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Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case   

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The Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and an ac...Read More

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A little extra care for your pride and joy.

The Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and an accessory compartment. Provides maximum protection.

FEATURES
  • Rugged wood structure
  • Tough Tolex covering
  • Padded plush lining
  • Heavy-duty handle

You love your guitar, so keep it in a case. Order today.

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EpiphoneEDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Stylish (16)
  • Easy to carry (13)
  • Good quality (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Travel (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (7), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Chuck Makela

The Epiphone EDREAD Case has served me very well over the last 5 years. The exterior seams are all still intact, all the laches still work fine, the key still works, the interior...Read complete review

The Epiphone EDREAD Case has served me very well over the last 5 years. The exterior seams are all still intact, all the laches still work fine, the key still works, the interior plush lining has not separated from the plys anywhere that I can see, and I like the bigger inside storage compartment. I'd recommend this product to anyone. As they say, it's a great bang for the buck.
I've owned the Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case for going on five years now and I can tell you, it's one tough cookie. I also own a Martin Hardshell 345 Case so it's fairly easy for me to draw a comparison. From an appearance standpoint, picture admiring the most beautiful armored car you ever saw versus viewing a sleek black Mercedes. But, now, let's look at how the two cases differ in terms of construction and functionality.

The Epiphone EDREAD is indeed an armored car. If the ultimate protection for your guitar is what you're looking for, the EDREAD is the case to buy. On the outside, the Tolex covering is durable and easy to clean. The case has 5 laches versus the 3 found on the Martin 345. The EDREAD locks with a key versus a small padlock on the 345. Around the neck, Epiphone attaches its exterior to the inner plys with rivets. With Martin, the process is done with small, black U-shaped brads which are basically invisible. The EDREAD has a more comfortable padded handle versus the molded plastic one used on the 345.

On the inside, the EDREAD has a little more padding than the 345. The EDREAD is 1/2 in. wider in the lower bout than the 345 and 1&1/2 in. longer in length. Of course, this is because the Epiphone DR-100 guitar is slightly larger than say a Martin D-28, especially in the headstock area. These cases are made to fit, but I can also get my Epiphone into the Martin case without a problem.

The EDREAD case is a workhorse period. It's a little heavier than most of the cases out there, but then again, armored cars are not very light. And bear in mind, this not an ugly case by any stretch.
While I wouldn't strap the Epiphone EDREAD Case to my back while bull riding, it will function well in most any other environment.
For the protection it offers, the Epiphone EDREAD Case is a great buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

should have been sold as a blem.

have seen better cases for less money. the finish flaws won't matter after a few road trips.Looks good 10 feet away. Hope Epiphone isn't letting their quality control slip. Can't be bothered to...Read complete review

have seen better cases for less money. the finish flaws won't matter after a few road trips.Looks good 10 feet away. Hope Epiphone isn't letting their quality control slip. Can't be bothered to send it back but would not do again.

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3.0

should have been sold as a blem.

By gary

from Sugar Hill New Hampshire

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • has 2 big finish flaws on the front

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

    have seen better cases for less money. the finish flaws won't matter after a few road trips.Looks good 10 feet away. Hope Epiphone isn't letting their quality control slip. Can't be bothered to send it back but would not do again.

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    5.0

    Great case for a good price.

    By Ami

    from Amarillo, TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        Bought this for my husband who just started guitar lessons. The acoustic we had was still in a box. I bought this for his birthday and he loves it. The case is good quality and nice looking.

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        5.0

        My 1995 MIK PR-350 Loves it !

        By Jeffo46

        from Woonsocket, R.I.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        Just got it in today after ordering it on Saturday and it's a perfect fit, for my MIK 1995 ,Epiphone PR-350 . I couldn't be happier. Thanks Musician's Friend, well done !

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        4.0

        Fits the 1963 Epiphone FT79 (Texan) perfectly.

        By Michael

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        I bought this case to protect my 1963 Epiphone FT79 (Texan). The guitar fits snugly in the case and I expect will do the job well. The latch hardware seems adequate. The reason I did not give this 5 stars is that the handle connection to the case was bent when I opened the box. Not enough reason to send it back but it was not perfect. Also the area provided for the headstock is apparently designed to fit other models (12 string, other manufacturers, etc.) and is larger than needed for my guitar.

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        5.0

        Fits and protects my Hummingbird Pro

        By Jim

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        Great interior and exterior. Fits my hummingbird pro. It is a little big. They make it were it can fit a longer guitar as well, but it fits, and keeps my guitar looking good.

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        5.0

        Great case!

        By Zachary

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        A well made, very nice looking case. It fits my Epiphone Hummingbird Pro perfectly! Also there is plenty of room in the interior compartment for picks, tuners, etc.

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        5.0

        Excellent Buy

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        By Jim-Bob

        from Manquin, VA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

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            Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

            This case was "open box", could not find the slightest defect.

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            5.0

            Nice case

            By Nick

            from undisclosed

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Solid

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Schleping

              Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

              Solid and attractive case - fits my EJ-160 like a glove. Smooth, not grainy, covering material - we'll see how it holds up, but my philosophy is a beat up case equals a pristine guitar, so I don't worry about it. Was an open returned item so there was some added value as well.

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              5.0

              Absolutely perfect fit for my Epiphone Howard Roberts HR-1

              By drlarryross

              from Missouri

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

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                  Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                  This case is a perfect fit for my Epiphone Howard Roberts HR-1, so it will probably work for the Epiphone ES-175s as well.

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                  5.0

                  I will shop here again.

                  By Son Von

                  from Westfield, Wi.

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                      Nice guitar case, good quality.

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