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Overview

  • Rugged wood structure
  • Tough Tolex covering
  • Padded plush lining
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $148.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $50.10
  • Your Price:
    $9790

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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (14)
  • Durable (12)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Easy to carry (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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

 

FIRST ONE NOT GOOD

The first one I had to send back because the lower bout hinge was loose and case wouldn't close right, I guess I'll see how the second one is & re- review.

The first one I had to send back because the lower bout hinge was loose and case wouldn't close right, I guess I'll see how the second one is & re- review.

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4.0

Dove Pro

By dynamicjew

from Washington State!

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Inner Liner Smells Great
  • Room For Accessories
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Lock doesn't work

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Everyday
  • Practicing
  • Travel

Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

Compared to other cases it does feel pretty bulky when I am carrying it around. This case is supposed to be a universal dreadnought shell so it is a little bit longer in the end to allow for a bigger 12 string headstock to fit.

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5.0

Great Case

By Whitepra

from Montana

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

    Great case for the price, well made and nicely finished. Lots of plush padding. Bought it for the Epiphone Dove Pro and it fits perfectly.

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    5.0

    A Beautiful and Versitale Case

    By Jazz Man 2-5-1

    from Mohawk Valley Region, NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      The Ibanez ArtCore AS73 series guitar case , specified for my new and beautiful Ibanez AS7312 12 string guitar was too short. The head stock did not fit.

      Royce at Musician's Friend helped me with the return, and found me this beautiful Epiphone EDREAD case, which fits very well (with the addition of a bath towel, under the guitar body in the bottom of the case to level the neck). Now my new 12 string guitar has 1,1/2 inches of clearance at the headstock in a real plush case with great latches and a leather handle, for nearly the same cost. The sides of the Ibanez AS7312 fit nearly perfectly, with no slop.

      Keeping the 12 string inside of this case in cold weather (with inside temperate swings of 5 degrees F) really helps keep the guitar in tune , with great protection and a large compartment for accessories.

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      5.0

      Epiphone Case

      By Brian

      from Montana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits My Old Texan Perfect
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      Great Case for the money

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      5.0

      Excellent case

      By Jeff Hinton

      from Liberty,NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Like Fort Knox
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        Excellent case it will protect your guitar however it is on the heavy side.A small price to pay for A1 protection.

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        5.0

        Fits Epiphone!

        By neyla0401

        from Thompson Falls, MT

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Fits Epiphone Hummingbird
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

          I got this case for my husband with an Epiphone Hummingbird and then I got him the Epiphone Dove and he wanted the exact Edread case for the Dove.

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          5.0

          EDREAD DREADNOUGH HARDSHELL CASE

          By rock on bob

          from Deltona, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Everyday
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

            This is my 2nd review as the first one was not closing right because of loose hinge, well the next one I received was perfect not to mention how fast customer service sent out the replacement, thanks Musicians Friend. Case fits my Hummingbird like a glove.

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            1.0

            FIRST ONE NOT GOOD

            By rock on bob

            from Deltona, FL

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            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Sturdy

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

            The first one I had to send back because the lower bout hinge was loose and case wouldn't close right, I guess I'll see how the second one is & re- review.

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            5.0

            Nice!!!

            By Mateolive

            from Supply NC

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            Pros

            • Best Bang For Your Buck
            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not made in USA

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

            Was very happy with this case.. I got a great deal on it and was surprised of the quality..

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            4.0

            A Great Case of the Money

            By Publanski

            from Columbia, MO

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Deal
            • Good Protection
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Could Be A Bit Sturdier

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

            I love the original case for my 1976 Les Paul Deluxe. Like the guitar inside, it's got almost forty years of experience, and it looks it age. It's got character. But it's down to its last working latch, and, since I've started playing out again, I don't want to trust my axe to one 37-year-old, rusty latch. If my favorite guitar hit the concrete, I could never forgive myself. And, to be honest, it wasn't really protecting my guitar that well. The purple velvet lining had lost most of the spring in its padding, and the guitar moved around way too much. I really needed a new case, but I didn't have a lot of cash.

            I'm not a professional, traveling musician, so I don't really need an expensive, airline-ready, molded plastic case. I just need something to carry my guitar to the bar a couple times a month. These cases were on sale and had mostly positive reviews, so I decided to take a chance. For the most part, I'm glad I did. This case fits for my needs at a reasonable price.

            It is definitely not a top of the line case. The wooden walls are a little thin compared to the original Gibson case and to my Epiphone dreadnought case, but still plenty strong enough to protect the cargo under normal use. The padding could be a little thicker around the edges, though there is nice, thick padding under the body of the guitar. I think the curved piece above the storage box that the neck rests on is little too deep for the Gibson and the guitar still moves around a little if I shake the case vigorously, but far less than it does in the old case, so it's an improvement. (I wouldn't even consider shaking the old case vigorously with the guitar inside of it.) The metal pieces that hold the handle to the case do seem like a weak spot that could break with extensive use (as others have pointed out.)Of course, I had to drill holes and use machine screws to attach a new handle to the original Gibson case over twenty years ago. The handle is a weak point on most guitar cases that are carried around a lot and do a lot of traveling with other gear. I know I've broken a couple.

            That being said, the quality is good enough for my needs. My Gibson fits perfectly. If I had an Epiphone with a longer headstock, it would be a problem fitting it in. I don't understand the review with a picture that shows an Epi LP with all that extra room at the top. The company must have changed case sizes at some point, because I don't see how it could have been the same case. There's no way that there is that much extra room at the top in the case I bought. With the Schaller strap-lock piece (which isn't really much bigger than a normal button strap) at the bottom, there is about one fourth of an inch clearance at the top with a normal Gibson headstock.

            The workmanship on the case I received was excellent. I've read some reviews where the case arrives damaged or with flaws from the factory, but this was not the case for my case. It closed tightly, the pieces lined up perfectly, and the latches, which seem strong, snapped shut cleanly and snuggly. The padding was all aligned perfectly, there were no flaws in the stitching, and there was no bubbling or misalignment in the covering. Remember,this only describes the case I received. Your mileage may vary.

            Overall, I would suggest this case to anyone who needed a decent case at a good price for their original Gibson. I can't speak to how other brands might fit. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. If a friend were to ask me about it, I'd say It's the best bang for your buck.

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