to inquire about it, I was told it would hold a Jackson RR guitar.

          It does not. Not anywhere near. I'm pretty disappointed that I was led to believe this case would work for a Jackson RR and it doesn't. I guess I'll have to go with the molded case, which I've been trying to avoid.

          I can't tell you how bad I wanted this case to work. :-(

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          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Freddycalibre

          from Okinawa JP

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Roomy
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Travel

          Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

          Dean V DOA fits perfect! Protect your guitar, get one of these!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does fit the Dean VMNT guitar

          By qp joe rocks qp

          from Cranberry Twp., PA

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          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

            It appears to be a well made case and my Dean Dave Mustaine VMNT guitar does fit snugly into this case.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            keeps it safe

            By don riley

            from McAlester,Oklahoma.

            Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

            I think any body who has a love to protect there investment will agree gotta have a hard shell case. I have one of the LOST flying v guitars from dean. Do I need to say more. this case works great.

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            5.0

            Really nice case

            By Joey Gilbert

            from Pennsylvania

            Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

            A really well made case. A must have to protect your dean V. My Dean VMNTX is a snug fit, but from what i've read this is the only case that it fits in. The interior is plush with a large storage compartment. Four latches, two of them are lockable. My only complaint is the handle placement. Maybe the body of my V isn't heavy enough, but the thing is really off balance when you pick it up. A minor annoyance...

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            5.0

            Awesome case, dude!

            Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

            I own a Dean VMNTX that I needed a case for, and this is the only one I've found that fits it.It's a tight fit for the 25.5 scale guitars, but it keeps it safe.It also has an awesome compartment underneath the neck that you can put all your cables, straps, spare strings, or whatever in.The only downside is how insanely heavy the case is, especially with the guitar in it.

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            5.0

            Finally a fit for my schecter Damien B-2!

            By Scuba

            from WV

            Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

            It's a very tight fit but works great for my Schecter Damien B-2. After trying a few cases not fitting the odd shaped V design B-2 this one is the winner. Over all this case is really heavy and built to last.

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            5.0

            Good protection for yo guitar

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Dean V Hardshell Guitar Case:

            This is the only case I could find for V guitars, and I have 4. Before last week, they were all going around UNCASED. When I saw this case, it made sense because it was cheap. I bought 1 for all my Vs, and they fit perfectly. I have a Dean VX, a Jackson King V, a Dean VMNT, and an Epiphone V-Factor. With the exception of the VMNT-which makes a VERY tight fit-they all fit excellently. Great case, since it's the ONLY case for Vs.

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