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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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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.

A little extra care for your pride and joy.

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 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Stylish (16)
  • Easy to carry (13)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Travel (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

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

I will shop here again.

By 

from Westfield, Wi.

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      Nice guitar case, good quality.

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      5.0

      great case

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      from twin lakes wi

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • lock not to great

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        the case seems to be high quality my epiphone dove pro fits nice with not much movement in case best case i ever used for acoustic guitar

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Satisfied with replacement case

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        from Lima, OH

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

          This was an exchange for an inferior guitar case. The service and understanding of the original case coming damaged was excellent. Totally happy. Thanks.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Built like a mac truck

          By 

          from New York City

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

              I didn't realize how well made this case was until I ordered a Martin DRS1, which came with their 345 case.

              The Martin case has stitching that's coming apart and is horrible.

              The EDREAD is sturdy, has very nice stitching and design is rock solid.

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              3.0

              Epiphone case

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              from Jerseyville, IL

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                I probably should have sent it back. It had some cosmetic dents and dings but I wasn t to upset about them. Overall a pretty well built case

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                5.0

                Great value!

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                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                What a gorgeous case. Bought along with an Epiphone Masterbilt DRM-500mce. The fit of the guitar is absolutely perfect (as it should be, I suppose). Barely snug, but not tight, and allows no movement of the guitar whatsoever. Very plush lining, and a nice, deep accessory compartment. Plus - just look at the thing. The brown/black contrast with gold hardware is really great to look at, and the padded handle is a nice upgrade as well.

                I am not sure about the vinyl covering in the long run for rough handling; it feels soft and a bit pliable, even though the case itself seems very sturdy. We will see how it holds up over the years being transported, but if you're concerned about a case getting scratched up (isn't that what it's for though?), perhaps a plastic case would be a better choice. I won't mind it getting dinged and scratched, so long as it doesn't start completely peeling away. Time will tell. Also, I don't think this is the case to hand over to airline baggage handlers. I wouldn't put any wood-based case in checked baggage anyway; I'd go with a poly case at the very least.

                Nonetheless, it's definitely a beautiful and strong case, and certainly a good value, considering branded cases can sell for twice this price and more. Getting a gorgeous Epiphone case for an Epiphone guitar for under a C-note is a no brainer.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great case

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                from Kentucky

                About Me Experienced

                Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                I bought this for my Epiphone Hummingbird Pro, and I couldn't ask for a better case. Solid construction, comfortable feel when carrying. My hummingbird fits in it perfectly. Any dreadnought should fit nicely.

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                5.0

                nice looking case

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                from Florida

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                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Storage

                Comments about Epiphone EDREAD Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                Had to return the first one due to scuff marks and gouge on tolex. Second much better but I would suggest a styrofoam sack over case before the plastic bag is put on to prevent returns. Factory QC needs fine tuning. Nice presentation when it is markless! Musicians Friend always backs their product with a no-nonsense return policy. I came back and bought more due to their prices and quality and personable service. Hard to get this customer service today. Keep up the good work Muscians Friend. I'll be back for more. Merry Christmas.

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                5.0

                Nice sturdy case.

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                from Sault Ste. Marie Mi

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                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

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                    from Washington State!

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                    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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