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Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case   

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The Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case is made of tough black Tolex, and is designed to protect your Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II, Zephyr Regent,...Read More

Available 06-27-2016

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The Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case is made of tough black Tolex, and is designed to protect your Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II, Zephyr Regent, or ES-295. It features chrome hardware, a padded/plush interior, and accessories box. Dimensions: Exterior 44-1/2" x 18-1/2" x 6". Interior: 43-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 5". Accessories box: 7 1/2" x 4-1/2".


NOTE: The compatible case for the Emperor Regent (product #518545) is the Epiphone EJumbo Case (product #540802).

Haul and store your prized Epiphone in secure style!


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EpiphoneEmperor Hardshell Guitar Case
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Easy to carry (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Back-up (3)
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    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Want a good case?

This case is awesome! It looks really cool, outside and inside. Outside it's hard and has got 5 or 6 latches around the outside, so it's well secure. It's perfect for my...Read complete review

This case is awesome! It looks really cool, outside and inside. Outside it's hard and has got 5 or 6 latches around the outside, so it's well secure. It's perfect for my Epiphone Swingster, and it's got plenty of room in the middle compartment for accessories. It fits snuggly and I feel like my guitar is safe. The outside is black and with a sleek design.
My only flaw with this case is that when I reciecved it, it had a funny smell, probably just from being new. I had to air it out for a couple days. Otherwise, it's great!

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Not a Quality Product

Unfortunately, not a quality product for the money. I had the same problem with my Epiphone Sorrento case that came with that guitar. The flexibility of the Tolex, i.e. plastic, doesn't allow...Read complete review

Unfortunately, not a quality product for the money. I had the same problem with my Epiphone Sorrento case that came with that guitar. The flexibility of the Tolex, i.e. plastic, doesn't allow for a consistent top to bottom fit, and leaves the main center latch without enough tension to secure firmly. If the design had eliminated the integrated lock, which came with only one key and doesn't work anyway, and used a passive loop for a padlock, at least that would have given you an actual security option.
The case does work for storage and protection, but don't hand it off to a roadie!
I'm keeping the case because I don't like returning stuff, and it does offer enough protection for my current needs, and it does "fit".
But if I had it to do over again, I'd look at other options.
By the way, the Epiphone ES-175 Premium I got from MF recently IS a lovely guitar!

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5.0

Great

By Wally

from California

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

      It's a case it does the job.

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      5.0

      Good Value

      By Bob

      from Niagara Falls,NY.

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • This is a good quality case for the money.

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

          Epiphone makes great products at an affordable price.

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          3.0

          Epiphone ES-175 Case

          By RLS

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Well Made Case

          Cons

          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

            I bought this case for a Epiphone ES-175 Guitar... This case is way too thin to fit the 175... When you close the top the latches buckle out and you can barely close the case... Called Gibson to no avail... They said this EEMCS was supposed to be the correct case for the 175... (NOT) Do not buy this case for the 175... I believe it is for the Emperor which is a little thinner...

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            5.0

            Great case for my Swingster!

            By Iceman

            from Central Virginia

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Plush Inside
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish
            • well made inside and out

            Cons

            • Slight glue smell

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Storing guitar/light duty

            Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

            Thie is a beautiful, well-made case. I bought it level 1 open box but it is mint. Tolex is not as tough as ABS but is great for around the house and light gigging/travel. Inside is plush and despite some claims I read on the internet: THIS IS THE PROPER CASE FOR THE SWINGSTER! You don't have to take the chet wire off. Just dial it around between the two tone knobs and the lid shuts fine with no pressure on the bigsby. There was a slight glue smell but nothing a dryer sheet won't cure.

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            4.0

            Practical mid price case

            By mojo

            from ohio

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Nice Fit For Epi Joe Pass

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

              The price is right. The Joe Pass Epi fits very well and case liner is fine. Not Gibson quality but not a cheap chipboard case either.

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              2.0

              Not a Quality Product

              By JP

              from San Luis Obispo, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection

              Cons

              • Center Latch Non-fuctiona
              • Main Latch Not Functional
              • Not Functional
              • Poor Lid To Bottom Fit

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Home Storage

              Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

              Unfortunately, not a quality product for the money. I had the same problem with my Epiphone Sorrento case that came with that guitar. The flexibility of the Tolex, i.e. plastic, doesn't allow for a consistent top to bottom fit, and leaves the main center latch without enough tension to secure firmly. If the design had eliminated the integrated lock, which came with only one key and doesn't work anyway, and used a passive loop for a padlock, at least that would have given you an actual security option.
              The case does work for storage and protection, but don't hand it off to a roadie!
              I'm keeping the case because I don't like returning stuff, and it does offer enough protection for my current needs, and it does "fit".
              But if I had it to do over again, I'd look at other options.
              By the way, the Epiphone ES-175 Premium I got from MF recently IS a lovely guitar!

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              4.0

              Quality case fits ES-135 with mods

              By Jim

              from Midwest

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Everyday
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

                Got this for my Gibson ES-135 after chatting with MF salesperson who said it would fit. True, it fits the body shape but the case is for a much deeper body guitar, so I had to mod the neck area to make it work.

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                5.0

                Proper case for Swingster

                By Midge

                from Canada

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

                    Musician's Friend did everything I expected. The stores up in Canada could not ship this case to me. MF was going to charge 60% to ship it here, so I had them ship to a US address. Timely and finally, I have the appropriate case.

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                    2.0

                    Emperor Case,

                    By Dave

                    from Orlando, Fl

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • A Real Nice Case
                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Did Not Fit My 'regent'

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

                      A nice case, received it a day ahead of promise, however, was very disappointed, as it did not fit my Emperor Regent! I have a 17" body, and no way would it fit inside the case, and no way could I even close the lid without crushing the bridge. Perhaps the newer Regents are smaller in size.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Get the right case for Emperor Swingmstr

                      By Cool Hand Luke

                      from Nashville, TN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

                        There is apparent confusion as to the correct case for the Swingmaster limited series b/c of the Bigsby bar. This is the correct case. Snug fit, storage compartment below the neck support, arched case top and does not depress the Bigsby bar.

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