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Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case  

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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
  • Accessory compartment
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19" x 47.5" x 8"

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

 
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EpiphoneEDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (15)
  • Durable (13)
  • Stylish (13)
  • Easy to carry (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), 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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5.0

Nice sturdy case.

By Kg5150

from Sault Ste. Marie Mi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Perfect For Lennon Ej160e
  • Stylish
  • Very Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      This case is just what I was after. More sturdy than many cases and offers the protection I was after for a reasonable price. Perfect fit for my John Lennon Epiphone EJ160E. Could not be happier.

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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

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      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

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          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

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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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